FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays

FanDuel MLB: Sunday Value Plays

This article is part of our FanDuel MLB series.


Pitcher

Matt Shoemaker, LAA at SEA ($8,400): Shoemaker heads into Saturday with three straight quality starts, having allowed two runs or less while going at least six full innings in each. Sunday will mark Shoemaker's third start against the Mariners in his last six appearances, He allowed five earned runs over 14 innings in the previous two starts and owns a .257 BA against over 148 at-bats against current M's. His upside may be limited by a lack of strikeouts, but his win opportunity appears high.

Catcher

Sandy Leon, BOS at OAK ($2,600): Picking a catcher for Sunday is at best a coin flip given day games and pending travel. But Leon appears underpriced, assuming he starts. He has eight hits in his last 19 at-bats entering a matchup against a mediocre Kendall Graveman and his .322 wOBP allowed to lefties.

First Base

Brandon Moss, STL at CIN ($3,100): Moss and his 29.7 percent K-rate isn't for the faint of heart. But he owns a .381 wOBP and .273 ISO against righties, while opposing starter Tim Adleman has allowed a .383 wOBP and five home runs over just 16 innings against left-handers.

Second Base

Josh Harrison, PIT vs MIL ($2,800): Harrison has five hits in his last three games and two 30-plus fantasy point performances in his last seven outings. He'll square off against righty Chase Anderson, who surrendered seven home runs and a .349 wOBP over 24.1 August innings.

Third Base

Yoan Moncada, BOS at OAK ($3,000): This play is about sheer upside, as Moncada has logged only six at-bats in two games since his promotion. But at a prime position, his price is very small and he posted 18.9 fantasy points Saturday. Facing Graveman, who gave up seven home runs in six August starts, Moncada could show flashes of his vast potential.

Shortstop

Daniel Descalso, COL vs. ARI ($3,100): Buying into the Rockies' offense is challenging, with four hitters checking in north of $4,000. With that in mind Descalso looks like a cheap in against Diamondbacks starter Archie Bradley and his .407 wOBP against lefties.

Outfield

Hernan Perez, MIL at PIT ($3,300): Playing against Pirates projected starter Steven Brault is more appealing that Perez himself. But with Jonathan Villar no lock to play due to injury and Perez' .223 ISO against lefties, he offers some surprising upside.

Ender Inciarte, ATL at PHI ($3,200): Inciarte brings a 12-game hitting streak into Sunday, having logged multiple knocks seven times during that stretch. He owned a .406 wOBP against righties in August and has a juicy matchup against Jake Thompson, who has allowed 23 runs and 26 hits over 29.1 innings this season.

Byron Buxton, MIN vs. CWS ($2,700): Given his previous struggles Buxton's price may seem prohibitive, but that should lead to low ownership as he works to close 2016 with a bang. Since his recall, Buxton is 6-of-10 with two homers and a double and he'll face a struggling righty in Anthony Ranaudo, who has allowed 17 runs over his last 21 innings.

The author(s) of this article may play in daily fantasy contests including – but not limited to – games that they have provided recommendations or advice on in this article. In the course of playing in these games using their personal accounts, it's possible that they will use players in their lineups or other strategies that differ from the recommendations they have provided above. The recommendations in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of RotoWire. Chris Bennett plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: FanDuel: k30kittles, DraftKings: k30kittles.
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