Thank God It's Friday - I am back after taking a day off to let my brain settle down after looking at numbers for four straight days. We didn't miss much yesterday since all the DFS sites had a weird split of games, and I didn't see anything I liked enough to write about. Tonight I am going to focus more on players to use for tournaments, who have tremendous upside. Shall we dive in to this? Ok, lets go!!!
All players' prices based on DraftKings values
SP 1 - Justin Masterson, Cleveland Indians, $6,800 - Masterson has put up back-to-back quality starts, with two wins, and one gem. He takes on his former team the Boston Red Sox, who he pitched a gem against a couple weeks. The Red Sox have been subpar so far this season, and I'm willing to take a risk on Masterson in GPPs tonight.
SP 2 - Bartolo Colon, New York Mets, $7,300 - This is pretty much a "gimme" in two pitcher format DFS. Colon takes on a struggling Padres team (struggling is being nice), and has pitched quite well in 4 of 5 starts.
C - John Jaso Oakland Athletics, $3,800 - I am sure by now the readers aware of my love for John Jaso when right handed pitchers face the A's. Jaso usually bats second in front of Donaldson, Moss, and Cespedes - talk about protection.
1B - Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs, $4,900 - Roberto Hernandez is in trouble, Rizzo has been on fire as of late, and this could be a great play if the Cubs get to Hernandez early.
2B - Brian Dozier, Minnesota Twins, $5,100 - Dozier mashes lefties, and Drew Smyly takes the mound for the Tigers in this division rivalry match. Dozier left the game early the other day in Toronto with a stiff back, so make sure he is in the lineup today.
3B - Kyle Seager, Seattle Mariners, $3,800 - Here are some stats for you - Seager has a .486 wOBA, .500 ISO, and is slugging .780 at home versus right handed pitching this season. The victim today is - Nick Tepesch, enjoy your demotion to Triple A my friend.
SS - Jose Reyes, Toronto Blue Jays, $5,000 - The Jays have cooled off considerably over the past couple of weeks, but as I tell my fellow Torontonians you can't expect them to score 8-10 runs every game. With that being said I still believe Reyes can have an impactful game against Ubaldo Jimenez and the Orioles tonight.
OF 1 - Justin Upton, Atlanta Braves, $5,000 - Upton should be well rested after having the day off Thursday. The Braves head home to play an interleague matchup with the Los Angeles Angels, and C.J. Wilson takes the mound for them in game one. The Braves hit left handed pitching very well, and Upton has great home splits against lefties.
OF 2 - Brandon Moss, Oakland Athletics, $4,700 - As mentioned with Jaso, when a right handed pitcher faces the A's I will roster him and Moss. Tonight David Phelps will pitch for the Yankees, and it could get ugly quick for him.
OF 3 - Adam Eaton, Chicago White Sox, $3,600 - Eaton is the spark plug the White Sox have needed for some time. Tonight they being a series with their division Rivals the Kansas City Royals, and send Jeremy Guthrie to the mound. Guthrie has terrible road splits against left-handed hitters, so Eaton (and possibly De Aza) should make great tournament plays.
As always be sure to check the weather in the city your players are playing in. Don't forget to check lineups either, nothing worse than having a rostered player on your squad that isn't in the lineup