Daily Fantasy MLB 8/24/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
August 24, 2014
With the weekend almost over, we fantasy owners are beginning to turn our thoughts toward the early-week series in the MLB. That said, there’s still a little bit of business to take care of today, so let’s take a closer look at some of the up-and-coming names out there who you should consider picking up.
Jason Vargas, SP, Kansas City Royals: Vargas has been on a nice little run recently, and it’s translating to big ownership swings in fantasy. Over his past two games, he’s allowed just one earned run on seven hits. One of those games was a complete-game shutout.
Vargas will head into action against the Rangers today. Odds are he’ll improve on his season-long 3.17 ERA and 1.18 WHIP, so give him a look if you’re in the market.
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Tsuyoshi Wada, SP, Chicago Cubs: Wada has been on a pretty good run himself, and he’s definitely worth a look for those owners fishing for SP names at his level. He’s 2-0 in his last two games, and during his most recent start he allowed no earned through five innings on six hits.
Wada boasts a 2.75 ERA and 1.17 WHIP on the season, and he’ll take that into a home matchup against the Orioles today at Wrigley Field.
Oswaldo Arcia, OF, Minnesota Twins: Arcia has been all the rage on the waiver wire lately, so let’s examine his numbers and see why. Heading into yesterday’s doubleheader, he had a six-game hit streak going, with eight runs, four homers and 10 RBI in that frame. He came up empty yesterday, though.
Arcia hasn’t been all that impressive this season, but this recent breakout gives a hint as to his potential abilities. If he can keep it going, he’ll prove a valuable asset down the stretch.
Joe Panik, 2B/SS, San Francisco Giants: Here’s a relative newcomer to this space. Panik has been on quite a roll lately, thanks mostly to Friday’s four-hit, two-run, three-RBI performance in DC. He posted an 0-fer yesterday.
Panik is coming along pretty nicely, and if he can keep it up at this pace he’ll end up as a viable play in the middle infield. Give him a look.
Marcell Ozuna, OF, Miami Marlins: It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on Ozuna, so let’s see how he’s doing with his talents down there in South Beach. Heading into yesterday’s game, he had a five-game hit streak to his credit, during which he’d managed eight runs, three homers and 10 RBI. He had two hits and two runs yesterday.
If Ozuna is still out there in your league, he’s pretty close to a gotta-have guy. He’s an awesome candidate for outfield depth, so spend some time here.
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