The main slate of games for Fanduel will be at night. With that being said, I chose to play the afternoon games as I feel like I was able to make a lot better lineup for the afternoon games than the nights. My pitcher to Target is quite obvious so let me give you a couple other options. If you are playing the main slate on Saturday, look at Zack Godley as he is very well priced and is going up against a strikeout prone, heavy right-handed lineup in the Milwaukee Brewers. Godley has been a pleasant surprise for the Diamondbacks, and if you are looking for a cheap quality start option then look no further. For the afternoon games your best quality pick will probably be Jeff Hoffman vs. Chicago Cubs. Hoffman has been great at producing ground balls, which makes him quite valuable when he pitches in places like Chicago and Colorado. Lastly, watch out for Chris Sale on Saturday against a right-handed heavy Tigers lineup. The Tigers have been very good this season against left-handed pitchers, but Sale is not your regular left-hander.
Pitcher to Target- Carlos Martinez ($10,000) vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Martinez has been an absolute beast for the Cardinals this season, and he will look to continue his success against a rebuilding Phillies team on Saturday. The Phillies have an OPS of .705 against right-handed pitching, which ranks as the third worst in the National League this season. Martinez is averaging a ridiculous ten strikeouts per nine innings in 2017, and opposing batters are producing soft contact 22.3% of the time against him. Batters are also hitting ground balls 51.0% of the time against him, which has led to Martinez limiting the long ball. Martinez is an emerging star for the Cardinals, and looks to be the best starting option for the early slate of games on Saturday.
Pitcher to Stack Against- Ricky Nolasco vs. Houston Astros
The Astros might have the best lineup in all of baseball. So far this season the Astros are hitting an astonishing .821 OPS against right-handed pitchers, which is tied for the best OPS in not only the American League but the National League as well. Opposing batters are producing hard contact 37.7% of the time against Nolasco while hitting ground balls just 37.0% of the time. This has led to a terrible 2.45 home run per nine for Nolasco in 2017. The Astros are loaded with power bats, so look for a good amount of home runs to come against the Angels on Saturday.