DFS - Fantasy Baseball - MLB FanDuel Lineup, Picks & Advice - 9/8/18
MLB - Main Slate (6:15 PM) - FanDuel Lineup for 9/8/18
DFS – Fantasy Baseball – MLB FanDuel Lineup, Picks & Advice – 9/8/18
Updated (4:44 PM) - Hi Everyone! Decided to switch gears a bit and go with a Mets LHB's stack against Zach Eflin who we mentioned has really struggled since the All-Star break and againast LHB's. With the money we saved, we know have both Turner and Machado on the lineup against a LHP in Colorado. Image is updated below! Good Luck!
Hi Everyone! We started off on fire last night and held on late as our 153.2 – point performance has us cashing in both our 50/50’s and GPP’s last night. We got a solid performance by Blake Snell (43 points) in his plus match-up agianst the Baltimore Orioles and huge offensive performances by Marcell Ozuna (37.4 points) and Kevin Kiemaier (28.7 points). We had the wrong Oakland stack as we didn’t have either Marcus Semien or Ramon Laureano, however, we did a combined 25.7 points from Matt Olsen, Matt Chapman, and Khris Davis to help us get over the cash lines. Let’s keep the winning going as we take a look at the 8-game “Main” slate tonight that starts at 6:15 PM.
On the mound tonight, we’re going to be paying up for the Mets Noah Syndergaard (P) as he has an outstanding match-up agianst the Philadelphia Phillies. Syndergaard has had an up and down season as he has battle multiple injuries, however, Syndergaard still comes into this game with a 3.33 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season and is coming off one of his best outings of the season as he recently threw a complete game (9.0 IP, 2 H, ER, 11 K) against the Giants in his last start. Syndergaard has some of the best stuff in the game when he is on as he has a lively fastball and devasting slider and I do like his match-up against the Phillies tonight who come into this game ranked just 27th in MLB in terms of batting average (.238) vs. RHP. Syndergaard comes in with a 9.5 K/9 ratio and could be in for another double-digit strikeout night as the Phillies have struggled with strikeouts this season and currently rank 28th in team strikeout rate (9.39 K/game). Syndergaard has had good career success agianst the Phillies as in 8 starts he has posted a 2.60 ERA with 54 strikeouts in 45.0 IP and I’m expecting another solid night tonight.
On the offensive side of the field tonight, we’re going to start off with a stack of Milwaukee Brewers in Travis Shaw (2B), Christian Yelich (OF), and Jonathan Schoop (Utility) in their match-up against the Giants RHP Chris Stratton. Stratton has pitched better as of late, however, still comes into this game with a 4.90 ERA and 1.41 WHIP on the season. Stratton is allowing opponents to post a .277 average/.791 OPS against him on the season. It’s been a struggle for Shaw as of late, however, the slugging 2B still has 27 HR’s and 76 RBI’s on the season and is always a nice match-up against a hittable RHP. Shaw has posted a .534 slugging percentage/.886 OPS (26 of 27 HR’s) vs. RHP on the season and I just think he just has too much value at this price for tonight’s match-up. Yelich has cooled off after a torrid month of August, however, is still is having a remarkable first season with the Brewers, posting a .314 average with 27 HR’s and 85 RBI’s. Yelich is hitting .450 against the Giants (9 for 20) and has a .554 slugging percentage/.935 OPS vs. RHP on the season. Schoop comes into this game with just a .238 average but still has solid power as he has 20 HR’s and 53 RBI’s on the season. Schoop has a respectable .724 OPS vs. RHP on the season and has a .809 OPS since the All-Star break.
We’re going to find some value tonight with the Minnesota Twins Ehire Adrianza (SS) and Jake Cave (OF) in their match-up against the RHP Jorge Lopez of the Kansas City Royals. Lopez comes into this game with a 4.24 ERA and 1.49 WHIP on the season. Lopez has been alternating quality starts with pretty rough ones since being acquired by the Royals and comes into this game allowing his opponents to post a .257 average/.724 OPS against him. Adrianza has been a serviceable players for the Twins this season, posting a .251 average with 6 HR’s and 30 RBI’s. We’ll have to make sure Adrianza draws the start again, as it probably depends on if Sano can give it a go tonight, however, I think Adrianza is a good “punt” play as he is hitting .286 over the past week and has shown all his power this season as an LHB (8 doubles, 1 triple, 6 HR’s). Cave continues to find a way in my lineup as a value play as the Minnesota outfielder comes into this game with a .265 average with 10 HR’s and 31 RBI’s on the season. Cave hit out of the 5-hole last night in his 2 for 5 performance (18.9 points) and has been great at home this season, posting a .330 average/.606 slugging percentage/.991 OPS.
We’re also finding some value in the infield with the Angels Jose Fernandez (C/1B) in his match-up agianst Jamie Shields of the Chicago White Sox. Shields comes into this game with a 4.39 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season and although he just pitched a gem against the Red Sox, we all know the “big game” James is capable of blowing up at any moment as has had four starts this season in which he has given up at least 7 runs. Shields has given up 27 HR’s this season and has allowed opponents to hit .259 against him since the All-Star break. Fernandez has been solid for the Angels this season as in 19 games, he is hitting .290 with 4 RBI’s. Fernandez has had 2-hit games in 3 of his last 4 and although he hasn’t shown much power at the MLB level, Fernandez did have 17 HR’s in 91 games at the Triple-A level this season.
Completing the infield tonight, we’re going to be paying up for the Dodgers Manny Machado (SS) in his match-up at Coors Field against the LHP Tyler Anderson of the Rockies. Anderson comes into this game with a 4.80 ERA and 1.29 WHIP and has really struggled since the All-Star break, posting a 7.88 ERA in 8 starts. Anderson has allowing 28 HR’s on the season and has given up 7 HR’s in his last 4 starts. Machado comes into this game with a .303 average on the season with 33 HR’s and 89 RBI’s and is currently hitting .333 over the past week. Machado has posted a .549 slugging percentage/.940 OPS vs. LHP and is 2 for 3 lifetime agianst Anderson in his career.
Rounding out the team tonight, we’re going with the Mets Jay Bruce (OF) as he has a solid matchup against the RHP Zach Eflin of the Philadelphia Phillies. Eflin comes into this game with a 4.05 ERA and 1.26 WHIP on the season and has struggled since the All-Star break, posting a 5.53 ERA while allowing opponents to hit .305 against him. Eflin has really struggled against LHB this season, allowing them to post a .297 average/.528 slugging percentage/.866 OPS. Bruce has had a season to forget as he is hitting just .221 with 6 HR’s and 22 RBI’s, however, he has been solid over his past three games as he is 4 for 11 with a double and 2 HR’s. Coming into this season, Bruce has posted a .834 OPS vs. RHP and I’m hoping that he can continue his recent hot streak tonight at a solid price.
Please check back later as we’ll make any necessary updates to the lineup due to “confirmed lineups” and/or weather.