This article is part of our Yahoo DFS Baseball series.
Tuesday's 7:05 PM Eastern MLB slate features every team except the Astros and Indians, who are scheduled to take the field an hour earlier. The players below have the best combination of recent success, matchup and venue relative to their respective prices, making them the night's top value plays…
Michael Wacha, STL vs. TOR ($33): Wacha has averaged 25.5 fantasy points per game in his two home starts, and gets a terrific opportunity to sustain that success against the league's fifth-worst offense to date. While Toronto's bats are starting to wake up a bit, the Blue Jays have still scored just 3.5 runs per contest while striking out the fifth-most in the league at 9.33 whiffs per game. Wacha's 23.3 percent strikeout rate is a career best while his .271 BABIP allowed is almost identical to the .272 mark he posted during a 17-7 2015 campaign, so it looks like the 25-year-old has resumed an upward career trajectory after shoulder problems limited his effectiveness last season.
Danny Duffy, KC at CWS ($48): Duffy has proven more than worth his $48 price tag with an average of 25.0 fantasy points per game through four starts, so it's safe to expect another strong outing against a White Sox offense that has scored just 3.24 runs while striking out 8.82 times per contest. The 28-year-old's 21.2 percent strikeout rate should start creeping closer to last season's 25.7 percent mark, while his career-best 1.32 ERA through 27.1 innings is coinciding with a 3.45 FIP that is lower than any of Duffy's previous full-season marks. His combination of skill and opponent give Duffy the highest floor for anybody not named Clayton Kershaw, which is enough to justify cutting salary elsewhere to find room for him.
Yasmani Grandal, LAD vs. SF ($12): The switch-hitting Grandal owns at least a .325 career wOBA from both sides of the plate, and that versatility should make him a valuable asset in a game that figures to see the Giants burn through a few pitchers. Left-hander Ty Blach will be starting in Madison Bumgarner's (shoulder/ribs) place, but he's unlikely to go very deep into the game after pitching no more than one inning in relief during any of his previous seven appearances this season. This one has the potential to get ugly for San Francisco, so Grandal should see no shortage of RBI opportunities while batting fifth in the order.
Paul Goldschmidt, ARI vs. SD ($22): Goldschmidt is starting to heat up, with three of his eight extra-base hits this season coming over the past four games. Keeping the good times rolling shouldn't be difficult given his superiority at home and against lefties. He has a .484 wOBA at the hitter-friendly Chase Field while posting just a .261 mark on the road, and is coming off a campaign in which he mashed southpaws like the Padres' Clayton Richard to the tune of a .449 wOBA in 163 plate appearances.
Scooter Gennett, CIN at MIL ($12): Gennett's outpacing his career wOBA against righties by .030 with a .366 mark so far this season, and has already launched three homers in 42 plate appearances after flashing surprising power with 14 long balls a season ago. The former Brewers second baseman's return to Miller Park figures to be a productive one with Zach Davies on the mound, as the first 51 left-handed hitters to face Davies this season have managed a .383 wOBA. That number includes an Apr. 15 meeting in which Gennett went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI.
Eugenio Suarez, CIN at MIL ($21): Suarez is another Reds hitter that found success in that Apr. 15 meeting with Davies, going 2-for-4 with a double and a triple. That outing was par for the course for the 25-year-old third baseman, who has already mashed nine extra-base hits in 57 plate appearances against righties en route to a .485 wOBA. While Gennett is a strong value largely thanks to his affordability in this matchup, Suarez has the ability to serve as the cornerstone of your lineup given Davies' inability to deal with lefties of any sort.
Xander Bogaerts, BOS vs. NYY ($14): Bogaerts is currently sporting career-bests with a .333 average and .377 OBP, but an isolated power of .018 has limited his slugging percentage to just .351. His .152 isolated power and .446 slugging percentage in 2016 suggest the shortstop possesses much more pop than he has shown thus far, and there's little reason to sweat this righty-on-righty matchup with Luis Severino considering Bogaerts has posted a .343 wOBA in that split and just a .255 mark against southpaws so far this season. Add in his affordable $14 price at the offensively-challenged shortstop position, and the bang for the buck is just too good to pass up in this battle of offensively gifted AL East rivals.
Yasiel Puig, LAD at SF ($14): Puig has been a boom-or-bust option early in this campaign, with seven of his 16 hits going for extra bases. While the right-handed slugger hasn't gotten it going against southpaws yet this season, Blach's .349 wOBA allowed in that split this season suggests Puig has a strong chance of improving on his career .353 mark against lefties in this one. Those worried about the Cuban slugger regressing from his identical career-best 13.8 percent walk and strikeout rates also have less to fear in this format since whiffs don't count for any less than other outs.
Bryce Harper, WAS at COL ($28): Harper's the most expensive hitter at any position for a reason. His .400/.524/.815 line is accompanied by a tremendous 13:17 K/BB ratio, while his seven homers and 20 RBI both rank one short of the league lead. That gap could well be closed by the end of this contest at Coors Field, which has a 1.20 park factor in 2017 after unsurprisingly topping the league at 1.37 last season. Rockies starter German Marquez is making his season debut after allowing a .391 wOBA to left-handed hitters en route to a 5.23 ERA and 1.65 WHIP in 2016, so it's hard to find a better time to pay up for the MVP candidate.
Adam Eaton, WAS at COL ($20): Eaton lacks Harper's power, but his ability to maximize at-bats and runs out of the leadoff spot makes him a solid choice in this nearly ideal situation for left-handed hitters. The offseason acquisition is tied for sixth in the league in runs scored with 16, and his seven extra-base hits suggest he possesses more than enough pop in his bat to live up to a $20 valuation against Marquez at Coors Field.