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Fred Zinkie

Stanton, Ozuna could tee off on Reds' rookie

Righties Carrasco, Griffin face favorable matchups vs. Yanks, Twins

Stanton, Ozuna could tee off on Reds' rookie

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The players listed below could provide difference-making stats for DraftKings participants on Sunday:

Giancarlo Stanton: With a lifetime .286/.378/.610 slash line against left-handers, the outfielder has proven to wield a potent bat during those matchups. Stanton -- who has hit seven homers across 59 at-bats since June 20 -- will be in great position to display his power when he faces rookie southpaw Cody Reed (9.00 ERA, 1.85 WHIP) and a Reds relief corps that ranks last in the Majors with a 5.77 ERA.

Marcell Ozuna: Hitting .307 with 17 homers across 345 plate appearances, the outfielder is in the midst of a breakout season. Ozuna could continue to produce when he takes his lifetime .893 OPS against left-handers (.725 vs. righties) into a matchup with the inexperienced southpaw Reed (7.68 FIP) and an unreliable Reds bullpen.

Chris Davis: Since the outset of 2013, the first baseman has used a patient, powerful approach to post a .257/.369/.574 slash line against right-handers and a .256/.359/.562 slash line at his hitter-friendly home park. Davis could go deep or drive in multiple runs when he bats at home against Angels righty Tim Lincecum (4.76 ERA, 1.42 WHIP since the outset of 2012).

Jonathan Schoop: With 29 homers across 659 plate appearances since the outset of 2015, the second baseman has become one of the most powerful players at his premium position. Schoop could have a great game when he brings his lifetime .775 OPS against right-handers (.605 vs. lefties) into a matchup at his offense-inducing home park against the right-handed Lincecum.

Michael Saunders: Hitting .302 with 16 homers across 337 plate appearances, the outfielder has been a cost-effective member of many 2016 DraftKings squads. Saunders could continue his strong season when he bats at his hitter-friendly home park against right-hander Anibal Sanchez (6.52 ERA, 1.60 WHIP in 2016) and a Tigers bullpen that ranks 26th in baseball with a 4.59 ERA.

Javier Baez: With a lifetime .879 OPS against left-handers that exceeds his .595 mark vs. righties, Baez -- who qualifies at third base and shortstop in DraftKings contests -- could excel in a matchup against Pirates southpaw Jon Niese (4.87 ERA, 1.52 WHIP in 2016).

David Ortiz: In his legendary career, the slugger has produced an impressive .295/.399/.585 slash line against right-handers. Ortiz could add to his impressive 2016 totals of 21 homers and 70 RBIs across 335 plate appearances when he faces a fly-ball-prone righty in the form of Tampa Bay's Jake Odorizzi (4.33 ERA, 1.4 HR/9 rate in 2016).

Jose Altuve: Hitting .347 with 14 homers and 23 steals across 396 plate appearances, the second baseman has been arguably the most productive player in baseball this season. Altuve could post a substantial DraftKings total when he brings his stellar lifetime .351/.400/.499 slash line against left-handers into a matchup with A's rookie southpaw Sean Manaea (5.85 ERA, 1.47 WHIP).

Adam Eaton: The outfielder could reach base often or score multiple runs when he faces Braves righty Mike Foltynewicz, who in his career has allowed left-handed hitters such as Eaton to post a .994 OPS (.787 OPS allowed to righty batters). Eaton could also swipe a base against either Braves catcher -- A.J. Pierzynski or Tyler Flowers, who have combined to thwart nine of 75 would-be base stealers in 2016.

Robinson Chirinos: The catcher could provide cost-effective production at a premium position when he takes his lifetime .790 OPS against left-handers (.686 vs. righties) into a matchup at his hitter-friendly home park against southpaw Tommy Milone (career 4.05 ERA, 1.31 WHIP) and a Twins bullpen that ranks 23rd in baseball with a 4.46 ERA.

Elvis Andrus: The shortstop could reach base often when he brings his lifetime .732 OPS against left-handers (.665 vs. righties) into a matchup with the left-handed Milone (5.45 ERA, 1.57 WHIP in 2016). Andrus could also swipe a base against either Kurt Suzuki or Juan Centeno, as the Twins' backstops have combined to halt eight of 45 attempts this season.

Carlos Gonzalez: In his career, the outfielder has excelled when facing right-handers (.307/.370/.566 slash line) and when batting at his offense-inducing home park (.335/.394/.631 slash line). Gonzalez could post a notable DraftKings total when he hits at home against rookie righty Zach Eflin (4.30 ERA) and a Phillies bullpen that ranks 22nd in baseball with a 4.44 ERA.

Nick Hundley: In his career, the catcher has registered a .729 OPS against right-handers in comparison to a .638 mark vs. lefties. Hundley -- who has logged an .878 OPS at Coors Field since joining the Rockies at the outset of 2015 -- could have a terrific game when he hits at home against the inexperienced righty Eflin (4.78 FIP) and an unreliable Phillies bullpen.

Carlos Carrasco: With a 3.05 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP and a 9.9 K/9 rate since the outset of 2014, the right-hander ranks among the most dominant starters in the American League. Carrasco could spin a gem when he works at home against a Yankees lineup that ranks 23rd in the Majors in OPS vs. righties (.710) and 29th in OPS on the road (.672).

A.J. Griffin: Having produced a lifetime 3.53 ERA that includes a 3.06 mark this season, the right-hander has the skills to deliver an effective start when he faces a Twins lineup that ranks 22nd in the Majors with a .713 OPS against righties.

Tom Koehler: With a lifetime 4.15 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP, the right-hander could have a reasonable price tag in DraftKings contests when he works at home against a Reds lineup that ranks 27th in baseball in both OPS vs. righties (.691) and in OPS on the road (.685).

All statistics are accurate through the completion of Friday's games.

Fred Zinkie is the lead fantasy baseball writer for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @FredZinkieMLB This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.