A couple of weeks ago, Fake Teams DFS article switched to FanDuel exclusively. When I announced it, I said expect more details short - well the time has come for those details. SB Nation and FanDuel have entered in to an exclusive partnership together, and are going to start running specific FanDuel/SB Nation contests for readers. They generously gave some of us writers a per diem to try their site out, so we can help out our readers understand the site. As always remember all these picks are my opinions.
Here is a link for a competition all the SB Nation network will be using.
For anyone who has never played on FanDuel, here is a video on how to play. It's so easy a caveman can do it.
SP - Julio Teheran, Atlanta Braves, $9,300 - Teheran has the best matchup today out of all the elite pitchers. He gets to play in spacious Citi Field, and he gets to pitch against the not so great Mets offense. At $9,300 it's a bit pricey, but he is a must play for cash games.
C - Hank Conger, Los Angeles Angels, $2,200 - I assume Conger will get the start against right-hander R.A. Dickey, since Iannetta can't hit right handed pitching. Conger makes a great punt play due to his good hitting tools, and if Dickey throws him a meatball it will be go deep.
1B - Matt Adams, St. Louis Cardinals, $3,200 - I haven't show much love to Adams as of late, but he seems to be heating up again. This is a good spot for him at home against a righty Vance Worley. Adams can hit for average and power, so he makes a good cash game option.
3B - Chase Headley, San Diego Padres, $2,700 - I never thought the day would come where a Padre player makes our list. It finally has come for two reasons - 1) The game is being played at Coors Field, 2) Franklin Morales is pitching for the Rockies. Headley has a lot of upside at his price, and could go deep in the thin air of Colorado.
SS - Starlin Castro, Chicago Cubs, $3,300 - This will be the second game of a double header, and David Holmberg is set to start for the Reds. Holmberg is basically a career minor leaguer, who's giving up .380 wOBA to righty hitters. Castro could be in line for a big game here.
OF - Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins, $4,900 - Well Vidal Nuno AKA "The Hair Product" got traded to Arizona this weekend, and is making his first start tonight. If you didn't think I would play Giancarlo tonight against him - you don't know me well enough by now. This is an easy play for me, with little explanation needed.
OF - Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals $3,300 - He didn't live up to my "hunch" so I am going to toss him out here again. Remember my theory on being a day early on players? Let's exercise it today against Bud Norris.
OF - Marcell Ozuna, Miami Marlins, $3,200 - Pretty much the same reason I chose Stanton, although Ozuna is a cheaper option, I think he could have the same effect. He hits for power, has some speed, and bats in the middle of the order. Lots of potential here.