Daily Fantasy Baseball must starts: Thursday August 16th

Daily Fantasy Baseball Must StartsIn honor of football season nearing, we’ve got players from New York and Milwaukee, not Eli Manning and Aaron Rodgers, that will provide great value in daily fantasy baseball leagues.

Value Plays:

Milwaukee Brewers – I still believe Cliff Lee is an élite pitcher, but he hasn’t proven it this season and is unlikely to do so against the Brew Crew. Current Milwaukee players are batting .300 against the lefty with 21.1% of their hits going for home runs. Ryan Braun, Alex Gonzalez, and Aramis Ramirez are all hitting over .300 with at least one homer against Lee, while Carlos Gomez has a slightly lower average (.273) but has had one-third of his hits leave the ballpark. Milwaukee’s team slugging percentage of .536 is simply to good to pass up, even if they are opposing a pitcher with élite skills.

David Wright – The miserable Mets face off against “I give up the occasional” Homer Bailey in a matchup of two teams headed in completely opposite directions. However, tonight figures to be a night in which Mets fans can rejoice and roster their favorite players in daily fantasy baseball leagues. New York holds a .352 career batting average against the Reds righty, with Wright leading the way at .556. Scott Hairston is the only Met with a HR off of Bailey, but that could very easily change as the game is being played in hitter friendly Cincinnati, where Bailey has given up 79% of his season’s home runs. For one day you’re allowed to overlook the Mets second half struggles and roster Wright. Read more here…