Saturday night is not a very deep slate for baseball with only seven games. Same goes for the Early slate. Therefore, a tough day for DFS action with so few ways to go with it and a lot of overlap expected. . Here are some players to target, at every position and price range:

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Starting Pitchers

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Dallas Keuchel vs. Chicago White Sox ($8700) – The White Sox have the third worst batting average in the league vs. left-handed pitching at .220. They also strike out at a rate of 22.7% vs. southpaws. Keuchel is not a huge strikeout guy, but he has been dominate so far this year. He has an ERA under 2, a WHIP under 1, and 49 Ks in 72 innings of work. Keuchel relies on ground balls and pitching to contact, which has allowed him to go deep into games. He is averaging over seven innings per star with five strikeouts about 2 runs allowed and less than 7 baserunners. Against an offense that is this weak against left-handers, those numbers could be even better. The lack of strikeout potential really caps the upside for Keuchel, but he should go deep into the game and limit the oppositions ability to score runs and get hits, so that is the trade off you have to be willing to live with. While I think there’s more upside in others for a tournament, Keuchel is a great solid cash game option. He is a huge -170 favorite, so Vegas expects him to win.

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Aaron Harang vs. Colorado Rockies ($7000) – Harang has done very little wrong in 2015. He has been lights out from the start for the Phillies. He went into Colorado two starts back and threw a gem against this Rockies team at Coors, so he has some history on his side. He is a -115 favorite here in a game with a total of only 7.5, so there’s an expectation of a win. He has averaged a little over six innings and about five strikeouts per start. What has really helped him is limiting the negatives. He has a WHIP of only 1.03 and an 1.93 ERA. If he is able to limit this offense and actually gets a little bit of run support, he could finish with a number around twenty which would equal value for him at this price.


Catchers

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Stephen Vogt ($3900) – Over his last five games, Stephen Vogt has eight hits in eighteen at-bats. He is still batting fifth in that Athletics order and has a good matchup against Nathan Eovaldi. Vogt smashes right-handed pitchers. He is hitting .324 with nine homeruns in 104 at-bats. Eovaldi has struggled with left-handed bats as well, allowing them to hit .371 off of him so far this year. This is a matchup between an elite lefty against right-handed pitching and a weak right-handed pitcher on the other side of it. Can not ask for much more here.

 


First Basemen

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Chris Davis ($4500) – Davis is absolutely on fire right now. He is eight for his last thirteen with four homeruns, 7 RBI, and 5 runs scored over his last four games. The Left-handed slugger gets another home game here and loves hitting in Camden Yards. He faces Erasmo Ramirez who has been up and down this year, but historically struggles more with left-handed power bats. Davis is definitely a left-handed power bat and his bat has carried that Baltimore team lately.

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Adam Lind ($4100) – Lind has extreme splits. He smashes righties and can not hit a lick against left-handed pitching, which makes his stats look bad. Against a right-hander though, he is money in the bank. His match up here is with Jeremy Hellickson who struggles with left-handed bats and the homerun ball. Hellickson has already allowed eight of them in 50 innings of work, so there’s a lot to like here. Lind smashed his eight homer of the season on Friday and now gets his preferred splits matchup in a good hitters park against a guy who likes to allow the long ball to left-handed batters. Lind could not ask for a better matchup here and the price savings makes him a great upside play for your cash games.

 


Second Basemen

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Jose Altuve ($4700) – Altuve is now batting in the two hole behind Springer, which ensures him a few more RBI opportunities. He gets a matchup in his home park, which is very hitter friendly, against Jose Quintana. Quintana is a lefty and Altuve is arguably the best right-handed hitter in the league against southpaws. This year he is hitting .421 against them and that is on the heels of his .414 average through 2014. Quintana has been struggling a little lately as well, so there’s a ton of reasons to believe Altuve is in line for multi-hits, with the chance for a run scored and maybe even a stolen base.

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Logan Forsythe ($3300) – Forsythe has been hitting in the five hole for a weak Tampa lineup. He is a right-handed batter who gets a good splits matchup with lefty Wei Yin-Chen who is banged up and struggling lately. Forsythe gets a park bump as this game will be played in Camden Yards and he has been hot lately with hits in five straight games and an overall 6 for his last 18, while averaging 10 DK points per contest during this run. At a price of only $3300 and with a good park bump against a bad pitcher, there’s a lot of safety and upside to him for cash or tournament play.

 


Third Basemen

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Todd Frazier ($4400) – Frazier has been on fire recently with hits in nine of his last ten games. He is averaging about 11 fantasy points over this stretch. He has 5 homers in only 43 at-bats against left-handed pitching in 2015 and has homered in three of the last four games. He gets a matchup with Gio Gonzalez in a hitter’s park, so while it’s not an easy matchup, it is the right splits for the right hitter at the right time.

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Mikael Franco ($3700) – Franco has averaged 7.5 points per game since being called up and if not for a recent rough patch, those numbers would be even higher. He is a right-handed power bat who gets a matchup with De La Rosa here. De La Rosa has really struggled so far in his first few starts. Except for the one gem he threw, he has been putrid. He has allowed 30 hits, 15 walks, and 22 runs in 27 innings of action in 2015. Philly is a very homer friendly ballpark and this matchup looks to be one you can exploit for upside and price savings on Saturday.

 


Shortstops

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Hanley Ramirez ($5200) – As long as he remains shortstop eligible, he’s the best option to use. Hanley homered again Friday tomake it two games in a row he has gone 2 for 4 with a homer. He gets the easiest matchup he has seen tomorrow against rookie Chi Chi Rodriguez who is making his debut. The game is being played in Texas which is a very friendly stadium for power hitters as Hanley has demonstrated so far. He is pricey, but the upside and separation from the pack that a big number from a weak position can afford your roster is well worth the price tag.

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Zack Cozart ($3100) – Another solid right-handed bat the Reds will roll out high in the lineup to attack lefty Gio Gonzalez. Cozart has been leading off against left-handed pitching lately and it makes sense since he is hitting .342 against them in 2015. He had a three hit game from on top of that order Friday night, and there’s some other bats already mentioned who will be happy to drive him in if he gets on base a few times here. He has a few o for’s in his recent game logs, but that should only keep his ownership low. There is risk to using him, but as a price saver at $3100, he is an intriguing option.


Outfielders

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Ryan Braun ($5100) – Talk about heating up. Braun has averaged over twelve fantasy points in his last ten games. He has five double digit scoring games during this run, which include two games over twenty points, and a third over thirty. He gets a matchup here against Jeremy Hellickson who has allowed 8 homers in 50 innings of work so far in 2015. Braun has four homeruns in his last eight starts, so this is as good as you can ask for with him. The game is also going to be in hitter friendly Miller Park, so if you want to pay up, he is the top target.

David Peralta ($4000) – The lefty mans the cleanup spot against right-handed pitching and has done well this year as Goldy’s protector. He is currently batting .282 against right-handed pitching with 5 homers in only 103 at-bats. He gets a positive park bump with this game being in Milwaukee, and he gets to hit against Kyle Lohse who has allowed a whopping 38 runs in 57 innings of work. He has allowed 11 homers as well over that stretch, so it’s about one in every five innings for him. Lohse has struggled more with lefties during his career, despite the way right-handed hitters have been teeing off on him this season. If Lohse is smart and is careful with Goldy, Peralta should have a ton of at-bats with RBI opportunities galore.

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Bryce Harper ($5400) – Harper has blossomed this year and will put up career numbers if he stays healthy. He has a sweet left-handed swing that projects balls violently into the atmosphere. He faces Rasiel Iglesias here in a ballpark that is very homerun friendly. Iglesias has struggled to even get through 3 innings in his recent starts, so there’s also a high likelihood of a long reliever seeing some action in this one. Harper has been smashing righties and lefties, but his matchup here is very good against a guy who has allowed 9 earned runs on 19 hits and 9 walks in 19 innings of action. Harper has double digit points in seven of his last ten games, while averaging 13.2 during this stretch. He had one game where he only had one pinch hit at-bat in that run too, so in his starts the average is even higher.

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Gerrardo Parra ($3400) – This is another guy who fits into the pick on Hellickson role. Parra is a lefty, and has been hitting in the two hole between Gomez and Braun with Lind hitting fourth. He reeled off another two hits Friday night and will always see a boatload of fastballs to hit while he is the guy pitchers will attack on top of that Milwaukee order. Gomez has the ability to score from second on a single, and Braun and Lind behind him are in great spots vs. Hellickson as discussed above. Parra is very cheap and has good upside against a weak pitcher in a good hitter;s park. If he gets on base a few times, he’s almost guaranteed to score a run with the big bats behind him readying to tee off on a guy who is struggling with power bats.