DFS - Fantasy Baseball - MLB Fanduel Lineup - Main Slate (7:05 PM) - 8/27/19
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 6:05 PM (N/A)
Update (5:54 PM) - Hi Everyone! Made my updates. I decided to go with so value with Detroit's Ronny Rodriguez (2B) & Willi Castro (SS) in their match-up agianst Adam Plutko of the Indians. Plutko is weakest of the Indians starters and has really struggled with HR's this season as he comes into this game posting a 2.21 HR/9 ratio. Rodriguez has 3 HR's in his last 7 games while Castro is one of the Tigers top prospects and over his first two games has gone 3 for 7 with a double, 2 runs scored and a walk. We still have a 3-man Red Sox stack featuring Betts, Devers, & Martinez and we decided to add Juan Soto in his match-up against Aaron Brooks. Image is updated. Good Luck!
Update (3:33 PM) - Brian Dozier isn't starting tonight. Will have an updated lineup around 5:30-6:00pm.
We couldn’t get the week starting off on a winning note as our bats disappointed us in a 110.6-point performance that had us falling short in both our GPP’s & 50/50’s.
Let’s pick it up today as we take a look at tonight’s MLB FanDuel “Main Slate” that features 15 games and starts at 7:05pm.
On the mound, I’m going to ride the hot hand of Milwaukee’s RHP, Adrian Houser, in his home match-up against the St. Louis Cardinals. Houser has really settled into his starting role for the Brewers as he come into this game with a 3.62 ERA & 1.28 WHIP while holding opponents to just 1 ER in four of his last five starts. Opponents have posted just a .251 average/.729 OPS vs. Houser on the season while posting a respectable 9.33 K/9 ratio. Houser will be up against a surging Cardinals team that has won 8 of their last 9 games, however, on the season, the Cardinals haven’t been great against RHP’s, posting just a .246 average while Houser is holding opponents to just a .202 average over 30.0 IP at Miller Park.
I’m all in on the Red Sox tonight in their match-up against the RHP Rico Garcia of the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Garcia will be making his MLB Debut tonight and I’m betting on that it’s going to be a rough one as the right-hander has posted a 7.16 ERA over his 12 starts in Triple-AAA this season. Garcia has had trouble keeping the ball in the park in Albuquerque this season, posting a 2.1 HR/9 ratio.
We’re going to be paying up for the big bats of the Red Sox as we’re going with Mookie Betts, Rafael Devers, Xander Bogaerts, & J.D. Martinez.
Washington should be a popular stack tonight going against the RHP Aaron Brooks of the Orioles and we’re going with a 2-man affordable stack of Matt Adams & Brian Dozier. Brooks is coming off one of his best performances with the Orioles in his last start vs. Kansas City, however, he still comes into this game with a 6.21 ERA & 1.44 WHIP while allowing 8 HR’s in his last five starts. Brooks has really struggled vs. LHB’s, allowing them to post a .307 average/.946 OPS.
Adams always has solid HR-upside usually for a decent price and I like the fact he has a .821 OPS vs. RHB’s and a .918 OPS at home this season.
Dozier is similar to Adams as although he is hitting only .230 on the season, he still has solid HR pop in his bat as he has 19 round-trippers on the season. Dozier has hit 13 of 19 HR’s vs. RHP’s and I think he makes it 14 tonight.
You know Khris Davis is having a bad season when you see him priced at just $2,300 and although we’ve done a decent job avoiding him, I’m going to roll the dice with him tonight as I love his match-up against the LHP Mike Montgomery of the Royals. Montgomery allowed 3 HR’s in his last start vs. Baltimore and as he is allowing opponents to post a .320 average/.938 OPS against him, I think Khris Davis will be able to hit one out tonight.
Rounding out our team will be another value pick with HR upside in Ryan O’Hearn. I only had $2,200 left in the budget and in my opinion, I think O’Hearn gives the best chance for a solid game as he certainly has HR-upside. O’Hearn has had a tough season as he is hitting just .169, however, he does have 9 HR’s this season and was solid last year vs. RHP’s (.313 average/1.108 OPS). Fiers has been solid for the A’s this season, however, he can allow HR’s as he showed recently, giving up 4 HR’s to the Astros, and I’m hoping O’Hearn can connect on one tonight.
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