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Juan Nicasio, PIT vs CIN, ($6,800): It's tough to trust just about anyone under $10K on Friday's lte. The rain dance Nicasio's owners were doing Thursday afternoon paid off and the right-hander gets to pitch at home tonight instead of Coors Field yesterday. The difference in the lineup he'll face is pretty extreme too, as the Rockies have the fifth-best wOBA (.339) against right-handed pitching while the Reds have the fourth-worst wOBA (.282) in baseball. The Reds strike out at a 22.1 percent clip against righties (11th-worst in baseball) and have 29 runs on the road this season, which is last in the majors. Nicasio has scored 21, 39, nine and 48 fantasy points on the season with the low mark being a tough matchup in Detroit. He's struck out at least four in every start and hasn't given up more than four earned runs in any appearance. Taking a gamble on Sean Manaea ($6,100) against the Astros (26.2 percent K rate against lefties) is a good GPP consideration.
Yan Gomes, CLE at PHI, ($2,800): Gomes has been a hit-or-miss DFS option lately with four games of zero fantasy points in his last six. However, in those other two contests he's scored 21.7 and 48.1 fantasy points (at MIN, at DET). For his career, Gomes has a .340 wOBA against southpaws and moves into a good hitter's park Friday in Philadelphia. His opponent, Adam Morgan, gave up a .359 wOBA to right-handed batters last season at home and will be making his first start of the year with the big club. Teammate Mike Napoli ($3,200) is in play against Morgan as well.
Chris Carter, MIL vs MIA, ($3,400): It's going to be hard to ignore Miguel Cabrera given his BvP numbers against Phil Hughes (1.449 OPS, including five home runs in 39 plate appearances). Carter should be relatively low owned given his price, and until this season he was a notorious slow starter. That's changed this year, as he has a .425 wOBA and the lowest strike out percentage (27.6) in any of his last six seasons. Carter hit lefties last season to the tune of a .342 wOBA and gets the struggling Adam Conley at home Friday.
Jed Lowrie, OAK vs HOU, ($2,600): Lowrie has been on quite the tear lately, batting .400 over the last week including multi-hit games in four of his last six. He's been hitting cleanup with Danny Valencia out and gets a decent matchup against Mike Fiers. The attraction for Lowrie is his hot streak along with the favorable cleanup spot and a price only $500 more than the minimum salary.
Nick Castellanos, DET at MIN, ($2,800): As mentioned earlier, it's a good idea to pay up for Miguel Cabrera and another good idea to pair him with Castellanos, who has a .377 wOBA this season against righties and gets to face fly-ball pitcher Phil Hughes. Hughes had reverse splits last season, with a .369 wOBA against right-handed batters, including 15 home runs (305 PAs). A right-handed Detroit stack could pay off nicely in a GPP.
J.J. Hardy, BAL vs CHW, ($2,700): Shortstop is an extremely thin position and finding any type of value is going to be difficult. Hardy has a decent matchup against lefty Carlos Rodon at home and has been a pretty consistent DFS producer. He has at least six fantasy points in seven of his last 10 games and has always hit better against southpaws, For his career, Hardy has a .330 wOBA against lefties and Carlos Rodon, in his short career, has given up a .350 wOBA to right-handed batters.
Matt Kemp, SD at LAD, ($3,400): The Padres make the short trip to Dodger Stadium and the matchup lines up well for Kemp. Alex Wood has a 6.00 ERA this season and gave up a .343 wOBA last season to right-handed hitters. Kemp has started out this season with a .439 wOBA against righties and had a .354 wOBA last season against them. While it's a small sample, Kemp has gone 4-for-6 with a home run against Wood.
Ryan Rua, TEX vs LAA, ($2,100) and Ryan Raburn, COL at ARI, ($3,100): The Ryans are being listed together as they both have the reputations of being lefty killers. Raburn has been more effective over the last season and a month (.511 wOBA in 2016) and finished last year with a .423 wOBA. Raburn may be overlooked being away from Coors Field, but Chase Field has played as an extreme hitters' park so far this season and lefty Robbie Ray will be on the mound. Ray finished last season giving up a .449 wOBA at home last season to right-handed hitters. Rua may not have matched Raburn's success but the discount in price reflects that. At home for his career, Rua has sported a .353 wOBA against righties and has gone 3-for-8 against Hector Santiago, making him a top punt play at the position.