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.
Pitcher (to start): Today’s a big start for Wei-Yin Chen against the Rays. The O’s are in a dog fight for first with the Yankees, while the Rays have fallen to three games back.
Phil Hughes is 53 percent owned, but his match-up against the depleted Red Sox should reap some rewards.
Tyler Cloyd is underwhelming and he’s pitching on short rest, but the Astros offense is particularly pitiful these days.
Pitcher (bum): Liam Hendriks against the Royals. Need I explain myself?
Honorable mention goes to Fernando Abad against the white hot Phillies.
There are four solid options to choose from today. A couple are solid pitchers against good lineups, like Ross Detwiler against the Braves and Hisashi Iwakuma versus the Rangers. And a the other two are inconsistent youngsters who have great talent—namely Tyler Skaggs against the Giants and Andrew Cashner at Petco against the Rockies.
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