I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend, and is ready to get back to the DFS grind. We have quite a hefty slate for a Monday, and we even got a Coors series. Not really much is going on since we last spoke, but I am sure things will heat up in the next 10 days with the MLB trade deadline creeping on us. Either way I won't keep you any longer since I am sure you want to get right in to the DFS awesomeness.
All players prices are based on FanDuel pricing
SP - Julio Teheran, Atlanta Braves, $8,900 - Teheran gets a struggling Marlins team come to his home stadium in Atlanta. The Marlins also have the highest K rate in baseball versus RHP; given the options today I think Teheran is the best value.
C - Mike Zunino, Seattle Mariners, $2,400 - I love taking Zunino against LHP. Today he squares off against a fresh off the DL Jon Niese in Seattle. Niese has had a great season thus far, but Zunino makes a perfect GPP option.
1B - Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox, $4,300 - Abreu hasn't hit a homer in 5 games - OMG!!!!! Thank god for Jeremy Guthrie and his temper tantrums. I expect a monster game from the Cuban defector.
2B - Anthony Rendon, Washington Nationals, $4000 - So the Nats' head to Coors Field for a series, this should be fun. Rendon crushes LHP, and pretty much everyone in the Colorado Rockies rotation is a LHP, expect to see him in the article all week.
3B - Nick Castellanos, Detroit Tigers, $2,600 - Guess who is pitching against the Tigers today? Vidal Nuno!!!!!!! And it's in "Mini Coors" A.K.A Chase Field. Castellanos has been making a surge as of late, and FD hasn't caught up to his price yet, use and abuse until further notice.
SS - Jean Segura, Milwaukee Brewers, $2,300 - This is a BvP play. Segura is batting .389 with 3 stolen bases against Mat Latos in his career, and at his price, that's good enough for me.
OF - Jayson Werth , Washington Nationals, $4,400 - See Anthony Rendon for more information. What I did not mention with his teammate is that it's Franklin Morales pitching, and my god is he horrendous.
OF - Brett Gardner, New York Yankees, $3,600 - I don't know who Miles Mikolas is, but that's who is pitching for the Rangers today in New York. He is a right hander who doesn't have great peripherals, and I think Gardner can benefit from this matchup tonight.
OF - Austin Jackson, Detroit Tigers, $2,500 - Yes like Castellanos, Jackson is starting to heat up. No better place to continue your momentum than Arizona, in an interleague game, against Vidal Nuno. This is too easy.
As always please check lineups and weather conditions before rosters lock, nothing is worse than having inactive players on a daily fantasy roster.
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