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Welcome back RotoBallers. It's another week, another dollar on FanDuel with 10 games on deck, although Red Sox-Indians is at 1:10 ET and only featured in all-day formats. For the purpose of this article, I will be focusing on the main slate starting at 7:05 ET.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball MLB lineup picks for FanDuel on 8/15/16. As for Vegas insights, the heavy moneyline favorites tonight are the Nationals (-170) and Rays (-170). The highest scoring totals are Athletics-Rangers (10), and Nationals-Rockies (10).

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DFS Lineup Stacks to Target for FanDuel

Nationals versus Jorge De La Rosa

Really going out on a limb here taking the team visiting Coors versus De La Rosa, but if feels necessary to highlight this matchup given the shallow slate. De La Rosa has been efficient over the past two months, posting eight quality starts in his past ten outing, but the Nationals .796 OPS versus LHP is 5th in baseball and Bryce Harper just returned. Hopefully players buy into De La Rosa's recent success, but it's likely ownership will be high across the board.

Blue Jays versus Chad Green

Don't look now but the Blue Jays are running on all cylinders. We knew Edwin Encarnacion would do his thing, but it's good to see Russell Martin and Troy Tulowitski getting in on the action. Chad Green has been pedestrian in eight appearances this season (4 GS, 4.94 ERA) and the Jays love hitting in New York. The usual names are in play once again, with special consideration to Michael Saunders and EE.

Also Consider: Royals versus Daniel Norris


DFS Starting Pitchers to Consider for FanDuel

Matt Moore (SP, SFG) - $8,800

My 50/50 play of the day, Moore has been effective but not efficient in two Giants starts (3.00 ERA, 11 BB) but he does have 33 ppg to show for it. The Pirates are a formidable offense, but they hit worse away from home (.694 OPS is 26th) and a west-coast trip is a drag for all teams. Moore should scoop up a W tonight.

David Phelps (SP, MIA) - $6,100

Michael's distant and less impressive cousin has been solid since joining the Marlins rotation, posting 26 ppg albeit not eclipsing five innings in either start. The Marlins have been building up his arm and after posting 91 pitches last time out, I expect them to let him loose tonight. The Reds .717 OPS versus RHP is 21st in baseball and I expect the Marlins to take Game 1 versus Brandon Finnegan.


DFS Infielders to Consider for FanDuel

Catcher (C)

Jonathan Lucroy (C, TEX) - $3,500

Lucroy has posted a 1.171 OPS since joining the Rangers and has gets another great matchup versus Ross Detwiler tonight. If you want to save cash at catcher, consider Gary Sanchez ($2,600).

First Base (1B)

Wil Myers (1B, SD) - $3,800

I'm such a sucker for revenge games. It doesn't hurt that Myers crushes LHP to the tune of a .333/.409/.608 split. He's hitting .326 in August and hopefully owner are still dragging about his slow start to the second half, keeping his ownership at a reasonable level.

Second Base (2B)

Dee Gordon (2B, MIA) - $3,400

Gordon continues to fly since rejoining the Marlins, hitting .321 with seven stolen bases. He's hitting .300 versus LHP and loves hitting at home (.324). It's a reasonable price for young Flash.

Shortstop (SS)

Trea Turner (SS, WAS) - $4,200

He's the highest-price shortstop on the docket, but it's worth paying up for. Turner is up to a .319 average, has solidified his role in the leadoff spot, and is getting his first taste of Coors tonight. If you want to save money at short, I'd pivot to Brandon Crawford ($2,600).

Third Base (3B)

Jose Reyes (3B, NYM) - $2,500

Reyes has rejoined the Mets lineup and has shown he still has something left in those wheels with a steal over the weekend. He has a .977 OPS versus LHP this season in limited at-bats (27) and is at a bargain price.


DFS Outfielders to Consider for FanDuel

Mike Trout (OF, LAA) - $4,100

Trout is having his usual ho-hum MVP-candidate season and gets a great spot here. People will be scared off by the high price and the Felix Hernandez duel, but he is hitting .375 with 6 home runs in 75 career at-bats. I think that's enough of a sample size for anti-BvP truthers to consider.

J.D. Martinez (OF, DET) - $3,300

Martinez has come back to the Tigers lineup and picked up right where he left off. He has a .378 average since his return and smacked another home run last night. He's priced too low on FanDuel.

Paulo Orlando (OF, KC) - $3,100

Orlando has snatched the leadoff spot for the Royals and been excellent there. He has a .347 average since the All-Star break and has a .352/.380/.511 slash versus LHP with Daniel Norris on the mound tonight.

Also Consider: Gregory Polanco (OF, PIT) - $3,400 and Lorenzo Cain (OF, KC) - $3,200


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