Daily Dime: Red-hot Bruce tops Thursday's play list

As always when playing Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball, be sure to check the final lineups and the weather.

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My full lineup (for all games starting after 4 pm PT):

SP: Chris Sale ($60) -  The top dollar pitcher on Thursday's board should be worth the heavy cost - he's won all eight of his starts, and the only one that wasn't a Quality Start was a 5.1 IP, 1 ER  effort at Baltimore on May 1

SP: Michael Wacha ($44) -  I like Wacha at home, where he has a 2.01 ERA this season, and a 2.61 mark for his career

C: Dioner Navarro ($7) -  No certainty to play, obviously, but if he does, I want him at the bargain-basement price - he has a good (albeit limited) history vs. Houston starter Colin McHugh (2-for-5), and has hit well recently (5-for-12 in his past four contests)

1B: John Jaso ($13) - Atlanta SP Mike Foltynewicz has had major issues against lefty hitters in his short career (.974 OPS allowed), so I like the odss of Jaso, who has hit 39 of his 40 career homers against RHP, taikng advantage of Thursday's situation

2B: Jimmy Paredes ($7) -  Paredes has a hit in each of his first two games of the season, including a home run on Wednesday, so I expect him to be back in the lineup Thursday vs. Minnesota RHP Ervin Santana - Paredes, a switch hitter, has also fared much better against righties for his career

3B: Lonnie Chisenhall ($13) -  Chisenhall is 3-for-6 since returning from the bereavement list - he'll face Cincy starter Tim Adleman, who has allowed a .615 SLG% to lefties this season

SS: Zack Cozart ($16) -  Cozart, hitting .320 on the season, collected three hits on Wednesday and will face a Cleveland starter, Josh Timlin, who he is 5-for-8 against in his career

OF: Yasiel Puig ($9) -  All you are looking for is plausible upside when you are fishing at the bottom of the DFS outfield list, and Puig at least offers that. Admittedly, he's started the season poorly, but he does have a hit in each of his past two games and is 3-for-10 in his career against Angels starter Jhoulys Chacin

OF: Josh Reddick ($17) -  Reddick has a hit in each of his past four games and owns a .349 batting average vs. RHP this season - he'll face Yankees righty Ivan Nova

OF: Jay Bruce ($17) -  Bruce is on a roll of four consecutive multi-hit games, including two home runs in Wednesday's contest -- Bruce has now hit seven of his eight home runs in his home park, where he'll be on Thursday

 

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