It’s Week 3 of Period 2 and here is who some of the participants are counting on in this week’s Tout Daily contest.
Jeff Boggis (Fantasy Football Empire, @JeffBoggis)
Pitcher: Zach Plesac – After a rough start to the season, Zach Plesac has righted the ship. He’s lowered his WHIP to 0.96. He has the potential to post 30 DraftKings points, but can also throw up a dud at -14.7 DraftKings points as he did over a month ago. Solid value at $8,000 tonight at the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Hitter: Paul Goldschmidt – Paul Goldschmidt is on a 7 game hit streak and looks cheap at only $4,300 tonight.
Charlie Wiegert (CDM Sports, @GFFantasySports)
Pitcher: Wheeler / Urias – Going big on pitching tonight, there’s multiple good choices. I went with two I think should get a lot of K’s, as the Marlins should be easy prey to Wheeler if he’s on and the Diamondbacks lineup should be one that Urias should have success with I’m hoping for at least 50 points from this duo.
Hitter: Hoskins – My most expensive player of my hitters tonight. It’s yough when you spend on pitching like I did, so you need some good value plays. Hopefully Hoskins takes Marlin rookie pitcher Neidert deep. Tommy Edman’s been in a mini slump, one the NL hit leaders could break out of it tonight at home against Bruker and the Pirates. Riding hot hands with Austin Riley and Nick Maton also. And Kyle Schwarber getting another revenge homer against the Cubs tonight! Hope the rain stays away so they play in some spots tonight, dont forget to make a final roster check!
Shelly Verougstraete (Dynasty Guru, @ShellyV_643)
Pitcher: Andrew Heaney – Heaney is a boom or bust pitcher but he is facing Cleveland and I’m hoping for a boom.
Hitter: Andrew Vaughn – DK hasn’t caught up with Vaughn’s recent hot streak. Take advantage of the cheap price and the nice matchup against Ober.
Mike Gianella (Baseball Prospectus, @MikeGianella)
Pitcher: Patrick Corbin – The velocity is back and while the Cubs have hit lefties well I’ll take a cheap shot that Corbin’s recent gains stick tonight
Hitter: Austin Riley – The Mets are going with a bullpen game, so Riley’s a worthy attempt to exploit a team that’s had to go to the well with their relievers of late.
Zach Steinhorn (CreativeSports2, @zachsteinhorn)
Pitcher: Brandon Woodruff – Most expensive pitcher on the slate but worth the price facing a Royals offense that ranks in the bottom third of the majors in both runs scored and OPS.
Hitter: Brandon Lowe – Sports a .910 OPS versus right-handed pitching this year and should find success against an inconsistent Matt Harvey at hitter-friendly Camden Yards.
Howard Bender (Fantasy Alarm, @RotobuzzGuy)
Pitcher: Justin Dunn – As a second pitcher on DK, why not pay down this far to fit in bigger assets elsewhere? He just needs to go five innings and keep the damage to a minimum, something he should be able to do against a Tigers offense that has a .298 wOBA with a 27.4% strikeout rate against right-handers this season. Maybe he racks up five or six Ks and grabs the win. Not too shabby for $6,300.
Hitter: Martin Maldonado – Another fantastic paydown at a throwaway position in DFS. For $2,100 he can give you a zero and it won’t hurt. On the upside, he hits lefties better than righties and if you like a little BvP, he’s 7-for-14 with one HR and four RBI against Manaea in his career. You’ve got nothing to lose at this price.
Steve Gardner (USAToday Fantasy Sports, @SteveAGardner)
Pitcher: Patrick Corbin – Patrick Corbin is the Spanish Inquisition of pitchers this year. No one expects him to do well. (Except for Mike Gianella, apparently.)
Hitter: Yermin Mercedes – Should have similar success hitting vs. a pitcher making his MLB debut as he did with Willians Astudillo. Look for another dinger.
Todd Zola (Mastersball, @toddzola)
Pitcher: Zack Wheeler – My top ranked guy on the board
Hitter: Joey Gallo – Wanted Joey Callo, but Joey Callo is dead.