The Major League Baseball schedule is full slate on Tuesday with 15 games for FanDuel owners to build their lineup around. Before we get into our FanDuel lineup for Tuesday May 26th we will take a quick look around the league to see what games you might want to avoid due to possible weather.
Games to watch due to precipitation possibility:
Houston Astros VS Baltimore Orioles – 20% chance
Miami Marlins VS Pittsburgh Pirates – 43% chance
Washington Nationals VS Chicago Cubs – 65% chance
Colorado Rockies VS Cincinnati Reds – 95% chance
Texas Rangers VS Cleveland Indians – 37% chance
Arizona Diamondbacks VS St. Louis Cardinals – 30% chance
Now that we have taken a look around at the possible games that will have some messy weather the only one we really will look to avoid is the Rockies/Reds game. Outside of that we may look to a matchup like the Marlins/Pirates for a pitcher since the weather may play to their advantage.
As we start to assemble our lineup the debate begins over which starter should we slot in. We have Clayton Kershaw taking the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Atlanta Braves, Davis Price taking the mound for the Detroit Tigers against the struggling Oakland A’s and Madison Bumgarner for the Giants against the Brewers.
In the end we elected to go with Bumgarner as he looks to continue his recent string of fantasy success. The Giants starter has posted double digit fantasy performances in six straight games including starts against some impressive lineups that include the Dodgers and San Diego Padres.
Here is our complete MLB FanDuel Lineup for Tuesday May 26th.
P – Madison Bumgarner ($10,200): Looking for a reliable fantasy option landed us to the Giants starter. Bumgarner has posted at least double digits in six straight starts making him a great option. One fantasy sleeper to consider is Jaime Garcia who might be a great gamble play if your looking to cash in on during a tournament.
C – Kurt Suzuki ($2,300): This play is based on Suzuki’s current fantasy salary of $2,300 along with his past success against Clay Buchholz. In his career the Minnesota Twins catcher is eight for 15 off the Boston Red Sox starter with a pair of runs batted in earning him a spot on our roster as a FanDuel Bargain player.
First Base – Brandon Belt ($3,600): Looking to save a few bucks off a few of the top first base options landed us with Belt. The Giants first baseman has four home runs and 12 runs batted in over his last 10 games helping him to record three double digit fantasy performances as well as six total games with over two fantasy points.
Second Base – Logan Forsythe ($2,600: The Tampa Bay Rays utility infielder is another great FanDuel Bargain on Tuesday. Forsythe is currently riding a three game hitting streak that includes back to back games with over six fantasy points.
Third Base – Danny Valencia ($2,300): Sticking with players who have had solid past success against starters they are facing on Tuesday yielded this play. Valencia while typically a utility player is hitting .348 off of John Danks with one home run and four runs driven in.
Short Stop – Alexei Ramirez ($2,400): The quality of FanDuel Bargains allowed us to free up space at the outfield position. Ramirez is another great sleeper option with two career home runs off of R.A. Dickey in 10 at bats while batting .400 in that stretch.
Outfielder – Colby Rasmus ($2,800): We could consider multiple Houston Astros on Tuesday night against Chris Tillman and the Baltimore Orioles. The Astros were held to zero home runs on Monday after entering the contest as the top hitting ball club in the league. Add in the fact that Tillman has struggled all season and this contest could be high scoring.
Outfielder – Giancarlo Stanton ($4,200): Like a few of the other top stars we don’t ever need a reason to use him but his past success against Jeff Locke makes him a must start. Stanton is six for 12 off of the Pittsburgh Pirates starter with two home runs.
Outfielder – Nelson Cruz ($4,600): Based on the Cruz’s success this year he is due for a home run after failing to do so in his last three games his last drought was just two games and before that three. In his career Cruz has three home runs and 11 runs driven in at Tropicana Field.