Roll Your Windows Down and Cruz

Nelson Cruz prefers hitting on the road, dominates lefties and has made hard contact each time against opposing starter Sean Manaea. What’s there not to like about tonight’s matchup? Here are my picks for Friday, August 12:

cash-plays

Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Logan Forsythe,
$10,200
Nelson Cruz,
$9,600
Stephen Strasburg,
$24,000
Jose Altuve,
$10,0000
Jay Bruce,
$9,200
Yu Darvish,
$21,600
Daniel Murphy,
$10,000
George Springer,
$9,200
Chris Archer,
$18,300
Joey Votto,
$9,900
Carlos Beltran,
$8,400
Jon Gray,
$17,400
Evan Longoria,
$8,700
David Dahl,
$8,000
Joe Musgrove,
$16,000
Francisco Lindor,
$8,000
Ian Desmond,
$7,600
Dylan Bundy,
$14,800
Marcus Semien,
$7,800
Jake Smolinski,
$7,200
Carlos Carrasco,
$13,800
Hyun Soo Kim,
$7,200
Josh Reddick,
$6,800
Andrew Cashner,
$10,400
Scooter Gennett,
$6,600
Mikie Mahtook,
$4,800
 Ross Stripling,
$9,900

tournament-plays

Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Logan Forsythe,
$10,200
Charlie Blackmon,
$10,000
Stephen Strasburg,
$24,000
Daniel Murphy,
$10,000
Nelson Cruz,
$9,600
Yu Darvish,
$21,600
Mike Napoli,
$9,900
Giancarlo Stanton,
$9,200
David Price,
$20,000
Paul Goldschmidt,
$9,300
George Springer,
$9,200
Jon Gray,
$17,400
Evan Longoria,
$8,700
Rajai Davis,
$8,400
Joe Musgrove,
$16,000
Pedro Alvarez,
$8,700
David Dahl,
$8,000
Dylan Bundy,
$14,800
Marcus Semien,
$7,800
Ian Desmond,
$7,600
Carlos Carrasco,
$13,800
Trea Turner,
$7,600
Jake Smolinski,
$7,200
Andrew Cashner,
$10,400
Alex Bregman,
$7,500
Mikie Mahtook,
$4,800
 Jimmy Nelson,
$9,600

preferred-play

Preferred Stacks: Rangers, Indians, Red Sox, Rockies, Astros and Rays

Secondary/Contrarian Stacks: Nationals, Brewers, Mets, Twins, Dodgers, Royals and Marlins

Weather Concerns: Potential issues in the AZ/BOS and LAA/CLE games so montior the weather right up to first pitch as probable pitchers in both games could be affected.

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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