It may have taken a while to get his feet under him but Scott Kingery, (OF: $3,500) has been a great fantasy option this year. Last season’s struggles are in the rear-view mirror. The stats really jump off the page, batting over .300 with double digit bombs and some speed. The results should continue to improve as he gets more ABs, especially Kepler keeps him in the leadoff spot. Sadly, that’s a real wild card and there’s no telling what he’ll do. Kingery has more than proven that he needs at bats and he should hopefully find himself in a prime slot while he’s raking. That makes him a solid choice.
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Zack Wheeler, SP: $9,000 – Oh boy, what do we make of Wheeler? Three good starts in a row followed by consecutive stinkers. Fortunately, he followed that up with 7 strong innings his last trip to the mound. Grey called him a BUY, what more do you need?
Brad Peacock, SP: $7,900 – Time to strut your stuff and fan those feathers. Unfortunately, this Peacock hasn’t been too flashy this season, but he has been fairly reliable. He also stands a good chance of picking up a W every time out due to the powerful lineup backing him.
Griffin Canning, SP: $7,500 – The Ks are nice and the ERA isn’t too shabby even if it’s nothing to write home about. Stream-o-nator is a fan and he certainly has the tools to succeed against the Athletics of Oakland. He rates as the number 2 option on the mound today but his price certainly does not reflect that.
Tyler Beede, SP: $6,600 – Let’s get deep and gamble a little, shall we? If you’re feeling frisky take a look at Beede. This is mostly based on the fact that he’s at home in San Fran and the hope that he gave us by rolling the Dodgers a couple turns ago. Not the most glowing endorsement but if you’re looking to save on pitching you can’t be too picky.
Joc Pederson, 1B: $4,100 – He’s eligible at first now, so that’s neat. The Dodgers are facing a righty so he should find himself in the lineup. And finally, he’s in Coors where he can show off his power bat.
Daniel Vogelbach, 1B: $3,800 – The Jelly Donut of Swat. He’s got a great nickname and a power bat, what more could you possible ask for?
Mike Moustakas, 2B: $3,800 – After you fire him up today go drop a vote for him to be an All Star. I’m sure he would totally know and appreciate your vote so much that he’ll go out and have his best game yet. That would be great right? There also aren’t a ton of options at the keystone that I love today so it’s worth paying the price of admission.
Ozzie Albies, 2B: $3,300 – He may not be making much money, relatively speaking, but that’s not really important for DFS. What is important is that he’s having a fine season at the plate and doesn’t have a scary matchup today.
Danny Santana, 3B: $3,400 – He just keeps hitting. Despite that he may soon lose his path to playing time. However, Asdrubal Cabrerra’s suspension should get him in the lineup today. He’s been flashing his power over the past week after swatting another one yesterday. He only has 9 on the season but that’s not too bad considering he’s not getting full time at bats. He’ll also give you some legs and a high average so he has multiple ways to contribute to your roster.
Brian Anderson, 3B: $2,900 – The matchup is not ideal, Strasburg is an ace, but Anderson has been hot and isn’t horribly priced. He’s a riskier option but there’s potential here. Live life on the edge, it’s fun sometimes.
Chris Taylor, SS: $3,400 – Injury has opened a path playing time and Taylor has been taking advantage, heating up over the past week. He brings a power/speed combo to the table and has the advantage of a potent lineup surrounding him. And would you look at that, he’s in Coors today.
Marcus Semien, SS: $3,500 – He’s been quietly rolling atop the A’s lineup in the month of June. The calendar hasn’t flipped to July yet so I don’t see any reason he shouldn’t keep it going. That’s just science.
Ronald Acuna Jr, OF: $4,200 – He can do it all and is putting together a great season so I guess that means he is doing it all. That should be more than enough reason to fire him up today. Let him show how much he can do in your lineup.
Yordan Alvarez, OF: $4,100 – The power binge just keeps on coming. He’s only been in the bigs for the month of June but has already slugged seven. At this rate he’ll finish with a million. Bask in it.
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
It might rain on your parade in Minnesota and the only other game with even a hint of weather has a retractable roof. Gotta love that. Doesn’t look too bad for the Twins and Rays until later in the evening so it should be smooth sailing all around.
Doing Lines In Vegas
Surprise, surprise…we rolled an 11 in Colorado. We should expect Washington and Miami to be a low scoring affair with some offense in Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota and Milwaulkee. It’s shaping up to be a good day for hitters. That’s always fun to watch.