Rocky Mountain Way

As Joe Walsh once sang in the song Rocky Mountain Way, “time to open fire.” I assume he was talking about the Rockies’ bats against Bartolo Colon. Here are my picks for the night slate on Friday, August 21:

cash-plays

Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Paul Goldschmidt, $10,800 Carlos Gonzalez, $10,500 Chris Sale, $24,700
Josh Donaldson, $10,800 Lorenzo Cain, $10,000 David Price, $24,000
Nolan Arenado, $10,000 A.J. Pollock, $9,900 Madison Bumgarner, $23,700
Carlos Correa, $9,600 Curtis Granderson, $9,200 Johnny Cueto, $19,500
D.J. LeMahieu, $8,400 Charlie Blackmon, $8,700 Felix Hernandez, $19,200
Troy Tulowitzki, $8,100 Ryan Braun, $8,400 John Lackey, $17,700
Adrian Gonzalez, $7,200 Delino DeShields, $7,600 Gio Gonzalez, $16,400
Wellington Castillo, $6,800 Chris Colabello, $6,400 Drew Smyly, $16,400
Justin Smoak, $6,000 Carl Crawford (if leading off), $5,200 Chris Bassitt, $13,600

tournament-plays

Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Paul Goldschmidt, $10,800 Carlos Gonzalez, $10,500 Chris Sale, $24,700
Josh Donaldson, $10,800 Yoenis Cespedes, $10,200 David Price, $24,000
Miguel Cabrera, $10,200 Bryce Harper, $10,200 Madison Bumgarner, $23,700
Nolan Arenado, $10,000 Curtis Granderson, $9,200 Felix Hernandez, $19,200
Jose Altuve, $8,700 Charlie Blackmon, $8,700 Masahiro Tanaka, $18,900
Derek Dietrich, $7,200 Ben Zobrist, $8,400 John Lackey, $17,700
Justin Turner, $6,800 Marlon Byrd, $7,200 Gio Gonzalez, $16,400
Wellington Castillo, $6,800 Chris Colabello, $6,400 Mike Fiers, $15,300
Yasmani Grandal, $6,000 Andre Ethier, $5,400 Chris Bassitt, $13,600

preferred-play

Preferred Stacks: Rockies, Orioles, Blue Jays, Royals, Tigers, Mets, Marlins, Diamondbacks, Astros, Yankees, Rangers, Nationals and Dodgers

Secondary/Contrarian Stacks: Reds, Marlins, Twins, Giants, Athletics, Indians, Cardinals and Pirates

Weather Concerns: There are minor delay concerns in the KC/BOS game but everywhere else seems reasonably clear tonight.

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: Francisco Cervelli, Kendrys Morales, Jose Bautista, Andres Blanco, Brian McCann, Lucas Duda, Kelly Johnson, J.D. Martinez, Brian Dozier, Chris Davis and David Ortiz  just missed the cut, but are all viable options this evening. 

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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