The Memorial Day Weekend is almost over as we all pay tribute to the men and woman that allowed us our great freedom. Along with paying them with our respect we also have a great opportunity to finish up the day making some money on FanDuel. While much of the action is taking place on the diamond during the afternoon we still have a five game lineup tonight to cash in on.
The lineup of games gets underway at 7:05pm ET as the Miami Marlins take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. Following up this contest includes the Chicago White Sox taking on the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre, Seattle Mariners taking on the Tampa Bay Rays at the Trop, Atlanta Braves traveling out west to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres traveling to Los Angeles to take on the Angels.
The options are endless at the plate as you have a few of the games top power hitters including Mike Trout, Nelson Cruz, Adrian Gonzalez, Jose Abreu, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion. The difficult decision is who will you put on the mound with only 10 options to choose from with zero aces taking the mound.
From a fantasy perspective Tyson Ross seems like a great choice as he has eight straight double digit fantasy performances. The downside is the Angels offense when clicking can produce a ton of fantasy points. The guy we like tonight is Brett Anderson for the Dodgers despite less than stellar numbers he is a cheap option and has posted four straight double digit fantasy performances.
Here is our complete MLB FanDuel Lineup for Memorial Day Monday!
P – Brett Anderson ($6,700): From the top to bottom none of the starters really stood out as we also considered using Roenis Elias for the Mariners. Anderson can benefit from a high scoring offense at times which helps his fantasy value. One FanDuel sleeper option is Charlie Morton against a Miami Marlins team that has struggled to produce offense at times this season.
C – Mike Zunino ($2,300): We tossed it up between Zunino and Russell Martin but factored in the fact Zunino got the day off yesterday while Martin started all three games over the weekend. Zunino has the power to be a big time fantasy threat nearly every night of the week. Another option is to spend on Chris Iannetta and go cheaper at one of the outfield positions.
First Base – Jose Abreu ($3,200): Looking around at each of the matchups tonight and the stadiums the games being played landed us with the White Sox first baseman. We also considered Encarnacion in this matchup as well. Abreu has only produced one negative fantasy game over his last ten contests.
Second Base – Logan Forsythe ($2,400): FanDuel Bargain of the night might go to the Rays utility man as they take on the Mariners. Forsythe has 10 straight games with positive fantasy numbers including four games with over 3.5 fantasy points.
Third Base – Kyle Seager ($3,000): The Mariners third baseman extended his hit streak to ten games on Sunday with a two hit performance. Over these ten games, Seager has four multi-hit games, three home runs, four runs driven in and seven runs scored for his fantasy owners.
Short Stop – Jung-ho Kang ($2,900): Kang is a great option tonight as well as Brad Miller for the Mariners. The Pirates short stop is riding a seven game hitting streak with two doubles, two runs driven in, four runs scored and three walks with two stolen bases.
Outfielder – Mike Trout – ($5,300): With the way we constructed our lineup we had a few options including spending more at the first base position if we liked. Instead we went with Trout as our top option in the outfield. Trout has posted at least 2.25 fantasy points in four of his last five games including a 10.75 outing just a few games ago against the Blue Jays.
Outfielder – Giancarlo Stanton ($4,300): Typically we don’t need a reason to go with Stanton but he is hitting .467 off of Charlie Morton for his career with seven hits in 15 at bats. Add in the fact he was quiet over the weekend opens up a chance for him to get hot in Pittsburgh.
Outfielder – Andrew McCutchen ($4,300): We tossed it between Nelson Cruz, Jose Bautista and McCutchen. We elected to go with McCutchen over Buatista simply as a precautionary reason since he missed his last game due to a cortisone shot. The Pirates outfielder has been red hot of late picking up nine hits over his last four games with two doubles, three home runs and five runs driven in.