Most of the content here revolves around the season long fantasy format, thought it would be fun to get some insight on who everybody thinks is going to have a big game on a day-to-day basis.
One site I have taken a liking to is Star Fantasy Leagues
. They offer daily freerolls. Who doesn't like a chance to win free money every day without even making a deposit? For the purposes of today's thread I'll be offering my suggested lineup for SFL. Please feel free to offer your own daily strategy for other websites as well.
C- Tyler Flowers ($3,500). Cheap option to free up room elsewhere. Hammel has given up 16 HR this year and Flowers is known for the pop in his bat.
1B- Adrian Gonzalez ($7,764). Playing in Coors Field and owns a 1.067 OPS against Oswalt in 21 AB.
2B- Ben Zobrist ($6,442). Facing a mediocre starter? Check. Good history against lefties? Check. Short porch in left field? Check.
3B- Adrian Beltre ($7,788). Playing in Arlington against the unimposing Joe Saunders. Hitting .303/.346/.513 against LHP this year.
SS- Starlin Castro ($4,428). Has 3 multi-hit games in his past 5 contests. He's showing signs of life so you have to like him at this price tag.
OF- Desmond Jennings ($6,448). See Ben Zobrist.
OF- Wil Myers ($5,388). See above. You can see a trend here. Sometimes it pays off to gamble on a few hitters close to each other in the lineup. There's a domino effect in scoring and you can accumulate a lot of points this way. Plus the Rays faced a lefty last night at well, doesn't hurt to have familiarity on your side.
OF- Shin-Soo Choo ($6,189). Playing at home against Lincecum. Aaron Hernandez's RHP for a living.
U- Andre Ethier ($5,218). Playing in Coors Field against a RHP. Another budget friendly option.
SP- Stephen Strasburg ($16,328). Strasburg is a beast and he's pitching at home against a Brewers lineup with no Braun.
SP- David Price ($14,425). Hitting 95 MPH in his last rehab start. No team strikes out more than the Astros and Price generates a healthy amount of K's himself.
RP- Jonathan Papelbon ($2,182). Hasn't pitched since 6/26. Likely to make an appearance regardless of a save opportunity.
P- Kris Medlen ($13,887). Medlen has finally regained the pinpoint command he displayed last year. Pitching at home against the Marlins, the leagues worst offense.