MLB DFS Picks: Heists And Homers Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks For June 1
What should MLB DFS fans do when the best two starting pitchers on the planet take the ball for their respective teams on the same night? That is a question that everyone will face when filling out their daily fantasy baseball lineups for Monday, June 1, as Felix Hernandez and Clayton Kershaw are both scheduled to start for the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Just remember that, as enticing as it may sound, you do not have to draft both of them, which would cost you nearly 40 percent of your entire salary cap space for the day. In fact, I am here to tell you that you can win your MLB DFS league without drafting either one of them, as there are some other great starting pitching options, as well as a few tremendous value picks.
That is why I am here, to provide you with a list of my Heists (players who could make for a solid value selection) and Homers (players who I could see dropping big points, regardless of their salary) for 6/1.
P — Andrew Cashner, SD ($7,000) — I still see bigger and better things from Cash as the season progresses but, he is still pitching fairly well for the Padres.
P — Jason Hammel, CHC ($6,900) — The Cubs starter actually has the fourth highest fantasy points per game average of any starter going tonight, yet carries a much lower salary.
C — Wilson Ramos, WAS ($3,000) — The Nats backstop has performed well against Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey in the past. Worth a pick at this price.
1B — Chris Colabello, TOR ($2,500) — How can you ignore a Toronto batter who is hitting the ball as well as anone on the team over the past couple of weeks?
2B — Joe Panik, SF ($2,600) — I really like the Giants infield this season. They may not be household names quite yet but, they can lead you to MLB DFS dominance.
3B — Alex Rodriguez, NYY ($2,700) — He hasn’t done anything since last Wednesday and he faces King Felix but, at this price, how can you say no to A-Rod?
SS — Jean Segura, MIL ($3,000) — I may be a day late and a dollar short on Segura but, he is starting to look a lot more confident at the plate lately for the Brew Crew. Of course, he may be tired after Sunday’s marathon.
OF — Charlie Blackmon, COL ($3,400) — Many will ignore him tonight since he has struggles as of late and faces Kershaw. But, he is at home and could bust out late.
OF — Steve Souza Jr., TB ($3,000) — Nobody heard of this kid entering the 2015 season but, they certainly have now. At least over the past three games where he has scored 14, 14 and 28 points.
OF — Curtis Granderson, NYM ($2,700) — The Grandy Man had been playing much better as of late, despite a meager 2-point performance on Sunday. He could be a good value pick for Monday.
P — Gerrit Cole, PIT ($8,500) — Yes, it would be extremely easy to recommend Hernandez or Kershaw as my No. 1 SP for 6/1. I’m not going to take the easy way out. I like Cole.
P — Jacob deGrom, NYM ($8,300) — You read it right. I don’t have Hernandez or Kershaw as my two two SPs for the night. They are elite but, I like deGrom tonight almost as much as I like Cole.
C — Brian McCann, NYY ($3,100) — I don’t love recommending hitters facing King Felix but, McCann has been on a tear at the plate. He sat on Sunday, meaning he should be well rested tonight.
1B — Paul Goldschmidt, ARI ($4,300) — He may be exhausted after reaching base so often on Sunday. Check the Diamondbacks starting lineup first but, play him if he starts.
2B — Brian Dozier, MIN ($3,800) — Dozier is my pick at second but, the weather at Fenway may not fully cooperate. Check the latest Boston forecast before you submit your MLB DFS lineup.
3B — Josh Donaldson, TOR ($3,800) — The Jays third baseman just keeps watching his fantasy points per game average rise over the past week or so. He is on fire.
SS — Jhonny Peralta, STL ($3,600) — I have decided that the Cardinals’ shortstop is the most consistent hitter at his position right now.
OF — Bryce Harper, WAS ($5,700) — Any day that I have the luxury of being able to afford Harper, I will likely try to draft him.
OF — Hanley Ramirez, BOS ($4,200) — HanRam is like my Dozier pick. I definitely like him. Just check the forecast close to first pitch before you draft him.
OF — Andrew McCutcheon, PIT ($4,100) — McCutcheon is starting to regain the form that has made him a perennial MVP candidate for the Buccos.
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