You Can Gomes Your Own Way

You can call it another lonely day…unless you have Jonny Gomes in your lineup. Here are my picks for Sunday, August 9:

cash-plays

Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Mark Teixeira, $10,400 Mike Trout, $10,800 Max Scherzer, $23,700
Matt Carpenter, $9,300 Michael Brantley, $8,700 Chris Archer, $22,900
Manny Machado, $8,000 Justin Upton, $8,400 Corey Kluber, $20,400
Kyle Seager, $7,800 Randal Grichuk, $8,400 Felix Hernandez, $20,400
Adrian Gonzalez, $7,800 Starling Marte, $7,600 Masahiro Tanaka, $17,600
David Ortiz, $7,800 Ender Inciarte, $7,200 Shelby Miller, $17,200
Maikel Franco, $7,800 Gerardo Parra, $6,800 John Lackey, $17,200
Victor Martinez, $6,800 Rajai Davis, $6,400 Bartolo Colon, $14,800
Yangervis Solarte, $6,600 Jonny Gomes, $4,800 Danny Duffy, $11,100

tournament-plays

Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Mark Teixeira, $10,400 Mike Trout, $10,800 Max Scherzer, $23,700
Jose Abreu, $9,200 Jose Bautista, $8,800 Chris Archer, $22,900
David Ortiz, $7,800 Justin Upton, $8,400 Corey Kluber, $20,400
Maikel Franco, $7,800 Ben Zobrist, $8,000 Felix Hernandez, $20,400
Yasmani Grandal, $6,800 Starling Marte, $7,600 Masahiro Tanaka, $17,600
Yangervis Solarte, $6,600 Kole Calhoun, $7,600 Shelby Miller, $17,200
Jung-Ho Kang, $6,400 David Peralta, $6,600 John Lackey, $17,200
Brock Holt, $6,000 Andre Ethier, $5,700 Jake Peavy, $13,600
Nick Castellanos, $6,000 Jonny Gomes, $4,800 Danny Duffy, $11,100

preferred-play

Preferred Stacks: Tigers, Yankees, Padres, Diamondbacks, Red Sox, Braves, Cardinals, Reds, Angels and Mariners

Secondary/Contrarian Stacks: Orioles, Dodgers, Indians, Blue Jays, White Sox and Rays

Weather Concerns: CWS/KC may see a late start or delay early in the game while there is a postponement risk in the SF/CHC game. Monitor both of these situations closely before starting players in your lineup.

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: J.D. Martinez is expensive yet again but facing a left-hander and warrants consideration. Alcides Escobar and Cesar Hernandez are fine cash options leading off for their respective teams. Anthony Rendon and Bryce Harper face a weak lefty in Yohan Flande.

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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