The MLB schedule is heavy on Tuesday Night delivering FanDuel owners a ton of difficult decisions to make. The biggest of those decisions will revolve around the extensive list of top tier options taking to the hill.
That list includes the Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw who delivered a brilliant 78 point fantasy performance in his last outing back on May 12th, 2016 against the New York Mets. Overall the Dodgers ace has been brilliant over the past month striking out at least 10 batters in five straight outings while picking up wins in three of those starts.
Following Kershaw on the list of starting pitching list is Madison Bumgarner who will be looking to lead his San Francisco Giants to a lead over division rivals the San Diego Padres. That being said Bumgarner hasn’t been as solid failing to top 58 fantasy points in any of his starts this season.
Now typically those two options would make any daily fantasy owners dreams come true but the options continue to come. The other options on Tuesday Night include Noah Syndergaard for the New York Mets, Max Scherzer for the Washington Nationals, Cole Hamels for the Texas Rangers, Zack Greinke for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chris Archer for the Tampa Bay Rays.
In the end we could have easily gone with Kershaw against the Los Angeles Angels but we couldn’t pass up going with Bumgarner against the San Diego Padres. Now if your looking for more of a gamble style play to take home some big time cash in tournament action you could turn to Mike Pelfrey for the Detroit Tigers going up against the Minnesota Twins.
Here is our MLB FanDuel Lineup for Tuesday May 17th, 2016.
SP – Madison Bumgarner ($12,100): Bumgarner has the better of the matchups ging up against a Padres team that ranks 28th in team OPS, 22nd in RBI’s and 28th in Batting Average. Look to Kyle Hendricks (Chicago Cubs) for a cheaper play and Pelfrey for a Sleeper option.
C – Matt Wieters ($2,200): After spending heavy on a top tier fantasy starter that leaves us very little wiggle room to find a few more studs. In the end we liked the catcher position to find some solid value and the Baltimore Orioles catcher fits the bill playing at home at Camden Yards.
1B – Freddi Freeman ($3,300): How could we pass up Freeman on Tuesday Night? The Atlanta Braves second baseman is six for 12 in his career with four home runs and nine runs batted in against Juan Nicasio for his career.
2B – Kolten Wong ($2,400): Entering Tuesday Night, the St. Louis Cardinals second baseman is riding a four game hitting streak while posting double digit fantasy numbers in two of those outings. The other option we love if you can move around the salary is Jonathan Schoop who has turned in two fantasy performances over 20 in his last four games and three of his last seven games.
3B – Kris Bryant ($4,300): We also like Josh Donaldson at home but we couldn’t pass up Bryant at Millers Park. The Cubs third baseman has five double digit fantasy performances over his last eight games.
SS – Adeiny Hechavarria ($2,300): Looking for hot fantasy options landed us with the Miami Marlins short stop. Entering Monday Night, Hechavarria had put together back to back double digit fantasy outings while going five for eight in those contests.
OF – Carlos Gonzalez ($3,300): While we would really love Gonzalez to be at home at Coors Field we still love his fantasy value on Tuesday Night. For his career the Rockies outfielder is six for 12 off of Jaime Garcia with one home run.
OF – Desmond Jennings ($2,200): We debated sticking with all players in the $3k range after going with a few fantasy bargains. In the end we elected to go with Jennings on Tuesday Night against the Toronto Blue Jays while hitting in a hitter friendly Rogers Centre.
OF – Nolan Reimold ($2,700): Now we love to look at the Baltimore Orioles when they are at home. Now that being said we suggest monitoring the lineup to ensure Reimold is in it but we expect him to be as the Seattle Mariners are sending a left hander to the hill. The Orioles outfielder is batting .340 in a limited role this season with three home runs.