Daily Fantasy MLB 4/26/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
April 26, 2014
The weekend series are in full swing around the MLB, and we’re already seeing some very promising performances from the hot fantasy commodities. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some promising names from out there on the diamond and see if anyone’s worth adding to your roster. If you’re looking for a sleeper or a matchup play, here’s where to start.
Rajai Davis, OF, Detroit Tigers: Davis has been making quite a fantasy splash this season, and it’s something of a surprise to see him surging so early. Regardless, he gained some real attention in the White Sox finale, tagging a homer and two RBI in the win. He was 3-for-4 with a run, RBI and steal yesterday.
Davis is good for finesse numbers normally, so don’t get used to the power. Still, if you’ve got the need for speed in your fantasy lineup, he’s a candidate for an add as the Minnesota series continues.
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Dayan Viciedo, OF, Chicago White Sox: We’ve been singing Viciedo’s praises quite a bit this week, and he’s on the radar once again today. During the Detroit series, he came on with nine hits, three runs and an RBI in four games. Yesterday, he got another hit and a run.
Viciedo can be a streaky player, but when he’s hitting well there’s no better fantasy player at his level. Pick him up with confidence; You should be able to utilize him throughout the year as a plug-and-play guy.
Matt Joyce, OF, Tampa Bay Rays: Joyce is usually one of those borderline fantasy options in most leagues; A guy you can truly be on the fence about. He’s made a case for himself this week, though, tagging five hits, five RBI and a pair of runs in the Minnesota series. Interestingly enough, he drew five walks yesterday and had a run with an RBI.
The Rays are off on a road trip now after an extended stretch at home. We’ll have to wait and see if Joyce’s hot-hitting ways continue away from his home turf, but we’re willing to bet he’s got something in his bat still.
Adam LaRoche, 1B, Washington Nationals: LaRoche has been quietly consistent over the past week or two, and it’s reflecting in his pickup trends. In the opener against the Padres Thursday, he put up a 2-for-6 line with a solo homer--his fourth of the year. He had two runs and an RBI yesterday.
LaRoche shouldn’t have much trouble reaching last year’s numbers (which weren’t too bad), especially if he can maintain this pace. He’s a pretty prudent pickup as a corner-man right now, and his matchup this weekend is great.
Yangervis Solarte, 2B/3B/SS, New York Yankees: Solarte had a three-game stretch of futility this week, going 0-for-12 in that span. He turned things around in the Boston finale, though, tagging four RBI and a pair of runs. (However, he whiffed yesterday.)
Solarte is back in owners’ good graces for the time being, but there’s no telling how long that will last. Still, he’s a decent flex-play, given his eligibility, and he may come up big for you if you trust him.
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