Paul’s Bat is Made of Gold

Could Paul Goldschmidt be the best hitter in the game? Regardless, he makes for the best DFS play in today’s slate. Here are my picks for Wednesday, July 1:


Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Paul Goldschmidt, $11.400 Bryce Harper, $11,200 Jon Lester, $20,100
Manny Machado, $9,300 Mike Trout, $10,800 Carlos Carrasco, $19,600
Anthony Rizzo, $8,800 Ryan Braun, $9,600 A.J. Burnett, $18,900
Justin Turner, $8,700 A.J. Pollock, $9,300 John Lackey, $18,000
Matt Wieters, $8,400 Denard Span, $8,800 Jose Quintana, $13,800
Jimmy Paredes, $8,400 Kole Calhoun, $7,800 Edinson Volquez, $13,600
Jhonny Peralta, $7,500 Scott Van Slyke, $7,600 Chris Heston, $12,800
Matt Duffy, $7,500 Randal Grichuk, $7,200 Alfredo Simon, $11,100
Jace Peterson, $6,800 Clint Robinson, $5,200 Vincent Velasquez, $9,000


Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Paul Goldschmidt, $11,400 Bryce Harper, $11,200 Jon Lester, $20,100
Manny Macahdo, $9,300 Mike Trout, $10,800 Carlos Carrasco, $19,600
Albert Pujols, $9,200 Andrew McCutchen, $10,000 John Lackey, $18,000
Anthony Rizzo, $8,800 Ryan Braun, $9,300 Wei-Yen Chen, $16,000
Matt Wieters, $8,400 Kole Calhoun, $7,800 Matt Shoemaker, $14,400
Brandon Belt, $8,000 Yasiel Puig, $7,600 Jose Quintana, $13,800
Jhonny Peralta, $7,500 Scott Van Slyke, $7,600 Edinson Volquez, $13,600
Brian McCann, $7,200 Randal Grichuk, $7,200 Chris Heston, $12,800
Robinson Chirinos, $6,600 John Mayberry Jr., $4,200 Vincent Velasquez, $9,000


Preferred Stacks: Orioles, Dodgers, Nationals, Brewers, Angels, Cubs, Giants and Yankees

Secondary/Contrarian Stacks: Phillies, Pirates, Diamondbacks, Rangers and Indians

Weather Concerns: Real concern in WSH/ATL and then to a lesser degree CWS/STL so be careful with the pitchers in each

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, 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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