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The league is taking a break for the most part today, so we’ve got extremely limited options in Daily Fantasy Baseball.

Just six games are scheduled with five this evening so forget about playing a doubleheader on FanDuel.

As usual we’ll focus on the evening games, but it’s going to be tough to put together a unique lineup tonight with such limited options.

We have a mile high game with an over/under a mile above the rest at 11. After that Detroit at Kansas City is next in line with a total of eight.

Everyone’s going to be on the Colorado game, so in a tournament you could potentially fade this game on the chance it doesn’t produce runs. Just remember it’s okay to come in last in a tournament if the game does blow up. For cash games it will be difficult to avoid some exposure to this game since it seems like everything is in order for offense.

 

Daily Fantasy Baseball: FanDuel Picks For Thursday, September 3

Starting Pitchers

Francisco Liriano ($10,600) @ Milwaukee Brewers

Liriano has a history of meltdowns, but has also been dominant at times. He Ks over a batter per inning and gets a Milwaukee team that can’t hit lefties to save their life. On the season the Brewers are batting .223 and strikeout 24% of the time versus southpaws. It does concern me that Liriano can’t seem to get past the sixth inning recently but his upside is big.

Jordan Zimmerman ($9,300) vs. Atlanta Braves

We don’t have any obvious aces tonight so we are going to have to rely on decent pitchers with plus matchups. Zimmerman fits this nicely. While he hasn’t been dominant, the National hurler has been good enough to rack up eleven wins with a K/9 of just over seven. Not bad on a day like today, particularly against the already defeated Braves.

 

Hitters

 

Catcher

Buster Posey ($4,400) @ Colorado Rockies

It’s a lot to pay for a slumping catcher but this is just too juicy to pass up. Posey has actually been hitting better since being hit by a pitch in the elbow. Maybe it put something back in place… Either way, he’s in Colorado against a subpar lefty so I will pay if possible.

Salvador Perez ($2,400) vs. Detroit Tigers

Perez comes two grand cheaper than Posey so you’ve got major cost savings. He is also facing a below average left handed starter that I expect the Royals to exploit. While Perez hasn’t been perfect this year he’s a cheap option with some potential for today.

 

First Base

Kendrys Morales ($3,600) vs. Detroit Tigers

I like the Royals stacks tonight if you do fade Colorado. Morales has been a pleasant addition to the Royals while hitting .286 with 16 long balls and 91 RBI this year. I don’t see why he wouldn’t look to add to his counting stats against Matt Boyd.

Ben Paulsen ($3,400) vs. San Francisco Giants

While Paulsen sits against left handers he’s the guy for the Rockies against righties. He quietly has a .280 average and some power in the best hitter’s park in the league. He’s someone to target regardless of the format this evening.

 

Second Base

D.J. LeMahieu ($4,100) vs. San Francisco Giants

It might be time for me to start admitting to myself that LeMahieu isn’t going come back to Earth this year. He’s hitting a remarkable .312 on the year. While he doesn’t have a ton of power he’s jacked six while stealing 20 bases. You could do worse at second when there are only 10 teams to choose from.

Kelby Tomlinson ($3,400) @ Colorado Rockies

Tomlinson is making it easy for the Giants with Joe Panik out. He’s hitting over .300 including .348 against left handers so far, albeit in a small sample size. He has cooled over the last few days, but I like his chances against Chris Rusin.

 

Third Base

Matt Duffy ($3,100) @ Colorado Rockies

The Giants just keep coming today. Duffy is another one with a batting average north of .300 with a good chance of producing in Colorado. He’s hit safely in eight of his last ten and shouldn’t have a problem adding another couple hits to his tally for the year.

Josh Harrison ($2,400) @ Milwaukee Brewers

Things are pretty slim once you get past Nolan Arenado today at the hot corner. I didn’t write him up here but he is worth the money if you can afford him. If not, Duffy is in the 3K range while Harrison saves you and addition $700. Harrison hasn’t lit the diamond on fire yet since returning from the DL, but I like his chances today.

 

Shortstop

Jung-ho Kang ($3,900) @ Milwaukee Brewers

The Pirates have to be pleased with what they have in Kang. He’s hitting .290 on the year with 13 dingers, not bad for a shortstop. While I’m not specifically stacking Pirates, on a day with so few options Kang might just work his way into my lineups.

Alcides Escobar ($2,200) vs. Detroit Tigers

Escobar is not a top tier shortstop but his price reflects that. If you punt the position today, I like this guy. He hits at the top of the order on a club I expect to score and allows you to focus elsewhere.

 

Outfielders

Bryce Harper ($4,900) vs. San Diego Padres

When don’t you want Harper in your lineup? He’s putting together an MVP caliber season and I’m already wondering where he’ll go next year in season long leagues. His maturation into what everyone thought was there has materialized and I want him batting in my lineup against Matt Wisler.

Marlon Byrd ($4,500) @ Colorado Rockies

Byrd has been a nice and very much needed addition to the Giants outfield due to injuries. He should be in the heart of the lineup again tonight in Colorado. He’s been hitting for power lately and might be due for long ball.

Lorenzo Cain ($3,500) vs. Detroit Tigers

Cain brings a ten game hitting streak to the plate tonight against Matt Boyd. He’ll be batting third in a lineup that should have no problem shelling the Tigers. Cain also hits lefties particularly well with a .351 average this year. I heart him at this price.

That should do it for today. Good luck in your daily fantasy baseball endeavors today and we will see you back next time. Check out the SCFE baseball homepage here for more picks tomorrow!

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