The MLB action is thin tonight with only eight teams in action for FanDuel owners to cash in on. This delivers just a hand full of options on the mound tonight, as most daily fantasy owners will look to use one of the top two options. Those options feature Corey Kluber for the Cleveland Indians and Jon Lester for the Chicago Cubs.
Now for daily fantasy owners looking to cash it in on 50/50 and H2H type contests we suggest going with those two options as both have been very consistent. Kluber has turned in at least 36 fantasy points in five straight starters including three of those contests going over the 53 point mark. Lester on the other hand has six games with at least 32 fantasy points over his last nine starts
In tournament style contests such as the $100k Thursday MLB Squeeze on FanDuel we suggest looking at one of the cheaper options who could reward you with a big time fantasy performance. One of those options that might go under the radar is Jhoulys Chacin who will make his first start since July 1st after being demoted to the bullpen.
Here is the rest of the MLB options we like tonight on FanDuel to build our MLB lineup around.
MLB FanDuel Advice – Thursday August 11th, 2016
Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians: The Indians starter will look to continue his success against the Angels tonight at home. Back on June 10th, Kluber went the distance in a 6-2 Indians win against this same Angels lineup. In that contest, Kluber allowed just three hits, two earned runs while striking out eight Angels.
Fantasy Sleeper Option: Jhoulys Chacin
Sandy Leon, Boston Red Sox: The fantasy options are limited behind the plate with Leon being one of the top options available. The Red Sox catcher is five for his last 12 with one triple, one home runs while posting double digit fantasy numbers in three of the four games.
Other Catcher Options we like include Gary Sanchez and Willson Contreras.
Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs: Rizzo is a solid fantasy option tonight as he has picked up two career home runs to go along with six runs batted in for his career against Carlos Martinez. Along with that the Cubs first baseman has picked up at least one hit in six straight games.
Other First Base Options we like include Eric Hosmer and Jose Abreu.
Raul Mondesi, Kansas City Royals: Mondesi is a great fantasy option for a fantasy owner looking to save a few bucks tonight. That being said we strongly suggest monitoring the lineups as they are posted today. Prior to posting zero fantasy points in his last game, Mondesi had posted games of 9, 18.7 and 18.7 in the three previous contest.
Other Second Base Options we like include Ben Zobrist and Starlin Castro.
Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Indians: We are going to ride the hot swinging bat of Ramirez tonight against the Angels (unless Chacin is your starter). The Indians third base man has turned in three straight solid fantasy performances (18.2, 25.2 and 21.5) over his last three games while posting double digit fantasy performances in seven of his last ten.
Other Third Base Options we like include Travis Shaw and Jefry Marte.
Johnny Peralta, St. Louis Cardinals: Peralta is a great option tonight as long as you are not riding Lester on the mound. The Cardinals infielder has had his success against the Cubs starter picking up 10 hits in 40 career at bats with three home runs.
Other Short Stop Options we like include Xander Bogaerts and Alcides Escobar.
Jacoby Ellsbury, New York Yankees: Ellsbury is one of those options you just have to ride based on his pass success against Eduardo Rodriguez. In 14 career at bats, the Yankees outfielder has five hits with two of those going for home runs.
Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox: We suggest riding the Red Sox rookie outfielder as he salary continues to stay below the $3k mark. Over his last three games, Benintendi has seven hits in 11 at bats with one double, four runs batted in and four runs scored while even posting a stolen base.
Paulo Orlando, Kansas City Royals: The Royals outfielder is currently riding a six game hitting streak. In that stretch, Orlando has posted at least two hits in five of those contests while posting no fewer than nine fantasy points in that stretch.
Other Outfielder Options we like include Tyler Naquin, Adam Eaton, J.B. Schuck and Dexter Fowler.