FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays
FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays

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PITCHER

Patrick Corbin, ARI vs PIT ($9,300): Corbin has been incredibly consistent this season, scoring at least 28 fantasy points in every contest while averaging 42 a game. The humidor effect seems to be working in his favor, as he's given up a .226 wOBA at home. In Chase Field, Corbin has struck out 35.6 percent of the batters he's faced, and his ERA is below 3.00. Pittsburgh isn't a team to worry about facing when they're on the road, as their .299 wOBA is the 10th-lowest mark in the league.

GPP Fade: Jose Quintana, CHC at MIL ($8,500): Quintana has rebounded nicely from a slow start but has a few different factors working against him tonight. The Brewers don't strike out a lot against left-handed pitching (19.4 percent), owning the fourth-lowest mark in the league. Quintana only has five quality starts out of 12, and part of his problem is he tends to not work deep into games (only half his starts have gone at least six innings).

Cheap GPP Consideration: Madison Bumgarner, SF at MIA ($8,800): This is likely the last time Bumgarner will be priced below $9,000 for the season, and it's a great matchup against the Marlins. Miami has the eighth-worst wOBA against lefties (.301) and their .123 ISO is the third-lowest mark in baseball. MadBum should be on a higher pitch count this time, allowing him the opportunity for the quality start and win bonus provided he works efficiently. Jack Flaherty ($7,700) at home against the Padres is another good GPP option tonight.

CATCHER/FIRST BASE

Jake Bauers, TB vs TOR ($2,000): Bauers is a terrific punt play tonight with the Rays taking on the Jays at home. He remains the minimum price and appears to have settled into the middle of the Rays order. After a pair of 0-for-4 games following his callup, he's gone 3-for-8 with doubles and a single over the weekend's games. Sam Gaviglio gave up a .353 wOBA to left-handed hitter last season, and in a small sample his worst splits this season (.350 wOBA) have been on the road against lefties.

SECOND BASE

Ian Kinsler, LAA at SEA ($3,100): Kinsler continues to swing a hot bat, and it's not surprising to see his numbers go up considering how low his BABIP was earlier this season. He had a .380 and .374 wOBA against left-handed pitching each of the last two seasons, and Wade LeBlanc isn't a pitcher to worry about. Kinsler also comes into the game on a hot streak with a 1.048 OPS over his last 14 games.

THIRD BASE

Evan Longoria, SF at MIA ($2,600): There once was a time where it would be almost impossible to find Longoria at a price less than $3,000. While his price has dropped, it doesn't mean he's become completely irrelevant in the DFS world. Longoria still has a good track record against lefties this season with a .380 wOBA , and he'll face Wei-Yin Chen tonight.

SHORTSTOP

Ketel Marte, ARI vs PIT ($2,500): Marte has been on fire with a 1.072 OPS over his last 14 games. He already has six triples this season, and his .750 OPS at home is much better than on the road (.638). Joe Musgrove has allowed a 4.76 ERA and a .330 wOBA to left-handed hitters for his career, albeit in a small sample (85.0 innings pitched).

OUTFIELD

Ryan Braun, MIL vs CHC ($3,000): Braun has found his stroke against lefties again, bringing his wOBA against southpaws for the year up to .374. This shouldn't come as a complete surprise considering his career mark sits at .426. Quintana has struggled more against right-handed hitters than lefties this season, giving up a .334 wOBA.

Teoscar Hernandez, TOR at TB ($3,500): Hernandez has been a pleasant surprise for the Jays, playing his way into an everyday role. He's especially been effective against left-handed pitching with a lofty .372 wOBA. Hernandez has been hot over his last 14 games with a .905 OPS, and he faces lefty Ryan Yarbrough tonight.

UTILITY

Mitch Haniger, SEA vs LAA ($3,500) / Nelson Cruz, SEA vs LAA ($3,800): Both Seattle sluggers are in play tonight, and GPP rosters can be constructed with either one or even both in a lineup. Cruz has the better track record against left-handed hitters with a career .391 wOBA, but Haniger has a solid .368 mark this season. Both should be in good RBI spots tonight against Andrew Heaney, who has allowed a career .369 wOBA on the road to right-handed hitters (.350 this season).

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