Tuesday DFS MLB Plays


Tuesday, August 25th DFS MLB Plays

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

Pitching Rankings

  1. Jake Arrieta
  2. Stephen Strasburg
  3. Dallas Keuchel
  4. Nate Karns
  5. Noah Syndergaard
  6. James Shields
  7. Charlie Morton
  8. Jaime Garcia
  9. Jose Quintana

Arrieta is the top play tonight in a large positive park shift at AT&T park in a National League game. Arrieta has a nice strong K rate and has done a great job with run prevention this season. Of the top 5 pitchers on the board tonight Arrieta has the highest floor of the group by a wide margin. Charlie Morton is an interesting play who should have run support but he is interesting because of the large bump in K rate in his last few starts.

Catcher Rankings

  • Kyle Schwarber – Scwarber is the top play where he is still catcher eligible. The park isn’t great but Schwarber is a great hitter vs RHP and Matt Cain definitely isn’t the pitcher he once was. I love a Cubs stack tonight in GPP.
  • Russell Martin – Martin slides to 6th tonight but we get the 9th inning team AB so that is a little less of a concern. The Blue Jays should be one of the highest scoring teams tonight against Derek Holland.
  • Francisco Cervelli – Cervelli is in the lineup and hitting 5th tonight. The Pirates are built to hit LHP. The park isn’t ideal but the Pirates are used to playing in poor hitters parks so I’m not too concerned. Cervelli ranks very well in our model tonight.
  • Josh Phegley – Another lefty masher that is always under owned. I personally think the A’s have a ton of upside tonight against Montgomery who has really been getting hit hard lately.
  • Yasmani Grandal

1st Base Rankings

  • Jose Abreu – Abreu is hitting well right now with a nice matchup at home in a great hitters park. Abreu is the top ranked 1B play in our on base model.
  • Paul Goldschmidt – Goldy gets a LHP at home but this lefty has massive reverse splits so I’m not quite as sold on Goldy tonight against Garcia.
  • Miguel Cabrera – Miggy… Miggy is a fine play in all formats once again tonight.
  • Edwin Encarnacion – We prefer Edwin in L vs L matchups but still plenty of RBI opportunities tonight.
  • Anthony Rizzo – Poor park but a great matchup for Rizzo against Cain tonight.

2nd Base Rankings

  • Jason Kipnis – Kipnis is back for the Indians and he is instantly top play status in these plus matchups. Kipnis is a fine play but not a primary target.
  • Enrique Hernandez – Hernandez has a poor lineup spot tonight but he remains a fine tournament play in a great hitters park on the road.
  • Chris Coghlan – Coghlan had a few poor games for us but he remains a core target if he continues to hit near the top of the lineup on the road.
  • Wilmer Flores – Flores slides down to 6th tonight but remains a solid tournament play
  • Daniel Murphy

3rd Base Rankings

  • Josh Donaldson – Donaldson is the clear cut top play tonight in a good park against an average LHP making his first start in a while. The Blue Jays are the top offense.
  • Adrian Beltre
  • Matt Carpenter – Nice park shift for the Cardinals tonight. Carpenter in a L vs L matchup makes a nice tournaments play.
  • Justin Turner – Turner is hitting clean up tonight in a great park. Love this spot for Turner tonight who we like against both L and R pitchers.
  • Todd Frazier – Frazier is still under priced and a fine play in all formats against a LHP.

ShortStop Rankings

  • Troy Tulowitzki – Tulo is our clear cut top play in the same great matchup we touched on with Donaldson.
  • Jhonny Peralta – Peralta gets a big park shift vs a LHP. Great play in all formats.
  • Jung-Ho Kang – Kang might go under owned tonight because of the poor park against Miami but the Pirates are built to hit LHP and are one of my favorite tournaments targets.
  • Erick Aybar

Outfield Rankings

Outfield Tier 1:

Jose Bautista, Bryce Harper, Scott Van Slyke, Michael Brantley, Curtis Granderson, Yoenis Cespedes, Kole Calhoum

Outfield Tier 2:

Starling Marte, Andrew McCutchen, Yasiel Puig, Mike Trout, Delino DeShields, Kevin Pillar, Jake Smolinski

Mike’s Top Six Team Stacks

Blue Jays – Donaldson, Bautista, Tulowitzki, Martin, Encarnacion

Mets – Granderson, Cespedes, Murphy, Flores

Pirates – McCutchen, Marte, Kang, Cervelli

Dodgers – Puig, Van Slyke, Turner, Hernandez, Grandal

Athletics – Butler, Phegely, Smolinski, Burns, Reddick

Cubs – Rizzo, Schwarber, Coghlan, Fowler, Bryant


Good Luck!

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