Rely On The Power Bats

It’s sometimes risky to rely on power hitters in cash games such as Giancarlo Stanton and Jose Bautista but they both look primed for big nights. Here are my plays for Thursday, June 18th (night slate):

cash-plays

Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
 Miguel Cabrera, $10,200 Giancarlo Stanton, $10,800 Chris Archer, $20,400
Todd Frazier, $9,600 Jose Bautista, $9,900 Gerrit Cole, $19,600
 Jason Kipnis, $9,300  Andrew McCutchen, $9,300 Zack Greinke, $19,200
 Adrian Gonzalez, $9,000  Michael Brantley, $8,800 Danny Salazar, $18,300
Jose Reyes, $8,800  Ryan Braun, $8,800 Jason Hammel, $17,400
Adam Lind, $8,100  Brett Gardner, $8,100 Shelby Miller, $16,500
Alex Rodriguez, $7,600 Joc Pederson, $8,100 Justin Verlander, $15,200
 Joey Gallo, $6,300 Gregory Polanco, $7,600 Jeff Samardzija, $15,200
 Justin Smoak, $6,000 Brock Holt, $6,600  Doug Fister, $11,200

 

tournament-plays

Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Miguel Cabrera, $10,200 Giancarlo Stanton, $10,800 Chris Archer, $20,400
 Josh Donaldson, $9,600 Jose Bautista, $9,900  Gerrit Cole, $19,600
 Todd Frazier, $9,600 Andrew McCutchen, $9,300  Zack Greinke, $19,200
 Joey Votto, $9,000 Carlos Gomez, $9,200  Danny Salazar, $18,300
Lucas Duda, $8,400 Ryan Braun, $8,800 Jason Hammel, $17,400
Adam Lind, $8,100  J.D. Martinez, $8,700 Shelby Miller, $16,500
Alex Rodriguez, $7,600  Andre Ethier, $7,500 Jeff Samardzija, $15,200
Joey Gallo, $6,300  Chris Coghlan, $6,300 R.A. Dickey, $13,200
 Justin Smoak, $6,000  Alex Guerrero, $5,600 Jeremy Guthrie, $9,600

 

 

preferred-play

 

Preferred Stacks: Blue Jays, Brewers, Dodgers, Yankees, Tigers

Secondary/Contrarian Stacks: Marlins, Red Sox, Cubs, Mets

Weather Concern: *DET/CIN and to a lesser degree TB/WSH, CHC/CLE, MIA/NYY, BOS/ATL and MIL/KC

*Make sure to keep an eye on the weather in Cincinnati since there seems like legitimate concern for a long delay/postponement. This makes the pitchers less desirable.

Note: I will update the quick picks throughout the course of the day and adjust picks according to who is in/out of lineups

Ricky Sanders

Ricky Sanders

Ricky Sanders is a fantasy sports expert with over 15 years of playing experience. After starting several freelance fantasy sports blogs, Ricky moved up in the fantasy industry when he joined Going9 Baseball. He wrote fantasy baseball content and had a weekly radio spot on the site’s SiriusXM Satellite Radio show. Shortly thereafter, in early 2013, Ricky joined RotoExperts as a three-sport fantasy contributor, eventually becoming one of the site’s lead basketball writers. While writing for RotoExperts, Ricky was introduced to daily fantasy sports and immediately fell in love. With help from some of his mentors, some of the best DFS players in the world, he honed his skills and became the daily fantasy expert he is today. When RotoExperts created a daily-focused website called DailyRoto.com, Ricky was brought on as one of the main contributors. He still makes frequent appearances on the RotoExperts SiriusXM Radio show and on the FNTSY Sports Television Network, talking daily fantasy sports. He also continues to write for a few DFS content sites: RotoCurve and The Fantasy Fix. Ricky is a proud and active member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He has agreed to be a writer and representative for the FantasyDraft brand and serves as an ambassador to the site. He has no more access to the site than the typical user. Don’t hesitate to contact Ricky with questions on Twitter @RSandersDFS.

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