Rays starter Tyler Glasnow ($10,100) is the top starting pitcher option in GPP tournaments because of his enormous strikeout upside. He’s got a ridiculous 37.4% K-rate and has struck out seven or more batters in six consecutive starts. Glasnow isn’t an ideal cash play because of his volatility, but he has slate-breaking potential in tournaments. Go ahead and smash Glasnow in your lineups.
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Jaime Barria, SP: $5,800 – Barria is an interesting option at this low of a price. He’s been solid through 24 innings with a 3.95 FIP and faces an awful lineup in the Rangers. Texas has just a .277 wOBA against righties. Barria’s upside is limited since he probably won’t strike out a ton of batters or work super deep into this start, but he can give you clean innings at an extremely cheap price.
Nate Lowe, 1B: $2,900 – Rays hitters are a good pivot away from the chalky Dodgers, Yankees, and Rockies. Lowe and the Rays are in a hitter’s park against Alex Cobb, and if you played any DFS last year I’m sure you have fond memories of stacking against Cobb. Cobb is still awful with a 5.03 ERA, and Lowe can be played by himself as an underpriced cleanup hitter or paired with other Tampa bats.
Mike Moustakas, 2B: $2,800 – Moose is having a rough season, but this is a spot to buy low on him. He’ll face rookie Jonathan Stiever, who is susceptible to a blowup start in just his second big league outing. Moustakas has enough power potential to justify a look in tournaments, or as part of a Reds value stack.
Jedd Gyorko, 3B: $2,600 – Gyorko has been demolishing left-handed pitching this season with a 1.106 OPS. He should bat fourth against Danny Duffy, owner of a 4.76 FIP, so this is a great spot for RBIs.
Adalberto Mondesi, SS: $2,700 – If you aren’t already aware, Mondesi is probably the hottest player in fantasy baseball. Over the last two weeks, Mondesi has nine steals and four homers while batting .286. If that’s not enough of a reason to target him, Mondesi will be batting leadoff in a hitter-friendly park.
Mookie Betts, OF: $4,700 – The Dodgers and Rockies are going to score lots of runs tonight, but their hitters are also going to be very expensive and highly rostered. That being said, if you have enough payroll for Betts or another high-end Coors Field hitter in cash games, by all means roster them. Betts has reached base in 17 straight games.
J.D. Martinez, OF: $3,000 – While it feels like Martinez has had a brutal season, he’s still got an .815 OPS against left-handed pitching. Martinez has plenty of power upside at home against Jordan Montgomery, who has a 4.76 ERA.
Franmil Reyes, OF: $2,900 – There are a lot of opposing starters to target on the main slate, but Michael Fulmer still manages to stand out from the crowd with a disastrous 9.27 ERA and 2.82 HR/9. Reyes can take advantage with a home run and should be looked at in GPPs along with other Cleveland hitters.
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As of this afternoon, there is no weather to be concerned about for the main slate.
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