The Friday Daily Fantasy Fix is here as we all look to capitalize on a very heavy slate of Major League Baseball Action. In all 28 of the 30 MLB teams are in action this evening delivering us a solid list of FanDuel options to build around including on the mound.
For tonight the easy option to start our FanDuel lineup is to slot Stephen Strasburg into our starter slot as he has a very favorable matchup against an Atlanta Braves team that ranks near the bottom in every offensive category. Strasburg has also had success against the Braves this season holding them to just three earned runs over 13.2 innings of work while striking out 11 batters.
Now that we answered the easy question the hard question is what fantasy bargains can we look to help offset some of his salary? One of those options while it seems like a big time Fantasy Gamble is Alex Rodriguez who is slotted currently for just $696 on FanDuel. Now the Yankees third baseman has struggled but tonight could be his final appearance in the Majors and we have seen story book endings happen before.
Another deep fantasy sleeper we like tonight is J.B. Shuck for the Chicago White Sox. Since being recalled on August 3rd, the White Sox outfielder has four hits in 13 at bats including one home run.
Here is the rest of the MLB options we like tonight on FanDuel to build our MLB lineup around.
MLB FanDuel Advice – Friday August 12th, 2016
Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals: For us this is one of the easy fantasy picks of the night based on Strasburgs success this season against the Atlanta Braves. Now for someone looking to cash in big in a Tournament Style option you might want to turn your attention to a starter who will not garnish as much attention.
Yordano Ventura, Kansas City Royals: Ventura is another great fantasy option tonight and will cost us just $8k to build around. Now he is a hot/cold style pitcher but he does have a very favorable matchup against a Minnesota Twins team hitting just .217 off of him while striking out against him every 3.5 batters.
Fantasy Sleeper Option: Paul Clemens
Cameron Rupp, Philadelphia Phillies: Its hard to look past the Phillies backstop tonight as he has been one of the hotter catchers in the league. Rupp has turned in five games with at least 12.5 fantasy points over the last seven games.
Other Catcher Options we like include Wilson Ramos, Martin Maldonado and Matt Wieters.
Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers: Looking at fantasy matchups that are taking place in hitter friendly ball parks we landed with the Tigers first baseman. Cabrera has been hot picking up five home runs over his last ten games while he has had some success against Yu Darvish picking up five hits over 15 at bats.
Other First Base Options we like include Freddie Freeman (if you are not going with Strasburg), Chris Davis and Marwin Gonzalez.
Ian Kinsler, Detroit Tigers: The Tigers second baseman might be one of the more consistent fantasy options at the position in all of baseball. Over his last ten games, Kinsler has delivered at least 12.2 fantasy points in six of those games providing some power, on base success as well as swiping three bases.
Other Second Base Options we like include Brandon Phillips (Monitor Lineups), Jose Altuve and Ryan Schimpf.
Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays: We expect this to be a very popular fantasy option at third base tonight based on the success Longoria has had against C.C. Sabathia in his career. In 67 career at bats, the Rays third baseman is hitting .388 against the Yankees lefty with six career home runs to go with a .494 on base percentage.
Other Third Base Options we like include Jonathan Villar, Manny Machado and Jose Ramirez.
Chris Owings, Arizona Diamondbacks: While we love a few of the top fantasy options at the position, Owings will provide us all with some salary cap relief. The Diamondbacks short stop is currently riding a hot bat picking up three hits in back to back games while posting at least 15 fantasy points in four straight ball games.
Other Short Stop Options we like include Orlando Arcia, Carlos Correa and Troy Tulowitzki.
George Springer, Houston Astros: Looking to ride the hot bat landed us with the Astros outfielder. Springer is currently riding a five game hitting streak picking up nine hits in 23 at bats including five doubles, one home run while knocking in eight runs.
Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers: For us the Brewers will be a great fantasy team to build around hitting at a hitter friendly Miller Park against Homer Bailey who has struggled in his two outings this season. Add in the fact Braun has .353 against the Reds starter with six extra base hits including two of those hits going for home runs.
Jurikson Profar, Texas Rangers: Looking for players that sit under the $3k mark landed us wit the Rangers outfielder. Profar has been a solid fantasy option of late picking up 12.2, 6.2, 12.2 and 16 fantasy points over his last four games. The former top prospect should be giving all the opportunities down the stretch to play into an everyday outfielder for the Rangers while giving him a chance to produce at the plate.
Other Outfielder Options we like include Bryce Harper, Jay Bruce, Melvin Upton, Michael Bourn, Jayson Werth, Billy Hamilton and Hyun Soo Kim.