Archive for Daily Fantasy Leagues

Three “Cheap” DFS Options for May 21: Steve Pearce & More

by Ray Kuhn

From just about all perspectives today is a good day. We have a mixed slate of games and that means there is baseball just about all day long. It also means you have to be careful when deciding which DFS game to play and its format. Let’s take a look at three players who could help save you some money.

1) Brandon Barnes – OF – Colorado Rockies
With Corey Dickerson sidelined, this spot was all set to go to Drew Stubbs. However Stubbs and his .118 average were sent to Triple-A so it appears that Barnes will be on the receiving end of the available playing time. The game is in Coors Field and Jerome Williams is pitching for the Phillies, so there are two positives in Barnes’ corner. While he only has one major league at bat, Barnes hasn’t exactly been tearing it up in Triple-A either hitting .205 with 5 HR and 12 RBI. I know that is not a ringing endorsement, but the value and opportunity are there. If Barnes isn’t in the lineup then replace him with Rafael Ynoa (.263 in 38 at bats) if possible.
Fantasy Score Price: $2,100 Read more

Three “Cheap” DFS Options for May 20th: Will Venable & More

by Ray Kuhn

At this point in the week your weekly lineup is set, for better or worse, and all that is left to do is to prepare for next week. If you are looking for some immediate action, fear not as there is a full slate of baseball today with multiple DFS possibilities. Let’s take a look at three value options that could help you today. Also, keep in mind that these same players could be potential waiver wire pickups in your season long leagues.

1) Brett Anderson – SP – LA Dodgers
For position players we look to stay under $3,000 when giving value options, but for starting pitchers the threshold is bumped up to $4,000. On two pitcher sites, such as Fantasy Score, it is tough to spend up on both pitchers and still have enough money left over to put together a powerful lineup. Tonight Anderson is likely the cheapest option I would feel comfortable owning. We know the left-hander is a solid pitcher with the major knock being his health. However, in DFS that does not matter. Read more

Three “Cheap” DFS Options for May 19: Maikel Franco & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We are always looking for intriguing buy low options, whether it’s in a yearly or daily league. In salary cap formats that becomes even more important, because cashing in on a low cost option will allow you to load up on stars at other spots.

With that in mind, here are three potential “cheap” options those in daily formats should consider when setting their lineups for today:

 

Jace Peterson – Atlanta Braves – Second Baseman
Peterson has been hot of late, going 4-9 with 1 HR (and 1 double), 6 RBI and 2 R over his past two games. He’s generally not a power hitter, with a career high of 7 HR in a minor league season, but when you are going well you are going well. He does have speed and the potential to swipe a few bags, plus the Braves matchup against Erasmo Ramirez (6.57 ERA in three starts this season) represents an intriguing stacking option.
Fantasy Score Price – $2,800 Read more

Three “Cheap” DFS Options for May 18, 2015: James McCann & More

by Ray Kuhn

The week is starting off with a reduced slate of games with only six in the evening. We do have the one pesky afternoon game, the Blue Jays taking on the Angels. In most contests on Fantasy Score that game will come into play, just be sure to remember that you can edit the remainder of your lineup prior to the start of each individual game. Let’s take a look at three options that could help you save money in your DFS lineups.

1) James McCann – C – Detroit Tigers
With Alex Avila sidelined due to a knee injury McCann is certainly making the most of the playing time he is receiving. Over the past week and half his price has increased by $500, and I wouldn’t expect to find him in this space much longer. In his last three games he is 6-12 with two runs scored and an RBI and for the season he is hitting .292 in 22 games with 6 RBI and seven runs scored. He is not much of a power hitter, just one home run that was of the inside the park variety, but he is a solid option behind the plate that allows you to slot in other impact bats.
Fantasy Score Price: $2,600 Read more

Three “Cheap” DFS Options for May 15: David DeJesus & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We are always looking for intriguing buy low options, whether it’s in a yearly or daily league. In salary cap formats that becomes even more important, because cashing in on a low cost option will allow you to load up on stars at other spots.

With that in mind, here are three potential “cheap” options those in daily formats should consider when setting their lineups for today:

 

Aaron Hill – Arizona Diamondbacks – Second Baseman
Few players have been hotter in the month of May, hitting .452 with 3 HR, 9 RBI and 7 R over 31 AB. That alone is going to put Hill on our radars for daily leagues. Add in the fact that he draws Chad Billingsley, who has allowed 10 ER on 16 H (including 3 HR) and 2 BB over 10.0 IP, and the outlook gets that much better. This is an obvious stacking opportunity, with any Diamondback with the potential to hit the ball out of the ballpark (we’re looking at you Paul Goldschmidt) an ideal play.
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Three “Cheap” DFS Options for May 14: Carlos Beltran & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We are always looking for intriguing buy low options, whether it’s in a yearly or daily league. In salary cap formats that becomes even more important, because cashing in on a low cost option will allow you to load up on stars at other spots.

With that in mind, here are three potential “cheap” options those in daily formats should consider when setting their lineups for today:

 

Carlos Beltran – New York Yankees – Outfielder
While many had written him off after a slow start, Beltran has awoken in recent days.  He entered yesterday on a five-game hitting streak (7-18 with 2 HR, 6 RBI and 3 R).  He also has actually done a good job against right-handed pitching all season:

  • vs. RHP – .263/.294/.438
  • vs. LHP – .103/.188/.207

Throw in the matchup with Erasmo Ramirez, owner of an 8.38 ERA and 1.55 WHIP, and there’s a lot to like.
Fantasy Score Price – $3,300 Read more