Daily Dime: Alex Wood, some Jays, some Astros

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Daily Dime: Alex Wood, some Jays, some Astros
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As always when playing Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball, be sure to check the final lineups and the weather.

SP: Alex Wood at Atlanta, $40

Wood isn’t anywhere close to the ace class, but a matchup against Atlanta is lovely work if you can get it. The Braves had the worst offense in the majors last year, and it’s probably worse this season (.208/.300/.279, three piddly homers). Wood is the highest favorite on the card, and the cost is reasonable. Sure, I’m giving up some strikeout upside, but he’s a -185 choice. 

SP: Michael Pineda vs. Oakland, $42

Oakland isn’t a big strikeout team (just 25th in K-percentage), but the A’s are 27th in scoring and 27th in weighted on-base average. No one is afraid of this offense. Pineda is the second-highest favorite on the evening card, and I’m able to double up on heavy favorites without paying a prohibitive cost. 

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C: Yasmani Grandal at Atlanta, $12

I thought about Devin Mesoraco but I’d like to see him do something first. 

1B: Justin Smoak at Baltimore, $7

I wanted to stream against Mike Wright on the weekend, but rain got in the way. Smoak is lower in the lineup than you’d like — sixth — but it’s acceptable as a punt play in a plus lineup, especially when you consider the opposing pitcher and the Camden Yards backdrop. Heads up on Eutaw Street. 

2B: Jose Altuve at Texas, $22

He always gets some extra consideration against a left-hander: .353/.397/.598 career slash. Derek Holland has been ordinary for most of his career. 

SS: Andres Blanco vs. New York Mets, $7 

Punt plays always look more interesting when they’re tied to a premium batting slot — Blanco is batting third Tuesday night, and he’s not facing one of the Mets name-brand pitchers. 

3B: Nolan Arenado at Cincinnati, $24

Five homers and a 1.282 slash over his last eight games, and he was a monster all spring, too, if that matters to you. What matters to me is he’s facing Robert Stephenson, in Cincinnati. 

OF: George Springer at Texas, $19 

His career OPS rises 105 points against lefties, and now I have some Astros juice going along with Altuve. Runs are in the forecast at Texas. 

OF: Aaron Hicks vs. Oakland, $11

I hope the Yankees at some point let Hicks take a shot at regular time, see what he can do. In the meantime, here comes Eric Surkamp, a gettable lefty. Hicks was a .307/.375/.495 man against southpaws last year, with six homers in 101 at-bats. 

OF: Michael Saunders at Baltimore, $15

Location, location, location — at the top of the best offense in baseball (on paper, anyway), in a cozy park, against a pitcher we expect to exploit. 

Good luck in your Tuesday night plays.