DFS - Fantasy Baseball - MLB DraftKings Lineup, Picks & Advice - 9/26/18
MLB - Featured Slate (7:05 PM) - DraftKings Lineup for 9/26/18
DFS – Fantasy Baseball – MLB DraftKings Lineup, Picks & Advice – 9/26/18
Hi Everyone (6:26 PM) - I've made some update to the lineups. As expected, the Red Sox have some value in the 2nd game of their double header today and I've added a few of their LHB's as they'll be up against Jimmy Tacabonis of the Orioles who is allowing LHB's to post a .333 average/.943 OPS. Image is updated below. Good Luck!
Hi Everyone! We got a 12-game “Featured” slate going tonight at 7:05pm and let’s take a look of who we are targeting as of this morning!
Remember, being the last week of the season, we need to pay extra attention to when the “confirmed lineups” are released as the majority of the teams’ fate for the postseason has already been determined. We will be seeing a lot of different lineups so unless you have players on a team that is still fighting for a playoff spot (Cubs, Brewers, Cardinals, Dodgers, Rockies), we need to make sure we reevaluate once the lineups are released.
As for the weather, as of right now, the only game that looks like it could possibility be affected by rain is the Braves/Mets match-up at 7:10pm.
On the mound tonight, we’re going to be paying up for the Rockies German Marquez (P) and hope to find some solid value with the Twins Jake Odorizzi (P). Marquez comes into his match-up agianst the Philadelphia Phillies with a 3.91 ERA and 1.22 WHIP and has been lights out in the 2nd half of the season as he has posted a 2.77 ERA while holding his opponents to a .219 average in 12 starts since the All-Star break. Marquez is holding opponents to just a .245 average/.703 OPS on the season and faces a slumping Philadelphia team that ranks 27th in MLB in terms of batting average vs. RHP (.237). Marquez is posting a career high 10.3 K/9 ratio and could be in for a solid strikeout night as the Phillies rank just 28th in team strikeout rate. Marquez struggled agianst the Phillies earlier in the season, however, he has gone 11 straight starts without giving up more than 3 ER’s and as the Phillies just don’t seem to be playing inspired baseball at the moment, I think Marquez is in for a big night. Odorizzi comes into this match-up against the Detroit Tigers with a 4.35 ERA and 1.30 WHIP on the season. Odorizzi has pitched well in his last two outing agianst the Tigers (6.1 IP; 4 H; 2 ER; 6 K) and Yankees (7.1 IP; 1 H; 1 ER; 5 K’s). Odorizzi is holding his opponents to just a .237 average on the season and faces a Detroit team that ranks just 28th in MLB in team batting average vs. RHP (.236). Odorizzi has a respectable 8.9 K/9 ratio and has had success piling up striking outs agianst the Tigers this season as over his 16.1 IP agianst Detroit he has 17 K’s on the season.
We’re going to start our offense tonight with a 4-man Oakland stack of Jonathan Lucroy (C), Matt Olsen (1B), Marcus Semien (SS), and Stephen Piscotty (OF) in their match-up against the RHP Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners. It’s been a tough year for “King Felix” as the longtime Seattle “ace” comes into this game with a 5.46 ERA and 1.40 WHIP on the season. Hernandez is allowing his opponents to post a .796 OPS agianst him on the season and has posted a 6.22 ERA in 9 appearances since the All-Star break. Semien is having an average year as the shortstop comes into this game with a .255 average with 14 HR’s, 66 RBI’s & 14 SB. Lucroy is more of a “punt” play to include in our Oakland stack to help save some salary as he comes into this game with a .243 average with 4 HR’s & 51 RBI’s. Lucroy has been seeing the ball well as of late as he is hitting .294 with a double & HR over the past week and has had much more success on the road this season posting a .264 average. Olsen is hitting just .248 on the season, however, has shown some great power as he has 28 HR’s & 80 RBI’s on the season. Olsen is hitting .292 over the past week and is hitting .301 with 4 HR’s in the month of September. Semien loses a little value as he has been batting at the bottom of the A’s lineup, however, he has a reasonable price tag and has a career .341 average (14-41) with 4 HR’s off Hernandez in his career. Piscotty has had a great first year with the A’s as he comes into this game with a .270 average with 26 HR’s & 85 RBI’s. Piscotty is hitting .381 over the past week and is 4 for 10 lifetime with 2 doubles and HR agianst Hernandez.
We’re also going to be going with a 2-man Colorado stack in DJ LeMahieu (2B) and David Dahl (OF) in their match-up agianst Philadelphia’s RHP Nick Pivetta. Pivetta comes into this game with a 4.58 ERA & 1.29 WHIP on the season and really struggled in his only other start against the Rockies this season as he lasted just 5.0 inning, giving up 6 ER’s on 8 hits (1 HR). Pivetta is allowing LHB’s to post a .777 OPS against him and comes into this game at Coors Field with a career 1.5 HR/9 ratio. LeMahieu comes into this game with a .282 average with 15 HR’s & 61 RBI’s on the season and has posted an incredible .370 average over the past week. LeMahieu has collect 10 hits during the Rockies 5-game winning streak and has posted a .328 average/.826 OPS at Coors Field on the year. Dahl is hitting .274 on the season with 12 HR’s & 39 RBI’s however, has been crushing the Phillies in this series, as he is 4 for 10 with 2 HR’s & 6 RBI’s. Dahl has posted a .916 OPS vs. RHP and has posted a .331 average/1.001 OPS at Coors Field on the year.
Eduardo Escobar (3B) played the hero card last night for the Diamondbacks as he won the game with a walk-off pinch hit HR in the bottom of the 9th. I’m going with Escobar today as he is at a decent price and I don’t mind his match-up against the RHP Ross Stripling of the Dodgers. Stripling comes into this game with a 2.84 ERA & 1.15 WHIP on the season, however, has looked a bit rusty since coming back from injury and over his last three starts, he has given up 6 ER’s (3 HR’s) in just 10.0 IP. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .271 on the season and has shown some nice power as he has 23 HR’s & 84 RBI’s on the season. The switch-hitting Escobar has been much better agianst RHP on the season, posting a .858 OPS, and is also hitting .353 over the past week.
Rounding out the team, we’ll be once against going with San Diego’s Franmil Reyes (OF) who has a nice match-up agianst Casey Kelly of the San Francisco Giants. Kelly comes into this game with a 2.89 ERA & 1.45 WHIP on the season, however, we shouldn’t read into those numbers that much as he has pitched just 18.2 innings this season. In his career, Kelly has posted just a 5.58 ERA & 1.67 WHIP and before this season, was allowing opponents to hit .340 against him. I don’t understand why Reyes continues to come in at such a bargain on DraftKings as in his 83 games this season, the slugging RHB has posted a .286 average with 16 HR’s & 30 RBI’s. Reyes is hitting .348 over the past week and has posted an incredible .355 average over 76 AB’s in the month of September.
Please check back later for updates!