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FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Value Plays

Kevin Payne

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Dinelson Lamet, SD vs PHI ($8,300): Despite his 5.00 ERA, Lamet is quietly putting together a nice DFS season when at home. His ERA sits at a respectable 4.03 in Petco and heís striking out over a batter per inning there (29.3 percent). In 10 straight starts Lamet has struck out at least five batters, showing some consistency during his rookie campaign. The Phillies are a great matchup as they are tied for the third-lower wOBA against righties on the road (.297) and have struck out 23.5 percent of the time.


Yasmani Grandal, LAD vs CWS ($2,800): Grandalís best splits this season have come at home against right-handed pitching, where he sports a .384 wOBA. That will be the exact scenario tonight against Miguel Gonzalez and the Chicago White Sox. Gonzalez has struggled mightily on the road this season, giving up a .409 wOBA to left-handed hitters.

First Base

Danny Valencia, SEA vs BAL ($3,000): When everyone sees the Mariners against a soft-tossing lefty they naturally flock to Nelson Cruz, and Valencia gets lost in the shuffle. Heís been excellent against southpaws this season with a .378 wOBA against that handedness. Wade Miley is far from a Cy Young candidate and his .366 wOBA allowed to righties this season is evidence of that.

Second Base

Jason Kipnis, CLE at MIN ($2,400): Kipnis has been banged up lately, and his price is now one of the lowest itís ever been. Cleveland collectively has one of the best matchups on paper (Edwin Encarnacion is on fire) against Bartolo Colon, who for some reason the Twins feel comfortable sending to the mound every five days. Colon has been crushed by everybody, giving up a .367 wOBA to lefties and a .390 wOBA to right-handed hitters.


Tim Beckham, BAL at SEA ($3,300): The move to Baltimore seems to be working for Beckham, who has raked ever since joining the Orioles. Over his last 14 games he has a 1.414 OPS and has a .393 wOBA on the road this season against left-handed pitching. The matchup tonight is solid against southpaw Andrew Albers, who at 31 years old isnít a big prospect and has struggled at the big-league level.

Third Base

Travis Shaw, MIL vs PIT ($3,600): Shaw is having a nice breakout season, hitting .292 with 25 home runs and 78 RBI. Heís got a good chance to improve on those numbers tonight in a juicy home matchup against Ivan Nova. Shaw has a .390 wOBA at home against right-handed pitching and in a small sample has gone 10-for-13 against Nova with three home runs, good for a 2.401 OPS.


Bradley Zimmer, CLE at MIN ($2,300): Looking at the landscape for punting tonight in the outfield, Zimmer may be the best option given the other cheap choices. Heís been slumping a little in August after a hot July, but the case against Colon has already been made. In only 15 starts this season, Zimmer has games of 16.2, 19.2, 25.2, 34.4 and 53.4, showing the type of upside he has. Just check and make sure both Kipnis and he are starting tonight before considering them for your lineup.

Corey Dickerson, TB at TOR ($3,000): Dickerson is having a career season with 22 home runs and his .282 batting average is respectable as well. On the road this season he boasts a .372 wOBA against right-handed pitching and gets a park upgrade playing in Toronto tonight. Marco Estrada has struggled with the long ball, allowing 21 home runs in only 135.1 innings leading to a 4.85 ERA.

Jose Pirela, SD vs PHI ($3,000): Pirela has been one of the few bright spots for the Padres this season, hitting for both average and power. Heís been on fire as of late, scoring at least 13 fantasy points in six of his last eight games. Look for Pirela to hit third tonight and Mark Leiter isnít a big-time prospect, carrying a 4.20 ERA at Triple-A this season.

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