DFS - Fantasy Baseball - MLB DraftKings Lineup, Picks & Advice - 8/6/18
MLB - Featured Slate (7:10 PM) - DraftKings Lineup for 8/6/18
DFS – Fantasy Baseball – MLB DraftKings Lineup, Picks & Advice – 8/6/18
Update (5:27 PM) - Sticking with the orginal lineup! Image is updated below and should be good to go! Good Luck!
Hi Everyone! It was a tough Sunday for our DraftKings lineup as our 97.4-point performance wasn’t enough to have us cash in either or 50/50’s or GPP’s. We got a decent outing by Shane Bieber (21.95 points) however, Wade Miley faded down the stretch and only got us 10.45 points. Our offense was led by Javier Baez (21 points) and Jose Ramirez (22 points), but those we’re the only two that did any significant damage which is a big reason why we came up short yesterday. We’re hoping to start the week off well, just last this past week, and let’s take look at tonight’s 10-game “main” slate that starts at 7:10pm.
On the mound tonight, we’re going to with some value and take our chances on Lance Lynn (P) of the New York Yankees and Nick Tropeano (P) of the Los Angeles Angels. Lynn will be making his first start for the Yankees and looked good in his recent outing as in 4.1 inning of relief, he held the Orioles scoreless while striking out 5 last Wednesday. Lynn’s ERA (4.89) and WHIP (1.61) doesn’t shout out at us, however, the Yankees are a heavy favorite tonight and we do like in his two starts against the White Sox this season, he has struck out 15 hitters in 11.0 IP. The White Sox have hit Lynn for a good average, however, I’m expecting a bit of a bounce back game for the Yankees tonight and I think Lynn does enough to get us a solid amount of points. Tropeano hasn’t been anything more than average this season, posting a 4.94 ERA and 1.37 WHIP, however, similar to the reason why I liked Bieber yesterday, I’m just not intimated of this Detroit lineup he faces tonight. The Tigers are coming off a 3-game series against the Oakland Athletics in which they scored just 1 run and allowed Trevor Cahill to throw a gem yesterday (6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 10 K). Detroit currently ranks 27th in MLB in terms of batting average vs. RHP (.233). Tropeano comes into this game with a 7.6 K/9 ratio this season but does have strikeout stuff as he posted a 9.0+ K/9 ratio over his last two seasons. Tropeano was decent in an earlier start this season against the Tigers (5.1 IP, 2 ER, 5 K, W) and as the Tigers are just 18-38 on the road this season, I think Tropeano has some solid value tonight.
We’re keeping it simple on the offensive end tonight as we’re going to be doing 4-player stacks of both the Cubs and Mariners tonight in their solid match-ups.
The Chicago Cubs should have plenty of opportunities to put up a good run total today as the wind will be blowing out at Kauffman Field and they will be up against the HR-prone, RHP Jakob Junis, of the Kansas City Royals. It’s been a tough season for Junis as he comes into this game with a 5.12 ERA and 1.35 WHIP while allowing 15 hits and 7 ER’s over his past two starts. Junis is allowing opponents to post a .818 OPS against him on the season and has been really hurt by the HR ball as currently is posting a 2.0 HR/9 ratio. For the Cubs, we’re going to be rostering Anthony Rizzo (C/1B), Javier Baez (2B), Kyle Schwarber (OF) and Ben Zobrist (OF). Rizzo has picked up as of late as he is hitting .304 over the past week with 2 HR’s and has a solid .368 average in the month of August. Rizzo has posted a solid .890 OPS vs. RHP on the season and for the most part has had some extra value, leading off for the Cubs. Baez continues to be outstanding this season as the 2nd baseman is currently hitting .300 on the season with 24 HR’s and 86 RBI’s. Baez is hitting .417 over the past week with 3 HR’s and 7 RBI’s and has been solid against RHP on the season, posting a .297 average and .907 OPS. Schwarber isn’t hitting for a great average, but there is no denying the power he brings to the plate as he slugging outfielder currently has 20 HR’s on the season with 48 RBI’s. Schwarber has posted a .902 OPS vs. RHP on the season as all 20 HR’s have come against RHP. Zobrist will be going back to Kansas City riding a hot steak as over the past week, he is hitting .389 with a HR. Zobrist is hitting .310 on the season and has posted a .317 average/.909 OPS vs. RHP on the season.
The Seattle Mariners also come in with a solid implied run total tonight as they face off against the very hittable LHP Martin Perez of the Texas Rangers. Perez has pitched a bit better as of late, however, it’s still be a tough season for the 6-year veteran as he comes into this game with a 6.50 ERA and 1.97 WHIP. Perez has given up a bunch of HR’s this season in his limited outings and currently sports a 2.0 HR/9 ratio. Perez is allowing his opponents to hit .358 against him and hasn’t fared well against Seattle in his career as he is allowing the current Mariners lineup to post a .317 average/.900 OPS against him. For the Mariners, we’re going to be going with Mike Zunino (C), Kyle Seager (3B), Jean Segura (SS), and Nelson Cruz (OF). Zunino is coming off a tough series against the Blue Jays and although he is hitting just .196 on the season, he has some of the best HR-upside from behind the plate in MLB as he has 13 HR’s so far this season. Zunino has struggled a bit vs. LHP on the season, however, he has seen Perez well in the past as coming into this game he is 3 for 11 with 2 HR’s against the left-hander. Seager is only hitting .231 on the season, however, does have 18 HR’s and is coming off a solid performance yesterday in which he hit two solo HR’s. Seager is hitting .313 over the past week and has a good history against Perez as he has a .348 average (16-46) with 4 HR’s. Segura has had a nice season with the Mariners as he comes into this game with a .309 average with 8 HR’s, 51 RBI’s, and 16 SB. Segura is hitting .325 on the road this season and has crushed Texas this year, hitting .429 (15-35) against them. Crush continues his bashing ways, as he has hit 29 HR’s and 71 RBI’s on the season to go along with his .267 average. Cruz has a 1.018 OPS vs. LHP on the season and like Segura, has crushed Texas to the tune of a .484 average (15-31) this season with 3 HR’s.
Please check back later as I’ll make any necessary updates due to “confirmed lineups” and/or weather.