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DFS: Top FanDuel Plays For Tuesday August 5th

Dug Fister shares his top plays for Tuesday's FanDuel tournaments and cash games.

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Welcome back readers.  We took a long weekend break from DFS due to a really small slate yesterday, but we will make it up on Thursday.  It seems as if everyone is starting to transition away from baseball to football, but DFS players have no offseason.  Tonight we got a full slate of games, with every team playing.  Tonight is going to very difficult; Clayton Kershaw, Felix, David Price, and Gio Gonzalez are all pitching... Yikes!!!!!!  Let's see whom I picked for us tonight.

All Players Prices Are Based On FanDuel Pricing

SP - Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners, $11,100 - Very rarely do I go with one of the top pitching options, but today I expect a high Kershaw ownership, but I think Hernandez has the better matchup.  The Braves struggle against RHP, check.  The Braves struggle hitting on the road, check.  Case in point King Felix will reign supreme tonight.

C - Wilin Rosario, Colorado Rockies, $2,800 - Travis Wood comes to Coors Field tonight, which means good news for Rockies right handed hitters.  Rosario hasn't been as effective as last season, but I really like his chances to hit a dong tonight.  He is also priced really cheap, which makes it an easy play.

1B - Brandon Belt, San Francisco Giants, $2,900 - Belt has a monstrous .400 wOBA on the road versus RHP.  Although he has missed a lot of time, he is a great tournament play at $2900.  His matchup tonight is pretty good against inconsistent Jimmy Nelson in Milwaukee.

2B - DJ LeMahieu, Colorado Rockies, $2,200 - Another Rockies player makes my list, but he is here for punt purposes.  You can pick and choose whomever you want to use as a punt, but LeMahieu has good upside based on park/pitcher.

3B - Adrian Beltre, Texas Rangers, $3,700 - Beltre draws a favorable matchup against John Danks tonight; the only thing that concerns me here is the weather in Chicago.  Watch the weather carefully.

SS - J.J. Hardy, Baltimore Orioles, $2,500 - Hardy is on fire.  He went 4-4 yesterday against the Nationals, and today he heads to the Rogers Centre to face Mark "look at my stats go down the drain" Buehrle.

OF - Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers, $3,600 - Kemp is really on fire right now, it makes me wonder if he dating Rihanna again.  Last week I suggested Kemp on Tuesday, he hit two homers, I am a superstitious person and will roll him out again.

OF - Lorenzo Cain, Kansas City Royals, $3,200 - This could be the sneaky pick of the night.  The Royals head to Arizona to face a team that just lost their best hitter.  Miley takes the mound for the Diamondbacks, but I am not buying his recent surge.  Cain has a .391 wOBA vs. LHP on the road, and he is a good source for stolen bases.

OF - Jay Bruce, Cincinnati Reds, $2,700 - Bruce seems to be coming around again, and has a fitting matchup against pop fly pitcher Josh Tomlin.  Tomlin struggles at home, so lets hope Bruce can take advantage of it.

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.

 

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