Sunday  is a very deep slate for baseball with fifteen games.  Therefore, a great day for DFS action with so many ways to go with it. Here are some players to target, at every position and price range:

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Starting Pitchers

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Madison Bumgarner vs. Atlanta Braves ($10300)bumgarnerThe big lefty from San Fransisco has posted solid numbers to start the season. He is 6-2 with an ERA of 3, a WHIP of 1.13, and 55 strikeouts in 63 innings of work. He gets a matchup against a lefty heavy Braves team that is 27th in the league for batting average against left-handed pitching and has a 25.8% strikeout rate. Bumgarner gets to pitch in his pitcher friendly home park, where he has an ERA of about two and a half, with a WHIP slightly above 1. The matchup is one of the best he has seen lately, and Vegas has him as a huge -200 favorite in a game with only 6.5 runs expected.

Value

Brett Anderson vs. St. Louis Cardinals ($6400) – The line movement on this game is very telling. Anderson started as a +115 underdog and is now down to even money. The Line was eight and has since dropped to 7.5, because so much early money was coming in on both Anderson and the under. St. Louis really struggles with solid left-handed pitching. They are 22nd in the league in batting average and have a strikeout rate over 25%. While Anderson has only one win in his last five, he has still managed to be right around 17 fantasy points on average in those games. At a price of only $6400 here, that would be a really nice return of value. He pitches away from home, but in another pitcher friendly park, and his offense profiles well against Carlos Martinez who a lot of people will be on. The Dodgers have the highest OBP vs. Right-handed pitching in MLB, so there’s some run support likely expected. He will be much lower owned as Martinez will draw a lot of attention, but the matchup for him vs. the Cards is much better than the match up for Martinez. Despite being the lesser name, he could have the better day.


Catchers

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Brain McCann ($4100) – McCann has been on fire recently. He has 87 DraftKings points in his last five games, which breaks down to over 17 per start. He is seven for his last sixteen with four homeruns and eight RBI. He gets a matchup with Jesse Chavez, who has been good in his return as a starter. Chavez historically is tougher on righties, so McCann has the splits advantage here as well. Oakland is not the greatest hitter’s park, but as long as McCann is one of the few catchers with good lineup placement, he is always in play when he has the right matchups and is hitting this well.

Value

Yasmani Grandal ($3300) – Grandal came back from the disabled list and promptly homered in his first game. He should again be hitting sixth here and gets a matchup against Carlos Martinez. Martinez has pitched 23 innings against left-handed batters in 2015 and has allowed five homeruns and a WHIP of 1.52. Grandal may get rested, but if he is in the lineup again, he makes a great upside play that may be lower owned, despite being cheap and having the splits advantage.


First Basemen

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Joey Votto ($4400)votto Votto gets a matchup against Tanner Roark who has is a converted reliever from earlier in the season getting another shot in the rotation. He was a starter last season, but after coming out of the bullpen, he is still being stretched out. He has allowed a homerun in each of his first two games, despite pitching limited innings. Votto has gone yard in each of his last two and looks to be heating up again. He is a solid hitter, facing a guy who struggles with left-handed bats, hitting at home in a good park for hitters, and he has been red hot. Throw in the price tag that affords a discount from the top options and it looks like a great option for cash with tournament upside as well.

Value

Chris Colabello ($3400) – Colabello now has a hit in ten straight games and is averaging over 10 points per start. He has been slotted into the six hole for Toronto and gets a solid matchup against Ricky Nolasco. Despite the record early on here, Nolasco is not a great pitcher. Colabello has been red hot and is still extremely cheap. He also has dual eligibility as an OF, so you can use him in either spot as a good salary saver with upside if you wanted to fit in a top priced first baseman of OF to pair with him.


Second Basemen

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Jose Altuve ($4400) – The Astros two hole hitter is money against left-handed pitching. He is currently hitting .400 vs. Sothpaws this year and the trend is real since he is actually down from .414 last season. He gets a match up with John Danks, who has pitched 48 innings and allowed 54 hits with 17 walks. He almost allows two baserunners per inning, so there should be a lot of positive events for the Astros in this one. Batting near the top of the order, I expect Altuve to see at least four at-bats, which puts him in a great spot to be on base more than once in this one. His price has come down, so any game with multiple hits and a run scored would probably be enough to return solid cash game value, while giving yourself some upside for a big day.

Value

Neil Walker ($3500) – In his last six games, Walker has scored double digit fantasy points in half of them. He finds himself jumping between the 2 hole and the six spot in that order, but gets his preferred matchup against a right-handed pitcher in this one. Walker is much better against righties and gets a weak one in Odrisamer Despaigne. He gets bumped up a lot if they decide to slide him back into the two hole, but even out of the six spot, he is in play at this depressed price.


Third Basemen

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Nolan Arrenado ($4500) – Arrenado has been smoking hot. Over the last five games he is nine for twenty with twenty total bases. He has averaged almost seventeen DraftKings points per game and gets another solid matchup here. He gets to hit in a good hitter’s park, against Jerome Williams who has allowed 7 homeruns to right handed bats in only 33 innings of work to them in 2015. He has also allowed a .324 batting average, which makes him a guy who righties hit harder than left-handed bats. Arrenado is hitting in a good RBI spot in that order and the Rockies should have a few baserunners get on vs. Williams. He should have chances to drive in runs and maybe drive another homer out of the park. If he did it would make it his fourth in six games, so no one would be too surprised.

 


Shortstops

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Troy Tulowitzki ($4700)tulo Although he has struggled, this is not an overreaction to the two homer game he had off the lefty Cole Hamels a few days ago. Instead it’s a reaction to the good hitter’s park and solid matchup against Jerome Williams who has allowed 7 homers and a .324 average to right-handed bats in 33 innings of action through 2015. Tulo is 5 for his last 8 during this current series, so it looks like he is locked in again. He’s the third most expensive shortstop on the day, but still the most talented, so there’s a ton of upside with him here.

Value

Jung Ho Kang ($3600) – If you can’t afford Tulo today, it makes sense to go for the Asian version of him. Last year Kang hit .350 with 40 homers in the Korean league. He was eased into things this season, but is now hitting his stride. Kang has a good matchup with Odrisamer Despaigne who has been lit up a few times recently. Kang is the ultimate cash game play, because his price is low and he has not scored below 5 points in any of his last ten games. He is averaging 9.5 fantasy points over this stretch and has scored at least 9 in six of those last ten. He is now firmly entrenched as the five hole hitter in Pittsburgh, so he should continue to have RBI opportunities as he continues to raise his average which is now over .300.


Outfielders

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Hanley Ramirez ($5100) – Hanley Ramirez had been struggling as he rounds back to form from an earlier injury. He looks to be feeling good right now as he had back to back games where he was two for four with a homer on Thursday and Friday. He sees a lefty today in Wandy Rodrigez. Hanley always hits left-handed pitching well and Wandy was a guy who struggled through most of last season. Wandy has been better this year, but we still see him struggle with those right-handed bats some. Texas is a great place to hit and Hanley should remain in the middle of that order, so there’s a lot of positives to take away from this one.

Shin Soo-Choo ($4100) – Choo gets a $600 price drop after being off on Saturday for some rest. The Lefty leadoff man has been hot, while averaging 9 points per game over his last eight while flashing 20+ point upside. He gets a matchup with Joe Kelly who does not seem to be long for his starter role. Kelly has been lit up in three of his past five starts, as he failed to make it through five innings in any of them and had given up at least five runs in each. Kelly struggles more with left-handed batters, so Choo should find himself on top of the order in this matchup Sunday. He has some big bats that hit behind him and homerun upside in this game himself. Take advantage of the big price drop now, before you are back to paying almost $5000 for him.

George Springer ($4700) – Springer has been hitting on top of that Astros order just ahead of Jose Altuve. He has the same great matchup against Danks we discussed above for right-handed hitters. He has double digit point totals in six of his last nine games and is averaging about 9 points per contest over that span. Danks allows a ton of walks and hits. Unlike Altuve, Springer has a lot of power as well, so there’s homerun upside for him too in a great hitter’s park. His price is higher than I would have liked, so he is not a guy I want for cash games. He does have good power and a lot of upside though, so I think he makes a great option for a GPP.

Value

Ryan Raburn ($2700) – Raburn is known as a lefty masher. He is hitting over .340 this year against southpaws. He is also currently batting fourth in that Cleveland order against them and is the biggest right-handed bat they have with Santana out of the lineup. Happ has been solid, yet has struggled more with right-handed bats. Raburn is too cheap to ignore as long as he bats cleanup and has the right splits matchup, as he does here.