DFS - Fantasy Baseball - MLB FanDuel Lineup, Picks & Advice - 9/13/18
MLB - Main Slate (6:30 PM) - FanDuel Lineup for 9/13/18
DFS – Fantasy Baseball – MLB FanDuel Lineup, Picks & Advice – 9/13/18
Update (5:44 pm) - Hi Everyone! Just made a small adjustment putting in E. Nunez (BOS) in at the Utiility spot. I think the Red Sox are in a decent spot tonight and he is 2 for 5 with a HR agianst Gaviglio in his career. Image is updated. Good Luck!
Hi Everyone! It was an interesting night last night as our 146.20-point night got us a win in our GPP, however, we did fall just short in our 50/50 (52nd out of 100). We got a solid start from Felix Pena (37 points) of the Angels and solid offensive performances from DJ LeMahieu (31.4 points), Jose Fernandez (22.2 points) and Eduardo Escobar (22.2 points). It felt like it could have been a much better night but I’m happy that we cashed despite getting 0 points from two of our more expensive bats in Trevor Story and Mike Trout. Let’s keep the winning going as we take a look at the 6-game “Main” slate that starts at 6:30pm tonight!
We’re not going to pay up for Kershaw tonight as we want to spend up some of the Oakland bats, so on the mound we’re going to with the Red Sox Eduardo Rodriguez (P) in his match-up against the Toronto Blue Jays. Rodriguez comes into this game with a 3.64 ERA and 1.24 WHIP and although he got hit hard against the Astros in his last start, the Red Sox left-hander had a gem of an outing agianst the White Sox before that (5.2 IP, 3 H, ER, 12 K) and was pitching really well before he went on the DL as Rodriguez has allowed 1 ER or less in 4 of his last 5 starts. Rodriguez has an impressive 10.0 K/9 ratio and faces a Blue Jays team that ranks just 27th in terms of team batting average vs. LHP (.231) and just 15th in team strikeout rate (8.5 K/game). Rodriguez has fared well against the Blue Jays this season as in three starts, the left-hander has held Toronto to just a 2.41 ERA (5 ER in 18.2 IP) while holding them to just a .191 average.
Oakland has one of the match-ups on the slate tonight as they are going up agianst the struggling RHP Dylan Bundy of the Baltimore Orioles and we’re going to have plenty of action against him as we’re stacking Oakland’s Matt Olsen (C/1B), Matt Chapman (3B), Khris Davis (OF), and Ramon Laureano (OF). Bundy comes into this game with a 5.58 ERA and 1.42 WHIP on the season and has posted an 8.29 ERA since the All-Star break. Bundy is allowing his opponents to average .274 on the season and has really bit hurt by the HR ball as he has allowed 37 HR’s on the season and currently has a 2.2 HR/9 ratio. Olsen comes into this game with just a .241 average with 26 HR’s and 72 RBI’s. Olsen is hitting .353 over the past week and is 2 for 6 lifetime with a HR against Bundy in his career. Chapman comes into this game with a .282 average with 22 HR’s & 63 RBI’s and has been solid on the road this season, posting a .319 average with 14 of his 22 HR’s. Chapman has been incredible since the All-Star game as he has posted a .328 average/.652 slugging percentage/1.046 OPS. Davis comes into this game with just a .250 average however, has displayed some of the best power in MLB this season as he currently has 41 HR’s and 110 RBI’s. Davis is .316 over the past week and is 3 for 7 with a HR against Bundy in his career. Ramon Laureano has been a nice surprise for the A’s as the lead-off man comes into this game with a .293 average with 5 HR’s and 14 RBI’s on the season. Laureano has a .959 OPS on the road and has posted a .313 average/1.007 OPS vs. RHP on the season.
We’re also going to have a mini-stack of the Kansas City Royals in Whit Merrifield (2B) and Adalberto Mondesi (SS) in their nice match-up against the LHP Stephen Gonsalves of the Twins. It’s been a struggle for the Minnesota LHP as over his 4 starts this season, he is posting a 11.68 ERA and 3.00 WHIP. Gonsalves is allowing his opponents to post a .414 average/1.148 WHIP and was recently hit hard by the Royals as he lasted just 2.1 IP while giving up 5 ER’s on 5 hits. Merrifield comes into this game with a .302 ERA with 12 HR’s, 54 RBI’s, & 35 SB’s. Merrifield just had a nice series against the White Sox in which he went 4-13 with 4 SB’s and has been outstanding against LHP on the season as he has posted a .359 average/.941 OPS. Mondesi comes into this game with a .284 average with 7 HR’s, 25 RBI’s & 22 SB’s. Mondesi is hitting .400 over the past week and has posted a solid .807 OPS vs. LHP on the year.
We’re going to stay in this match-up and go with Minnesota’s Jake Cave (OF) in his match-up against the RHP Heath Fillmyer of the Kansas City Royals. Fillmyer comes into this game with a 4.75 ERA and 1.48 WHIP and similar to Stephen Gonsalves, struggled in his recent match-up agianst the Twins, lasting just a 2.1 IP while giving up 6 ER’s on 6 hits. Fillmyer is allowing their opponents to hit .268 on the season however, in his two starts in September, he has a 7.71 ERA while allowing opponents to hit .375 against him. Cave comes into this game with a .261 average with 10 HR’s and 33 RBI’s on the season. Cave is coming off a decent series agianst the Yankees, going 4 for 12 (.333 average) and is 2 for 3 with a double and RBI against Fillmyer in his career.
Completing the team tonight will be the Dodgers Kike Hernandez (Utility) in his match-up against the LHP Austin Gomber of the Cardinals. Gomber has been solid for the Cardinals as he has posted a 2.93 ERA and 1.34 WHIP. Gomber has been hit a bit harder as of late as over his last two starts, has allowed 5 ER’s over 16 hits. Hernandez make a decent “punt” play at this price as although he comes in with just a .231 average, he does have 20 HR’s and 47 RBI’s on the season. Hernandez has always had solid power vs. LHP and has been solid over the past month, posting a .297 average and .921 OPS.
Please check back later as we’ll make any necessary updates to the lineups due to “confirmed lineups” and/or weather.