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With all 30 teams in action on tonight’s main slate, stacking can get a bit overwhelming. Obviously, you can make a case for numerous options, but here are my top-5 options to help with picking your fantasy team on DraftKings. Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter with comments or questions: @julianedlow.

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1. COLORADO ROCKIES

After producing nine runs on Monday, the Rockies remain in fantastic position once again, and for obvious reasons. Playing at Coors Field against poor pitching is as good as it gets for a team’s fantasy outlook. This time around, RHP Dinelson Lamet is on the mound for the Padres, who brings his 5.93 ERA (which jumps to 8.00 on the road) to Coors. Lamet has surrendered 10 homers in 41 innings so far this season, with most of that production coming from LHB. Colorado is projected for a conservative 6.3 runs, as was the case yesterday.

Players to Consider

  • Nolan Arenado ($5,400)
  • Charlie Blackmon ($5,600)
  • Carlos Gonzalez ($3,600)
  • Mark Reynolds ($4,800)
  • Ian Desmond ($4,600)
  • DJ LeMahieu ($4,700)


2. LOS ANGELES DODGERS

The Dodgers are projected for 5.6 runs tonight in Chicago, but this time they’re in town for interleague play. Chicago White Sox RHP Miguel Gonzalez and his 5.15 ERA will be on the mound and represents exactly the type of pitcher the Dodgers feast on. The young LHBs aren’t the only ones in good spots, though. Gonzalez has pretty even splits, so you can consider bats from both sides of the dish. Both Bellinger and Seager have already homered against RHP since returning from the All-Star break.

Players to Consider

  • Cody Bellinger ($4,900)
  • Corey Seager ($4,900)
  • Justin Turner ($4,600)
  • Chris Taylor ($4,500)
  • Joc Pederson ($4,300)
  • Logan Forsythe ($3,700)


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3. NEW YORK YANKEES

The Yanks are looking at a projection of five and a half runs tonight in Minnesota, where they’ll find none other than Bartolo Colon on the mound. The Big Sexy was atrocious for the Braves this season, posting an 8.14 ERA through 13 starts. The Twins are no doubt desperate throwing him on the hill tonight … it’s pretty tough to imagine this going well for the 44-year old.

Players to Consider

  • Aaron Judge ($5,300)
  • Gary Sanchez ($4,600)
  • Matt Holliday ($3,800)
  • Brett Gardner ($4,300)
  • Starlin Castro ($3,700)
  • Jacoby Ellsbury ($3,600)


4. DETROIT TIGERS

The Tigers came through last night, tallying up 10 runs in Kansas City. They’re in a good spot again tonight, this time against Travis Wood. The LHP has a 6.06 ERA this season and historically has been hit well by the Tigers. Current members of the roster hit a combined .310 against him in their careers. Projected for 5.4 runs, Detroit could have another big night.

Players to Consider

  • Justin Upton ($4,100)
  • J.D. Martinez ($4,300)
  • Ian Kinsler ($3,600)
  • Nick Castellanos ($3,600)
  • Victor Martinez ($3,300)
  • Miguel Cabrera ($3,700)


5. TORONTO BLUE JAYS

Because of Saturday’s 16-inning marathon against the Yankees, the Red Sox were left without a starter for Tuesday. LHP Brian Johnson will draw the start, who still has a 4.29 ERA despite some strong performances at Fenway this season. One of Johnson’s worst starts came against Toronto, when he allowed four runs in five innings, including home runs to Smoak and Martin. This should really work in favor of all those power-hitting RHBs the Blue Jays have.

Players to Consider

  • Josh Donaldson ($4,700)
  • Justin Smoak ($4,300)
  • Jose Bautista ($4,400)
  • Russell Martin ($3,600)
  • Kendrys Morales ($4,000)
  • Steve Pearce ($3,900)

 


I am a promoter at DraftKings and am also an avid fan and user (my username is jedlow) and may sometimes play on my personal account in the games that I offer advice on. Although I have expressed my personal view on the games and strategies above, they do not necessarily reflect the view(s) of DraftKings and I may also deploy different players and strategies than what I recommend above.