There are few moments sweeter in daily fantasy than overcoming a large early points deficit and rallying for a huge payday.

Of course, it helps to have the right players for the job - and while there are several names you might expect to see at the top of the list of players who most often come through in the late innings, there are also a fair number of surprises, as well.

Here are six players who have been dominant in the late stages of games so far this season, and are worthy of consideration if you're looking to increase your chances of securing a comeback daily fantasy victory:

Aaron Altherr, Philadelphia Phillies

No qualifying hitter has had more success in late action than Altherr, who is slashing .373/.447/.720 with six home runs, 14 RBIs and a pair of steals in 75 at-bats from innings 7-9. The outfielder has saved his best work for the final two innings, batting .435 in the eighth frame and .417 in the ninth. Add in a .375 mark in extra innings, and it's fair to say that Altherr has been the "clutchiest" hitter in the majors so far.

Yonder Alonso, Oakland Athletics

It has been the year of Yonder for a number of reasons, including an unbelievable power surge that has seen him belt 17 home runs through his first 200 at-bats - nearly double his previous single-season best. But let's not overlook Alonso's performance in late-game situations - the veteran first baseman is slashing .333/.421/.742 with seven homers and 12 RBIs in 66 at-bats from innings 7-9.

Matt Holliday, New York Yankees

The new Bronx Bombers have three players in the top eight in OPS from innings 7-9, led by Holliday and his .343/.443/.612 slash line in 67 at-bats. He also has four home runs and 14 RBIs in that span. Holliday gets overlooked by the Aaron Judges and Gary Sanchezes of the world, but he has been nearly every bit as good to this point in the season - particularly in late-game scenarios.

Mike Moustakas, Kansas City Royals

Those who have taken a shot on Moustakas have been rewarded handsomely. The third baseman has provided plenty of late-game heroics - both in real-life and daily fantasy - by slashing .325/.349/.688 with eight home runs - tied for the most of any player - and 17 RBIs in 80 at-bats over innings 7-9. He still isn't getting the recognition he deserves in DFS despite having belted 19 homers.

Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals

Hey, look! Another Kansas City hitter! Hosmer hasn't had the kind of season Moustakas has posted so far, but he's quietly batting over .300 and is a sneaky-good value play thanks to his work in the late innings. Five of his eight home runs and 16 of his 30 RBIs to date have come in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings, while he has slashed an impressive .330/.385/.568 over that span.

Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins

There's absolutely nothing sexy about choosing Mauer in daily fantasy; he doesn't hit .330 anymore, and whatever power he had in his prime has vaporized into thin air. But before you put him out to pasture, consider this: Three of his four homers have come in innings 7-9, and he also has 10 RBIs in that stretch while slashing an incredible (at least for him) .297/.408/.484 in 64 at-bats. He's alive!





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