Daily Fantasy Baseball Players to Target For Tuesday, 5/31
It’s back to the grind with Tuesday arriving in full force with an insane 15 MLB games. That means big time daily fantasy baseball values are to be had – especially if you plan on saving big to get elite arms like Jake Arrieta or Jose Fernandez.
In order to get those arms, you’ll need to hunt through the stats and see which cheap players both could be in the starting lineup, and also have a matchup worth attacking. Is your lineup good enough to take down a top spot in a giant GPP? Maybe if it has some of our favorite value buys for Tuesday:
SP: Jon Gray – Rockies ($7.4k)
The beauty here is Jon Gray is a solid pitcher with a high strikeout rate over 9 innings and he gets a Reds team that can produce offense but at an erratic rate. The bad news, of course, is that he’s at Coors tonight and can get lit up at times – especially at home. However, he’s flashed some major potential this year and recently just carved up a potent Red Sox offense.
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No one said there wasn’t risk involved here. Gray can get you Ks, Cincy is an offense worth attacking and the guy could be contrarian. For a GPP, there may not be a better pitcher to handcuff to your elite arm.
C: Stephen Vogt – Athletics ($3k)
The nice thing about a usually erratic Vogt is that he’s done a terrific job connecting lately, finding a way to nab a hit in seven consecutive games, including nine of his last 10.
Vogt isn’t mashing like crazy with multiple hit games or homers, but he’s getting on base and sometimes that’s all you can ask for in a reasonably priced catcher. The position is bloated at the top tonight and weak overall, making Vogt a fun try at home against Tyler Duffey.
1B: Brandon Belt – Giants ($3.6k)
Belt is one of a handful of Giants that come at a discount on Tuesday, despite having a nice matchup against Matt Wisler. Wisler is actually piecing together some nice K numbers, but he’s still Matt Wisler and San Francisco can heat up at anytime.
Belt is specifically a guy to consider at this low price, as he’s been absolutely shredding at the plate lately (7 hits in last three games). His splits aren’t amazing in this matchup, but he’s a clear value, comes in red hot and provides some extra upside with some pop in his bat.
2B: Joe Panik – Giants ($3.5k)
Ditto for Panik, as the matchup is there for the taking and the splits actually do work in his favor here. He doesn’t offer the upside that Belt does, but 2B is a tough position to find value at tonight and you won’t find many safer options with his matchup.
3B: Danny Valencia – Athletics ($3.5k)
Remember when Valencia was going nuts with 2 and 3-homer games? We can’t expect that tonight, but he does have a nice matchup with the beatable Tyler Duffey, is at home and is a very good price for the upside he can obviously bring to the table when he’s firing on all cylinders.
He hasn’t shown that insane power much lately (one homer in last 10 games) but he’s actually been killing it at the plate (7 hits in last three games). He’s a solid value play with a good home matchup tonight.
SS: Asdrubal Cabrera – Mets ($3.3k)
Cabrera actually burned me badly due to back spasms last week, but he’s healthy and should be active again tonight. He remains a nice value try at SS due to a cheap price, solid reliability and a little bit of pop.
He has two jacks in his last six games and has been getting on base at least once a game with regularity (at least one hit in 8 of last 10 games). Tonight he draws a favorable matchup with Mat Latos at home. Latos is a guy to target most days, but he especially has struggled on the road this year. The Mets could go nuts tonight and Cabrera could be involved in that.
OF: Robbie Grossman – Twins ($2k)
This is the real money saver tonight, provided Grossman actually starts. There’s no reason why he shouldn’t, as he’s been on a roll with 8+ fantasy points in 5 of his last 10 games and has at least reached the bases in 9 of his last 10 games.
Grossman saves you a ton of cash and he’s even shown off a little pop lately with two jacks in his last 10 contests. Throw in a matchup with Eric Surkamp, and there is upside to go along with the sick value here.
Got some value plays of your own to use at DraftKings tonight? Tell us all about them in the comments below!
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