Middle of the week, and we are starting to get in to the split DFS schedules. I decided to go with the early games today, since last week I took the late games. There are a few good matchups today, and our favorite pitcher to pick on is pitching today (you will see who I am talking about in the lineup). I didn't do the lineup from Monday because Machado was suspended, Calhoun was rained out, and Joyce's price went up by $800. I will try to do yesterday's lineup today, if it works with the splits. Let's get in to our lineups for today my friends.
All players' prices based on FanDuel values.
P - Hyun-Jin Ryu, Los Angeles Dodgers, $8,200 - Ryu has been kind of "meh" as of late, although winning two of his last three starts. Today he faces an Indians team that is full of left-handed hitters. The Indians have been more "meh" than Ryu as of late and I think this is great spot to take the Korean lefty.
C - Brian McCann, New York Yankees, $2,800 - I am not entirely sure why I keep coming back to McCann, maybe its because Catcher is the worst position in fantasy baseball, and there aren't many great options. McCann should benefit from his matchup against Jake Odorizzi, with the short porch at Yankee stadium, and Odorizzi being extremely erratic.
1B - Adrian Gonzalez, Los Angeles Dodgers, $3,100 - We might be a day late on Gonzalez, but he seems to be heating up again. His price is as low as it will be rest of season, and there is plenty of value here. Trevor Bauer takes the mound for the Indians, and he has been respectable thus far, but I think Gonzalez wins this matchup.
2B - Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners, $4,100 - Going back to the Mariners well of DFS points, Cano has had a great series thus far, and I expect more of the same for him today against Brad Peacock. I am going to ride this train until it runs out of gas - or whatever trains run on.
3B - Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays, $3,600 - You didn't think I was going to take a right handed Ray power hitter against Vidal Nuno? You guys know me well by now. Nuno + right handed power = home runs in the Bronx.
SS - Brad Miller, Seattle Mariners, $2,800 - Like Cano, I am going back to Miller today, he is a cheap option who has great GPP upside. Miller can hit for power, steal, walk, and get runs, he is a perfect fit today in our lineup.
OF - Carlos Gomez, Milwaukee Brewers, $4,300 - Gomez is in Toronto to take on J.A. Happ today. I won't slander the pitcher because last time I did he pitched a gem. I love the Brewers bats today, but I won't stack them just in case history repeats itself.
OF - Alex Gordon, Kansas City Royals, $3,100 - Gordon is very underpriced for a productive outfielder. I love his matchup today against the very hittable Kevin Correia. Gordon should produce a bunch of points today, and at $3,100 the risk is minimal.
OF - Desmond Jennings, Tampa Bay Rays, $3,000 - Another Rays right-handed hitter made the cut. Jennings should bat lead off today, and can produce points in more ways than one. Tampas offense has been slightly better as of late so I am willing to take a risk on some of their players today.
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