The Mid-Week Special has arrived as we look to bounce back on FanDuel tonight. This comes after an interesting Tuesday were we saw star powers like Mike Trout and Jake Lamb both get the night off before making pinch hit appearances late in the game to go along with Russell Martin in Toronto. Hopefully that won’t be the case tonight and that you all were able to catch it before it was to late last night.
Despite a heavy MLB lineup the options will be thin tonight as a handful of games are slated to get underway in the afternoon. That being said we do have a few solid options including at the starting pitcher slot that features Johnny Cueto headlining the bunch.
Heading into tonight Cueto has been solid for fantasy owners posting at least 33 fantasy points in all but one of his last ten starts. In that stretch the San Francisco Giants starter has posted four games between 40-50 fantasy points, three games with between 54-60 fantasy points and one game with 60 fantasy points. One of those 42 point fantasy performances came against the same Colorado Rockies team that he will face off against tonight but at a pitchers ball park.
The other starter we really like tonight is Micheal Pineda for the Chicago White Sox. Only concern we have with him is a chance of rain in the forecast could force a short outing or a postponement. The New York Yankees starter has posted at least 34 fantasy points in six straight starts while the team managed to only help him pick up one win in that stretch. If the Yankees could get him some more run support his fantasy numbers would be higher!
Look to build around these two starters tonight on FanDuel.
FanDuel Hitters We Like On Wednesday July 6th, 2016
Troy Tulowitzki, Toronto Blue Jays: The Blue Jays short stop is coming off his third 20 plus fantasy performance over his last four games. Tonight he will face off against Ian Kennedy of the Kansas City Royals who he has some solid success against. In 31 career at bats Tulowitzki has five extra base hits including three of those going for home runs.
C.J. Cron, Los Angeles Angels: We are looking at Cron as one of those hot rides you just have to roll with. The Angels outfielder has posted three games with at least four runs batted in over his last five games. Along with the rbi’s, Cron has five home runs and eight runs scored in that same stretch.
FanDuel Pitchers We Like On Wednesday July 6th, 2016
Wade LeBlanc, Seattle Mariners: Since arriving to the Mariners, LeBlanc has been solid in both of his outings this year. In his two starts the Mariners starter has gone six innings in each outing while picking up 27 and 39 fantasy points. Now we still like Cueto and Pineda on a higher side but LeBlanc is a great fantasy option at just $6,500.
FanDuel Fantasy Sleepers We Like on Wednesday July 6th, 2016
Colin Rea, San Diego Padres: Now Rea is an interesting option tonight after posting at least 34 fantasy points in three straight starts. While we still like the options above he will provide you a chance to stack the lineup with some additional fire power at the plate if you would like.
The Stack List for Wednesday July 6th, 2016
Troy Tulowitzki/Josh Donaldson/Edwin Encarnacion: The Blue Jays are one of those teams that we could stack each night along with teams like the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles. Tonight they will have a chance to face off against Kennedy who has allowed the third most home runs in all of baseball at 20.
Logan Morrison/Evan Longoria/Brandon Guyer: Much like the Blue Jays stack this is simply based on the face that Jered Weaver has struggled at keeping the ball in the yard. In his career Longoria has picked up four extra base hits in 23 career at bats against the Angels starter.
SP – Johnny Cueto ($10,800) – Michael Pineda ($9,100)
C – Russell Martin ($2,600) – Sandy Leon ($2,700)
1B – Edwin Encarnacion ($4,500)
2B – Johnny Giavotella ($2,500)
3B – Travis Shaw ($2,900)
SS – Troy Tulowitzki ($3,300)
OF – Brandon Guyer ($2,700)
OF – Andrew McCutchen ($2,800)
OF – Matt Holliday ($2,800)
Swinging For The Big Pay Day Lineup
SP – Wade LeBlanc ($6,500)
C – Brian McCann ($3,800)
1B – Paul Goldschmidt ($4,600) – Edwin Encarnacion ($4,500)
2B – Robinson Cano ($3,300)
3B – Josh Donaldson ($4,200) – Evan Longoria ($3,400)
SS – Alexei Ramirez ($2,300) – Troy Tulowitzki ($3,300)
OF – Michael Bourn ($2,200)
OF – Mike Trout ($4,100)
OF – Michael Saunders ($3,400) – Nelson Cruz ($3,900)