DFS: FanDuel Top Plays For Friday July 18th

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The daily fantasy grind never stops. Here are Dug Fister's recommended plays for Friday's FanDuel lineups

Hallelujah, DFS is back tonight!!!! This really had to be the most boring week in sports ever - I resorted to betting on WNBA and Azerbaijan's women basketball, how pathetic.  I hope everyone enjoyed their all-star week, not much really happened since we last spoke.  I am going to dive right in to things, but be on the look out for my first half DFS MVP list coming this weekend, should be a great read.

All players prices are based on FanDuel pricing

SP - Jered Weaver, Los Angeles Angels, $7,500 - Not the sexiest name of the available pitchers here, but he does have a ton of upside against a Mariners team that isn't exactly an offensive powerhouse.  Weaver is great at home, he is familiar with the opposition, and should have a solid outing as long as his back is fine.

C - Stephen Vogt, Oakland Athletics, $2,700 - This dude is really raking for a journeyman catcher.  I love his matchup against his weaker counterpart (Chris Tillman), and should be batting around 6th or 7th in the order.

1B - Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs, $3,600 - You really think I would pass on Rizzo in Arizona against Trevor Cahill??? Please!!!!!

2B - Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies, $3,800 - Not crazy about many of the 2B options tonight, but Utley makes a good play against fly ball pitching Ervin Santana.  If you are going to pay up for a 2B today it should be between Utley and Altuve.

3B - Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies, $2,800 - Arenado finished off the season with 2 multi hit games in his final series against Minnesota, he has a good chance to continue this success tonight against left-hander Francisco Liriano.  I don't expect much power from Arenado outside Coors, but batting fifth in that top heavy order can't hurt RBI chances.

SS - Brandon Crawford, San Francisco Giants, $2,200 - Not exactly sure why Crawford is priced so low, maybe it's a glitch in the FanDuel matrix, but I'll take it as a punt play.

OF - Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates, $5,200 - McCutchen at home versus a lefty, sign me up.  McCutchen ended the first half on a tear, and should continue raking in the second half - no reason not to take him tonight against a weak lefty, especially in cash games.

OF - Mark Trumbo, Arizona Diamondbacks, $3,700 - Trumbo is back!!!! I own so much stock in this guy in roto leagues, hopefully it starts paying off tonight - against Edwin "I ruined your DFS night" Jackson.

OF - Jay Bruce, Cincinnati Reds, $3,500 - Love Bruce in Yankee stadium against David Phelps, a homer is likely, a steal is possible, and both would be awesome.  Go with Bruce.

As always please check lineups and weather conditions before rosters lock, nothing is worse than having inactive players on a daily fantasy roster.

Come join me and other FakeTeam writers along with the whole SB Nation in some DFS fun, turn $2 in to $1200.

 

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