The weekends are a fun time to dip your toe into the DFS pool, and there don't appear to be any major weather threats. Let’s dive right in. Be sure to check your lineups before first pitch to ensure your guys are playing. Official lineups have not yet been released when this is written.
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Chris Archer and Stephen Strasburg are having good years, but for more than $12,000 each? I’ll pass. Marcus Stroman ($10,100) has posted at least 14 DraftKings points in seven of his last 10 starts and rarely has a bad outing. Zack Godley (2-1, 2.44 ERA) is only $8,400 and faces off against the Phillies' 27th-ranked offense.
Yasmani Grandal ($3,600) offers solid bang for your buck with a .352 wOBA and .233 isolated power against right-handed pitchers over the last two seasons. Buster Posey ($4,600) at Coors Field is also tempting.
Eric Thames ($4,300) has homered in three straight games and faces Dinelson Lamet (2-2, 8.50 ERA), who’s been popped for at least one long ball in each of his four starts. Seems like low-hanging fruit for Thames. Edwin Encarnacion ($4,700) is red hot, hitting .337/.410/.685 with nine homers and 19 RBI since May 16.
Ian Kinsler ($3,400) is currently riding a six-game hitting streak and often pieces together solid DFS outings. He offers a similar fantasy points-per-game average as D.J. LeMahieu and Ian Happ, both of whom cost nearly $1,000 more.
Manny Machado ($4,100) is bound to break through at some point. Why not against Adam Wainwright? He owns a bloated 1.56 WHIP and has been pasted for 11 runs over his last two starts.
Francisco Lindor ($4,200) is enjoying a power surge this year and is on pace for career years in both home runs and doubles. Hard to pass on him with Adam Wilk on the mound in the first game of a doubleheader -- Wilk has been clobbered for five dingers in just three outings, including two against the Indians on May 14.
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Outfield: Yoenis Cespedes ($4,200) is facing Stephen Strasburg, but the Nationals pitcher hasn’t been as strong lately. He was knocked around six earned by the Braves in his last start and has surrendered five homers in his last three starts. Keon Broxton ($3,900) has the hot hand with six hits and four taters over his last six games. Lonnie Chisenhall is hit or miss, but he’s managed 37 fantasy points over his last two games and will be going against the aforementioned Adam Wilk.