In the Rizzone

Anthony Rizzo and the Cubs lefties should be in for a big night against a starting pitcher who got creamed by them last season. Here are my picks for the night slate on Thursday, April 7:

cash-plays

Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Paul Goldschmidt, $10,200 Mike Trout, $10,400 Derek Holland, $16,800
Anthony Rizzo, $10,000 Kyle Schwarber, $8,800 John Lackey, $16,200
Manny Machado, $9,600 Jason Heyward, $8,700 Hector Santiago, $15,200
Chris Davis, $9,200 Dexter Fowler, $8,700 Ubaldo Jimenez, $14,800
Miguel Sano, $9,200 Mark Trumbo, $7,800 Phil Hughes, $14,400
Ben Zobrist, $8,400 Eddie Rosario, $7,500 Rubby De La Rosa, $14,100
Adrian Beltre, $8,400 Delino DeShields, $7,200
Albert Pujols, $8,000 David Peralta, $7,200
Joe Mauer, $7,800 Socrates Brito, $6,300

tournament-plays

Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Anthony Rizzo, $10,000 Mike Trout, $10,400 Derek Holland, $16,800
Manny Machado, $9,600 Kyle Schwarber, $8,800 John Lackey, $16,200
Chris Davis, $9,200 Jason Heyward, $8,700 Hector Santiago, $15,200
Miguel Sano, $9,200 Dexter Fowler, $8,700 Ubaldo Jimenez, $14,800
Ben Zobrist, $8,400 Mark Trumbo, $7,800 Phil Hughes, $14,400
Byung Ho Park, $8,400 Eddie Rosario, $7,500 Rubby De La Rosa, $14,100
Adrian Beltre, $8,400 Delino DeShields, $7,200
Albert Pujols, $8,000 David Peralta, $7,200
Ian Desmond, $7,600 Daniel Nava, $5,400

preferred-play

Preferred Stacks: Cubs, Orioles and Rangers

 

Secondary/Contrarian Stacks: Twins, Angels and Diamondbacks

Weather Concerns: Possible lingering showers in the MIN/BAL game but low probability for a cancellation 

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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