DFS - Fantasy Baseball - MLB DraftKings Lineup, Picks & Advice - 8/29/18
MLB - Featured Slate (7:05 PM) - DraftKings Lineup for 8/29/18
DFS – Fantasy Baseball – MLB DraftKings Lineup, Picks & Advice – 8/29/18
Update (5:51 PM) - Hi Everyone! Had to make some slight changes as Voit (NYY) isn't gettnig the start tonight. As I already had another $100 available, I decided just to go with Jose Martinez of the Cardinals. Also, at this time, Hundley hasn't been confirmed so keep an eye out on that SF starting lineup when it's released. Good Luck!
Hi Everyone! Our GPP lineup didn’t pan out yesterday as our 92.1-point performance didn’t get the job done in our GPP’s last night. We got below averages performances from out pitchers, Brian Johnson (10.15 points) & Lance Lynn (11.95 points) and outside of Trey Mancini (19 points), the rest of our offense had a lack of power last night as all their production came off singles and walks. Along with Mancini, our leading scorers for our offense were our Red Sox stack of J.D. Martinez (12 points), Mookie Betts (11 points), and Ian Kinsler (10 points). Let’s get on the winning track this week as we take a look at the 9-game “Featured” slate that starts at 7:05 PM.
On the mound tonight, we’re going to be rostering the Yankees CC Sabathia (P) and the Nationals Gio Gonzalez (P). Sabathia has been outstanding this season for the Yankees as the veteran LHP comes into his match-up agianst the Chicago White Sox with a 3.30 ERA and 1.28 WHIP. Sabathia has been outstanding in the month of August, posting a 2.18 ERA over 4 starts while holding his opponents to just a .171 average. We love the match-up Sabathia has tonight as the White Sox rank just 19th in MLB in team batting average vs. LHP (.244) while also ranking dead last in team strikeout rate (9.62 K/game). Sabathia was outstanding in his only outing against the White Sox this season (5.2 IP, 4 H, ER, 12 K) and I don’t see any reason why he can’t put up another solid performance tonight. Gonzalez is a bit riskier, however, he has been respectable this season as he comes into this match-up with a 4.35 ERA and 1.52 WHIP. We’re taking a chance with Gonzalez as he has a great career history agianst the Phillies roster as they are just hitting .174 (28-161) against him in his career. In two starts this season against Philadelphia, Gonzalez has posted a .270 ERA and has held the Phillies to just a .143 average. Gonzalez has struggled recently, however, if he can just get us 15-20 points tonight, I’ll take and run.
We’ll have to keep an eye on the weather but as of this morning, I’m going to be stacking Jason Kipnis (2B), Jose Ramirez (3B), and Francisco Lindor (SS) in their solid match-up agianst the RHP Kohl Stewart of the Minnesota Twins. Stewart has really struggled in his three starts with Twins as he has failed to make it past the 5th inning in any of his starts and is currently posting a 6.94 ERA and 2.14 WHIP. Stewart is allowing his opponents to post a .353 average and .960 OPS against him on the season. Kipnis has had a tough season for the Indians as he is hitting just .226 on the year, however he does have 12 HR’s & 53 RBI’s and is starting to finally swing the bat well as he is hitting .333 over the past week and is 6 for 8 with a double, HR, and 4 RBI’s over his past two games. Ramirez has been slumping a bit as of late, but that is no reason not get him in your lineups tonight as the slugging 3B comes into this game with a .292 average with 37 HR’s and 94 RBI’s on the season. Ramirez is hitting .333 (20 for 60) with 5 HR’s agianst the Twins this season and has posted a .646 slugging percentage/1.069 OPS vs. RHP on the season. Lindor is starting to heat up again as the star shortstop is hitting .321 over the past week which included a solid 4 for 5 performance last night. Lindor comes into this game with a .291 average with 29 HR’s, 78 RBI’s, and 19 SB’s on the season and like Jose Ramirez, has crushed the Twins this season to the tune of a .324 average/1.067 OPS with 6 HR’s and 15 RBI’s.
Behind the backstop today, we’re going to go with some value with the Giants Nick Hundley (C) in his match-up agianst the RHP Zack Godley of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Godley comes into this game with a 4.59 ERA & 1.45 WHIP on the season and has really been hit hard as of late as over his last two starts he has given up 11 ER’s on 15 hits in 10.0 IP. Hundley has taken over the regular catching duties for the Giants since Buster Posey elected to have season-ending surgery and comes into this game hitting .240 with 9 HR’s and 30 RBI’s. Hunley is a decent value play at this position tonight as he has HR power and has had success agianst Godley as in his career, he is 3 for 5 with a double and HR vs. the RHP.
Completing the infield tonight will be Luke Voit (C/1B) of the New York Yankees in his matchup agianst Reynaldo Lopez of the Chicago White Sox. Lopez comes into this game with a 4.66 ERA and 1.38 WHIP and although he recently pitched well agianst the Yankees, he has been a solid DFS pitcher to go against this season as he has allowed 23 HR’s on the season and is allowing RHB’s to post a .809 OPS against. Voit has been solid since being inserted in the Yankees lineup as the slugging first baseman has posted a .351 average and .995 OPS in 37 AB’s for the Yankees. Voit has great power to get us a HR and has been much better against RHP this season as in 24 AB’s he has posted a .375 average/.750 slugging percentage/1.194 OPS.
To start out our OF tonight, we’re going to the talented rookie from Washington in Juan Soto (OF) in his matchup against the RHP Jake Arrieta of the Philadelphia Phillies. Arrieta comes into this game with a solid 3.37 ERA and 1.22 WHIP, however, has given up at least 4 ER’s in two of his last three starts. Arrieta is holding his opponents to just a .246 average on the season however, has struggled much more agianst LHB as he has allowed them to post a .271 average/.765 OPS on the season. Soto has been unbelievable since being called up to the majors as he comes into this game with a .290 average with 15 HR’s and 48 RBI’s. Soto has the plate discipline of a veteran player which is extremely impressive and has posted a sold .284 average/.903 OPS vs. RHP on the season.
We’re going to be going to the TOR/BAL to complete our team tonight as we’re going with the Blue Jays Billy McKinney (OF) and the Orioles Trey Mancini (OF). McKinney will be up agianst the RHP Alex Cobb of the Orioles who although has pitched better as of late, still comes into this game with a 5.00 ERA and 1.41 WHIP. Cobb is allowing his opponents to hit .287 against him on the season and has been absolutely crushed by the Blue Jays this season as in his two starts against them he has posted a 10.38 ERA while giving up 15 hits & 10 ER’s over 8.2 IP. McKinney has been a nice addition to the crowded Blue Jays outfield as in his 12 games this season, he has posted an impressive .353 average with 3 HR’s and 9 RBI’s. In 29 AB’s vs. RHP on the season, McKinney has a .379 average and 1.279 OPS. Mancini will be up agianst the LHP Ryan Borucki who enters this game with a 4.12 ERA and 1.53 WHIP. Borucki had a nice start agianst the Phillies in his last outing, however, has struggled for the most part as of late as in his 5 starts in August, he has posted a 6.00 ERA while allowing opponents to hit .306 against him. Mancini continued his recent surge last night (2-4, 2B, 3B, 2 R, 1 RBI) and is now hitting .333 with 7 extra base hits over the past week. Mancini has 19 HR’s on the season and although he has struggled against LHP on the season, he has shown in the past that he can hit LHP well as he came into this season with a .299 average/.805 OPS vs. LHP in his career.
Please check back later as we’ll make any necessary updates to the lineup due to “confirmed lineups” and/or weather.