The MLB schedule delivers an action packed Friday Night for FanDuel owners to cash in on. In all 28 of the 30 Major League Baseball clubs are in action Friday night delivering us some big time fantasy options.
Of that group the starting pitching group is where many FanDuel owners will elect to construct their lineup around. Headlining the list of top tier starting pitcher options include Clayton Kershaw, Chris Sale, Madison Bumgarner, Dallas Keuchel and Zack Greinke.
After looking at the numbers we turned our attention to Zack Greinke as he will take the mound for the Arizona Diamondbacks against the San Diego Padres. The Padres enter this game hitting just .223 on the season with the third lowest on base percentage and fifth lowest ops average in baseball.
Here is our MLB FanDuel lineup for Friday April 15th, 2016.
SP – Zack Greinke ($10,400): After a struggling first outing on the season, Greinke rebounded in his last outing finishing with eight strikeouts over six innings while finishing with 30 fantasy points.
C – Wilson Ramos ($2,400): Looking at a few of the cheaper options at the catcher position landed us with the Washington Nationals catcher. Ramos has picked up seven hits over his last ten at bats with one double, one home run and two runs batted in.
1B – Pedro Alvarez ($2,800): After missing the Orioles last game on Thursday Night, Alvarez will look to bounce back for his fantasy owners tonight. Alvarez has picked up a hit in three straight games while scoring two runs and drawing three walks.
2B – Robinson Cano ($3,600): After his red hot start to the 2016 MLB season, Cano had hit a tough stretch for his fantasy owners. Prior to his 21 point fantasy outing in his last game, Cano had recorded three or fewer fantasy points in four of his last five games. Tonight, Cano will make a return to Yankee Stadium to hit in a ballpark he has done very well in.
3B – Nick Castellanos ($2,500): Castellanos enters tonight with ten hits over his first 30 at bats with two home runs for the Detroit Tigers. While the Tigers third baseman is a gamble as he has yielded less than ten fantasy points in two of his last five games he has also rewarded fantasy owners with a 39 point fantasy outing along with an 18 point contest.
SS – Didi Gregorius ($2,700): We debated going with a few of the top options at the short stop position including Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Correa. In the end we couldn’t pass up on Gregorius hitting in a Yankee Stadium that ranks third in home runs in Major League Baseball.
OF – Bryce Harper ($5,300): Harper might be one of the easiest options among all of the fantasy choices tonight. The Washington Nationals outfielder has posted at least double digits in six of his last eight games including five of those games with at least 20 fantasy points.
OF – Michael Saunders ($3,000): The Toronto Blue Jays outfielder has been hot of late picking up four hits over his last seven at bats with three of those hits going for a double. Tonight he will look to continue that success at Fenway Park as the Blue Jays will take on Red Sox.
OF – Nolan Reimold ($2,300): Now Reimold is our Fantasy Sleeper of the night but we strongly suggest monitoring the Orioles lineup as it is reported. Last night Reimold rewarded fantasy owners with 15 fantasy points against the Texas Rangers hitting in one of the better hitter ball parks in all of baseball. If Reimold is a no go tonight you could consider going with Scott Schebler or Eddie Rosairo.