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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball (DFS) picks for Thursday, July 28

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Top Pitchers

There are quite a few aces on the bump today, but don't try to get all cute with your "cash game" lineups and just go with the best guy on the mound tonight, Jose Fernandez ($11,800). He has 50 strikeouts in his last five outings to go along with a 2.01 xFIP. He's been on an absolute tear as of late and the fact that he is pitching at home makes things even better. For his career, he owns a 26-1 record, 1.47 ERA and 0.91 WHIP when pitching at Marlins Park. Sure this isn't the best of matchups going up against the Cardinals, but Jose is Jose and will put up Jose numbers! Don't say I didn't warn you!

If you're playing in a tournament and want to fade Jose, then I recommend going with Cole Hamels (10,000). Not only is he cheaper than him, which will help you spend more money on those bats you love, but he also has a beautiful matchup. Last year, the Royals were a team you never messed with. They hit for a high average and never struck out. But this year things are different. They are all banged up and have struggled getting runners on base.

In their last 30 contests, they are dead last in wOBA (.285) and wRC+ (74).  They also strikeout a little over 20% of the time, which gives Hamels some upside. The ballpark might not be in his favor, but it's Cole Hamels we're talking about and the Royals are colder than my ice cream.

Top Stack

Red Sox vs Jered Weaver

The Red Sox are by far the top stack of the night and it isn't even close. They will be going up against right-hander, Jered Weaver, who has struggled mightily this season. He is coming into this contest with an ERA, FIP, xFIP and SIERA all well over five. He is having trouble painting the corners, which is hurting him big-time, especially with his velocity being down.

On the year, the Red Sox own a .356 wOBA (1st in MLB), .193 ISO (3rd in MLB) and 119 wRC+ (1st in MLB) against right-handed pitchers. They demolish right-handed pitchers on a daily basis, so look for them to jump all over Weaver and his 5.32 ERA tonight.

Top Hitters

Joey Gallo ($2,200) is an excellent value play today. He will be going up against a right-handed pitcher in, Yordano Ventura, which sets him up nicely. No, Ventura isn't awful, but you have to love the L/R matchup for Gallo, but more importantly, his [price].

In 88 plate appearances against righties, Gallo owns a .354 wOBA to go along with a .263 ISO. This kid has some serious power, and playing in Arlington will help him out in that department. His upside is through the roof and I'll play him everyday until they raise his price tag.

If you're looking to spend some money with your bats, then look no further than David "Big Papi" Ortiz. He owns a .459 wOBA and .381 ISO against righties this season, and will be facing Jered Weaver tonight. I mentioned how Weaver has struggled mightily this season, so go ahead and put the 40-year-old on your DFS rosters. 

Warning: Starting lineups are not out yet, so any of these recommendations could be out tonight. So before you build your DFS lineups, make sure to check out Daily Fantasy Cafe's MLB starting lineups tool along with weather updates.