FanDuel Value Plays: Tuesday (6/12)


We have a 16-game state today. Yep, the Brewers and Cardinals play a day/night double-header with the first game starting at 2:15 p.m. ET and the second at 8:15 p.m. ET. Big fun Tuesday! Here are your value plays for FanDuel.


C.C. Sabathia (NYY): $8,600 @LAA

I thought my days of recommending C.C. Sabathia were long over, but here we are. Sure, he doesn’t have overpowering stuff, but his stuff is doing just fine thank you. He has won five in a row and has an astounding 1.31 ERA over his last three starts. The Angels are 24th in runs scored vs. left-handed pitching and rank 26th in HRs against southpaws.  Take Mike Trout out of the equation and the current Halo’s squad is batting .214 vs. Sabathia. I recommend C.C. more for your GPP plays.


Mike Zunino (SEA): $2,800 @MIN

Mike Zunino can be an all-or-nothing player. We had pretty much nothing from him for April and May. Welcome to June where Mike is batting .321 with three home runs…oh wait, he hit another one yesterday, so make that four. Zunino will be teeing off against Kyle Gibson tonight. Too bad he yelled, “FOUR” already (I know it’s FORE…just having some pun).

First Base

Matt Adams (ATL): $2,700 @WAS

Matt Adams has been a happy camper getting the extra playing time in Atlanta for the injured Freddie Freeman. He belted two homers Monday and is thirsty for more! He has eight homers and 23 RBIs vs right-handed pitching this year. He hasn’t seen much of Joe Ross, but is 2-for-4 against him so far. For the price and the power, Adams fits in the first base spot just fine.

Second Base

Brandon Drury (ARI): $2,400 @DET

Who is Buck Farmer? Is he the pitcher who currently has a 13-inning scoreless streak? Or is he the pitcher who owns a 5.87 ERA over three major league seasons? My guess is that Mr. Farmer is somewhere in between and his luck is about to run out. Brandon Drury can be a cheap option for those who just need Clayton Kershaw in their lineups. He is batting .305 this season off of right-handed pitching and slammed three homers in his last seven games. The jig is up…Buck!

Third Base

Wilmer Flores (NYM): $2,700 vs. CHC

Some people own waffle makers, some own mansions in the Hollywood Hills, but Wilmer Flores owns Jon Lester…at least so far. Flores is 5-for-10 off of Lester with three homers. Lester is looking for win 150 for his career, but has been struggling to get it, giving up four earned in his last outing against the Rockies. Flores tends to hit southpaws well, batting .412 against them this season. Expect him in the clean-up spot tonight against Mr. Lester.


Dansby Swanson (ATL): $2,800 @WAS

After a might slow start, the Braves’ touted rookie Dansby Swanson is showing signs of life. He is hitting .375 over his last seven games collecting nine hits and is batting .342 for the month even knocking two homers. For the price, why not? He faces Joe Ross, and a few hits and runs for Swanson could add up big paired with more expensive choices elsewhere.


Jason Heyward (CHC):$2,900 @NYM

Oh, yeah, Jason Heyward. He seems to be one of those forgotten players who has disappointed so many seasonal players over the years. That’s the great thing about DFS, Heyward today, gone tomorrow. Jason has some good numbers against Zack Wheeler. He is 7-for-19 against him with two bombs. Great for a one-time filler in GPPs as his ownership should be low.

Joey Rickard (BAL):$2,500 @CHW

Joey Rickard isn’t the splashiest name on the Orioles roster, but he does one thing very well and that’s hit lefties. Rickard is sporting a .313 average against southpaws over the last three seasons and is matched with Derek Holland who gave up six earned last time on the mound. Look for Rickard to lead off against Holland Tuesday night.

Mallex Smith (TAM):$2,200 @ TOR

Rookie Mallex Smith will remain in the cellar until he proves otherwise, like most rookies. But, this kid’s got speed and worth a shot for the price. A steal or two for some modest points may be all you need to cash a winner!

Kevin McGuire is a correspondent for FantasyPros. For more from Kevin, check out his archive, his sit Fantasy McGuire and follow him @FantasyMcGurk.


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