3 MLB FanDuel Studs to Target on Monday 6/14/21
Just like in other sports, the focal point of your daily fantasy baseball lineups will be your high-salary studs. These guys take up by far the biggest chunk of your cap space, but they also offer the highest ceiling. And in the case of pitchers, the high-salary options typically come with the highest floors, too.
For hitters, we're looking for guys with big numbers, strong matchups, and with players around them that are likely to produce well, too, increasing our chances for runs and RBI. For pitchers, we want big strikeout numbers, while the ability to go deep in a game and pick up a win is also valuable.
With your high-salary picks playing such a big role in your lineup, you need to be right on these guys, so let's take a look at a few top-end options you can count on to anchor your lineup today.
Lance Lynn, SP, Chicago White Sox ($11,000)
Tonight, the top two arms are Lance Lynn and Tyler Glasnow, and they just so happen to be facing off against each other tonight in the same game. With just these options at the high end, how do we differentiate between them?
Let's take a look at how both teams have performed against righties this season, and once we take a closer look, it's obvious that Lynn sticks out. The Tampa Bay Rays strike out at a 26.1% clip in this split, where the Chicago White Sox are only at a 23.0% clip. Both teams have logged strong team marks in this instance, posting a 107 wRC+ and 109 wRC+, respectively.
That slight edge makes me lean with Lynn. Our projections have Lynn generating 32.9 FanDuel points, and I'm leaning toward him in my pitching spot.
Kris Bryant, OF, Chicago Cubs ($3,800)
Back in action after being a bit dinged up, Bryant has been one of the best bats in all of baseball with a combined 79 runs and RBI this year.
And Peterson? Woof. He's logged a 6.32 ERA in 47 innings pitched, allowing 1.72 home runs per nine (HR/9) innings pitched on the young season.
Look for Bryant to tally some additional power numbers tonight.
Nick Castellanos, OF, Cincinnati Reds ($4,200)
Is this when the Cincinnati Reds make their run towards the NL Central?
Already blessed with an outstanding offense, some pitching has shown up for the Reds, leading to them being be a pretty spicy team. And facing Eric Lauer of the Milwaukee Brewers makes bats like Nick Castellanos really interesting.
Castellanos has been arguably the Reds' best hitter this season, and that's saying something with Jesse Winker on the team. He's rocked pitching for a .361 batting average, 13 home runs, and 44 runs scored on the year.
This is a game we want exposure to, including the Reds outfielder.
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