Use Niese, Nephew

Jonathon Niese’s numbers look ugly but that’s because he has struggled in matchups against three of the best hitting teams versus LHP. Tonight, the matchup gets a whole lot easier. Here are my picks for on Monday, May 16:

NOTE: BOS/KC HAS BEEN POSTPONED. ALL PLAYERS INVOLVED HAVE BEEN CROSSED OUT.

cash-plays

Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Paul Goldschmidt,
$9,200
Giancarlo Stanton,
$10,000
Drew Smyly,
$21,600
Corey Seager,
$8,700
Mookie Betts,
$9,300
J.A. Happ,
$21,200
Josh Donaldson,
$8,400
Gregory Polanco,
$8,800
Rick Porcello,
$20,700
Miguel Cabrera,
$7,800
Ian Desmond,
$7,600
Jordan Zimmermann,
$20,000
Chase Utley,
$7,800
Billy Burns,
$7,200
Kenta Maeda,
$18,800
Darin Ruf,
$7,200
Jose Bautista,
$7,200
Adam Conley,
$16,000
Derek Dietrich,
$6,800
Justin Upton,
$6,800
Robbie Ray,
$13,500
John Jaso,
$6,800
Danny Valencia,
$6,600
Jerad Eickhoff,
$13,200
Steve Pearce,
$6,000
Brandon Guyer,
$6,400
Jonathon Niese,
$11,400

tournament-plays

Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Corey Seager,
$8,700
Giancarlo Stanton,
$10,000
Drew Smyly,
$21,600
Josh Donaldson,
$8,400
Mookie Betts,
$9,300
Rick Porcello,
$20,700
Miguel Cabrera,
$7,800
Christian Yelich,
$9,000
Jordan Zimmermann,
$20,000
Chase Utley,
$7,800
Gregory Polanco,
$8,800
Kenta Maeda,
$18,800
Ian Kinsler,
$7,800
Marcell Ozuna,
$8,100
Adam Conley,
$16,000
Howie Kendrick,
$7,200
Ian Desmond,
$7,600
Jose Berrios,
$15,600
Derek Dietrich,
$6,800
Jose Bautista,
$7,200
Jerad Eickhoff,
$13,200
Steve Pearce,
$6,000
Danny Valencia,
$6,600
Jonathon Niese,
$11,400
Brandon Drury,
$6,000
Ryan Rua,
$6,000
Chad Green,
$8,000

preferred-play

Preferred Stacks: Dodgers, Rangers, Red Sox, Pirates and Diamondbacks

Secondary/Contrarian Stacks: Tigers, Athletics, Blue Jays, Marlins and Yankees

Weather Concerns: Serious delay risk in the BOS/KC game and low chance of delay in the MIN/DET game (but not too concerned there).

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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