MLB DFS – 9/21 (Main)

 

SNAPSHOT

Only 9 games today on the Main slate, but lots of nice hitting spots and some big game for the playoff push.

PITCHING

My top two

Dallas Keuchel … DK will be a popular choice on FanDuel today…  (OK, play on words there)…  Huge home favorite where he’s historically been better pitching in the dome elements and faces the White Sox who swing early and thus he’s got a great chance to pitch 8 IP of shutout baseball even though he won’t rack up a high strikeout total.

Tyler Anderson … Picking on the Padres again?  Yep.  Ballsy after they just torched two pretty good lefties in three days.  Good umpire projected for Anderson who’s change-up should really keep the ball in play and confuse the fastball seeking Padres lineup.

Sneaky Play

Zach Davies … Huge series begins this weekend in Milwaukee between the Cubs and the Brewers.  My take?  Brewers sweep em and win the division…  That starts tonight with Davies on the mound who got his bad start out of the way in his last start and now gets the Cubs again who will be chalk and will be my #1 fade tonight.

High Risk / Hedge Lineup Play

James Paxton … Paxton is a  risky choice and for me is only worth considering if the Texas lineup somehow rolls out some garbage that doesn’t include Adrian Beltre in it.  He’s very up and down and someone not to trust normally unless his recent form has been good and since he is only 1 start off the DL, he’s a high risk 3rd/4th lineup play only.

FAVORITE STACKS

CHALKCardinals / Nationals … No, they aren’t playing each other.  But the Cardinals are playing Homer Bailey (yeah, there is no Homer Bailey magic here) in Great American Smallpark and the Nationals are playing RA Dickey (yeah, they own him too) in Atlanta. I am leaning Cardinals over Nationals between these two. MY STACKSTwins … So uhh… Jordan Zimmermann is pitching again tonight.  At home… Against…  The … Twins…. BvP!!!!!!!!!!!! Image result for oh really animated gifRays … There are two places that peak my interest with the Rays when they are on the road…  Comerica Park and Camden Yards…  We’re due for a Rays slug fest and with the weather today in Baltimore, I think we just might get that… Image result for humid animated gif Reds … Please, do not overlook the otherside here.  Please…  The Reds have seen C-Mart enough to not be fooled and make a great pivot off the Cardinals in this game.

FADES

Cubs – Only play them if you are hedging my Davies pick.  Bryant would be the #1 hedge play….

Blue Jays – I hate to have to keep writing up a bad team as a fade, but people still play them.  Shrug….

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HITTERS

Catcher

  • Wilson Ramos … Water Buffalloooooo’s
  • Robinson Chirinos
  • Mike Zunino

First Base

  • Crush Davis
  • Logan Morrison
  • Lucas Duda – Yeah, both Rays 1B in play.
  • Ryan Zimmerman – BvP
  • Joe Mauer – BvP

Second Base

  • Kolten Wong – His turn today
  • Daniel Murphy
  • Ian Kinsler

Third Base

  • Nolan
  • Fucking Nolan
  • Mother Fucking Nolan Arenado
  • Longoria

Shortstop

  • Trea Turner
  • Jorge Polanco
  • Tim Beckham – Narrative

Outfield – Tier 1

  • Steve Souza Jr
  • Eddie Rosario
  • Tommy Pham
  • Nick Castellanos

Outfield – Tier 2

  • Lorenzo Cain
  • Ryan Braun
  • Mitch Haniger
  • Trey Mancini
  • Mikie Mahtook

Outfield – Value

  • Nick Markakis
  • Adam Duvall – It’s here. Adam Duvall donger day has finally arrived!
  • Jayson Werth

DONGERS CLUB

  1. Crush Davis – 1B
  2. Tim Beckham – SS
  3. Nolan Arenado – 3B
  4. Eddie Rosario – OF
  5. Kolten Wong – 2B
  6. Wilson Ramos – C
  7. Steven Souza Jr – OF
  8. Adam Duvall – OF
  9. BONUS …………. Ryan Zimmerman – 1B

Follow me on twitter @steve_renner for any feedback or questions.   Just dont ask me if I like someone I said I am fading or if I like Mike Zunino….   Okay???

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