Have you ever refused to draft a player that’s been hyped up because you’re not ready to be hurt again? You look at him in league after league, draft after draft and tell yourself to stay strong and not give in. You’ve been down this road before and gotten burned. Then the season starts and your guy is everything you wanted him to be and more. But he’s not on your roster and you’re forced to watch him do his thing for someone else. Fortunately, DFS is your second chance. I didn’t want to buy into Byron Buxton (OF: $4,400) and his tantalizing potential. I’ve drafted him many times before only to be let down. This season, however, he seems to have it figured out and is lighting the world on fire. Yes he commands a high price but you can’t say it’s not warranted.

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Zack Wheeler, SP: $9,100 – Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Top option, not top price. Don’t overthink this one.

Andrew Heaney, SP: $8,100 – The 34.9 K:BB ratio gives us reason t0 look past the rather unsightly 5.25 ERA. The Rays are bottom third in batting average as well as home runs. Even better, they love to swing and miss.

Drew Smyly, SP: $6,000 – Let’s go bargain shopping. This one is mainly based on projection and price because the numbers are not pretty. If he can keep the long ball in check he could turn in a solid performance and as luck would have it, the Nats rank right at the bottom in that regard.

Nathan Eovaldi, SP: $8,600 – Taking on the Tigers puts him a prime spot to turn in another strong performance.

Nate Lowe, C/1B: $3,000 – We knew he had a power bat but apparently he’s got legs too. That’s all gravy for his points potential.

Willians Astudillo, C/1B: $2,200 – Tough to beat his potential value at this price. He got the day off yesterday so he should be nice and fresh for today’s action.

Nick Solak, 2B: $2,900 – Solak has certainly been a pleasant surprise so far, especially the power. The bot is in on him today it knows all.

Josh Rojas, 2B: $2,800 – He’s been absolutely on fire of late, cracking the top 10 on the 7 day player rater. Fortunately for us, his price hasn’t caught up to the show he’s been putting on.

Austin Riley, 3B: $2,400- I’m loving what he’s been doing and wish I had more shares in season long formats. Fortunately in DFS you can have anyone you want.

Josh Donaldson, 3B: $3,100 – He’s far from the flashiest name nowadays. But that doesn’t mean you should overlook him. His numbers look solid and his projection for today is real nice.

Bo Bichette, SS: $3,500 – The top option at short today. I’m not going to argue with that. Get that luscious flow in your lineup.

Gleyber Torres, SS: $2,800 – I like what he’s been over the past week although I would like to see some power. That will come. Why not today?

Giancarlo Stanton, OF: $3,700 – He’s on quite the power binge of late and just missed completing the cycle. Ride that streak and enjoy the fireworks.

Teoscar Hernandez, OF: $2,800 – He jumped right back into action with a bomb and has continued putting up points since then. He’s in a good spot to keep rolling today. 

Andrew Benintendi, OF: $2,900 – Don’t look now but Beni is number 11 on the 7 day player rater. Wait, actually do go look, it’s a great tool. The bounce back season is upon us and he sets up to be a great value today.

I’m Only Happy When It Rains

Very little precipitation in the forecast, just some clouds. There will be some double digit gusts in Boston, St Louis, KC, and Oakland. Nothing crazy but could help some guys out just a bit.

Doing Lines In Vegas

We could be looking at a pitcher’s duel between the Phillies and Brewers. A few more fireworks are expected elsewhere but sadly we don’t have any 10’s to focus our attention on.