Rowdy Tellez is a Strong DFS Play and Bell is One to Fade

Rowdy Tellez

There are 3 other options at $3600 (Charlie Culberson, Mark Canha, Dominic Smith) and Tellez is the best option of these 4. Edwin Encarnacion (8.5 FP), Jay Bruce (5 FP), Carlos Santana (8.3 FP), Freddie Freeman (8.6 FP), and Justin Smoak (8.7 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Tellez but have higher salaries. Based on salary, he is expected to have 6.5 FPs, a value reached in 18 of 60 games (30%). The combined 'cover percentage' for first basemen expected to start is 38%.

There are 3 other options at $3100 (Jason Castro, Logan Forsythe, Mitch Garver) and Tellez is the best option of these 4. Edwin Encarnacion (11.4 FP), Joey Votto (9.9 FP), Carlos Santana (11.4 FP), Freddie Freeman (11.5 FP), and Justin Smoak (11.9 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Tellez but have higher salaries. Based on salary, he is expected to have 8.9 FPs, a value reached in 18 of 60 games (30%). The combined 'cover percentage' for outfielders expected to start is 42%.

Adalberto Mondesi and Paul Goldschmidt are also good values on both FanDuel and DraftKings on 5/16.

Josh Bell

Projected for 7.4 DraftKings pts Josh Bell is the #18 ranked first basemen. He is the #1 highest priced first basemen ($5600). At his projected points, he is worth a salary of $4.2K. These are 5 better options at lower salaries: Edwin Encarnacion (8.5 FP), Joey Votto (7.5 FP), Carlos Santana (8.3 FP), Freddie Freeman (8.6 FP), and Justin Smoak (8.7 FP). Based on salary, he is expected to have 10 FPs, a value reached in 54 of 188 games (29%). The combined 'cover percentage' for first basemen expected to start is 38%.

Projected for 9.9 FanDuel pts Josh Bell is the #17 ranked C/1Bs. At $4200 he is expected to be the #2 C/1Bs. At his projected points, he is worth a salary of $3.4K (expected pts per $ is calculated daily based on the average of healthy starters). These are 5 better options at lower salaries: Edwin Encarnacion (11.4 FP), Joey Votto (9.9 FP), Carlos Santana (11.4 FP), Freddie Freeman (11.5 FP), and Justin Smoak (11.9 FP). Based on salary, he is expected to have 12.1 FPs, a value reached in 64 of 188 games (34%). The combined 'cover percentage' for outfielders expected to start is 42%.

Hunter Pence and Logan Forsythe are also bad values on both FanDuel and DraftKings.

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TODAY'S GAMES (AVG O/U 9) AND PROJECTED FANTASY LEADERS

TEXAS RANGERS VS KANSAS CITY ROYALS O/U 10 (o-111, u-111)

  • Lance Lynn (SP) 27.6 FD $7.5K, 13.6 DK $7.6K
  • Homer Bailey (SP) 22.1 FD $6.9K, 10.3 DK $6K
  • Joey Gallo (OF) 14.4 FD $4.3K, 10.5 DK $5.7K
  • Adalberto Mondesi (SS) 13.4 FD $3.9K, 10.1 DK $5K
  • Whit Merrifield (2B) 12.8 FD $3.8K, 9.8 DK $5.1K

ST LOUIS CARDINALS VS ATLANTA BRAVES O/U 10 (o-105, u-116)

  • Julio Teheran (SP) 28.1 FD $8.1K, 13.8 DK $8K
  • Adam Wainwright (SP) 27.1 FD $7.7K, 13.7 DK $7.5K
  • Marcell Ozuna (OF) 13 FD $4.2K, 9.7 DK $5K
  • Paul Goldschmidt (C/1B FD, 1B DK) 12.2 FD $3.7K, 9.3 DK $4.6K
  • Paul DeJong (SS) 11.9 FD $4K, 9.1 DK $5.2K

MINNESOTA TWINS VS SEATTLE MARINERS O/U 9.5 (o-116, u-105)

  • Michael Pineda (SP) 25.6 FD $6.5K, 13.3 DK $7.3K
  • Erik Swanson (SP) 24.5 FD $6.3K, 12.4 DK $7.1K
  • Mitch Haniger (OF) 13.8 FD $4K, 10.4 DK $4.7K
  • Nelson Cruz (OF) 12.8 FD $3.8K, 9.6 DK $4.2K
  • Jorge Polanco (SS) 12.4 FD $4.3K, 9.5 DK $5K

TORONTO BLUE JAYS VS CHICAGO WHITE SOX O/U 9 (o-116, u-105)

  • Marcus Stroman (SP) 32.9 FD $7.4K, 17.8 DK $7.7K
  • Dylan Covey (SP) 22.9 FD $5.5K, 11.3 DK $6.2K
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (3B) 13.1 FD $3K, 9.9 DK $4.1K
  • Randal Grichuk (OF) 12.3 FD $3.4K, 9.3 DK $4.2K
  • Rowdy Tellez (C/1B FD, 1B DK) 12.2 FD $3.1K, 9.1 DK $3.6K

MILWAUKEE BREWERS VS PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES O/U 9 (o-105, u-116)

  • Zach Davies (SP) 29.9 FD $7.8K, 16.2 DK $7K
  • Zach Eflin (SP) 30 FD $9.2K, 15.7 DK $9.1K
  • Christian Yelich (OF) 15.1 FD $4.7K, 11.5 DK $5.8K
  • Mike Moustakas (3B FD, 2B DK) 11.6 FD $3.4K, 8.7 DK $4.4K
  • Rhys Hoskins (C/1B FD, 1B DK) 11.2 FD $4.3K, 8.3 DK $5.2K

NEW YORK METS VS WASHINGTON NATIONALS O/U 9 (o100, u-120)

  • Zack Wheeler (SP) 32.7 FD $9.5K, 17.2 DK $10K
  • Anibal Sanchez (SP) 27 FD $6.8K, 13.9 DK $7.2K
  • Michael Conforto (OF) 11.7 FD $3.8K, 8.7 DK $4.7K
  • Anthony Rendon (3B) 11.6 FD $3.9K, 8.7 DK $4.5K
  • Victor Robles (OF) 11.1 FD $3.3K, 8.4 DK $4.1K

BALTIMORE ORIOLES VS CLEVELAND INDIANS O/U 9 (o100, u-120)

  • Trevor Bauer (SP) 41.9 FD $11.4K, 23.3 DK $10.8K
  • Dan Straily (SP) 21.9 FD $5.6K, 11.4 DK $4.8K
  • Jose Ramirez (3B) 13.8 FD $3.7K, 10.2 DK $4.7K
  • Francisco Lindor (SS) 12.8 FD $4K, 9.5 DK $5.1K
  • Carlos Santana (C/1B FD, 1B DK) 11.4 FD $3.8K, 8.3 DK $4.2K

OAKLAND ATHLETICS VS DETROIT TIGERS O/U 8.5 (o-120, u100)

  • Chris Bassitt (SP) 32.3 FD $10K, 17.9 DK $8.6K
  • Spencer Turnbull (SP) 26.3 FD $8.3K, 12.7 DK $8K
  • Marcus Semien (SS) 12.3 FD $3.3K, 9.4 DK $3.9K
  • Matt Chapman (3B) 12.4 FD $3.8K, 9.3 DK $4.2K
  • Khris Davis (OF) 12.5 FD $3.7K, 9.2 DK $4.1K

CHICAGO CUBS VS CINCINNATI REDS O/U 8.5 (o-116, u-105)

  • Luis Castillo (SP) 36.6 FD $10.3K, 20.4 DK $10.6K
  • Jose Quintana (SP) 32.2 FD $8.9K, 17.4 DK $9.2K
  • Javier Baez (SS) 11.8 FD $4.1K, 9 DK $5.1K
  • Eugenio Suarez (3B) 11.5 FD $3.9K, 8.6 DK $4.9K
  • Kris Bryant (3B) 11.2 FD $4.4K, 8.3 DK $5.2K

PITTSBURGH PIRATES VS SAN DIEGO PADRES O/U 8 (o-105, u-116)

  • Trevor Williams (SP) 31.1 FD $7.9K, 16.5 DK $8.3K
  • Eric Lauer (SP) 22.8 FD $6.7K, 11.8 DK $6.8K
  • Josh Bell (C/1B FD, 1B DK) 9.9 FD $4.2K, 7.4 DK $5.6K
  • Starling Marte (OF) 9.4 FD $3.6K, 7.1 DK $5.4K
  • Gregory Polanco (OF) 8.9 FD $3.8K, 6.8 DK $4.9K