Identifying the top high salary and value shortstop plays from around Major League Baseball for your July 7 DraftKings lineup.
Our goal is to help you win DraftKings contests with consistently strong lineups. To accomplish that, we’ll be highlighting some higher salary players worth paying up for, and some value picks that will help you save salary in key areas. These picks are specifically for DraftKings lineups, so all references to prices and fantasy points are based on DK figures.
As always, be sure to double-check final MLB lineups and monitor weather situations before locking in your DFS lineups.
Eduardo Nunez, Twins (5,200): The dream season continues for Nunez, who was selected for his first career All-Star Game earlier this week. His .316 average leads the Twins and ranks ninth in the American League. Nunez has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games, and should be in line for another solid game Thursday against Texas Rangers righty Chi Chi Gonzalez (0-1, 9.53 ERA).
Trevor Story, Rockies (5,100): Sure, Independence Day was Monday, but there should still be plenty of fireworks at Coors Field against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Rockies have the highest expected run total (7.2) on Thursday’s slate, and Story, like virtually all Colorado batters, stands to benefit from the matchup with lefty Adam Morgan (1-6, 6.31 ERA). Rockies players will be popular, but the matchup is too good to ignore.
Freddy Galvis, Phillies (3,700): While the Rockies have the highest expected run total, the Phillies have a substantial total as well (5.5). Ah, Coors Field, the fantasy gift that keeps on giving. Galvis isn’t as flashy as Story, but he could produce a nice game at a considerable savings. He’s worth a shot, especially in GPP lineups.
Jose Reyes, Mets (3,200): Reyes doubled twice and tallied 12 DK points on Wednesday in his second game with New York this season. His price tag remains fairly cheap, given his upside for extra-base hits and stolen bases. Reyes is worth a look Thursday against Washington Nationals rookie right-hander Lucas Giolito, who will be making his second career start.
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