If you're trying to win some money on Friday with FanDuel, now is not the time to get cute with your lineup.
There are two studs on the mound tonight in Clayton Kershaw (at Padres) and Felix Hernandez (at Astros).
One of our CSN Fantasy guys took the expensive route with Hernandez but another explains why a certain pitcher from the nation's capital could return just as good value tonight.
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Part of me really wants to go with Clayton Kershaw tonight at San Diego, but that $12K price tag is a little too steep, even for me. Instead I'm going with Jordan Zimmermann, who gets a tasty matchup in Milwaukee against a Brewers offense ranked second-to-last in runs scored and dead last in batting average in the National League.
Derek Norris is my catcher until further notice, while I gave myself some potential pop with Jose Abreu, Carlos Gomez (the only Brewer worth owning in that lineup) and Charlie Blackmon. Brett Lawrie is hitless in his last four games, but I like him to break out tonight against the Angels. Just a gut feeling there. Ian Desmond is as solid as they come for $2,800, while Dee Gordon gets my Russell Westbrook slot this week; just one hit in his last three games, but all that means is he's due for a big one tonight against the Rockies.
John "The Professor" Paschall
The Astros are starting to slide in the standings (losers of seven straight games) and their hitting numbers are poor. They have the second worst team average in the majors and are tied for the most strikeouts in the majors with the Cubs, making King Felix a salivating option tonight despite his hefty ($11,800 price tag).
Franco has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball over the past week and his price tag makes him a must-own tonight. Forsythe has shown some power this year against left-handers while Ramos has done the same against right-handers. Bogaerts was bumped up to the No. 3 spot in the order for the Red Sox in hopes of his hot bat driving in some runs for the struggling lineup. Span has had back-to-back three hit games so he's a nice addition at his price tag and a good matchup against Fiers, who has yet to win at home this year.
Colabello has cooled a bit lately after a scorching start but he's got a solid matchup against Kelly and the Red Sox. Abreu hits right-handers much better than southpaws (.297 9 HR 32 RBI vs. RHP/.225 2 HR 5 RBI vs. LHP) so his battle with a struggling Andriese is certainly worth his $3,800 price tag.