50 Shades of (Sonny) Gray

Despite all the aces on the slate, Sonny Gray at home may have the most upside of all of them. Here are my picks for Friday, August 7:

cash-plays

Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Joey Votto, $9,900 J.D. Martinez, $10,000 Clayton Kershaw, $25,200
Troy Tulowitzki, $9,400 Michael Brantley, $9,200 Jose Fernandez, $24,400
Alex Rodriguez, $9,300 Charlie Blackmon, $8,400 Jacob deGrom, $23,600
Ian Kinsler, $8,400 Jacoby Ellsbury, $8,000 Dallas Keuchel, $23,200
Dee Gordon, $8,000 Ben Zobrist, $8,000 Cole Hamels, $20,000
Kendrys Morales, $7,600 Adam Jones, $7,800 Lance Lynn, $18,600
Xander Bogaerts, $7,200 Ender Inciarte, $6,900 James Shields, $16,800
Adrian Gonzalez, $7,200 David Peralta, $6,800 Edinson Volquez, $15,200
Danny Espinosa, $5,400 Anthony Gose (if leading off), $6,000 Aaron Nola, $12,000

tournament-plays

Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Josh Donaldson, $10,800 J.D. Martinez, $10,000 Clayton Kershaw, $25,200
Joey Votto, $9,900 Jose Bautista, $9,700 Jose Fernandez, $24,400
Edwin Encarnacion, $9,400 Mike Trout, $9,600 Jacob deGrom, $23,600
Alex Rodriguez, $9,300 Lorenzo Cain, $9,200 Dallas Keuchel, $23,200
Ian Kinsler, $8,400 Adam Eaton, $8,400 Sonny Gray, $21,600
Prince Fielder, $7,800 Curtis Granderson, $7,600 Cole Hamels, $20,000
Brian McCann, $7,500 Carlos Beltran, $7,200 Lance Lynn, $18,600
Salvador Perez, $6,400 David Peralta, $6,800 Julio Teheran, $14,400
Aaron Hill, $4,800 Shin-Soo Choo, $6,400 Aaron Nola, $12,000

preferred-play

Preferred Stacks: Yankees, Tigers, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Diamondbacks, Royals, Indians, Nationals and Reds

Secondary/Contrarian Stacks: Cardinals, Angels, Twins, Mets, Rangers, Orioles and Athletics

Weather Concerns: There seem to be little to no concerns in the slate. Play the guys you want to play!

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

Bonus: John Danks has dominated the Royals in his career so he may be worth tournament consideration. Daniel Norris’ matchup is also eyebrow raising against the Boston Red Sox. Bryce Harper fares awfully well against LHP and De La Rosa possesses reverse splits so he could be a sneaky play despite the whole lefty-lefty thing.

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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