On the heels of a fantastic weekend in Miami, the Atlanta Braves are suddenly hot again. Unfortunately, Fredi Gonzalez and his crew don't get the chance to build on that success on Monday, because the team is enjoying a day's rest before opening a quick, two-game set at home against Tampa Bay. On the bright side, though, we can fill the gap in your hearts and minds.
SB Nation and FanDuel continue to partner on daily fantasy baseball, and we regularly bring you "recommended" lineups. Monday evening's slate of games is fairly light (and one game is already in the books with an early afternoon start), but there is still enough for us to bring you some guidance should you choose to accept it.
As usual, fading my picks may be your best option, so feel free to do that.
Note: This lineup would be used in a 7:10 pm ET contest.
P - Corey Kluber ($9,800)
C - Carlos Ruiz ($3,000)
1B - Ryan Howard ($3,400)
2B - DJ LeMahieu ($3,000)
3B - Daniel Murphy ($2,900)
SS - Adeiny Hechavarria ($2,500)
OF - Christian Yelich ($2,900)
OF - Giancarlo Stanton ($4,800)
OF - Grady Sizemore ($2,700)
There are three elite starting pitchers (at least in my mind) worth considering, but I'm going with Corey Kluber over the likes of Chris Sale and Matt Harvey. The biggest reason for that choice is the opposing lineup, but I do feel as though Kluber remains undervalued despite his dominant performance last week.
In terms of the bats, I am stacking Phillies, with Ryan Howard as one of my favorite buys of the night against a right-hander in Coors Field. Elsewhere, two members of the Marlins outfield make the roster in facing a hittable pitcher in Rubby De La Rosa, and I'm a big fan of DJ LeMahieu against a left-hander in Coors, even if that left-hander is Cole Hamels.
The slogan, as always, is to simply make money, and this lineup can (hopefully) help you get there. Let's do this together.