We have a huge slate of games today! Here are some guys I think you should at least consider, at every position and price range. Good luck!

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Starting Pitcher

Stud

Madison Bumgarner ($11200) – The price is elevated here on Bumgarner, but he has a great matchup and has been pitching really well. He plays in the lowest total game today at only 6.5 runs and is favored at -200. He has gone eight innings in each of his last three, while giving up an average of 2.66 runs, less than a walk and hit per inning, and striking out 9. Those numbers if repeated would put him at about 26 fantasy points before factoring in the win. He faces a San Diego offense that has fallen flat after a hot start t the year. They are middle of the pack for batting average and have a K% in the top ten against left-handed pitching. The game is also being played in pitcher friendly San Fransisco, so there is a lot to like here. The drawback is the price. Bumgarner has not gone for 34 points in nine straight starts. In fact in his last ten he has only reached 30 on three occasions. He should be safe and have a good score for cash games, but the tournament upside is lacking.

Value

Carlos Martinez ($8600) – Martinez has the best combination of talent, matchup and price today. He has been very good on the year with a 2.80 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP, and 83 strikeouts in 79 innings of work. He averages about 25 points per start over his last seven games, which would be what he needs here in order to reach value. He faces a Miami team that is middle of the pack for batting average and up towards the top end for K%. He is pitching in a good pitcher’s park and should be able to provide a nice return if he can limit the walks. Martinez allows a few too many base runners for my liking, which is his only drawback. The price discount off the studs in tougher spots and the floor his strikeouts creat for him are the main reasons that he gets top billing here today.

Catcher

Stud

Brian McCann ($4800) – The Yankees get a matchup with Sean O’Sullivan today. O’Sullivan has been one of the worst pitchers in the majors so far this season. In fact he might actually be the worst against left-handed batters like McCann. McCann should be in the middle of that Yankee order today before getting a day off Wednesday during the day game. He homered in his last two games and is averaging about 15 fantasy points per contest over his last four. O’Sullivan has been knocked around and has given up a few bombs already, but it’s going to cost you today as taking McCann likely means you have to go cheap somewhere else.

Value

Jonathon Lucroy ($3600) – Lucroy is going to be a popular play today. His price jumps out at you as being pretty cheap and he has a great matchup. Lucroy takes on John Niese of the Mets at home in Miller Park. Niese is a lefty and Lucroy hits well against Southpaws. In 2014 he was 42/138 (.304). He should be in his normal 2 hole in the order for this one and the Brewers are expected to score some runs.

First Base

Stud

Paul Goldschmidt ($6000) – That’s not a typo, Goldy is $6K today. He is one of the most feared hitters in baseball right now, one of the biggest studs due to his ability to fill up every category on the stat sheet, he’s facing a gas can in Kyle Kendrick, and did I mention he is also playing in Coors? If money was no object, he’s clearly in line for a big day. Paying $6K for a position player means sacrificing elsewhere though, so the question is whether or not you can build a lineup around him that you really like. There is little doubt he is in line for a big day, but using him is going to be predicated on whether you can fit enough value in with him to make it worthwhile.

Value

Albert Pujols ($4400) – The Machine has reminded us all of how good he can be when he is locked in. He has six homers in his last ten games and is averaging 13.9 points per start over that stretch. He faces Colin McHugh who is struggling lately. McHugh has allowed 3 multi homer games in his last five, and has given up 8 total over that stretch. Pujols has done damage vs. right-handed pitching this year with 17 of his 23 homers, so he provides a nice options at a much friendlier price point than Goldy.

Second Base

Stud

Ben Zobrist ($4700) – Zobrist has been beasting over the last week. He has five games of double digit scores in his last 8 and is averaging about 14 points per contest over that span. He has reclaimed his three hole spot in that As order and has produced great value at his price over the last week. He matches up with Chi Chi Gonzalez today who is a low strikeout guy, but has decent numbers. I like him today, but hate the price. Still it’s tough to ignore what he has done recently, especially with his eligibility at a weak position.

Value

Robinson Cano ($3600) – Cano is so cheap today for a guy with his talent. The good news is he is starting to hit a little bit again. He is five for his last 14 over the last four games and he is averaging just shy of 10 fantasy points per start. He matches up today with Jeremy Guthrie who has struggled with left-handed bats throughout his career. They have hit over .300 against him dating back a number of seasons and done so with some power. Targeting lefties against Guthrie is a thing in daily fantasy, so this is literally as good a dream matchup as you can get for Cano. If he doesn’t produce here, then he can officially be considered dead to us all.

 Third Base

Stud

Todd Frazier ($5200) – Frazier has been one of the hottest hitters in all of baseball. He has 140 fantasy points in his last 9 games, including 6 homeruns and multiple games of 20+ fantasy points. He gets a good splits match up against the lefty Jeff Locke. Frazier is hitting .280 with 8 homers in 74 at-bats against left-handed pitching. He is locked in and has a good matchup. Again here the price is high, so you really have to choose which of these studs in good spots you want today.

Value

Jake Lamb ($4100) – Lamb has struggled a little since coming off the disabled list, but his matchup today is very juicy. Lamb faces Kyle Kendrick who struggles with left-handed bats and the homerun ball over his career. He faces them in Coors which is a very hitter friendly park. Lamb has some pop and despite his recent struggles, still is hitting .280 against right-handers in 2015. He has been in the two hole and the five hole recently, so he should be somewhat higher up in the lineup again today. He is not cheap, but is also not expensive for the upside he offers.

Shortstop

Stud

Carlos Correa ($3900) – Correa has been every bit as good as advertised since his call up. He has 79 Fantasy points in his last 8 games, which breaks down to just shy of 10 per game. He faces CJ Wilson who has allowed a .270 batting average to right-handed bats over the last 3 seasons, so the splits are in his favor here. Correa has some pop, which is rare for a shortstop. At $3900 he provides more upside at a weaker position than other players at that price who play other positions. The expensive options like Tulo and Hanley do not seem worth the price tags today, so it makes sense to save here and get upside by choosing Correa.

Outfield

Stud

Ryan Braun ($4400) – Braun is really cheap today after his recent struggles. He has 17 and 23 fantasy points in two of his last three, so he has started flashing the upside we know he has. He gets a good matchup today against Jonathon Niese who struggles with the homerun ball and right-handed batters. The game is in Miller Park which is very hitter friendly and the Brewers are expected to get some runs today against Niese. Niese has been better lately, but he still is not a top option to be afraid of.

AJ Pollock ($4800) – Pollock is not cheap, but no one ever is in Coors field. He too has the matchup with Kyle Kendrick that has been discussed a few times already. Pollock is hitting .294 against right-handed pitching and Kendrick is allowing a .265 average with 10 homers to righties in 2015. There is a good chance for Pollock to make value and show off all his tools here. It is expensive to fit too many Diamondbacks in to your lineup, but he is one of the guys you should look to target.

Charlie Blackmon ($5000) – Many will be shying away from him at this price, but that is a mistake based on his recent performances. Blackmon has homerun power, stolen base upside, is home in Coors Field, will be leading off, and has a good splits advantage. That is a lot of positives in his corner today. He has 103 fantasy points n his last eight games, which breaks down to 13 points per game. His price tag does not look too expensive when you at his production through those eyes.

Value

Byron Buxton ($3600) – Buxton has had a rough start to his time on the bigs, but he has turned it around in his last two games. He is four for his last eight and has 25 DraftKings points over the last two games. The Twins moved him up to the leadoff spot and that should ensure him an extra at-bat or two from his spot low down in the order. They face Jeff Samardzila today who has been allowing a ton of hits and has been blown up a few times in recent starts. It’s not that I love Buxton, but if you need a salary saver, he makes sense to use with his new role not yet reflected in his price tag.