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OFM. Betts (R)BOS@MINTue 8:10M. Pineda (R)$4800$4100$17UPGRADE Today’s MLB DFS Picks: DraftKings, FanDuel advice for Tuesday, June 18SP: Jordan Yamamoto, Marlins @ Cardinals. The Marlins rookie made quite the impression during his major league debut last week, throwing seven scoreless innings. The Cards have been struggling lately, ranking 28th in OPS over the past two weeks, so advantage Yamamoto. He’s a GPP-only play considering how heavy favorites the Cardinals are with their ace on the hill and the fact that they’re home.C: Christian Vazquez, Red Sox @ Twins. I like the price and the matchup against Michael Pineda, who continues to struggle vs. righties (.870 OPS and .367 wOBA against). Vazquez has been seen hitting near the top of the Red Sox lineup lately and has an OPS over .800 this year.MORE TUESDAY MLB: SP rankings1B: Anthony Rizzo, Cubs @ White Sox. The Cubs will be very chalky on this 15-game slate — for good reason considering they’re facing off with Ivan Nova, who sports a 6.28 ERA this year. Nova has allowed 14 HRs this year across 14 starts, and lefties have absolutely destroyed the veteran righty, posting a .349 average, .960 OPS, and .408 wOBA against him.2B: Jason Kipnis, Indians @ Rangers. I’m not a huge fan of Kipnis in general, but he did have a three-hit game, including a big home run, on Sunday, so maybe he’s turning the corner. He’s been hitting fourth recently, which is obviously an ideal run producing spot. Cleveland’s game total in Texas is mighty appealing.SS: Marcus Semien, A’s vs. Orioles. Oakland righthanded hitters are really appealing to me on this slate. Even though Oakland isn’t a great hitters park, Gabriel Ynoa is not a good pitcher, especially against righties. Semien is batting .350 over his past 10 games and is riding a 10-game hit streak, as well.3B: Bryan Reynolds, Pirates vs. Tigers. He’s hitting against everyone this year considering he’s batting .361, but he’s been incredible from the right side with a .364 average and .420 wOBA. He’s batting second tonight, and I could get behind a top-of-the-order Pirates stack. OFB. Reynolds (B)DET@PITTue 7:05D. Norris (L)$4800$3300$22See above SPB. Anderson (L)BAL@OAKTue 10:07G. Ynoa (R)$6200$7000$32UPGRADE SPJ. Flaherty (R)MIA@STLTue 8:15J. Yamamoto (R)$8700$8000$42UPGRADE 2BB. Holt (L)BOS@MINTue 8:10M. Pineda (R)$4000$2800$16UPGRADE OFI. Desmond (R)COL@ARITue 9:40M. Kelly (R)$4600$3000$18See above OFO. Mercado (R)CLE@TEXTue 8:05A. Sampson (R)$4800$3400$18UPGRADE SPY. Kikuchi (L)KC@SEATue 10:10H. Bailey (R)$5300$6000$42UPGRADE 3BK. Bryant (R)CWS@CHITue 8:05I. Nova (R)$5100$4100$24UPGRADE CT. d’Arnaud (R)TB@NYYTue 7:05J. Happ (L)$3500$2500$9UPGRADE CP. Severino (R)BAL@OAKTue 10:07B. Anderson (L)$3700$2500$12UPGRADE SPJ. Yamamoto (R)MIA@STLTue 8:15J. Flaherty (R)$8300$7500$38See above 2BJ. Kipnis (L)CLE@TEXTue 8:05A. Sampson (R)$3200$2500$9See above 1BJ. Abreu (R)CWS@CHITue 8:05C. Hamels (L)$4100$3900$16UPGRADE 1BA. Rizzo (L)CWS@CHITue 8:05I. Nova (R)$5100$4200$26See above SPM. Keller (R)DET@PITTue 7:05D. Norris (L)$6900$5500$28UPGRADE 3BM. Chapman (R)BAL@OAKTue 10:07G. Ynoa (R)$4200$3900$19UPGRADE OFK. Schwarber (L)CWS@CHITue 8:05I. Nova (R)$4400$3200$24UPGRADE 2BH. Alberto (R)BAL@OAKTue 10:07B. Anderson (L)$3200$2400$12UPGRADE 2BM. Moustakas (L)MIL@SDTue 10:10L. Allen (L)$5200$3900$23UPGRADE 1BC. Santana (B)CLE@TEXTue 8:05A. Sampson (R)$5000$3900$25UPGRADE OFS. Ohtani (L)LAA@TORTue 7:07M. Stroman (R)$4700$3800$18UPGRADE 3BM. Gonzalez (B)BOS@MINTue 8:10D. Price (L)$3700$2900$15UPGRADE SPC. Kershaw (L)SF@LATue 10:10S. Anderson (R)$11200$10700$56UPGRADE 2BW. Merrifield (R)KC@SEATue 10:10Y. Kikuchi (L)$4800$3800$18UPGRADE OFJ. Soler (R)KC@SEATue 10:10Y. Kikuchi (L)$4400$3300$17UPGRADE SSF. Lindor (B)CLE@TEXTue 8:05A. Sampson (R)$5300$3900$22UPGRADE Editor’s Note: This is a FREE preview of Tuesday’s Fantasy Alarm’s MLB DFS Playbook. For full analysis every day and more ways to dominate your daily fantasy baseball competition, check out DFS site-specific advice and the rest of Fantasy Alarm’s great season-long and DFS tools available to subscribers.MORE: Fantasy Alarm PRO tools OFY. Alvarez (L)HOU@CINTue 7:10A. DeSclafani (R)$4800$4000$24UPGRADE SSM. Semien (R)BAL@OAKTue 10:07G. Ynoa (R)$4500$3500$20UPGRADE OFK. Davis (R)BAL@OAKTue 10:07G. Ynoa (R)$4000$3700$15UPGRADE SSK. Newman (R)DET@PITTue 7:05D. Norris (L)$4500$3000$15UPGRADE 1BM. Adams (L)PHI@WSHTue 7:05J. Arrieta (R)$4200$2900$14UPGRADE CY. Grandal (B)MIL@SDTue 10:10L. Allen (L)$4700$3500$23UPGRADE SSX. Bogaerts (R)BOS@MINTue 8:10M. Pineda (R)$4900$4200$23UPGRADE CC. Vázquez (R)BOS@MINTue 8:10M. Pineda (R)$3800$2600$12See above OF: Ian Desmond, Rockies @ Diamondbacks. Despite the fact that he’s riding a 10-game hit streak in which he’s batting .457, Desmond is still only $3K on FD, which is absurd. I know Merrill Kelly has had a couple good starts in a row, but he’s a journeyman rookie for a reason. Desmond should be able to continue his streak in this spot. On the other side of this game, Jarrod Dyson’s FD price and matchup makes him a really good cash game option. Avoiding him on DK at nearly $5K.For more player recommendations and analysis, become a Fantasy Alarm subscriber today! Pos PlayerMatchupOpp. SPDKFDY! FanballAnalysisSPJ. Verlander (R)HOU@CINTue 7:10A. DeSclafani (R)$11900$12000$62UPGRADE
WEEK 11 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPPDraftKings Showdown Picks: Browns vs. SteelersCAPTAIN (1.5x points, 1.5x price): RB Kareem Hunt, Browns ($8,700)Hunt played more than half the Browns’ offensive snaps in his Cleveland debut, carrying the ball four times and receiving another nine targets. His workload should only rise, not fall, so I like the big-play explosiveness with double-digit touches at this price point.FLEX: RB James Conner, Steelers ($10,800)There would’ve been more fun things to do with this lineup if Conner (shoulder) was once again inactive, but alas, it looks like he’ll play. With him active, he’s easily the most trustworthy option in the Steelers’ offense, and it doesn’t feel like we can just totally fade Pittsburgh in this game.WEEK 11 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerFLEX: RB Nick Chubb, Browns ($10,600)I’m hoping that the Hunt-Chubb combo will be one that just a few people go for, as most will choose only one. Chubb received 20 carries for 116 yards Sunday despite Hunt’s involvement last week, so nothing is stopping them from both having good fantasy games.FLEX: QB Baker Mayfield, Browns ($9,000)Instead of trying to decipher which aspect of the Cleveland passing game might click, we’ll just lock in Mayfield and ensure we have a piece of any passing action. With Hunt, Chubb and Mayfield, every Cleveland touchdown should go through us.WEEK 11 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endFLEX: WR James Washington, Steelers ($5,600) Browns vs. Steelers is a game that could go any number of ways if played on a normal Sunday afternoon. Throw in the fact that it’s on Thursday Night Football and we might just have madness. Cleveland could win by 30. Pittsburgh could win by 30. It could be a tie. Putting together a DraftKings Showdown lineup for Thursday night presents us with that wide range of possibilities, so there’s some NFL DFS hair splitting to do.It starts with a combo of Cleveland running backs, Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb. We pair them with Baker Mayfield and the Browns D/ST as we put our hat in the Cleveland side of the ring. Pairing Cleveland with James Conner should get us most of the scoring action on Thursday night. Washington has put together two productive weeks in a row, and he might get the best matchups in the Cleveland secondary on Thursday as JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson are matched up with strong cornerbacks on the outside.FLEX: D/ST Cleveland Browns ($4,600)This is a weird price point. You could go with Browns TE Demetrius Harris if you prefer to not play the defense against Conner. But Conner can have a good game while Cleveland’s defense does, too, because Mason Rudolph should be prone to a few each of sacks and turnovers.