Daily Fantasy Baseball Strategy: May 18, 2016 – FanDuel Value Plays
Below we’ve got a discussion on some some MLB DFS value plays for the Monday 8-game slate on FanDuel. These are some names to consider for salary relief without completely punting the position. Our friends at RotoQL have once again been used to help guide your research for today’s games. To learn more about RotoQL or to take a look at the packages they have to offer, please follow this link – it will truly help you become a better daily fantasy baseball player — and will give you a full look at value plays for each position, for each site.
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Adam Lind | Mariners | $2,400 (FD) – The Mariners against right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez set a nice foundation for us on Tuesday, so we’ll go right back to that game on Wednesday with righty Chris Tillman on the bump. Adam Lind is one of the best values listed on RotoQL at the first base position for the main slate. Lind get the platoon advantage with a .344 wOBA and a .212 career versus right-handed pitching, making for a fine value tournament play if you’re looking to save a few bucks to spend elsewhere around the diamond.
Curt Casali | Rays | $2,600 (FD) – The Rays draw knuckleballer RA Dickey on Wednesday with a game total of 8.5 at the Rogers Centre. Dickey is unlike other right-handers, so I’m not sure how much credit we can give him for the .255 ISO Casali has posted against right-handed pitching this season and .234 for his career. Casali has five homers already this season and there’s a chance numbers six (and seven?) come tonight in Toronto.
Trayce Thompson | Dodgers | $3,000 (FD) – In the very small sample that is this season, Thompson owns a .425 wOBA and .293 ISO against right-handed pitching. He’s been on fire as of late, homering in four of the last six contests while knocking in eight runs, scoring six runs and taking a trio of free passes. Nick Tropeano has allowed seven homers so far this season, five of which have come to right-handed hitters. There’s a nice total of eight runs in Anaheim tonight with the wind projected to be blowing out towards center, making a great spot for Thompson on FanDuel at just $3,000.
Charlie Blackmon | Rockies | $4,000 (FD) – Not exactly a “cheap” option here, but Charlie Blackmon has relative success against Uncle Charlie, leading off with the platoon advantage. Blackmon owns a career .341 wOBA and .155 ISO against right-handed pitchers despite being a bit better against southpaws in ‘16 per those same metrics. He’s listed as a very nice value on RotoQL with dong potential in St. Louis.