After a slower day on Monday, we have a full slate of games to pick from on Tuesday (and only one game before 7 p.m. Eastern). That means there are a lot of players to pick from, so you have to set your fantasy lineups carefully. Here are the guys you should be targeting for a team that costs under $50,000:
J.T. Realmuto (MIA) $3,400
We start the lineup with a cheaper option at catcher, J.T. Realmuto of the Marlins. Realmuto has done decent over the past five games, averaging 6.6 in that span, and thankfully hasn’t had any zero point games. The Marlins take on Pat Dean and the Twins, which should create a good match-up, even if Realmuto hasn’t seen the Twins pitcher before.
Total so far: $3,400
Miguel Cabrera (DET) $3,700
Miguel Cabrera is a great buy-low option heading into Tuesday with a price of just $3,700. Cabrera has struggled a bit as of late (8.6 points per game in his last five), but is always a candidate to put up huge numbers. Cabrera isn’t too familiar with Aaron Sanchez of the Blue Jays (0-for-2 so far), though new pitchers don’t seem to affect Cabrera too much.
Total so far: $7,100
Brian Dozier (MIN) $4,000
We take another player from the Twins-Marlins match-up on Tuesday, this time with Twins second baseman Brian Dozier. Despite putting up zero points on Sunday, Dozier has still averaged nearly double digit fantasy points in his last five games. Dozier takes on Adam Conley, a pitcher that he has not seen, but does have the lefty-right advantage.
Total so far: $11,100
Nolan Arenado (COL) $5,200
We kick up the price tag a little bit here with Nolan Arenado, who has had some rather big games lately, including a 41 point performance on Sunday. Arenado is now averaging 14.4 in his past five outings, and gets to take on Julio Urias of the Dodgers. Urias is off to a tough start in his career, and Arenado seems like the best candidate to have a huge game.
Total so far: $16,300
Freddy Galvis (PHI) $2,800
Freddy Galvis finally snapped out of his funk on Monday with a home run late in the game against the Cubs. Hopefully it gave Galvis the confidence he needs to get back into the swing of things, and he remains a solid cheap option. Galvis will go against Kyle Hendricks on Tuesday. They have faced off just three times, but Galvis has collected two base hits in their meetings.
Total so far: $19,100
Rajai Davis (CLE) $3,400
In three of his past four starts, Rajai Davis has scored at least 10 fantasy points, and is fresh off of a 22 point performance on Monday. Davis is a great candidate to put up another big game on Tuesday as he goes against Wade Miley. In seven at-bats against Miley, Davis has three hits, including two home runs. We’ll see if he can make it three (or maybe even four).
Total so far: $22,500
Byron Buxton (MIN) $2,400
We’re not sure where Byron Buxton has come from, but the guy has collected seven base hits in his past three games alone, scoring at least 13 points in each of those games. Buxton will look to keep his surprising hot streak going on Tuesday against lefty Adam Conley, and all at a very low cost.
Total so far: $24,900
Justin Upton (DET) $3,000
The normally frustrating Justin Upton has been a pleasant surprise over the past few days, registering a hit in each of his last four starts. On Monday, Upton had a huge game, scoring 32 points thanks to a home run and three RBIs. Upton has not faced Aaron Sanchez yet in his career, which will make for an interesting showdown.
Total so far: $27,900
Jacob deGrom (NYM) $9,500
Even though he hasn’t put up the best numbers so far in the past month, Jacob deGrom is still avoiding disastrous starts, scoring at least double digits in each of his past five outings. deGrom looked sensational in his last game, collecting 30 fantasy points thanks to 10 strikeouts. The no decisions have been a bit frustrating, but look for him to score a win against Pittsburgh.
Total so far: $37,400
Zack Greinke (ARI) $11,900
In two of his past three starts, we have seen what Zack Greinke is capable of as he has scored at least 30 fantasy points. When it’s bad for Greinke, it’s very bad, but it can be very high scoring when he’s on his game. Hopefully he is settled in for good now as he takes on the Rays on Tuesday, hoping for another 30+ point performance.
Grand Total: $49,300