Robbie Ray (SP-ARI): Robbie Ray struck out 13 Padres over seven innings of one-run, one-hit, one-walk ball in earning the win. With the effort the lefty moved his K/9 rate to 11.19 over 140 innings, and although his ERA sits at 4.31, his 3.29 xFIP suggests more quality days could be in store. His .352 wOBA at home makes him more of a streaming option in shallower mixed leagues, but if you need the strikeouts in standard leagues, he's a must start. He has only walked more than two batters in a game once since June 6.
Tyler Flowers (C-ATL): Tyler Flowers went 2-for-4 with a walk and three runs scored, but the Braves fell to the Nationals in a slugfest. This was his third game back from a hand injury and the catcher looks primed for a big finish to the season, which makes him valuable in all two-catcher leagues. The former White Sox prospect has improved his walk rate while increasing his hard hit rate to an elite 43 percent. Those in keeper leagues may want to pounce, as Flowers could be a draft day steal in 2017.
Matt Moore (SP-SF): Matt Moore lost to the Mets after allowing three earned runs on five hits and three walks with three strikeouts over five innings. Moore has walked 17 in 23 innings since arriving in San Fran, and he has been living dangerously all season by carrying a depressed BABIP despite allowing more consistent hard contact. His strikeout rate and upside make him a must-own option, but those in standard mixed leagues needing to protect ratios may wan to sit him until he finds his control.
Neil Walker (2B-NYM): Neil Walker (back) returned to the lineup and went 2-for-4 with a double a two runs scored. Walker has posted a career-high 16 percent homer-to-fly ball rate that has support with his above-average hard hit rate and extreme pull tendencies. Add in a higher fly ball rate and an improved performance against lefties, and you have a very solid second-tier option at second base. Those with weekly transactions may want to sit Walker for the upcoming week, as he'll be on paternity leave until the weekend.
Josh Bell (1B/OF-PIT): The Pirates' plan for Josh Bell is unclear, and DFS players will have to double check lineups, but at $2100 on FanDuel for his matchup vs. Jose Urena, he should be on all radars. With Kang on the DL, Bell should get the starting nod soon, and if it's today, he could feast on Urena, who has allowed a .375 wOBA to left-handers the past two seasons. Bell who posted a .307/.390/.486 line vs. right-handers at AAA with 11 homers in 290 AB's, looks ready to deliver huge ROI today.