And poof. It’s Friday. Let’s go game-by-game and break this down.
TBR @ BAL
Alex Cobb: You either believe in the Baltimore bats or you believe in Cobb here. I think he’s usable.
Ubaldo Jimenez: I don’t think I’m gonna do that.
Do we dare go back to the Rays bats after they shafted us last night? I think we dare.
TBR: Kevin Kiermaier (Elite), Lucas Duda (Elite), Logan Morrison (Elite), Steven Souza Jr., Corey Dickerson, Evan Longoria
BAL: Manny Machado, Jonathan Schoop, Tim Beckham, Adam Jones, Chris Davis, Trey Mancini
STL @ PIT
Michael Wacha: I’m not going here tonight.
Ivan Nova: He’s been better recently and striking guys out more frequently, so I think you could go there tonight. He won’t be highly-owned.
STL: Matt Carpenter (Elite), Dexter Fowler (Elite), Tommy Pham, Kolten Wong
PIT: I’m not going here. You could take a shot on Josh Bell.
NYY @ TOR
Masahiro Tanaka: Loving Tanaka tonight in tournaments.
Marco Estrada: No.
NYY: Gary Sanchez (Elite), Aaron Judge (Elite), Chase Headley, Greg Bird, Didi Gregorius
TOR: Not going here. Tanaka has a history of wrecking the Blue Jays.
MIN @ DET
Kyle Gibson: Neither of these guys.
Daniel Norris: Still neither of these guys.
MIN: Brian Dozier (Elite), Jorge Polanco, Byron Buxton, Robbie Grossman, Eduardo Escobar, Chris Gimenez
DET: Nick Castellanos (Elite), Miguel Cabrera, (Elite), Alex Presley, Jeimer Candelario, Ian Kinsler, James McCann, Mikie Mahtook
WAS @ NYM
Edwin Jackson: Nope.
Robert Gsellman: Nope nope.
WAS: Daniel Murphy (Elite), Trea Turner (Elite), Ryan Zimmerman, Adam Lind, Anthony Rendon
NYM: Jose Reyes (Elite), Dominic Smith (Elite), Travis d’Arnaud, Brandon Nimmo, Norichika Aoki
BOS @ CIN
Rick Porcello: Not going here.
Salvatore Romano: You could make a case in GPPs on multi-pitcher sites, but I won’t be doing it.
BOS: Mookie Betts (Elite), Mitch Moreland (Elite), Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley Jr.
CIN: Joey Votto (Elite), Jesse Winker (Elite), Zack Cozart, Eugenio Suarez, Scooter Gennett, Scott Schebler
PHI @ ATL
Ben Lively: No.
Sean Newcomb: I’m not going to, but you could probably make a case in large-field GPPs.
PHI: Rhys Hoskins, Aaron Altherr
ATL: Freddie Freeman (Elite), Ender Inciarte, Nick Markakis, Lane Adams
CHC @ MIL
John Lackey: Not Lackeying tonight.
Brandon Woodruff: Nope.
CHC: Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Willson Contreras, Ian Happ, Kyle Schwarber
MIL: Neil Walker (Elite), Eric Thames (Elite), Eric Sogard, Travis Shaw, Ryan Braun, Domingo Santana
KCR @ CHW
Jason Hammel: No thank you.
Reynaldo Lopez: And no thank you.
KCR: Mike Moustakas (Elite), Salvador Perez (Elite), Whit Merrifield, Lorenzo Cain, Eric Hosmer
CHW: Jose Abreu (Elite), Yoan Moncada, Nicky Delmonico, Avisail Garcia
LAA @ HOU
Garrett Richards: You could take a long-shot on Richards in GPPs, but he’s got a super tough matchup here, obviously.
Justin Verlander: Elite play in all formats.
LAA: Mike Trout
HOU: George Springer, Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa
MIA @ ARI
Adam Conley: Noooo.
Zack Greinke: I’m having trouble deciding if I like Greinke or Verlander better tonight. Either way, Greinke is an elite play in cash and GPPs.
MIA: You can take a shot on Giancarlo Stanton, Justin Bour, Marcell Ozuna if you think Greinke gets blown up.
ARI: A.J. Pollock (Elite), Paul Goldschmidt (Elite), J.D. Martinez (Elite), Chris Iannetta (Elite), Ketel Marte
TEX @ OAK
Nick Martinez: No reason to go here.
Kendall Graveman: Or here.
TEX: Adrian Beltre, Joey Gallo, Carlos Gomez
OAK: Matt Olson (Elite), Khris Davis (Elite), Marcus Semien, Matt Joyce, Jed Lowrie
SFG @ LAD
Jeff Samardzija: You could use Samardzija on DK.
Rich Hill: He’s only throwing 6 innings, but you can still use him in all formats if you think he dominates those 6 innings and gets the quality start.
SFG: Not going here.
LAD: Chris Taylor, Yasiel Puig, Cody Bellinger
COL @ SDP
Jon Gray: Love Jon Gray in this spot in all formats.
Jordan Lyles: I do not love Jordan Lyles in any formats.
COL: Charlie Blackmon (Elite), Nolan Arenado, Gerardo Parra, Carlos Gonzalez
SDP: Not going here.
CLE @ SEA
Trevor Bauer: Vegas is telling me no.
Erasmo Ramirez: No.
All of these batters are viable, but this game is kind of a stay-away for me.
CLE: Francisco Lindor, Jay Bruce, Carlos Santana, Jose Ramirez
SEA: Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager, Nelson Cruz, Yonder Alonso
STUD OF THE NIGHT