Trust Howard’s Stern Bat

Rubby De La Rosa struggles against lefties and none of the Phillies’ LHH have a better chance of making him pay than Ryan Howard . UPDATE: RYAN HOWARD IS OUT. Here are my picks for Monday, August 10:

cash-plays

Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Manny Machado, $9,600 Nelson Cruz, $10,800 Chris Sale, $23,400
Joey Votto, $8,800 Lorenzo Cain, $9,900 Johnny Cueto, $20,000
Kendrys Morales, $8,400 Curtis Granderson, $8,700 Gio Gonzalez, $17,600
Alcides Escobar $7,500 Ben Zobrist, $8,700 Matt Shoemaker, $16,200
Cesar Hernandez, $7,500 Yoenis Cespedes, $8,400 Ian Kennedy, $15,900
Derek Norris, $6,800 Adam Jones, $8,100 Wei-Yen Chen, $15,200
Yangervis Solarte, $6,600 David Peralta, $8,000 Brett Anderson, $14,100
Daniel Murphy, $6,600 Odubel Herrera, $7,200 Jonathon Niese, $13,500
Jedd Gyorko, $5,600 Tyler Collins, $4,800 Vidal Nuno, $8,400

tournament-plays

Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Paul Goldschmidt, $10,600 Nelson Cruz, $10,800 Chris Sale, $23,400
Maikel Franco, $9,300 Lorenzo Cain, $9,900 Johnny Cueto, $20,000
Joey Votto, $8,800 Yoenis Cespedes, $8,400 Gio Gonzalez, $17,600
Ben Zobrist, $8,700 Adam Jones, $8,100 Matt Shoemaker, $16,200
Lucas Duda, $8,000 David Peralta, $8,000 Ian Kennedy, $15,900
Jake Lamb, $7,200 Matt Kemp, $7,800 Wei-Yen Chen, $15,200
Derek Noris, $6,800 Adam Eaton, $7,600 Rubby De La Rosa, $14,800
Yangervis Solarte, $6,600 Jeff Francoeur, $5,400 Jonathon Niese, $14,100
Matt Wieters, $6,000 Scott Van Slyke, $5,100 David Holmberg, $9,300

preferred-play

Preferred Stacks: Mets, Diamondbacks, Phillies, Royals, Padres, Orioles and White Sox

Secondary/Contrarian Stacks: Dodgers, Mariners, Reds, Nationals, Angels and Tigers

Weather Concerns: It’s looking like a quiet weather day with all games, more likely than not, playing with no issues.

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: A.J. Pollock lacks the platoon advantage vs RHP but is still viable against Harang. Bryce Harper again is matched up against a lefty but statistics show he crushes them. Jay Bruce is worthy of tournament consideration against HR prone Ian Kennedy. Derek Norris faces a lefty and hits second in the Padres lineup.

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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