Even for a day like today, an unheralded Thursday, the matchups offer plenty of FantasyScore options.
It seems that most of us begin setting the roster up by first eyeing the pitchers. That makes sense because pitchers take the biggest budget chunk, but they also lead to the most points. For me, playing the premiere starter route has led to success, but today's starting pitcher options are pointing me to the opposite strategy: go with inexpensive hurlers.
For example, Nick Martinez ($4300) has been outstanding so far this year, thus he is one choice.
As far as the hitters, two teams will face pitchers with a high ERA: The Yankees are playing against Chris Tillman ($4400 for an ERA of 6.23) and San Diego will see Rubby De La Rosa ($3300 at 5.40). That means lefty outfielders Brett Gardner ($4500) and Jacoby Ellsbury ($5900) are solid plays, along with Matt Kemp ($5700) and Justin Upton ($5600). All are solid higher priced options if you go the cheap starter route.
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