Daily Fantasy Baseball Plays for 5/5/17

Bryce Harper left yesterday’s game to avoid a precautionary injury to his groin.  He is now listed as day to day, which is okay because the Nationals have depth.  However, if Harper wants to make the most money possible when he’s a free agent he can’t be coming off an injury.  It will be important that he takes care of this injury and doesn’t come back too early.

In other news around the league Billy Hamilton became the fourth fastest player to ever swipe 200 bags.  In the future it will be a good pick to take Hamilton for the stolen base points.  It will also to take the batters after him because if he is on base pitchers will be focused on Hamilton and not the batter.

It’s Free Lineup Friday so let’s win some money together so we can put it all on Irish War Cry in the Derby.

Low-Scoring Plays

Texas Rangers @ Seattle Mariners – The Rangers were able to put runs up on the board yesterday.  Today I like them to stay low.  Yovani Gallardo has had success against the Rangers as they have only hit .200 off of him in their careers.  Battling Yu Darvish will only make Gallardo’s game rise.  The Rangers should win in a close one.

Targets: Darvish, Gomez, Odor

Washington Nationals @ Philadelphia Phillies – Strasburg is pitching for the Nationals and should have his ways against the Phillies. He has destroyed the Phillies in his career, they have hit .192 off of him.  In 147 plate appearances they have scored 10 runs and have been fanned 47 times.  With Bryce Harper Day-To-Day the Nationals lineup is less intimidating.  Don’t go near the Phillies if you take anyone from this game side heavy with the Nationals.

Targets: Strasburg, Zimmerman

High-Scoring Plays 

Miami Marlins @ New York Mets – The Mets have been hitting the ball well lately.  They are pitching Rafael Montero, who was expected to be a star.  I’ve seen him play in spring training personally, and I’ll be the first to tell you, he is no star.  The Mets’ bats should cool down and the Marlins should dominate this game. Look for Montero to get bounced from this game early.

Targets: Stanton, Gordon

My DraftKings Lineup

Strasburg -WAS – SP
Archer – TB- SP
Vazquez – BOS – C
Encarnacion – CLE – 1B
Gordon – MIA – 2B
Shaw – MIL – 3B
Gregorius – NYY – SS
Stanton – MIA – OF
Mazara – TEX – OF
Benintendi – BOS – OF

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Colin Cazzetta