Have Your Markakis and Eat it Too

Stacking the Atlanta Braves’ bats against Kyle Kendrick is certainly not the worst idea in the world. Here are my picks for Thursday, July 9: 

 

cash-plays

Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Adrian Gonzalez, $9,700 Cameron Maybin, $9,900 Felix Hernandez, $21,800
Nolan Arenado, $8,800 Andrew McCutchen, $9,300 Zack Greinke, $21,600
Troy Tulowitzki, $8,700 Yoenis Cespedes, $8,700 David Price, $20,800
Yasmani Grandal, $8,700 Kelly Johnson, $8,300 Jose Fernandez, $18,900
Justin Turner, $8,300 Joc Pederson, $8,100 Carlos Martinez, $18,000
Brian Dozier, $8,100 Nick Markakis, $7,800 Garrett Richards, $18,000
Jace Peterson, $7,600 Torii Hunter, $7,800 Alex Wood, $15,200
D.J. LeMahieu, $7,200 Gregory Polanco, $6,400 Jeff Locke, $13,600
Wilin Rosario, $6,800 Odubel Herrera, $5,400 Cody Anderson, $12,400

 

tournament-plays

Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Adrian Gonzalez, $9,700 Cameron Maybin, $9,900 Felix Hernandez, $21,800
Nolan Arenado, $8,800 Mike Trout, $9,300 Zack Greinke, $21,600
Troy Tulowitzki, $8,700 Andrew McCutchen, $9,300 David Price, $20,800
Yasmani Grandal, $8,700 Yasiel Puig, $8,500 Jose Fernandez, $18,900
Joey Votto, $8,400 Kelly Johnson, $8,300 Carlos Martinez, $18,000
Justin Turner, $8,300 Joc Pederson, $8,100 Garrett Richards, $18,000
Jace Peterson, $7,600 Nick Markakis, $7,800 Alex Wood, $15,200
Wilin Rosario, $6,800 Andre Ethier, $7,500 Jeff Locke, $13,600
Michael McKenry, $6,000 Ben Paulsen, $6,000 Cody Anderson, $12,400

 

preferred-play

Preferred Stacks: Braves, Rockies, Dodgers, Tigers and Indians

Secondary/Contrarian Stacks: Marlins, Twins, Mariners, Astros and Cardinals

Weather Concerns: Major concerns in ATL/COL game so keep a close eye on the forecast considering all the value. Minor concerns in the STL/PIT and HOU/CLE games.

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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