The daily fantasy action tonight on FanDuel will revolve around a solid list of top tier fantasy starters. At the top of that list sits Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers as he will take the mound at home against the New York Mets on Thursday May 12th, 2016.
When you look at Kershaw he has been brilliant as always this season for his fantasy owners turning in at least 33 fantasy points in seven straight games. That run includes fantasy performances of 33, 36, 45, 51, 57, 60 and 81 on the year. At home the Dodgers ace has turned in performances of at least 51 fantasy points in three of his four starts.
Now along with Kershaw the other top tier names on the mound tonight include Zack Greinke, Johnny Cueto, Dallas Keuchel, David Price and Adam Wainwright. While not all of these stars have lived up to their past success they all have the talent to turn in a big game at any giving time this season.
While these top tier starters can carry the load on the mound we will also need some bats top round out our lineup. This includes considering a few MLB Fantasy Stacks that can help carry the load. Yesterdays big stack consisted of Adam Jones, Mark Trumbo and Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles in the early slate. The three combined to go 10 for 15 with four home runs and nine runs batted in to rack up 125.9 fantasy points.
Here are a few MLB Fantasy Stacks we like tonight:
Adam Jones/Manny Machado/Jonathan Schoop (Schoop & Jones are bargains)
Victor Martinez/Justin Upton/Miguel Cabrera (31 for 97 with 7 home runs)
Yadier Molina/Brandon Moss/Matt Carpenter (averaged 46.7 per game over last 3)
That being said here is our MLB FanDuel Lineup for Thursday May 12th, 2016.
SP – Clayton Kershaw ($12,500): We just can’t pass up on the top fantasy starter of the night at home in a pitcher friendly ball park. If your looking for a deep fantasy sleeper consider going with Aaron Blair against the Philadelphia Phillies and a mid tier option of Jimmy Nelson.
C – Christian Bethancourt ($2,200): Before slotting the San Diego Padres catcher in your lineup we suggest monitoring the lineups as he typically doesn’t get to play everyday. That being said he has been red hot picking up home runs in the last two games while posting at least 21 fantasy points in three of his last five games. If he doesn’t see the field tonight consider going with Victor Martinez or Matt Wieters if you don’t go with the Baltimore Orioles stack.
1B – Freddie Freeman ($3,000): The Atlanta Braves first baseman is finally starting to swing a hot bat. Entering tonight, Freeman has hit home runs in three of his last four games while posting at least 21 fantasy points in those three contests.
2B – Jonathan Schoop ($2,200): The Baltimore Orioles return home to the hitter friendly Camden Yards tonight. Schoop had provided his fantasy owners with at least six fantasy points in seven of his last eight home games.
3B – Manny Machado ($4,300): We could have easily built our entire team around the power hitting Baltimoer Orioles lineup. In the end, Machado is riding a five game hitting streak with three multi hit gams over that time frame making him a great fantasy option at home tonight.
SS – Nick Ahmed ($2,100): Ahmed is just what a lineup built around a top tier expensive starter needed. The Arizona Diamondbacks short stop has posted back to back 15.7 fantasy performances giving us a nice FanDuel Bargain tonight.
OF – Adam Jones ($2,600): The time is now to capitalize on Jones before his price tag continues to go up. The Orioles outfielder had many wondering if he might be hurt but after hitting two long home runs in Minnesota should put those talks to bed.
OF – J.D. Martinez ($3,300): Tonight Martinez and the Detroit Tigers get to face off against the Orioles with Ubaldo Jimenez on the mound. Now this is a gamble play as Jimenez is a pitcher who could put together a brilliant starter but he has shown his ability to give up the long ball as well.
OF – Carlos Beltran ($2,800): The New York Yankees veteran has been hot of late for his fantasy owners picking up three home runs over his last three games while posting double digit fantasy performances in four of his last five games. If you go cheap on the mound you could consider going with Ryan Braun or Mike Trout.