This article is part of our Yahoo DFS Baseball series.
All 30 teams will be in action during a Sunday slate that begins at 1:07 p.m. EDT. Taking advantage of matchups is key to DFS success, which is why the players below are primed to provide strong value at their respective prices.
Nick Pivetta, PHI at NYM ($31): Don't be scared of Pivetta's disastrous performance last time out, as facing the Mets at Citi Field is much easier than trying to navigate the fifth-ranked Diamondbacks lineup at the hitter-friendly Chase Field (1.27 park factor). His 19:3 K:BB ratio and three earned runs allowed in 13 innings over his previous two starts show the 24-year-old rookie's tremendous ability, which should be on full display Sunday given Citi Field's pitcher-friendly 0.82 park factor. Pivetta's 24.3 percent strikeout rate is tremendous for a $31 pitcher, while his unlucky .358 BABIP allowed and 17.4 percent HR/FB rate suggest he should continue to see improvement in his other stats.
Mike Clevinger, CLE at DET ($38): Clevinger is another pitcher with sky-high upside thanks to a superb strikeout rate. The 26-year-old righty has a 28.5 percent mark, making him an elite option against a middling Tigers lineup. Expect Clevinger to outperform plenty of the 14 pitchers priced above him after allowing just four earned runs in his past three appearances.
Kevan Smith, CWS vs. TEX ($7): Smith remains priced at just $7 despite picking up eight hits in his past five games, making him the perfect choice for those looking to maximize spending at other positions. The affordable catcher also has a favorable matchup, as Rangers starter Tyson Ross is allowing a .087 higher wOBA to righties than lefties this season, and gave up a .392 mark in limited action last season.
Eric Hosmer, KC vs. MIN ($19): Conventional wisdom says to bench Hosmer in this lefty-on-lefty matchup, but the first baseman's ability to hold his own in such situations and Hector Santiago's ineffectiveness in the split suggest this is a good time to make an exception. Hosmer's .343 wOBA against lefties this season is his best since a .350 showing in 2013, while Santiago's 5.37 ERA and 6.11 FIP are due to a horrendous .614 wOBA allowed to batters from the left side. The 53 such batters to face Santiago have managed a .476/.585/.952 line and 6:10 K:BB ratio.
Brian Dozier, MIN at KC ($18): Dozier is positioned to take advantage of his matchup against southpaw Travis Wood, who will be making his first start of the season after posting a 6.28 ERA and 1.81 WHIP in 28.2 innings out of the bullpen. Minnesota's leadoff man comes in with a .414 wOBA against left-handers, and his 55 total homers since the start of the 2016 campaign shows that he possesses the most power at his position despite being priced the same as or below seven others.
Miguel Sano, MIN at KC ($17): It's prudent to stack your lineup with right-handed Twins hitters given Wood's struggles and .368 wOBA allowed in that split. Sano's .391 wOBA against southpaws doesn't lack far behind Dozier's mark, and his positioning in the heart of Minnesota's order enhances Sano's chances of adding to his 58 RBI.
J.T. Riddle, MIA at MIL ($7): Brewers righty Junior Guerra has been awful over his past four starts, with 17 earned runs allowed in 22 innings and a 14:16 K:BB ratio. Those struggles figure to continue against the Marlins, and using Riddle will allow owners to take advantage of this juicy matchup without breaking the bank. The left-handed hitting shortstop has launched two doubles among his four hits in the past four games, and Miller Park's fifth-ranked 1.31 park factor also works in his favor.
Nick Williams, PHI at NYM ($10): Williams is priced at just $10 after making his major league debut Friday, but that number figures to rise if the 23-year-old left-handed slugger is able to translate his minor league power into success at the highest level. His 306 plate appearances at Triple-A Lehigh Valley have yielded a .280/.328/.511 line with 15 homers, giving Williams tremendous upside against Mets righty Rafael Montero, whose ugly 5.63 ERA and 1.94 WHIP can be attributed in part to a .362 wOBA allowed to batters from the left side.
Andrew Benintendi, BOS at TOR ($17): Benintendi's solid .337 wOBA against right-handers should be on the rise against struggling Toronto starter Joe Biagini, who has allowed 13 earned runs while lasting just 12 innings over his past three starts combined. Boston's third-most expensive outfielder is the most sensible choice of the group due to his split advantage and affordability, plus he'll be fresh coming off a day off.
Marcell Ozuna, MIA at MIL ($18): Don't sweat this righty-on-righty matchup, as Ozuna owns a .395 wOBA in that split and Guerra has allowed a .382 mark. Between Guerra's recent struggles and the hitter-friendly environment, it would be surprising if Ozuna was unable to add to his team-leading 55 RBI.