Friday, August 10, 2012
The daily grind: 8-10Posted by Brad Johnson at 5:59am
The Daily Grind provides daily match-up advice based on my every morning waiver wire search. I welcome advice to help make this column more effective. Ownership rates are from Yahoo!
The Fanduel picks are a mixture of Daily League specific advice and information for the more typical fantasy owner.
Those in leagues with same-day moves should refer back to yesterday’s table.
The Fanduel Daily League Players of the Day are:
Pitcher (to start): It's not the best collection of arms today. Matt Harvey is interesting in that he's a prospect and has been rather successful in his first few big league starts. That said, he's not a dominate pitcher so he's going to run into some bumps. The Braves might be one of those bumps.
Mark Rogers is less interesting, but perhaps he shouldn't be. He's only one-percent owned and he's MUCH better than that. He should be owned in all NL-only leagues at the very least and those have to make up more than one percent of leagues...
Brandon McCarthy would be a nice streamer choice today if he wasn't 49-percent owned. He's coming off the disabled list.
Pitcher (bum): The Red Sox face lefty Chris Seddon. Not much to say on that; they should score runs in bunches.
Freddy Garcia will be opposed by Ricky Romero today. Shall we set the over/under on total runs scored to 12.5?
Hitter (power): Andruw Jones reprises his role as top slugger off the waiver wire. And Todd Frazier reprises his role as my most popular new pick.
Hitter (speed): Eric Young Jr. has been getting consistent play with Michael Cuddyer out. Then there's Ben Revere, who's somehow only 42-percent owned, and Trayvon Robinson.
Tomorrow features several pitchers who are moderately interesting. You could try Franklin Morales against the Indians, Chris Tillman against the Royals, or Marco Estrada against the Astros.
Kris Medlen's finally stretched out enough to be useful, too.
The options are almost too plentiful to count. There are regulars like Jones and Jonny Gomes, fresh names like Travis Snider, Starling Marte, Delmon Young, and Domonic Brown, and even a great speed option in Carlos Gomez.
Nothing to report.
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