DFS - Fantasy Baseball - MLB FanDuel Lineup, Picks & Advice - 9/23/18
MLB - Main Slate (1:05 PM) - FanDuel Lineup for 9/23/18
DFS – Fantasy Baseball – MLB FanDuel Lineup, Picks & Advice – 9/23/18
Update (12:43 PM) - Made some changes as the Washington DC weather doesn't look great. Image updated below! Good Luck!
Hi Everyone! It was a disappointing night as although our value pitcher came through for us, our offense really struggled and we didn’t come close to cashing in either our 50/50’s or GPP’s with our 93.8-point performance. I was thrilled at the beginning of the night as Anthony DeSclafani was dealing and more than hit value with his 38-point performance, however, our offense outside of Joc Pederson (27.9 points) really struggled. Let’s take a look at today’s 10-game “Main” slate that starts at 1:05pm this afternoon.
On the mound today, we’re going to be going with the RHP Charlie Morton (P) of the Houston Astros in his match-up against the Los Angeles Angels. Morton has had a great season as he comes into this game with a 3.15 ERA and 1.17 WHIP. Morton is holding his opponents to just a .215 average on the season and just a .664 OPS. Morton has been gathering up strikeouts at a career pace this season and currently has a 10.8 K/9 ratio. Morton didn’t fare too well in his only other start against the Angels earlier this season, however, Morton has too much upside at this price to pace up against a team that certainly can struggle on the offensive end.
We’re going to kick off our offense with 3-man stack of Kansas City Royals in Salvador Perez (C/1B), Whit Merrifield (2B), and Jorge Bonifacio (OF) in their match-up against the LHP Daniel Norris of the Detroit Tigers. Norris only has 6 starts on the season and he hasn’t been overly impressive this season posting a 5.71 ERA & 1.41 WHIP. Norris is allowing opponents to post a .765 OPS against him on the season and hasn’t fared well against the Royals over his career as the current roster is posting a .307 average/.919 OPS against him. Perez is hitting just .233 on the season, however, has shown some solid power as he comes into this game with 27 HR’s & 77 RBI’s. Perez has fared well against Detroit this season, hitting .293 (12-41) with a .917 OPS and also does have a HR off Norris in his career. Merrifield is having a monster season for the Royals as he comes into this game with a .304 average with 12 HR’s, 58 RBI’s, & 38 SB’s. Merrifield has hit .333 over the past week and has posted a .358 average/.936 OPS vs. LHP on the season. Bonifacio is hitting just .231 on the season with 4 HR’s & 23 RBI’s however, he has been hitting in a good spot in the Royals lineup and has posted a respectable .772 OPS vs. LHP.
We’re going to be going with a 2-man Washington Stack in Anthony Rendon (3B) and Victor Robles (OF) in their match-up against the LHP Steven Matz of the New York Mets. Matz comes into this game with a 4.03 ERA and 1.24 WHIP on the season. Matz has pitched well, however, he doesn’t have the tendency to give up HR’s to RHP and he hasn’t fared well against the Nationals this season as he has posted a 5.48 ERA over 5 starts. Rendon has had a great season as he comes into this game with a .305 average with 22 HR’s & 83 RBI’s. Rendon is hitting .478 over the past week with 3 HR’s and has crushed the Mets this season to the tune of a .390 average (23 for 59). Robles comes into this game with just a .211 average with a HR on the season however, this is one of the more talented upcoming rookies in all of MLB and as he is hitting at the top of the Nationals lineup vs. LHP, I’ll take my chances with him today.
We’re paying up for the Cubs Javier Baez (SS) in his match-up against the LHP Carlos Rodon of the White Sox. Rodon comes into this game with a 3.22 ERA and 1.13 WHIP, however, has struggled a bit more as of late as he has allowed 4 ER’s in three of his last four starts. Rodon has been much worse on the road this season and has allowed at least one HR in five of his last six games. Baez is putting up an MVP type season as he comes into this game with a .293 average with 34 HR’s and 110 RBI’s. Baez has posted a .297 average/.923 OPS vs. LHP on the season and has posted a .908 OPS since the All-Star break.
We originally we’re going to have a few Yankees in the lineup but the ones I we’re targeting have the day off, so we’re just going to be going with Giancarlo Stanton (OF) in his match-up against Alex Cobb of the Baltimore Orioles. Cobb has pitched better as of late, however, it’s still been a tough year for the RHP as he comes into this game with a 4.90 ERA and 1.41 WHIP. Cobb is allowing RHB’s to post a .292 average/.857 OPS on the season and has posted a 5.74 ERA during “Day” games this season. Stanton comes into this game with a .259 average with 35 HR’s and 93 RBI’s. Stanton has 23 HR’s vs. RHP on the season and although he has struggled as of late, I think he is going to have a solid Sunday afternoon.
Rounding out the team today, we’re going to be going with Baltimore’s Trey Mancini (Utility) in his match-up vs. the LHP J.A. Happ of the New York Yankees. Happ comes into this game with a solid 3.62 ERA and 1.13 WHIP on the season and although he will most likely be a highly owned pitcher today, I don’t mind going up against him with a power RHB, as Happ has already allowed 23 HR’s to RHB’s on the season. Mancini is hitting just .240 on the season however, he does have 23 HR’s and 53 RBI’s. Mancini has posted a .798 OPS since the All-Star break and although he hasn’t fared well with Happ in his career, I like his HR upside today batting out of the clean-up spot.
Lineups are confirmed so we should be good to go!