DFS - Fantasy Baseball - MLB FanDuel Lineup, Picks & Advice - 9/1/18
MLB - Main Slate (7:05 PM) - FanDuel Lineup for 9/1/18
DFS – Fantasy Baseball – MLB FanDuel Lineup, Picks & Advice – 9/1/18
Update (6:09 pm) - Hi Everyone! Made a some adjustments to the lineup as I got Trout in the lineup and I wanted to get Mondesi (KC) in their as he has been crushing lately. Image is updated! Good Luck!
Hi Everyone! We had a decent night last night for our FanDuel lineups as our 148.2 point performance had us easily winning in our 50/50’s however, it did fall just short of our GPP’s. We got the value start we wanted from Austin Gomber (34 points) and although we were disappointed by Giancarlo Stanton (3 points), we were able to get past the cash line for our 50/50’s with solid performances by Matt Carpenter (25.2 points), Aaron Hicks (24.9 points), Jose Martinez (21.4 points), and Trea Turner (21 points). Let’s take a look at the 13-game “main” slate that starts at 7:05pm tonight!
On the mount tonight, we’re going to be paying up for the Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (P) who is having a phenomenal season for Arizona this season as he comes into his matchup with the Dodgers tonight with a 3.15 ERA and 1.02 WHIP on the season. Corbin has been pitching well as of late as he has lasted at least 6 innings over his last 8 starts and has a 2.91 ERA since the All-Stark break. Corbin has an incredible 11.0 K/9 ratio on the season and could be in a good night against the Dodgers who rank 23rd in team strikeout rate (8.75 K/game). Corbin has been outstanding against the Dodgers this season as in his three starts, he is holding the Dodgers just a 0.98 ERA and a .115 batting average. Corbin has 24 K’s in 18.1 IP against the Dodgers and Los Angeles has struggled much more agianst LHP on the season, I think Corbin is worth his price tag tonight.
If you remember what happened to Baltimore’s Dylan Bundy last time he saw the Kansas City Royals, you’ll understand right away why we’re are going with a 4-man stack of Ryan O’Hearn (C/1B), Whit Merrifield (2B), Hunter Dozier (3B), and Brian Goodwin (OF) tonight. Bundy comes into this game with a 5.37 ERA and 1.39 WHIP and really struggled in the month of August, posting a 9.24 ERA while allowing opponents to hit .368 against him. Bundy has given up 34 HR’s this season (2.2 HR/9 ratio) and in his last start against the Royals in early May, Bundy didn’t even record a single out as he was pulled after giving up 7 ER’s on 5 hits (4 HR’s). O’Hearn comes into this game with a .257 average with 7 HR’s and 19 RBI’s in his 21 games this season and has an impressive .933 OPS on the season. O’Hearn has a .357 average over the past week and had a big night last night, going 3 for 5 with a HR and 4 RBI’s. Merrifield is slowing becoming a star in MLB as he comes into this game with an impressive .310 average with 10 HR’s, 48 RBI’s, and 29 SB’s. Merrifield is hitting .450 (9-20) over the past week and had a monster of August, hitting .358 with 5 HR’s. Dozier is hitting just .228 on the season, however, he does have 8 HR’s on the season and like the rest of the Royals we have going, has been hot as of late, hitting .368 with 2 doubles, 1 triple, and a HR over the past week. Dozier has been better agianst RHP on the season and has had three consecutive games of two hits. Goodwin came off the DL last night and I think he has some good value at just $2,200 in this match-up agianst Bundy. Goodwin has a .263 average/.784 OPS vs. RHP on the season and certainly has enough power to have HR-upside.
Completing our infield tonight will be Trea Turner (SS) of the Washington Nationals in his match-up against RHP Chase Anderson of the Milwaukee Brewers. Anderson comes into this game with a 4.04 ERA and 1.17 WHIP, however, had a tough month of August posting a 5.61 ERA and has allowed RHB’s this season to post a .787 OPS. Anderson has allowed 28 HR’s on the season and has allowed 2 HR’s in 4 of his last 5 games. Turner is having a solid season with the Nationals as he comes into this game with a .270 average with 16 HR’s, 55 RBI’s, and 34 SB’s. Turner is hitting .333 over the past week and has been solid at home this season, posting a .283 average/.781 OPS.
We’re going to get some value in the outfield tonight with a pair of Minnesota Twins OF’s in Jake Cave (OF) and Max Kepler (OF) in their match-up against the RHP Yovani Gallardo of the Texas Rangers. Gallardo comes into this game with a 6.01 ERA and 1.56 WHIP on the season, and although he has pitched a bit better as of late, he still finished August with a 5.61 ERA while allowing his opponents to post a .283 average. Gallardo is allowing opponents to post a .826 OPS against him on the season and is currently allowing the Minnesota roster to hit .298 (42-141) against him in his career. Cave has been a nice addition to the Twins this season as he comes into this game with an 8 HR’s and 28 RBI’s in his 64 games played this season. Cave has posted a .278 average/.797 OPS vs. RHP on the season and certainly has the HR-upside in this hitter’s park. Kepler is hitting just .229 on the season however, comes into this solid match-up with 18 HR’s and 47 RBI’s on the season. Kepler has a .286 average against Texas on the season and is 3 for 8 lifetime agianst Gallardo.
Rounding out the team tonight will be the Cardinals Matt Carpenter (Utility) as he has a great match-up against the RHP Luis Castillo of the Cincinnati Reds. Castillo comes into this game with 5.07 ERA and 1.31 WHIP and has given up at least 5 ER’s in two of his last three starts. Castillo has really struggled against LHB’s this season as he has allowed them to post a .303 average/.916 OPS against with 15 HR’s. Carpenter comes into this game with a .274 average with 35 HR’s and 73 RBI’s. Carpenter has posted a .977 OPS vs. RHP and comes into this game with a .400 (4-10) average with a HR against Castillo in his career.
Please check back later as I’ll make any necessary updates to the lineup due to “confirmed lineups” and/or weather.