Daily Fantasy Baseball Targets For Tuesday, 6/7
Tuesday brings more Daily Fantasy Baseball value target offerings, as DraftKings has some more big GPP tourneys to dive into. Even if you’re just doing the cash game scene, you still may need some value if you want to pay up for some powerful bats.
The pitching is not overly enticing tonight, as DK has the best guys arguably well over-priced and even moderate arms are a little too rich four our blood. That could beg you to take a stab at a cheap arm and hope for the best, while stacking elite bats.
Whatever path you decide to take, be sure to consider our value plays before you finalize your roster for Tuesday’s action:
SP: Julio Urias – Dodgers ($5.9k)
Well, truth be told, this could end pretty badly. Urias, as skilled as he is, is young and inexperienced. And in two starts, he’s been roughed up to the tune of 13 hits, 8 earned runs and three homers.
It hasn’t been good. However, he’s making his first start ever at home and he draws a Rockies offense that struggles immensely against left-handed pitching. Oh, and they tend to quiet down outside of Coors.
Urias has good stuff, he is cheap, the matchup isn’t as bad as it seems and he even should be contrarian. He’s not an option in cash games, but he’s absolutely a fun try in GPP leagues.
C: Francisco Pena – Orioles ($2.7k)
Availability is going to be the key for Pena, who normally doesn’t start or see any time at the plate. However, an injury to Caleb Joseph has opened the door for him recently, and in his only two games on the year he’s hitting a cool .571 with a home and two RBI.
He’s known for his offensive game, so provided he gets another start today, we gotta be on the lookout. He’s coming in hot and could offer some serious value in a GPP.
In case he sits, I’m thinking Yadier Molina could be worth a try tonight. He’ll for sure start and has a tasty matchup against John Lamb and the Reds. He lacks pop, but if he can get on base he’d probably score once or twice on the day.
1B: Miguel Cabrera – Tigers ($3.7k)
There isn’t a ton of super cheap value at first base tonight, but Cabrera and teammate Victor Martinez fit the bill when it comes to true value. Both of these guys are dirt cheap (V-Mart is $3.6k) and can bring home the power as well as get on base with regularity.
I like Cabrera just a bit more as he brings more power and upside to the table, but you may not be able to fail either way. Martinez only saves you $100, though, so I’ll slot Miggy in and hope he jacks one.
2B: Jurickson Profar – Rangers ($3.4k)
I also like Jason Kipnis, Joe Panik and Steve Pearce in this range, but those guys can’t touch the run Profar has been on. Texas has found a stud here potentially, as Jurickson has a knock in each of his last 10 games, including seven games with two hits during that span.
He’s even displayed a little pop (two homers) during that stretch and I doubt he’ll suddenly cool down at home against Dallas Keuchel, who has been pretty bad on the year. Profar should get a knock or two and pay off, plus if you need versatility he can also be used at shortstop.
3B: Hernan Perez – Brewers ($2.8k)
We can’t use Jung Ho Kang (or any Pirates/Mets for that matter) on DK tonight due to the game time being moved, so third base could get tricky if we need some value.
I like two cheap bats about the same. Nick Castellanos is one just because he’s been really good on the year and is at home tonight. He’s quieted down considerably, but he’s absurdly cheap at $2.9k.
People will still be on him a bit, so the guy I’m liking a little more is Milwaukee’s Hernan Perez. He’s at home against Sean Manaea, who is all kinds of awful. Perez doesn’t have amazing pop or anything, but he’s been solid in spots and the Brewers in general could be rather lively tonight. Getting a cheap bat in that party could be a good move.
SS: Danny Espinosa – Nationals ($3.3k)
This might even be too much cash for Espinosa, who certainly does not connect at a high rate. A good move might be digging elsewhere at second base, and then shifting Profar to this spot.
That being said, I do like Espinosa tonight, if for no other reason than he’s facing the disastrous Mat Latos. Latos has shown he can and will fall apart at a moment’s notice, and he also gives up the long ball. That’s where Espinosa may come in, as he’s crushed three homers in just his last five games. The efficiency clearly isn’t anything to talk about, but the power he provides offers upside in this matchup.
OF: David Peralta – Diamondbacks ($3.3k)
Peralta may not be amazing in just his second game back from injury, but he did smack a homer just last night and could be down for making up for lost time. The good news is he’s healthy, at home and will face a very shaky Matt More tonight.
There is a lot to get excited about in this matchup, but the beauty is Peralta is a good price and he won’t be highly owned on a 15-game slate. Heck, some DFS gamers may not even be aware he’s back.
Got some value plays of your own? Love/hate the ones we’re suggesting? Let us hear all about it in the comments below!
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