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.