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Daily Fantasy Baseball Strategy: May 27, 2016 – FanDuel Value Plays

Below we’ve got a discussion on some some MLB DFS value plays for the Friday 14-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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Cameron Maybin | Tigers | $3,400 (FD) – This guy has been hotter than two mice copulating in a wool sock on a tin roof. Is that how it goes, Brett? At any rate, Maybin should be leading off with the platoon advantage in a game that features a run total of 8, an implied Tigers’ team total of 4.6 and the wind blowing out in Oakland. Maybin has fared better against righties during his career, but Sean Manea allows a .402 wOBA and a 5.71 FIP against right-handed hitters this season. Maybe presents fine value for both tournaments or a one-off play in a stack.

Luis Valbuena | Astros | $2,800 (FD) – Yep, we’re going back to this well again. He’s donged the last two times he’s appeared in this column, so let’s keep the streak alive. The ‘Stros are a small -113 favorite at the time of the writing with an implied team total of 4.3. Valbuena will get the platoon advantage again against Matt Shoemaker of the Angels in Anaheim. Heading into Thursday, Valbuena owned a .315 wOBA and a .177 ISO with 63 homers against right-handed pitchers — but he hit another on Thursday against a righty so those numbers will improve a bit.

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Brandon Phillips | Reds | $2,600 (FD) – The run total of 9 is something to love about this game. The matchup with right-hander Zach Davies isn’t the best, but Phillips owns a .315 wOBA and a .139 ISO with 125 home runs against same handed pitchers over his career. Davies tends to be tougher on right-handed bats, but not enough to scare us off the veteran second-baseman. Great value for Friday’s slate at the cornerstone.

Danny Valencia | Athletics | $2,900 (FD) – Valencia appears to be the top value on the board among third baseman at home against the Tigers with a run total of 8. As of now, the A’s team implied total sits at just 3.8 against right-hander Michael Fulmer and his reverse splits. Small sample warning: right-handed bats on a .426 wOBA against him this season while Valencia is a career .290 wOBA, .150 ISO guy versus same-handed pitchers over the course of his career. He’s hits more dongs against righties than he has lefties, the price is right and the value is present.

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