Cruise at a Higher Altuv-tude

The Astros look primed to break out tonight against a weak LHP and no one on the entire slate is a safer bet than their leadoff hitter (and AL MVP candidate): Jose Altuve. Here are my picks for the night slate Saturday, May 21:

cash-plays

Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Jose Altuve,
$10,800
George Springer,
$10,500
Jose Fernandez,
$24,400
Carlos Correa,
$10,000
Mike Trout,
$10,200
Jon Lester,
$20,400
Anthony Rizzo,
$9,900
Matt Kemp,
$9,000
Alex Wood,
$17,700
Manny Machado,
$9,600
Dexter Fowler,
$8,800
Joe Ross,
$15,300
Chris Davis,
$9,600
Kris Bryant,
$8,400
Kevin Gausman,
$15,000
Corey Seager,
$9,300
Christian Yelich,
$8,100
Mike Fiers,
$14,000
Marwin Gonzalez,
$7,200
Shin-soo Choo,
$7,800
Matt Cain,
$12,300
Derek Dietrich,
$6,400
Trayce Thompson,
$6,400
Cesar Vargas,
$11,600
Tommy La Stella,
$6,000
Joey Rickard,
$6,000
Matt Shoemaker,
$9,200

tournament-plays

Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Jose Altuve,
$10,800
George Springer,
$10,500
Jose Fernandez,
$24,400
Carlos Correa,
$10,000
Mike Trout,
$10,200
Jon Lester,
$20,400
Anthony Rizzo,
$9,900
Matt Kemp,
$9,000
Alex Wood,
$17,700
Manny Machado,
$9,600
Dexter Fowler,
$8,800
Joe Ross,
$15,300
Chris Davis,
$9,600
Kris Bryant,
$8,400
Kevin Gausman,
$15,000
Corey Seager,
$9,300
Adam Jones,
$8,100
Mike Fiers,
$14,000
Marwin Gonzalez,
$7,200
Mark Trumbo,
$8,000
Matt Cain,
$12,300
Tommy La Stella,
$6,000
Trayce Thompson,
$6,400
Cesar Vargas,
$11,600
Buster Posey,
$6,000
Joey Rickard,
$6,000
Matt Shoemaker,
$9,200

preferred-play

Preferred Stacks: Astros, Cubs, Orioles and Dodgers

Secondary/Contrarian Stacks: Rangers, Angels, Padres and Marlins

Weather Concerns: Scattered showers around San Francisco but only a slight delay concern in the CHC/SF game.

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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