DFS - Fantasy Baseball - MLB FanDuel Lineup, Picks & Advice - 8/7/18
MLB - Main Slate (7:05 PM) - FanDuel Lineup for 8/7/18
DFS – Fantasy Baseball – MLB FanDuel Lineup, Picks & Advice – 8/7/18
Update (6:38 PM) - Made some changes to the lineup. Paid up for Mad Max and going to go with LAA and CIN stacks in their solid matchups! Image updated below. LAA lineup has yet to be releaed so make sure you confirm once it does! Good Luck!
Hi Everyone! What an interesting few nights we’ve had recently with MLB DFS! A few days ago we saw the cash line for even 50/50’s over 200 points, while last night, it was the complete opposite as you barely needed over 100 points to cash. We didn’t have our greatest performance as we scored 106.6 points, however, we did cash in our 50/50’s as I came in 49/100 in two of my contests! Nick Tropeano, even though he got taken out the game due to injury, was solid in his five innings of work getting us 30 points for a reasonable price tag. Leading the offense, was Javier Baez (28.2 points), Ben Zobrist (15.2 points), and Mitch Haniger (12.2 points). Let’s take a look at tonight’s 14-game slate that starts at 7:05 PM.
On the mound tonight, we’re going right back to the Los Angeles Angels as we’re going roster the LHP Andrew Heaney (P) against that reeling Detroit offense. Heaney has been hit a bit harder as of late, however, is still have an outstanding season as he comes into this game with a 3.75 ERA and 1.13 WHIP on the season. As we mentioned yesterday, the Detroit offense has been awful as of late as after coming off a 3-game series against Oakland scoring just one run, the Tigers didn’t get off to a great start against the Angels as they scored just 2 runs on 3 hits yesterday. Detroit is 18-39 on the road this season and comes into this game ranked 25th in MLB in terms of batting average (.239). Heaney’s K/9 rate isn’t in double-digits as we’ve seen in the past two years, however, he certainly still can pile up K’s as he currently has an 8.5 K/9 ratio. Heaney is holding opponents to just a .230 average on the season and although he was hit hard by Detroit on the road earlier this season, I think Heaney is going to have a solid outing tonight.
Another reason we like Heaney tonight is that the Angels have an outstanding match-up against the RHP Jacob Turner of the Tigers and we’re going to be stacking Shohei Ohtani (OF), Kole Calhoun (OF), Justin Upton (OF), and Andrelton Simmons (Utility). Jacob Turner comes into this game with a career 5.26 ERA and has really struggled this season, as he is posting a 15.88 ERA in 5.2 IP this season (13 H, 10 ER, 5 BB). Turner is allowing opponents to post a .448 average/1.238 OPS on the season and has been hit hard by both LHB (.385 average) and RHB (.500 average). Ohtani has been solid contributor at the plate this season as he is hitting .268 with 11 HR’s and 29 RBI’s. Ohtani is hitting .333 over the past week with 2 HR’s and 4 RBI’s and has posted a .307 average/.635 slugging percentage/1.010 OPS vs. RHP on the year. Calhoun has really picked it up in the 2nd half of the season as although he is hitting just .207 on the season, he is coming off a monster July that saw him post a .322 average with 10 HR’s. 13 of Calhoun’s 14 HR’s have come against RHP and he should have some extra value, hitting leadoff tonight against the RHP. Upton isn’t getting talked much about this season however, this is still a veteran hitter that has 21 HR’s and 61 RBI’s on the season. Upton has been struggling as of late, however, has some of the best value on the board tonight and has been much better vs. RHP on the season, posting a .267 average/.838 OPS. Andrelton “I don’t strikeout” Simmons is having a great year for the Angels, posting a .306 average with 7 HR’s and 52 RBI’s. Simmons is hitting .348 over the past week and has posted a .307 average vs. RHB’s on the season.
Jason Vargas is on the mound tonight for the Mets, so I’m ensuring I have some exposure against him as I’m going to roster the Reds Tucker Barnhart (C/1B) and Eugenio Suarez (3B). Vargas is still holding down a spot in an MLB rotation somehow even though the LHP is posting an 8.23 ERA and 1.79 WHIP over 11 starts this season. Vargas is allowing RHB’s to post a .336 average/.603 slugging percentage/.994 OPS on the season and has had trouble with the HR ball as he currently has a 2.3 HR/9 ratio. The switch-hitting Barnhart is having a solid season for the Reds as he is posting a .243 average with 7 HR’s and 34 RBI’s. Barnhart is in the midst of a little slump right now, however, he is still hitting out of the middle of the Reds lineup and has also has been outstanding vs. LHP on the season, posting a .317 average/.871 OPS. Suarez has had an unbelievable season for the Reds as the slugging third-baseman has posted a .304 average with 26 HR’s and 87 RBI’s. Suarez is hitting .385 over the past week and is one the best hitters vs. LHP in MLB as he posted a .380 average/.707 slugging percentage/1.193 OPS in 92 AB’s on the season.
Rounding out the lineup tonight, we’re going to be going with the Yankees Gleyber Torres (2B) and Didi Gregorius (SS) in their good match-up against the RHP Reynaldo Lopez of the Chicago White Sox. Lopez comes into this game with a 4.47 ERA and 1.37 WHIP and has given up 20 ER’s in his last 4 starts (24 IP). Lopez has allowed 19 HR’s on the season and is coming off posting a 7.39 ERA in the month of July. Torres has been outstanding in his rookie campaign as he comes into this game with a .279 average with 18 HR’s and 52 RBI’s. Torres snapped out of a 0-11 funk last night, going 2 for 5 with a HR and comes into this game with a .843 OPS vs. RHP on the season. Didi has been much better at home this season, but I’m not afraid to give him a go tonight as he has been on a tear as of late, posting a .357 average with 2 HR’s and 7 RBI’s over the past week. Gregorius has a .837 OPS vs. RHP on the season and as I think the Yankees are going to jump all over Lopez tonight, I like having these two bats in the middle of that batting order.
Please check back later for any necessary updates due to “confirmed lineups” and/or weather.