Yasmany Tomas (AZ) - Yasmany Tomas took advantage of Chase Anderson's reverse splits by hitting two home runs off the right-hander, one in the 2nd inning and another in the 4th inning. It was Tomas' 20th and 21st dingers of the year. Interestingly, it was also the 6th time this season that Tomas had a multi-home run game. The boom-or-bust outfielder has a terrible on-base percentage (.314), but his .510 slugging percentage ranks among the top-15 of all outfielders. The Diamondbacks have one of the higher implied team totals during Saturday's main DFS slate, making Tomas an intriguing centerpiece in any Arizona stack as they take on the even-splits Matt Garza in Chase Field tonight. He's $3,100 on FanDuel.
Dexter Fowler (CHC) - Dexter Fowler led off Friday night's game with a home run. It was the first of 2 home runs allowed in the inning by Dillon Overton. Since being activated, Fowler has scored 13 runs in 13 games and has helped kick-start the Cubs offense that scuffled while the toolsy outfielder was on the DL. Fowler usually isn't much of a home run hitter, but he has consistently contributed in the other 4 categories in a standard league this season. The return of Jorge Soler shouldn't impact Fowler's playing time too much, so continue valuing him as a top-30 outfielder. The Cubs only have an implied run total of 4.4 runs, but they're facing a starting pitcher in Sonny Gray who has shown the propensity to give up runs in bunches this year. For this reason, they are an interesting tournament stack for DFS purposes and Dexter Fowler should be a centerpiece in those stacks at just $3,800 on FanDuel.
Jake Thompson (PHI) - The key piece that the Phillies received in the Cole Hamels trade last season is set to be called up for his major league debut on Saturday. Jake Thompson cruised through Triple-A this season, registering a great 2.50 ERA. Expectations should be tempered for fantasy owners, however, as Thompson is more of a finesse pitcher than a power pitcher. As a result, he's able to keep his walk rates low, but that also comes at the expense of a lower strikeout rate. Given the anemic Phillies offense, it's unlikely Thompson will be much of a contributor in standard 12-team leagues this season. If you wanted to roll him out in DFS tournaments tomorrow, you couldn't be faulted. The Padres have the 3rd lowest wRC+ versus right-handed pitching and the 2nd highest strikeout rate. He's bargain priced at $6,200.
Jorge Soler (CHC) - Jorge Soler was activated off the disabled list on Friday and immediately was inserted back into the starting line-up. He got back into the swing of things with a bang, crushing a 3-run home run. A lot has changed in Chicago since Soler was last with the team. Javier Baez has emerged as a quality bat at Joe Maddon's disposal, while Willson Contreras has also continued to force his way into the lineup due to his offensive prowess. Add in Kris Bryant's flexibility to play the outfield and it may be difficult for Soler to see regular playing time unless he gets off to a fast start (Friday night helped). He still has tremendous power, and for that reason, he should be universally owned. Just keep in mind that he may not play every day. If he is in the lineup on Saturday, he looks like a tremendous value on FanDuel at near minimum price ($2,300), facing off against the reverse splitsy Sonny Gray.
Wilson Ramos (WAS) - Wilson Ramos is heating back up, hitting a home run for the 2nd straight game and his 4th of the second half. We always knew that Ramos had this type of potential, but he has never managed to stay on the field for enough games to be able to make it happen. That seems to be changing this year. Currently leading all catchers in home runs (17), batting average (.331), and runs batted in (59), Ramos certainly seems to be able to support these stats with his elite 35% hard hit rate. He remains the top catching play on tomorrow's DFS slate, priced at $3,400 on FanDuel, but facing a very homerun prone Matt Cain (1.67 HR/9).