Danny Duffy (SP-KC): Danny Duffy dominated the White Sox for 5 innings before coming unglued in a 6th inning that saw him allow 5 earned runs on a pair of homers. The former prospect has elicited divisive opinions across the fantasy landscape, with some seeing him as worthy of an upside play while others recommending avoidance. I'm more with the former, as the uptick is Duffy's velocity and the improved control lead me to believe that the pedigree still lurks. He's building up arm strength and is worthy of a look in all but the shallowest of formats.
Jose Ramirez (2B/SS/OF-CLE): Jose Ramirez logged a 4-for-4 night and scored 1 run for Cleveland to push his wOBA to .359 and his wRC+ to 130 for the season. A points league dream, Ramirez has walked 11 times and struck out 14 in 148 plate appearances. His below-average hard-hit rate and above-average flyball rate suggest his .325 BABIP will regress; however, with Michael Brantley's status uncertain and the Cleveland outfield in disarray, look for Ramirez to continue to earn regular AB's and produce as an OF5 in standard ROTO leagues and a solid UTIL option in points leagues.
Hyun Soo Kim (OF-BAL): The H.S. Kim earned the start in LF and hit out of the 2-hole, going 0-for-3 with 1 run. The Orioles inexplicably gave up on Kim after his horrible Spring Training showing and the emergence of Joey Rickard; but, Rickard's recent slump looks to have opened the door for Kim to earn more consistent playing time. Kim has backed up the scouting reports in the early going, walking 5 times and striking out 4 in 45 AB's while posting an above-average hard-hit rate and an insane 67% groundball rate. Look for a time-share until one of the two seizes AB's and in the meantime, grab Kim if you have the bench room. He has untapped SB potential, which will prove mighty valuable in ROTO leagues.
Michael Fulmer (SP-DET): Michael Fulmer posted his second consecutive quality start, tossing 7 and 2/3 scoreless while racking up 3 strikeouts in picking up his 4th win. He's only walked a batter a piece in his last two outings as well, after walking 9 in his first 18 innings (although he's faced the Rays and the A's in his last two starts). He has posted a 27% K-rate and a groundball rate north of 50% and has kept lefties at bay with a quality changeup. The only concern moving forward is the 34% hard-hit rate. Put it all together and you have a must-own asset that may puzzle with inconsistencies.
Melky Cabrera (OF-CHW): With a matchup on tap against Yordano Ventura, look to Melky Cabrera for your FanDuel tournament lineups. Melky has posted a .343 wOBA, a 117 wRC+, and a 17:16 BB:K ratio while Yordano has scuffled mightily against lefties this year, allowing 21 walks (to 13 strikeouts) with 4 homers. The favorable park shift to Kaufmann Stadium for Yordano has kept Melky's price at $3300, making him, along with other Sox likely to bat lefty, a solid value play.
Other FanDuel Values:
Wade Miley $7900
Adam Eaton $3700
Carlos Santana $3600
Yunel Escobar $3500
Khris Davis $3100
Seth Smith $3000
Mike Napoli $3000