Plan of Attack: DFS Picks and Advice for 9/13

Quite an odd slate on this Sunday packed with full of sports. On FanDuel, the main slate is 11-games, while DraftKings is only an eight-game slate. The drastic difference in the total number of games and point scoring systems will make it a little more challenging to narrow down the focus. Fear not, plenty of useful insights await to help you navigate to victory.

This is the Plan of Attack. We’re here to provide advice and recommendations to help you build successful daily fantasy lineups. We’ll be loosely guided by the tenants of our DFS Manifesto – namely, a single lineup build designed to improve your enjoyment of the game while giving you a chance to beat the rake.

For clarity, when I reference “value,” I’m referring to projected points divided by cost.

 

1. The RotoFanatical Challenge

We are hosting a daily 20-entry, $2 contest on DraftKings. It’s an excellent low-cost testing ground against fellow RotoFanatic fans. A level playing field is always lovely. Today’s 8-game slate begins at 12:05 pm ET. Reserve your spot for the contest.

 

2. Weather and Park Factors

The weather could play a factor in a couple of games this afternoon. The games start early on, so monitor closer to game time to avoid the dreaded PPD lockout. Don’t let the percentages scare you too much; both these games are likely playable.

  • CLE @ MIN 40% chance of precipitation, cloudy at game time
  • DET @ CWS 35% chance of precipitation, possible drizzle at game time

 

The park that will be driving the build today is Yankees Stadium. Let’s start with the Park Factor Racks; due to the short dimensions in RF, the stadium plays perfectly for left-handed pull hitters and right-handed hitters that can go opposite field. Please take a glance at RF and RCF; it’s quite green and ranks out nearly as well as Coors Field. The focus needs to be hitters that drive the ball to that part of the park today.

 

Check out our park factors HERE.

 

3. Building Block Bats

Yankees(vs. BAL) Stack:

Luke Voit ($6000 DK, $5000 FD)
DJ LeMahieu ($5400 DK, $4500 FD)
Clint Frazier ($4400 DK, $3300 FD)
Aaron Hicks ($4100 DK, $3300 FD)

The stack of the day is the New York Yankees, and for several reasons. First, like we touched on in the park factors section, all these hitters like to go opposite field on fly balls-Voit to a lesser extent because he pulls so many deep fly balls to LF. DJ LeMahieu has a knack to drinking a fly ball over the short fences in RF.

There is a great chance this will be the first four hitters in a Yankees lineup that faces southpaw John Means. Means isn’t fooling anyone this year and given up eight home runs to RHH in only 26 innings pitched. His 10.3 K-BB% and 6.58 ERA with 8.39 FIP vs. RHH are signs that point to a high-scoring affair for the pinstripers.

 

Also consider: Toronto Blue Jays Stack(Randal Grichuk, Bo Bichette, Lourdes Gurriel Jr)  *FanDuel only

 

Unlikely heroes:

Salvador Perez vs. PIT ($4300 DK, $2500 FD)
Adalberto Mondesi vs. PIT ($3100 DK, $2800 FD)

Sure, neither of these guys walk at all, but they can hit a ton. Salvador Perez is back after a lengthy IL stint and is the eighth-highest priced catcher on the slate. His absence can save you about $500, and the production is likely the same as Grandal or McCann. Perez already has four hits in his two games back, including a pair of doubles. Catcher is always a position I tend to look for value and not pay upon unless the slate dictates it.

Mondesi makes his way back into the Unlikely Heroes section for the second day in a row. He has earned every bit of it with his white-hot streak. Mondesi is slashing .300/.364/.625 with a .989 OPS in September. In 40 at-bats, he has mashed four home runs and swiped eight bases. WOW! Shortstop is incredibly deep, so paying down and getting this high of production puts you way ahead of the game.

Also consider: Bobby Dalbec, Randy Arozarena

 

4. Pitchers

“Safe” Picks: 

Max Scherzer vs. ATL (FD $11000 only)

Scherzer is by far the most expensive pitcher on the slate, and the only real ace available. He is doing the usual Scherzer things(24.1 K-BB% with a 34% ground ball rate). The 3.40 ERA comes with a 3.07 FIP and 3.46 xFIP that suggests he is about where he should be. When it comes to pitching on FanDuel, we want to focus on strikeouts and the likelihood of throwing the win. Scherzer faces the Atlanta Braves, who have been mashing home runs lately. His opposing pitcher is Kyle Wright, so the Nationals are the favorite to win the game. His statcast slider should tell the tale of what to expect on his day: as a result, high whiff and K% means strikeouts are coming, and pink across the board will lead to a lower scoring game for the Braves.

Also Consider: Lance Lynn *FanDuel Only

 

Value Targets: 

Triston McKenzie @ MIN (DK $8100, FD $9400)

McKenzie is a more formidable player to place, and some of that depends on the site. On FanDuel, he is the third most expensive pitcher, and on DraftKings, between Michael Pineda and Carlos Martinez-neither of those players are safe or a value. I would put him as the top play for DraftKings because there is several pitchers take McKenzie ahead of. In FanDuel, he is fair play, but Id likely pay down for a different pitcher because you only have to start one. Phew, that was a mess!

McKenzie has the highest K% on the slate and only a 6.6% walk rate. That is impressive control for such a young pitcher with very few innings pitched under his belt. His 27.6 K-BB% with 46.7% ground ball rate puts him in elite company. He faces off against the Twins, who have been a better team since the return of Josh Donaldson and sport a 130 wRC+ in the last two weeks.

Safe pitcher? Not exactly. Value pitcher? No, kind of costs too much for that. Like I said, it’s an odd slate, but McKenzie definitely should be in consideration for your build.

 

Sixto Sanchez vs. PHI (DK $6200 only)

Sixto is a missile thrower with two electric fastballs that top out at 98 and 96-mph. He heavily utilizes a changeup to keep the hitters timing off and then drops the breaking balls to high whiff rates. He looks like a youngster ahead of the curve on the mound. His 1.80 ERA comes with a 3.11 FIP and 3.04 xFIP that suggest a little bit of regression coming his way, but still elite skills. The ground ball rate is 59.1%, is way above-average as well.

The Phillies face off against Sixto this afternoon and have been struggling against right-handed pitching. They have a .307 wOBA and a 23.4% strikeout rate in the last 14 days. While that does come with a 10.4% walk rate, the Phillies are 12% worse than the league average in terms of wRC+.

Also Consider: Brad Keller vs. PIT, Frankie Montas @ TEX *FanDuel only

 

5. Connectors

Connectors are cheap guys who offer a tangible upside and enable you to explore top-heavy builds. FanDuel offers an embarrassing quantity of these players (their pricing model is drunk), so I’ll focus on DraftKings first and foremost.

 

Shogo Akiyama @ STL ($2100 DK, $2300 FD)

Shogo is showing some life as of late, mainly against right-handed pitching. In his previous ten games, he is sporting a .906 OPS and .517 OBP. He is more of an on-base, table-setter that needs someone to drive him in to help his production. The excellent news for Akiyama is he is facing Carlos Martinez, who is struggling on the bump.

 

DJ Stewart @ NYY ($2400 DK, $2800 FD)

Stewart has become taken on a cult following after his eruption back into the MLB. He put up six home runs in just as many games with next to no salary cost. If you’re looking for lightning in a bottle, Stewart could do it again. He faces off against JA Happ with the short RF fences in Yankees Stadium.

Also Consider: Edward Olivares

Plan of Attack: DFS Picks and Advice for 9/12

The Saturday slate is nine-games that got even smaller with the recent postponement news. After wiping away Dinelson Lamet and Kevin Gausman, were left with a lot of suspect pitching. The lineup construction should focus on selecting matchup-based arms, rostering immense talent in the Rocky region, and filling the gaps with connecting pieces that can explode. Good Luck!

This is the Plan of Attack. We’re here to provide advice and recommendations to help you build successful daily fantasy lineups. We’ll be loosely guided by the tenants of our DFS Manifesto – namely, a single lineup build designed to improve your enjoyment of the game while giving you a chance to beat the rake.

For clarity, when I reference “value,” I’m referring to projected points divided by cost.

 

1. The RotoFanatical Challenge

We are hosting a daily 20-entry, $3 contest on DraftKings. It’s an excellent low-cost testing ground against fellow RotoFanatic fans. A level playing field is always lovely. Today’s 9-game slate begins at 6:05 pm ET. Reserve your spot for the contest.

 

2. Weather and Park Factors

Rain is playing a significant factor in crafting a winning lineup. CLE@MIN will be a problem as the chances of rain are at 40% with overcast clouds all afternoon. DET@CWS is also showing a significant likelihood of rain at 24%. Notable pitchers that would be affected: Zach Plesac and Rich Hill.

Take a moment to glance down at the Park Factor rank of Coors Field. Across the board, its the leader in nearly every offensive category. What does this tell us? You need to target Coors Field whenever a game is played. The game last night was capped off by a Charlie Blackmon grand slam and featured a bevy of terrific hitter to select.

Check out our park factors HERE.

 

3. Building Block Bats

Elite values:

Mike Trout @ COL ($6000 DK, $5000 FD)
Anthony Rendon @ COL ($5400 DK, $4500 FD)

As mentioned in the Park Factors section, Coors Fied is the number one place for nearly every offensive category. So naturally, the target should be to grab hitters from there. Today’s selection is the two MVP-caliber talents of Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon. It seems trivial to spout off impressive stats, so we will keep it short and sweet here. These are two dynamic bats that you want to get into the lineup, especially since pitching is very weak on the slate.

The matchup is against Kyle Freeland, who on paper looks like a decent pitcher. He has a 3.60 ERA comes with a 4.35 FIP and 4.16 xFIP, so maybe a little lucky. The significant factor, again, is Coors Field. Freeland is a much better pitcher on the road than at home.

  • Home Stats – 5 Games, 26.0 IP, 13 Earned Runs, 12:5 K/BB, 1.58 WHIP
  • Away Stats – 4 Games, 24.0 IP, 7 Earned Runs, 22:9 K/BB, 1.13 WHIP

 

Also consider: Dylan Moore, Jose Abreu

 

Unlikely heroes:

Jeimer Candelario @ CWS ($3900 DK, $3000 FD)
Jonathan Schoop @ CWS ($4300 DK, $3000 FD)

It’s a mini-stack as these Unlikely Heroes look to take advantage of the return of Reynaldo Lopez. Its been a rough go this year as the command has been all over the place, and the strikeouts haven’t taken the next step. Lopez has a 3.9% K-BB rate(throw up emoji) with an 8.38 ERA. The ERA is slightly inflated, as shown by the 7.95 FIP and 6.54 xFIP, but those numbers are equally putrid.

Detroit has been a haven for values on the DFS season. Candelario is having a terrific under-the-radar season, as shown by his .327 batting average with seven HRs and 54 runs+RBI. The numbers are all backed up by the underlying metrics as well.

  • 81st percentile in xBA
  • 73rd percentile in Barrel%
  • 72nd percentile in xwOBA
  • 80th percentile in Hard Hit%

Schoop is similar to Candelario in regard to the productive season. He boasts a .283 batting average with eight HRs and 49 runs+RBI and a .814 OPS. His success does not have as many sexy underlying numbers but has been very successful against RHP this year. When facing a right-handed pitcher, Schoop is 25% better than league-average and has a .205 ISO.

Adalberto Mondesi vs. PIT ($2800 DK, $3000 FD)

Throw away Mondesi’s year-long stats; he has been a different player since the calendar flipped to September. Could it be health-related, or is he finally breaking out? I am not 100% sure either, but maybe Dave Funnell will feature him in his next weeks “We’re Going Streaking” articles. Never the less, The production has been off the charts and, at his price, needs to be rostered. In September, he is sporting a .286/.359/.571 slash with a .930 OPS. The struggle for Mondesi has always been the lack of plate discipline, but he has a 3:1 K/BB rate in September. Baby steps.

Also consider: David Dahl, Ke’Bryan Hayes,

 

4. Pitchers

“Safe” Picks: 

Zac Gallen vs. SEA (DK $10000, FD $10800)

Without a doubt, Gallen is the top-talent on the slate today-though he is not priced that far ahead of many others. This reason is going to make his roster percentage too high or chalky. How safe is safe? Well, let’s consider that Gallen’s last game out was the first time giving up more than three earned runs in a start since his arrival in 2019. There is plenty of significant factors to make Gallen the top pitcher. He has a 20.0% K-BB rate and is getting batters to hit ground balls 45.9% of the time. His 3.46 FIP and 3.64 xFIP suggest that his 2.29 ERA has been a little lucky, but those numbers are still elite for the slate. His matchup against Seattle is a solid one as well. Against RHP, they are a very average offense that strikes out 22% of the time and has a 103 wRC+.

Also Consider: Kyle Hendricks

 

Value Targets: 

Zach Plesac @ MIN (DK $8000, FD $10200)

Plesac is a steal on DraftKings today and should be played there. Like Gallen, Plesac is more than capable of putting up elite-level production as well. Plesac almost found his way into the SAFE section as well, if not for the $2K savings on DraftKings. Why the difference in pricing between sites? FanDuel gives more points for pitchers that win the game, and Plesac has a great chance of that today. He has won his previous three games and left each game with a quality start. Plesac has an insanely low walk rate at only 1.6%, with a 27.0% strikeout rate. Keeping runners off the basepaths is a massive reason he sports a 1.32 ERA with a 2.90 FIP. Keep an eye on that Midwest weather; otherwise, Plesac is quite an excellent DK value.

 

Justus Sheffield @ ARI (DK $7700, FD $8600)

Let’s start with the matchup for Sheffield. He squares off against the Arizona Diamondbacks, who are a last-place team sputtering to the finish line. Against LHP, they are 39% worse than league-average and carry a .217/.280/.325 slash line on the season. A .266 wOBA and .108 ISO suggests they are not hitting the ball well either, and Sheffield won’t have to worry about giving up any long balls today.

In 37.1 innings pitched on the season, Sheffield has a 4.34 ERA, which is a little unlucky, as shown by his 3.14 FIP and 4.12 xFIP. Something to keep an eye on is the number of ground balls that Sheffield induces. He has a 48.2% ground ball rate, which is one of the better rates on the slate today. Justus has a 13.8% K-BB rate that would look better if he can keep the walks under control. He is a vice value today that will get a lot of play.

Also Consider: Daniel Hudson, Tejay Antone

 

5. Connectors

Connectors are cheap guys who offer a tangible upside and enable you to explore top-heavy builds. FanDuel offers an embarrassing quantity of these players (their pricing model is drunk), so I’ll focus on DraftKings first and foremost.

 

Edward Olivares vs. PIT ($2300 DK, $2300 FD)

Olivares has been a welcome addition to the Royals. He is slashing .343/.343/.600 with a .943 OPS in his last 35 at-bats. Yeah, he is not a fan of the walk like Mondesi, either. He has 12 hits with two home runs and four total extra-base hits in his last eight games. Sneaky value play again today!

Also Consider: Jordan Luplow, Jo Adell

Plan of Attack: DFS Picks and Advice for 9/11

We have another unusual start time. Tonight, the action begins at 8:05pm ET. That gives us more time to digest those pesky west coast lineups.

This is Plan of Attack. We’re here to provide advice and recommendations to help you build successful daily fantasy lineups. We’ll be loosely guided by the tenants of our DFS Manifesto – namely a single lineup build designed to improve your enjoyment of the game while giving you a chance to beat the rake.

For clarity, when I reference “value,” I’m referring to projected points divided by cost.

 

1. The RotoFanatical Challenge

We are hosting a daily 20-entry, $3 contest on DraftKings. It’s an excellent low-cost testing ground against fellow RotoFanatic fans. A level playing field is always nice. Today’s 10-game slate begins at 8:05pm ET. Reserve your spot for the contest.

 

2. Weather and Park Factors

Kansas City and Minnesota have rain in the forecast – under 50 percent chance in both cases. I’ve noticed this season that these low rain risks – even those around just 10 percent – feel like they’re hitting every single time.

A Coors Field game involving the Angels will draw a lot of attention. Third base in particular is likely to be flooded with Nolan Arenado and Anthony Rendon. Guaranteed Home Run Rate Field and Miller Park are the other big offensive venues to target. Pitcher friendly stadiums like Kauffman Stadium, Marlins Park, and Busch Stadium offer some juice in the opposite direction.

Check out our park factors HERE.

 

3. Building Block Bats

Elite values:

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Plan of Attack: DFS Picks and Advice for 9/10

The main slate kicks off at 6:40pm ET tonight. Note the odd time. It’s only six games deep which gives us some opportunities for unusual plays.

This is Plan of Attack. We’re here to provide advice and recommendations to help you build successful daily fantasy lineups. We’ll be loosely guided by the tenants of our DFS Manifesto – namely a single lineup build designed to improve your enjoyment of the game while giving you a chance to beat the rake.

For clarity, when I reference “value,” I’m referring to projected points divided by cost.

 

1. The RotoFanatical Challenge

We are hosting a daily 20-entry, $3 contest on DraftKings. It’s an excellent low-cost testing ground against fellow RotoFanatic fans. A level playing field is always nice. Today’s six-game slate begins at 6:40pm ET. Reserve your spot for the contest.

 

2. Weather and Park Factors

Weather could greatly affect the action in New York and Chicago. For the Orioles-Yankees game, the threat is persistent light rain. Dailybaseballdata.com characterizes it as light rain and possible drizzle. Normally, teams would play through drizzle. Since it’ll rain for most of the day, they might decide the field is too wet. The Reds and Cubs pitchers will benefit from 17mph gusts blowing in from right field. Once again, at least one source says the wind is blowing out. Make sure you check before firing up Sonny Gray and Adbert Alzolay.

Yankee Stadium is the lone offensive venue, although Petco Park has its moments. Chase Field, Marlins Stadium, and Tropicana Field all depress home runs by around 10 percent.

Check out our park factors HERE.

 

3. Building Block Bats

Elite values:

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Plan of Attack: DFS Picks and Advice for 9/9

Today is a strange Wednesday – strange because there are only 11 games total on a day of the week when usually every team plays. Of the 11, nine are a part of our main slate. Let’s get crackin’.

This is Plan of Attack. We’re here to provide advice and recommendations to help you build successful daily fantasy lineups. We’ll be loosely guided by the tenants of our DFS Manifesto – namely a single lineup build designed to improve your enjoyment of the game while giving you a chance to beat the rake.

For clarity, when I reference “value,” I’m referring to projected points divided by cost.

 

1. The RotoFanatical Challenge

We are hosting a daily 20-entry, $3 contest on DraftKings. It’s an excellent low-cost testing ground against fellow RotoFanatic fans. A level playing field is always nice. Today’s six-game slate begins at 6:05pm ET. Reserve your spot for the contest.

 

2. Weather and Park Factors

Rain shouldn’t be a factor tonight, although there are a few locales with very low risk of pop-up showers. As is always best practice, check a weather service close to game time. Wrigley Field has strong winds today, although I’ve received conflicting reports on the direction – either southwest (in) or northeast (out). Chicago’s wind direction sometimes shifts in the afternoon so pay attention before dusting the chalk off Yu Darvish.

The ballparks skew pitcher friendly with Oracle Park, Oakland Coliseum, and PNC Park among the venues. None of the nine – pending wind at Wrigley – rate as a bonafide hitter’s park.

Check out our park factors HERE.

 

3. Building Block Bats

Elite values:

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Plan of Attack: DFS Picks and Advice for 9/8

Get ready for a nine-game slate with a potential of rain in the forecasts. The pitching looks to be a rich landscape, so build a balanced attack with the bats to help grow the bankroll! There is also an abundance of pricing oddities based on the site you choose to play, so keep an eye out for some values.

This is Plan of Attack. We’re here to provide advice and recommendations to help you build successful daily fantasy lineups. We’ll be loosely guided by the tenants of our DFS Manifesto – namely, a single lineup build designed to improve your enjoyment of the game while giving you a chance to beat the rake.

For clarity, when I reference “value,” I’m referring to projected points divided by cost.

 

1. The RotoFanatical Challenge

We are hosting a daily 20-entry, $3 contest on DraftKings. It’s an excellent low-cost testing ground against fellow RotoFanatic fans. A level playing field is always lovely. Today’s nine-game slate begins at 6:05 pm ET. Reserve your spot for the contest.

 

2. Weather and Park Factors

Rain may play a factor is how many games get played today, specifically in the midwest. There is a 22% chance of precipitation in the MIL@DET showdown at 7:00p EST. As I sit in my house right outside of Chicago, it has been pounding rain all evening, and reports show rain scattered throughout the day. I would recommend trying to steer clear of CIN@CHI, or keep an eye closer to start time.

As far as Park Factors are concerned, there is not a bunch of hitter-friendly parks on the slate today. The majority of the stadiums housing a ballgame today are pitcher-friendly or neutral sites.

Check out our park factors HERE.

 

3. Building Block Bats

Elite values:

Pete Alonso ($4700 DK, $3700 FD)

Pete Alonso shows up as the tenth most expensive first baseman on the slate. That seems criminally low for a lefty-masher with Alonso’s moon shot ability. His season-long sub .800 OPS is not who Alonso is; he is more like his last ten game .904 OPS. Today’s matchup is southpaw, home run-machine, John Means-he has already given up eight home runs in 20 innings pitched. It might be a good day for Alonso to add to that total!

Dylan Moore ($3700 DK, $3000 FD)

Moore hasn’t missed a beat since returning from an IL stint. Since his return, Moore has collected a hit in every outing and put up a massive game last night (27 pts). The statcast slider below shows off so much red, especially for a player with a great matchup against Logan Webb. His salary was usually in the $4K range, so saving that extra $300 can come in handy. Plug him in at that pesky second base position or outfield if needed.

Also consider: Freddie Freeman, Marcel Ozuna, Kyle Seager

 

Unlikely heroes:

Mitch Moreland ($4100 DK, $2900 FD)

This is a bit of a zig when others zag play. Moreland is yet to show off his plate skills for his new squad in San Diego. The recent news of Eric Hosmer’s injury will bump Mitchy Two Bags up the order. Good news for today, he squares off against Chi Chi Gonzalez at home. Moreland has all eight of his home runs off right-handed pitching, and while he has been cold-sits in that productive lineup and will get plenty of chances to produce.

Also consider: Victor Reyes, JD Davis, Kyle Lewis

 

4. Pitchers

“Safe” Picks: 

Walker Buehler (DK $10200, FD $10400)

Buehler is the top-priced arm on the slate but also the safest by a wide margin. Before getting into Buehler’s numbers, let’s take a look at how inefficient the Arizona Diamondbacks have been this season. They have scored the fifth-fewest runs in the MLB, mainly due to the fact they don’t hit many home runs(35), which only ahead of Miami and St Louis. Both of those teams have played fewer games as well. Since the departure of Starling Marte, the club strikeout rate has risen to 25.2%, and the combined batting averages have plummeted down to .186, second-worst in MLB. This is a dream matchup for any pitcher, let alone a talent like Walker Buehler.

Buehler started the season with a slow ramp-up and has since seen his strikeout totals increasing. The fastball is back to looking electric and has only allowed four hits while being thrown over 50% of the time. In his last 15.2 innings pitched, Buehler has a 22:2 K/BB ratio, so the command is there as well. All things are adding up to a very safe play for Buehler.

Also Consider: Lance Lynn, Mike Clevinger

 

Value Targets: 

Andrew Heaney (DK $8400, FD $9200)

Heaney has found his groove as of late. Back to back quality starts against the Mariners and the Padres have brought his ERA down to 3.89. He is tossing over 100 pitches an outing now when he is on. It won’t take much to be on when you’re facing the Texas Rangers. They have been one of the worst offenses in the MLB, as shown by their 66 wRC+ and .282 wOBA on the season. Take advantage of the pricing difference on DraftKings today-they must not have noticed Heaney’s momentum and the Diamondbacks flaws.

Dylan Cease (DK $8700, FD $8400)

Cease has cruised through the season until stumbling against the Royals in his last two starts. He’s been stuck in the silo pitching against the same few teams and finally gets to face-off against the Pittsburg Pirates, who are yet to see Cease. In 41.0 innings pitched, Cease has managed to mitigate the offenses, even though his strikeouts are down a little. Luckily the Pirates are striking out nearly 25% of the time while only walking around seven.

Also Consider: Sixto Sanchez, Tyler Mahle(RAIN)

 

5. Connectors

Connectors are cheap guys who offer a tangible upside and enable you to explore top-heavy builds. FanDuel offers an embarrassing quantity of these players (their pricing model is drunk), so I’ll focus on DraftKings first and foremost.

 

Jo Adell ($2200 DK, $2300 FD)

Don’t look now, but Jo Adell may finally be catching up to MLB pitching. In his previous three outings, Adell has five hits-including two extra-base knocks with a home run. He is a flashy player that can go deep or swipe a bag that’s riding a mini-hot streak. That’s enough for me to consider putting him in a lineup.

Cameron Maybin ($2600 DK, $2300 FD)

The Jason Heyward injury opens up a few at-bats for newly acquired Cameron Maybin, who batted eighth last night. He has been swinging a hot bat as of late. In his previous ten games, he boasts a .286/.333/.464 slash line with a near .800 OPS. If he can continue to stay in the Cubs lineup, it could be very beneficial for his value.

Also Consider: Leody Taveras, Darif Ruf, Ke’Bryan Hayes