The weekend has finally arrived as we take a look at which fantasy players are worth a look on Saturday and Sunday. While we expect to release our FanDuel daily lineups this is an overall daily fantasy cheat sheet to help you build your rosters on other sites as well including DraftKings.
As we start to take a look around the weekend action the first place we want to get started is in Miami. Yes we will have a chance to see Giancarlo Stanton, Adam Jones and even Chris Davis but that isn’t why we want to see Saturday’s contest. The reason is Mike Wright will be making his second career start after going 7.1 scoreless innings in his debut. We also expect Wright’s salary to be fairly cheap on most of the daily fantasy sites providing you with some salary cap relief.
Now here is a look at some key fantasy options to use on Saturday May 23rd, 2015.
Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox: Sale and the White Sox will be taking on Central Division rivals the Minnesota Twins. The Twins lineup is batting just .283 off of Sale for their career with only four home runs in 173 career at bats. After struggling in back to back starts including a game against the Twins, Sale has bounced back with 35 fantasy points in his last two outings.
Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners: The Mariners second baseman has not quite lived up to the power potential he displayed with the New York Yankees. That being said his fantasy value is solid for his matchup with Mark Buerhle and the Toronto Blue Jays. Cano is hitting .310 off of the Blue Jays starter with three career home runs and 11 runs batted in.
Andre Ethier, Los Angeles Dodgers: Ethier is another great fantasy option based on his career numbers off of Ian Kennedy. In 36 career at bats, Ethier has picked up 14 this including three home runs and seven runs batted in.
FanDuel Bargain Play – Willie Bloomquist, Seattle Mariners: While Bloomquist so some at bats on Thursday after everyday third baseman Kyle Seager was tossed. We expect to see him in the lineup again on Saturday. Bloomquist is batting .455 off of Buehrle in 44 career at bats with nine extra base hits.
A.J. Burnett, Pittsburgh Pirates: Looking for a mid tier starter on Saturday could be a perfect slot for Burnett. The Pirates are taking on a New York Mets team that has managed to score just 14 runs over their past five games and three or fewer runs in six of their last 10 games.
Other fantasy plays for Saturday May 23rd include Adam Jones, Shelby Miller, Kris Bryant, Jimmy Paredes and Evan Longoria.
Here is a look at some of the top fantasy plays for Sunday May 24th, 2015.
Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers: Cabrera is nearly a must start every night of the week. That being said he needs to be in your lineup on Sunday as he is hitting .359 off of projected starter Roberto Hernandez with three home runs in 39 career at bats.
FanDuel Bargain Play – Darrin Ruf, Philadelphia Phillies: Ruf is a cheap fantasy play at around $2,400 on Sunday. Ruf has six career hits off of Gio Gonzalez in 18 career at bats including two home runs.
Sonny Gray, Oakland A’s: Gray is one of the top options on the mound on Sunday going up against the Tampa Bay Rays. Ray has been solid over his last six outings posting double digits in five straight before his single digit performance in his last outing.
Kyle Gibson, Minnesota Twins: While we think Gray will throw another solid game on Sunday Gibson is another option. The Twins starter has pitched to a 3-3 record on the season with a 2.98 earned run average. In his first outing against the Chicago White Sox this season Gibson picked up 16 fantasy points as he picked up the win to go along with four strikeouts.
Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals: Harper has been one of the best hitters in all of baseball. That won’t be no different on Sunday as the Nationals take on Aaron Harang and the Phillies. Harang has been excellent this season but he has struggled against Nationals hitters in his career allowing them to hit .301 with six home runs in 146 career at bats.
Other top fantasy plays for Sunday May 24th include Troy Tulowitzki, Adrian Gonzaelz, Garret Jones, Ben Revere, Ichiro Suzuki, Johnny Cueto and Howie Kendrick.