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My maiden voyage of the DFS playbook has arrived. I will be locking down the Tuesday and Thursday slate going forward and am very excited about the opportunity to continue to help all of you achieve DFS greatness. 

Tonight, I am going sticking to my usual game plan of paying for the pitchers and have a guy in there in Madison Bumgarner that you could see lightly owned tonight as most will want to avoid that Oakland Lineup. I am not afraid of the A's tonight. 

There are not many top notch options to like at the catcher and shortstop position so value plays are the target there. This will allow you to fit in a few real high end bats as a result. My top plays of the day are the value of Matt Adams and the power of Giancarlo Stanton.Both of which should frequent your lineups tonight.

There is one main theme in tonight's picks as well in that you will see a ton of guys who crush the left handed pitchers. There are a few in the playbook that maybe platooned out like Lucas, Ross if in the lineup , Medica and possibly Gomes so it is important to not use too many of them who may fall into the situation when constructing your lineup.

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Here is the DFS Playbook for Tuesday July 8th:

Player Pos Fanduel DraftKings DraftStreet Aces Reasoning
Julio Teheran P 9,300 9,900 22,075 6,550 Mets only .581 OPS vs  in career
Madison Bumgarner P 9,200 9,800 19,242 7,650 1.32 ERA  on the Road
Masahiro Tanaka P 11,000 11,300 23,012 6,800 Has been lights out all year
Trevor Bauer P 5,400 6,200 9,492 5,750 Less expensive option with high K's
David Ross C 2,500 3,200 3,880 3,900 4 HR's in 40 AB's vs lefties
Rene Rivera C 2,300 2,800 4,259 4,000 .632 Slugging vs lefties
Derek Norris C 3,300 3,600 7,558 5,000 .351 avg vs Lefties
Matt Adams 1B 3,200 3,900 5,441 5,200 Way  underpriced on DK and FD
Paul Goldschmidt 1B 5,200 5,700 8,765 5,750 .397 avg vs Lefties
Tommy Medica 1B 2,900 3,400 4,582 4,000 Value option in Coors
Chase Utley 2B 3,400 4,200 6,316 5,100 Nice value for potential production
Ben Zobrist 2B/OF 3,400 4,300 4,964 5,000 11 for 26 vs Jaosn Vargas
Ed Lucas 2B/SS 2,300 2,900 3,318 4,200 Likely to hit in front Stanton
Scooter Gennett 2B/SS 3,700 3,800 8,348 5,000 Only using for SS option on DK
Adeiny Hechavarria SS/3B 2,300 3,000 N/A 4,100 Not many SS to like today
Evan Longoria 3B 3,600 4,700 4,840 5,000 Must play  on DS and FD for price
Todd Frazier 3B 3,900 4,500 5,894 5,000 Owns left handed pitching
Kyle Seager  2B/3B 3,700 4,700 7,453 5,500 1.054 OPS at home this season
Kole Calhoun OF 4,000 4,100 8,708 4,850 1.348 OPS last 7 days
Shin-Soo Choo OF 3,300 4,800 6,970 4,950 Back to the lead off spot has helped
Giancarlo Stanton OF 4,900 5,600 7,551 5,800 Doubling Down after yesterday
Marcell Ozuna OF 3,200 3,900 5,808 4,600 Righties .376 wOBA vs Nuno
Jonny Gomes OF 2,400 3,200 3,821 4,250 .388wOBA vs lefties this season
Chris Denorfia OF 3,600 2,200 5,013 4,250 .365 wOBA vs lefties 
Junior Lake OF 2,200 3,400 2,641 4,350 Great spot Vs LHP to get on track


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