MLB DFS – 8/26 (Early)

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This is focused on the 5 game slate over on DK, which FanDuel split into two tiny slates.

 

PITCHING OPTIONS

Gio Gonzalez – Best home ERA of any pitcher this year?  It’s Gio…  Gio’s history versus the Mets?  Dominant.  Mets lineup?  Trash…   He’s priced like a stud on DK today at 12.5 but with such few options I really think you should consider locking him in.

Sonny Gray – If I am going to pivot off Gio, it’s down to Gray as the SP1 for DK.  Pairing them together is worth a shot but really really really difficult with limited options.  Cano and Cruz scare the crap out of me here from rostering Gray today.   I think Gray and E-Rod will be a popular combination.

Marco Estrada – You’ll sense a trend here… All these pitchers have warts today, but the positive for Estrada is Bill Miller behind the plate.

FADE

Eduardo Rodriguez – Former Oriole has had some great games against them in the past, however he’s a fade today for me because I worry about how well the Os are hitting right now and Boston is really floundering with injuries and isn’t turning the lineup over frequently enough to give him plenty of run insurance.

 

TOP TIER STACKS

Nationals … I love the Nationals today after many regulars got the night off last night.  Gsellman is one of the worst pitchers on the slate and the Mets bullpen is equally bad.  It’s also going to be very warm and despite the 4pm start, it should produce lots of runs for the Nats.

Orioles … Attacking the fade chalk pitcher E-Rod here.  Orioles likely wont drop 16 again (bold statement!) but shouldn’t get shutout either.

 

SECOND TIER STACKS

Yankees … Likely the most popular team today against Gallardo who stinks.  Not sure if Sanchez will play given the looming suspension, but if he does he is a top play today along with Judge.

Rangers … Love this game to be a quietly good one.  Oakland is in play as well as they’ve hit Hamels hard.

 

TOP POSITIONAL PICKS

CATCHER

  • Gary Sanchez – TBD if he plays
  • Miguel Montero
  • Wellington Castillo
  • Jose Loboton – Listing a 4th guy in case some of these other ones sit….

FIRST BASE

  • Ryan Zimmerman – Love him today.
  • Trey Mancini (1B/OF)
  • Yonder Alonso – Former Athletic vs Former Athletic!
  • Justin Smoak

SECOND BASE

  • Daniel Murphy
  • Robinson Cano
  • Brian Dozier
  • Difo (Value)

THIRD BASE

  • Kyle Seager
  • Adrian Beltre
  • Manny Machado

SHORTSTOP

  • Elvis Andrus
  • Marcus Semien
  • Didi Gregorious – Day game Didi!

OUTFIELD – Tier 1

  • Mookie – Like I said yesterday (and ignored myself sadly) — he is banged up but has great BvP….
  • Aaron Judge
  • Jose Bautista
  • Khrush Davis

OUTFIELD – Tier 2

  • Andrew Benintendi
  • Adam Jones
  • Brett Gardner
  • Nelson Cruz
  • Mark Trumbo

OUTFIELD – Value

  • Mark Canha
  • Max Kepler
  • Zeke Carrera
  • Chad Pinder

 

DONGERS CLUB

  1. Gary Sanchez – C
  2. Ryan Zimmerman – 1B
  3. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  4. Adrian Beltre – 3B
  5. Didi Gregorious – SS
  6. Aaron Judge – OF
  7. Jose Bautista – OF
  8. Max Kepler – OF
  9. BONUS ………………. Andrew Benintendi – OF

 

 

 

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