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FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Value Plays

Kevin Payne

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Matt Moore, SF at SD ($8,500) – Moore won’t get hurt by the park factor Tuesday night and has a nice setup against the Padres. San Diego is at the bottom of the league with a .284 wOBA against left-handed pitching. The Padres are also striking out at a 25.6 percent clip against lefties, the third highest mark in the league. Moore has been better as of late with games of 37, 38 and 46 fantasy points over his last three starts. In cash games feel free to go back to Chris Sale ($10,900) and hope recency bias will have most owners off him.


Evan Gattis, HOU vs TEX ($2,500) – Gattis has always been a beast at home against left-handed pitching, sporting a .355 wOBA last season and having a career .342 mark. He typically hits in the heart of the order (usually cleanup) when facing lefties and has an enticing matchup. Martin Perez is giving up a .364 wOBA to opposing right-handed hitters and has allowed 17 home runs already in only 114.1 innings to that handedness.

First Base

Josh Bell, PIT at CHC ($3,700) – Bell will be a contrarian pick tonight given his away matchup against the talented Jake Arrieta. However, Bell has owned Arrieta with a 1.643 OPS in a small sample of 14 plate appearances. Bell this season has also crushed right-handed pitching on the road, ringing up a .390 wOBA against those pitchers.

Second Base

Jose Ramirez, CLE at NYY ($2,900) – Ramirez gets a ballpark bump moving to the hitter-friendly confines of Yankee Stadium and has a nice .373 wOBA on the road against left-handed pitching this season. Ramirez homered twice Monday night, so the “hot hand” play is in effect. Jaime Garcia hasn’t struck out many batters since joining the Yankees and has a 5.47 ERA over his last five starts.


Jose Reyes, NYM at CIN ($2,500) – Reyes is on a mini hot streak heading into Tuesday’s game, going 8-for-15 over his last four games while scoring six runs. He’ll get a ballpark bump playing in Cincinnati tonight and Sal Romano isn’t the second coming of Nolan Ryan. On the season Romano has given up a .460 wOBA at home against right-handed batters, and Reyes will likely be hitting at the top of the order.

Third Base

Anthony Rendon, WAS vs MIA ($3,400) – Rendon almost always goes overlooked in the Nationals offense, which is a bit crazy considering he has a .449 wOBA against southpaws this season. In addition to averaging 11.9 fantasy points this season, the matchup against Justin Nicolino is ideal. Nicolino has given up a .446 wOBA on the road this season to right-handed hitters, putting Rendon very much in play.


Brandon Guyer, CLE at NYY ($2,400) – Guyer is still making his living as a lefty-killer and gets that matchup tonight against Garcia. The case against Garcia has already been made, but Guyer should be touted for good reason. On the season Guyer only has a .312 wOBA against southpaws but his .437 mark last season is more indicative of what he’s capable of. The switch from Cleveland to New York helps his prospects as well.

Chris Young, BOS vs TOR ($2,400) – It’s always a good idea in DFS to target righties who hit left-handed pitching, and these first two outfielders fit the bill. While his wOBA against lefties this season is down, Young's .422 mark last season suggests some positive regression to the mean is ahead. Brett Anderson has gotten crushed this season in a small sample and Boston should easily make it to the second tier of Jays pitching.

Matt Kemp, ATL at PHI ($2,900) – This seems like a good value given his matchup against Mark Leiter Jr. tonight. Kemp has the upside for 30-plus fantasy points on any given night and gets a big park upgrade tonight. He’s surpassed 30 fantasy points in two of his last 11 games and has scored positive fantasy points in 10 of those 11 contests.

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