Cespedes for the Restevus

Get out your Festivus poles, air your grievances and celebrate, because Yoenis Cespedes and the Mets are primed for a big night. Here are my picks for the night slate on Tuesday, August 25:


Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Josh Donaldson, $11,400 Yoenis Cespedes, $9,900 Jake Arrieta, $24,300
Jose Abreu, $9,200 Starling Marte, $9,900 Noah Syndergaard, $21,300
Anthony Rizzo, $9,000 Charlie Blackmon, $9,500 Dallas Keuchel, $21,300
Jason Kipnis, $8,400 Curtis Granderson, $9,300 Stephen Strasburg, $19,500
Daniel Murphy, $7,800 Kyle Schwarber, $8,800 Jaime Garcia, $18,300
Adrian Gonzalez, $7,800 Stephen Piscotty, $8,800 Nathan Karns, $16,200
Justin Turner, $7,200 Delino DeShields, $7,800 Jose Quintana, $14,700
Francisco Cervelli, $7,200 Chris Coghlan, $6,000 Charlie Morton, $14,700
Danny Valencia, $6,400 Grady Sizemore, $4,800 Josh Tomlin, $11,400


Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Paul Goldschmidt, $10,800 Yoenis Cespedes, $9,900 Jake Arrieta, $24,300
Anthony Rizzo, $9,000 Carlos Gonzalez, $9,900 Noah Syndergaard, $21,300
Troy Tulowitzki, $9,000 Starling Marte, $9,900 Dallas Keuchel, $21,300
Albert Pujols, $8,800 Andrew McCutchen, $9,600 Stephen Strasburg, $19,500
Adrian Gonzalez, $7,800 Kyle Schwarber, $8,800 Nathan Karns, $16,200
Carlos Santana, $7,600 Rusney Castillo, $7,200 Charlie Morton, $14,000
Francisco Lindor, $7,200 Yasiel Puig, $6,800 Alex Wood, $13,200
Michael Cuddyer, $6,300 Kelly Johnson, $6,000 Mike Montgomery, $10,400
Kike Hernandez, $5,100 Grady Sizemore, $4,800 Matt Cain, $10,000


Preferred Stacks: Mets, Blue Jays, Pirates, Indians, Dodgers, Angels, Rangers, White Sox, Cardinals and Braves

Secondary/Contrarian Stacks: Tigers, Royals, Nationals, Astros, Rays, Mariners, Diamondbacks, Rockies and Red Sox

Weather Concerns: There do not seem to be any weather concerns today, so play the players 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: Mike Trout, Carl Crawford, Bryce Harper, Juan Lagares, Jose Bautista, Scott Van Slyke, Kole Calhoun, Justin Smoak and Jung-Ho Kang all just missed the cut but are worthy of consideration tonight.

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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