Michael Fulmer (DET) - It's been a relatively quiet start to the season for Tigers' starter, Michael Fulmer, who is once again flying under the radar as a high floor, low ceiling pitching option for fantasy owners. Unfortunately, Fulmer had a surpringly poor start on Monday finishing with a line of 5.2, 4H, 5ER, 3BB and 7 K. Despite strikeout rates in his minor league stops that approached a strikeout per inning, Michael Fulmer has yet to post a strikeout rate above the league average of 21%-22%, despite having a swinging strike rate that is exactly league average at 10.6%. Fulmer's heavy groundball tendencies and ability to limit hard contact (29% hard hit rate) are big reasons why he's about to produce consistent results, but at some point we might need to start having the discussion whether or not fantasy owners are better off with Mike Leake at a big discount than spending for the name of Michael Fulmer.
Nomar Mazara (TEX) - Nomar Mazara is finally starting to hit his stride. Mazara hit a solo home run in the second inning on Monday, his 8th of the season. On the season, he also has 20 runs and 24 RBIs with a slash line of .287/.345/.507. Mazara' s recent homerun binge has resulted from an inflated HR/FB rate, which likely won't be able to continue for an extended period of time since his slightly above average hard hit rates aren't enough to justify a near 30% HR/FB rate.
Leonys Martin (DET) - Leonys Martin's bat stayed red hot on Monday, going 2-for-4 with a double, a homerun, two runs scored, two runs batted in and a walk. Martin isn't getting steals, but his .294/.355/.508 slash line has given plenty of value to fantasy owners seeking a warm body in the outfield this year. For what it's worth, he has only been successful in 1 of his 4 stolen base attempts this year.
Corey Kluber (CLE) - Corey Kluber is the top projected starting pitcher on the DFS slate on Tuesday as he takes on a Brewers team that strikes out against right-handed pitchers 24% of the time. His price of $13,600 on DraftKings is prohibitively expensive, and if you're spending up for bats in Colorado, he's going to be a challenging fit, but anytime an AL pitcher has an opportunity to play in an NL park without the DH, attention should be grabbed.
Manny Machado (BAL) - Manny Machado draws an elite matchup against left-handed Danny Duffy on Tuesday night. Duffy has allowed right-handed batters to post a .400 wOBA against with 9 homeruns, 7 doubles and 2 triples in 138 batters faced this season. He's priced at $4,900 and may go overlooked on a Coors slate.