DFS - Fantasy Baseball - MLB FanDuel Lineup, Picks & Advice - 8/24/18
MLB - Main Slate (7:05 PM) - FanDuel Lineup for 8/24/18
DFS – Fantasy Baseball – MLB FanDuel Lineup, Picks & Advice – 8/24/18
Update (5:25 PM) - If you watched my video eariler, you know I wasn't completely sold on my initial lineup as I hoped we could find some value to make some adjustments. I think we did that as I love the value that both Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Michael A Taylor bring to the lineup which allowed us to pay up for pitcher tonight and go with a solid Nationals stack. The image is updated below and as always, good luck!
Hi Everyone! It was a solid night for us last night as our 173.1 point performance saw us cashing in both our GPP’s and 50/50’s. We got a solid performance from the highly owned Tyler Glasnow (30 points) and had 5 offensive players hit double digits, led by Javier Baez (40.1 points), Anthony Rizzo (34.9 points), Khris Davis (18.7 points), and Matt Olsen (18.2 points). Let’s keep the winning going tonight as we look at the 14-game “Main” slate that starts at 7:05 PM.
On the mound tonight, we’re going to go with value and go with the RHP Alex Cobb (P) of the Baltimore Orioles……that is not a typo. Cobb has really struggled in his first season with the Orioles, however, Cobb has started to look like the guy that has a career 3.75 ERA as of late as over his last four starts, he has given up 5 ER’s over 29.0 IP. Cobb is allowing opponents to post a .292 average against him on the season, however, over his 4 starts in August, he is holding opponents to just a .219 average while sporting a solid 1.55 ERA. Cobb is not a huge strikeout pitcher as he comes in with just a 6.0 K/9 ratio however, the Yankees do rank just 23rd in team strikeout rate. Cobb is coming off solid performances against the Yankees, Red Sox, and the Indians and as he has averaged about 40 points/start in August, I like him for his value tonight.
On the offensive end, we’re going to start off with a solid stack of Washington Nationals in Ryan Zimmerman (C/1B), and Anthony Rendon (3B). in their great matchup agianst the LHP Jason Vargas of the New York Mets. Vargas has pitched better as of late, however, still comes into this match-up with a 7.67 ERA and 1.72 WHIP. Vargas is allowing opponents to post a .325 average/.963 OPS on the season and has been really hurt by the HR ball as he currently has a 2.1 HR/9 ratio. Vargas has really struggled against RHB’s on the season as he is allowing them to post a .335 average/.604 slugging percentage/.992 OPS. Zimmerman is hitting just .260 on the season, however, does have an impressive 12 HR’s in just 56 games played in this season. Zimmerman is hitting .333 with 6 HR’s in the month of August and has posted a .400 average/.745 slugging percentage/1.222 OPS in 55 AB’s vs. LHP. Rendon comes into this game with a .292 average with 16 HR’s and 62 RBI’s and has loved facing the Mets this season as he has posted a .429 average with 3 HR’s in 35 AB’s. Rendon has also had success agianst LHP’s this season as he has posted a .305 average/.932 OPS against them.
We’ll be also be going with a small stack of Colorado Rockies in the LHB’s of Carlos Gonzalez (OF) and David Dahl (OF) in their match-up against the RHP Miles Mikolas of the St. Louis Cardinals. Mikolas has been impressive this season, posting a 2.80 ERA and 1.04 WHIP, however, the RHP has struggled a bit more as of late as he has allowed 5 ER’s (3 HR’s) over his last two starts. Mikolas has struggled a bunch more against LHB’s on the season (.272 average) and has been worse on the road this season. Gonzalez has had a nice season for the Rockies, posting a .285 average with 14 HR’s and 53 RBI’s and has been a monster at home, posting a .323 average and .990 OPS. Dahl has posted a .316 average over the past week and also has been great at Coors Field this season, posting a .320 average with 5 HR’s in 75 AB’s. Dahl has a .320 average and .962 OPS vs. RHP on the season.
I’m staying at Coors Field and going with the Cardinals Paul DeJong (SS) who will be up against the RHP Antonio Senzatela of the Rockies. Senzatela has posted a 4.47 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the season and although he is pitching well as of late, has struggled agianst RHP on the season allowing them to post a .256 average/.723 OPS. DeJong is hitting just .236 on the season however, does has 14 HR’s and has great HR upside. DeJong has posted a .773 OPS vs. RHP on the season with 12 of his 14 HR’s and has posted a solid .806 OPS on the road this season.
Completing the infield tonight will be Cesar Hernandez (2B) of the Philadelphia Phillies in his matchup agianst the LHP Ryan Borucki of the Toronto Blue Jays. Borucki has been productive for the Blue Jays this season as he has posted a 4.27 ERA on the season, however, it’s been a struggle for the LHP as of late as he has allowed 14 ER’s in his last 9.2 IP. Borucki is allowing opponents to post a .290 average on the season and has a 7.13 ERA so far in the month of August. Hernandez has struggled a bit since the All-Star break however, still is hitting a respectable .257 with 11 HR’s, 40 RBI’s and 16 SB’s. Hernandez has a .274 average against LHP on the season and has collected hits in 6 of his last 7 games.
Rounding out the team tonight with David Peralta (OF) of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Avisail Garcia (Utility) of the Chicago White Sox. Peralta will be up against the RHP Erasmo Ramirez who although has pitched well over his last two games, still has a 5.49 ERA on the season and has given up 7 HR’s in 19.2 IP this season. Ramirez has really struggled against LHB’s this season, allowing them to post a .341 average/.795 slugging percentage/1.170 OPS. Peralta has been on of the better players in all of baseball this season, posting a .306 average with 25 HR’s and 70 RBI’s. Peralta is hitting .538 over the past week and .426 so far in the month of August. Garcia will be up against the RHP Michael Fulmer who will be making his first start since mid-July due to an Oblique injury. Fulmer hasn’t been great this season as he comes in to this game with a 4.50 ERA and 1.32 WHIP on the season and is allowing RHB’s to post a .738 average against him. Garcia is hitting just .231 on the season but he is decent play at this price as he has 14 HR’s on the season and now hitting 3rd in the White Sox lineup with Abreu out.
Please check back later as I’ll make any necessary updates to the lineups due to “confirmed lineups” and/or weather.