Finally the article image (Brandon Moss) wasn't cursed. This is a first for us. I told you that the lineup I set yesterday was damn good, it scored 150.70 points on DraftKings and should have won you some cash. Hopefully tonight we can repeat what we did yesterday - although the card is a lot tougher. I will keep the intro short and sweet today since I usually ramble about nothing, but nothing eventful really happened last night.
All players' prices based on DraftKings values
SP 1 - Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians, $11,200 - This guy is a strikeout machine, no reason why you shouldn't play him. Justin Masterson whiffed the Red Sox 10 times on Monday, and there is no reason why Kluber can't out-do him tonight.
C - Miguel Montero, Arizona Diamondbacks, $4,000 - Pretty easy call here tonight, I like the Diamondbacks a lot tonight. Arizona has been pretty good offensively over the last week, and should continue raking in Colorado. Montero usually bats in the three to six slot, so he should have plenty of opportunities tonight for runs/runs batted in.
1B - Jonathan Singleton Houston Astros, $2,700 - A new toy for us to use. I rarely punt first base, but this is a great matchup for Singleton. The Astros face Garrett Richards tonight who struggles mightily against them. Take the punt and allocate funds elsewhere.
2B - Jason Kipnis, Cleveland Indians , $3,900 - Kipnis is starting to heat up, at this price point there is no way I'm not taking him. Kipnis is a power and speed threat, so enjoy his price while you can.
3B - Josh Donaldson, Oakland Athletics, $5,600 - Because Vidal Nuno. Same reason I took I Plouffe, Dozier and Willingham on Friday, right-handed hitters destroy him.
SS - Ian Desmond, Washington Nationals, $3,900 - Desmond is still hitting bombs, and is on pace for over 30 this season, yet his price is under $4,000. I'll take it, so should you.
OF 1 - Yoenis Cespedes, Oakland Athletics, $4,100 - Same reason I drafted Donaldson, and this price is criminal. Expect Cespedes to be owned in about 50% of leagues.
OF 2 - Gerardo Parra, Arizona Diamondbacks, $3,500 - I'm not sure why Parra is priced so low. He is having a pretty good season averaging about seven fantasy points per game. Parra usually hits leadoff against righties so this can be the steal of the day.
OF 3 - Jay Bruce Cincinnati Reds, $3,500 - Bruce finally showed signs of life yesterday, and his price is still a borderline punt play for outfielders. Ryan Vogelsong finally showed his true colors last week, and I expect the anemic Reds offense to expose him once again.
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