The 2016 MLB schedule is in full force on Tuesday June 7th as daily fantasy baseball owners will have a heavy load of options as all 30 teams are in action. While we typically get a chance over the weekend to take advantage of this it doesn’t happen very often during the work week.
For that reason we will look to capitalize on Tuesday Night on those options while cashing in on FanDuel. Now as we start to look at the slate of games the list of top tier options on the mound is not as deep as we would have liked it to be but we can find a few options to anchor our rotation.
At the top of that list is Zack Greinke for the Arizona Diamondbacks as he will look to lead his team to a win at home over the Tampa Bay Rays. The Diamondbacks right hander has been solid of late for fantasy owners as he has turned in fantasy outings of 45, 54 and 66 over his last four games while the one disappointing outing yielded just 24 fantasy points.
Meanwhile while we love to build our lineups around the starting pitcher slot we also love a few options at the plate. One of those options is Carloz Gonzalez for the Colorado Rockies despite the fact the team is on the road. The Rockies outfielder has hit home runs in seven of his last ten games while picking up at least one run driven in in eight of those contests.
FanDuel Hitters We Like On Tuesday Night
Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals: The Royals first baseman has cooled off over his last five games failing to produce double digit fantasy totals in those contest. That being said that drought could come to an end tomorrow night as he has a very favorable matchup against Ubaldo Jimenez of the Baltimore Orioles. Entering this contest, Hosmer is 10 for 29 in his career against the Orioles starter with two home runs.
Jay Bruce, Cincinnti Reds: Sometimes it is to hard to pass up a player who is red hot and that is the case with the Reds outfielder. Bruce enters this game with hits in eight of his last ten games including home runs in five of those contests. That success has yielded at least 12 fantasy points in all but three of those games while five of those double digit performances have gone for at least 21.7 fantasy points.
FanDuel Pitchers We Like On Tuesday Night
Colin Rea, San Diego Padres: While we wouldn’t suggest Rae for fantasy owners in 50/50 leagues or head to head matchups we do like him as a deep fantasy sleeper in tournament play. Rae has a very favorable fantasy matchup against an Atlanta Braves team that ranks near the bottom of the league in basically every offensive statistic.
Kyle Hendricks, Chicago Cubs: While we like Greinke we also like the Chicago Cubs starter. Entering Tuesday Night, Hendricks has yielded back to back games with at least 48 fantasy points and will have one of the better fantasy matchups against the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday Night.
The Stack List:
Eric Hosmer/ Kendrys Morales/ Lorenzo Cain, Kansas City Royals: You just never know which Ubaldo Jimenez you might get so stacking the Royals lineup against him makes perfect sense. These three have combined to hit five home runs off of him while picking up 22 hits in 64 career at bats.
Mike Trout/ Albert Pujols/ Carlos Perez, Los Angeles Angels: Looking at the top home run hitting ball parks around Major League Baseball landed us with Yankee Stadium where the Los Angeles Angels will be taking on the New York Yankees. While we could have stacked a few Yankees together as well we like Trout and Pujols in this stadium.
SP – Kyle Hendricks ($8,500)
C – Welington Castillo ($2,700) Or Chris Merrmann ($2,700): Whoever starts
1B – Eric Hosmer ($3,500)
2B – Scooter Gennett ($2,900)
3B – Kris Bryant ($3,800)
SS – Alcides Escobar ($2,700)
OF – Lorenzo Cain ($3,100)
OF – Mike Trout ($4,300
OF – Jay Bruce ($3,500)
Swinging For The Big Pay Day Lineup
SP – Colin Rea ($5,300)
C – Stephen Vogt ($3,100)
1B – Albert Pujols ($3,500)
2B – Jonathan Schoop ($3,000)
3B – Josh Donaldson ($4,000)
SS – Aledmys Diaz ($3,300)
OF – Bryce Harper ($4,000)
OF – Jose Bautista ($4,500)
OF – Ryan Braun ($4,100)