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Monday DFS MLB Plays

DFS MLB Plays

Monday, August 31st DFS MLB Plays

2 Cash, 3 GPP for FanDuel and 1 Cash, 2 GPP for DraftKings.

Pitching Rankings

  1. David Price
  2. Dallas Keuchel
  3. Chris Archer
  4. Tyson Ross
  5. Shelby Miller
  6. John Lackey
  7. Gio Gonzalez
  8. Hector Santiago
  9. Danny Salazar

Price, Keuchel and Archer are all viable options for the top play and frankly all are fine cash game plays tonight. Typically we have guys who are maybe a little better suited for tournaments but Archer is cash game worthy with his K-rate combined with the high rate the O’s are striking out lately. It’s a little weird recommending Astros pitching and having them be such large favorites, but Keuchel is a good pitcher who is having a great year. Fine play in all formats tonight against a lefty heavy lineup like the Mariners. Price has a tough park to pitch in but the Blue Jays should provide more than enough run support to get him a win. Shelby Miller is now starting for the Braves and he makes a fine tournament or Sp2 play against the Marlins who are ranked dead last against RHP.

Catcher Rankings

  • Kyle Schwarber – Schwarber is easily the top play at catcher on any site that he has catcher eligibility. The Cubs lefties are in a very good spot tonight and they all hit at the top of the order.
  • Wellington Castillo – Castillo has a great matchup and gets the best park shift in baseball… there is a lot to love here tonight hitting 5th.
  • Yasmani Grandal – Grandal and the Dodgers lefties have a nice matchup with Jake Peavy tonight.
  • Nick Hundley

1st Base Rankings

  • Paul Goldschmidt – Goldy is the clear cut top play at 1B and the top overall hitter in the model. Load up if you can afford the price tag
  • Anthony Rizzo – Rizzo would be a top play if Goldy wasn’t at Coors Field. Love the Cubs lefties
  • David Ortiz – Ortiz might go under owned tonight with the rest of the guys listed here. Competitive game with the Yankees tonight.
  • Edwin Encarnacion – Edwin is on fire right now and we get another R vs R matchup against a hard thrower who struggles with HR’s.
  • Adrian Gonzalez

2nd Base Rankings

  • Jose Altuve – Altuve is the top play tonight at home against a very average LHP. Astros SHOULD score a few runs tonight.
  • Chris Coghlan – Coghlan is a nice play in all formats where we can now play him at 2B instead of using an OF spot.
  • DJ LeMahieu
  • Chris Owings
  • Daniel Murphy – Murphy should go under owned tonight but I love him in a Mets stack against a young pitcher.

3rd Base Rankings

  • Alex Rodriguez – A-Rod vs the LHP in a decent hitters park. Good shot at a HR here tonight.
  • Nolan Arenado – Arenado gets Robbie Ray at home at Coors. Great play in all formats.
  • Pablo Sandoval – Sandoval has seen his value increase as he continues to hit 2nd for the Sox. Fine play in all formats…
  • Jake Lamb – Lamb will hit 6th tonight at Coors Field.
  • David Wright

ShortStop Rankings

  • Jose Reyes – Reyes earns the top spot as a switch hitter at Coors Field.
  • Carlos Correa – Correa returns tonight and he will hit 3rd in a very good lineup vs LHP. GPP only play at the price
  • Marwin Gonzalez – We love Marwin hitting 2nd against LHP. He is a switch hitter who really hits LHP well.
  • Troy Tulowitzki
  • Xander Bogaerts

Outfield Rankings

Outfield Tier 1:

A.J. Pollock, Mike Trout, Nelson Cruz, Bryce Harper, David Peralta, Jose Bautista, Chris Young, Yoenis Cespedes, Mookie Betts

Outfield Tier 2:

Dexter Fowler, Ben Revere, Ender Inciarte, Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon, Brandon Guyer, Jay Bruce

Mike’s Top Six Team Stacks

Diamondbacks – Goldschmidt, Peralta, Pollock, Inciarte, Castillo, Gosselin

Rockies – Blackmon, Gonzalez, Arenado, Reyes, LeMahieu

Cubs – Schwarber, Rizzo, Fowler, Coghlan, Russell

Astros – Altuve, Gomez, Gonzalez, Correa

Rays – Longoria, Forsythe, Butler, Guyer, Beckham

Mets – Granderson, Cespedes, Wright, Murphy

Good Luck

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