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2014 Fantasy Baseball Daily Fix: July 30

Welcome to Trade Deadline Eve here at the Fantasy Fix. I’m sure most fans have hopes for something underneath the trade deadline tree this year for their team. In daily fantasy sports, everyday can be Christmas if you are lucky enough. As most of you know, we started the year with Draftstreet, but they merged with Draftkings a couple of weeks ago. If you played with Draftstreet, you can easily transfer your balance over to Draftkings by clicking on the link above and following the directions.

Like most platforms, Draftkings allows you to make last second changes to your lineup and this might be one of those days where it is necessary. There are a number of players rumored to be on the move and if they do get moved, it could affect their availability come game time. Like last time, I will be playing in the one dollar double up game. This time, only players in games beginning at 6:05 CST or later will be eligible.

As per usual, I will give you two potential lineups to go with. The first one is the one I am actually using during tomorrow’s contest and the other are reasonable alternatives. I am also including the player’s average fantasy points per game since that is the primary consideration for picking those players.

Salary

FPPG

Opposing SP

Comments

C

Carlos Santana

5,300

7.9

Felix Hernandez

He has been absolutely insane since the all-star break.

1B

Matt Adams

4,000

7.4

Jesse Hahn

This is a pretty low price for a fairly productive hitter.

2B

Yangervis Solarte

3,400

6.0

Joe Kelly

This is dirt cheap for anyone that is a regular.

3B

Juan Francisco

4,200

6.4

Jon Lester

He is quietly putting up some very good numbers.

SS

Derek Jeter

3,900

6.2

Colby Lewis

He has quietly gotten his average up to .280

OF

Lorenzo Cain

4,100

7.3

Phil Hughes

He is a very underrated speed threat at the top of the order.

OF

B.J. Upton

3,700

6.7

Zach Greinke

We overpaid on pitching so we had to save elsewhere.

OF

Nick Markakis

3,800

7.0

Garrett Richards

He isn’t an all-star but he is solid enough.

SP

Jon Lester

10,800

22.9

Toronto Blue Jays

It could be his last start in a Red Sox uniform.

SP

Alex Wood

6,800

12.1

Los Angeles Dodgers

The FPPG is artificially low with his time in the pen.

 

As always, there are sometimes some last second changes that need to be made. Sometimes you may think my initial choices are insane. Either way, I offer a reasonable alternative at each position for your consideration. Draftkings always lets you make changes almost up to game time, so make sure you keep tabs on the news throughout the day.

Salary

FPPG

Opposing SP

Comments

C

Salvador Perez

3,900

6.7

Phil Hughes

He’s a little better than his price.

1B

Steve Pearce

3,800

7.6

Garrett Richards

This seems too cheap for his production.

2B

Tommy La Stella

3,400

5.7

Zach Greinke

He’s not much, but he’s dirt cheap.

3B

Kyle Seager

4,200

7.9

Corey Kluber

He seems to get better each season.

SS

Andrelton Simmons

3,600

5.6

Zach Greinke

If only they gave points for web gems.

OF

Daniel Nava

3,700

5.1

Mark Buehrle

He might be on the move, so check the news.

OF

Nick Swisher

3,800

5.7

Felix Hernandez

It’s a low price and he’s heating up.

SP

Felix Hernandez

12,800

26.8

Cleveland Indians

He is the highest price pitcher on the board.

SP

Corey Kluber

9,400

21.1

Seattle Mariners

This price almost seems to be too low for Kluber.

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1 Comment

  1. July 30, 2014 at 6:31 am — Reply

    The Red Sox scratched Lester from today’s start after the article went to press. While that’s an indication of potential deal, it doesn’t necessarily mean one will be made. I’ve removed him from my lineup and advise everyone to do the same.

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