This column is RotoBaller and RotoCole's own opinions of good value picks in daily leagues. We spend hours every day doing research and analysis to bring you solid daily league advice, but everyone should be doing their own research as well before wagering on players. We're here to provide you with the best advice possible as always, but by no means are we endorsing anyone to place bets based on our columns or recommendations
For now, this advice and pricing will cater to those who play on Fanduel. They offer some of the best gaming options for beginners, intermediate, and expert level players. Our job here at RotoBaller is to make your daily fantasy gaming experience a fun and successful one. Whether you are new to the daily fantasy scene or have been playing for years, our columns will be up-to-date and useful for all levels of experience. If you are new to the scene, tweet me at @RotoCole and I will personally show you the ropes. Let’s win together. Ladies (one or two reading this) and gentlemen, here is your late game Daily Fantasy Baseball lineup advice for all games on May 16th, 2013:
Before I start, a quick apology goes out to all the readers who started Hughes yesterday. I did not see that coming. I am spending a lot on pitching today to ensure it doesn't happen again.
Thursday's Play of the Day: 1B Lyle Overbay ($2,600) - At just 2.6 K, you have the privilege of starting an elite option at first tonight. Why is he elite tonight? Because he faces Aaron Harang, whom he is 11-24 against in his career with 5 doubles.
RotoCole's Fanduel Lineup:
P: Mat Latos ($8,200) - Latos got roughed up a bit last start but tonight he faces an awful Miami team. He's a top 5 option tonight.
C: Wilson Ramos ($2,600) - He's healthy, cheap and went 2-2 yesterday. I like him against Volquez today.
1B: Lyle Overbay ($2,600) - Play of the Day
2B: Robinson Cano ($4,300) - His price is down a bit at the perfect time on a day where he faces bad righty Aaron Harang.
3B: Pedro Alvarez ($2,800) - Homered last time he faced Burgos plus he's dirt cheap.
SS: Troy Tulowitzki ($4,400) - I have an awesome middle infield duo tonight as Tulo faces Matt Cain, a pitcher he has hit well in 53 career at bats (18 hits, 4 Hrs).
OF: Dayan Viciedo ($3,200) - I'm spending a small amount for a hitter who has homered in his last two games and is 5-5 in his career against Jerome Williams. He is close to being today's play of the day, but I don't want to publicize it too much.
OF: Brett Gardner ($3,100) - Gardner could give Harang fits both at the plate and on the bases.
OF: Curtis Granderson ($3,800) - A lot to spend for a dude who hasn't proved he is all the way back yet but Aaron Harang seems like the ideal candidate to kick his season off.
Last, but certainly not least, make sure you check today’s lineups before setting your team!
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