All year we've been yelling at you to not go cheap on pitching in your FanDuel lineup because of the importance of the starter in your lineup.
Well...this might be the week where it's okay to say no to the top flight guys.
The CSN Fantasy crew makes a case for a couple of cheaper starters who could help bring in bigger bats in your lineup in this week's FanDuel Friday.
As always, good luck tonight.
Iglesias has been one of the best pitchers in the game over the last month or so, and now the Cuban import gets to go up against a Milwaukee offense that strikes out a ton and doesn't have to contend with Great American [Sm]allpark, either.
I can't believe Posey is only $3,000, so I scooped him up immediately. Cuddyer has a career .874 OPS vs. LHPs, Rendon has been on fire of late and Carpenter has been in a slump, but has still found a way to average over 4 FanDuel points per game over the last four.
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It's hard to load up on Blue Jays hitters the way they're mashing taters lately, but I took advantage of Tulo and Bautista going up against former teammate Matt Boyd, a lefty with a 7.04 ERA in 30.2 innings this season. I went with Gose because I figure if he gets on base at all against Dickey's knuckleball, he can run all day on the slow, unpredictable pitch. Austin Jackson was the cheapest OF I could get that actually made sense to insert into my lineup, especially given that he's going up against lefty John Danks tonight.
The Pirates have won Liriano's last 10 starts. For whatever reason, they elevate their game for their southpaw so I'm hoping Liriano dominates a weak Rockies team at home.
The Moose is on the loose in KC and at his price tag he's a must have in your lineup tonight. Gutierrez has the pop in his bat that could cause problems for John Danks and the White Sox (See his homer off lefty Carlos Rodon last night?).
Deshields and Betts are those scrappy hitters who find ways to get on base and swipe some bags.
I splurged on Tulowitzki tonight not only because he's a stud, but also because he's got a matchup against Boyd that makes me salivate with excitement. Martin is another Blue Jay that got into my lineup tonight.
Speaking of success against righties, Fielder is back in my lineup for just that reason.