Tuesday DFS MLB Plays

Tuesday, September 1st DFS MLB Plays

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

****The Coors Field game is NOT available on FanDuel tonight****

Pitching Rankings

  1. Chris Sale
  2. Madison Bumgarner
  3. Zack Greinke
  4. Gerrit Cole
  5. Johnny Cueto
  6. Andrew Cashner
  7. Michael Pineda
  8. Jon Niese
  9. Joe Ross
  10. Drew Smyly

Chris Sale ranks as the top overall pitcher by a pretty wide margin. The Twins can be scary because of how well they hit LHP at times, but Sale is the top play with his ridiculous K rate. Madison Bumgarner and Zack Greinke are both next in line but both take a slight hit on FanDuel where the win is hard to project since they are facing each other. Gerrit Cole has a decent matchup with the Brewers but he is dealing with a large negative park shift so there is some concern there but he is still viable in tournaments. Cueto is looking to rebound tonight against a Tigers offense that has been pretty frustrating over the last month of the season. Andrew Cashner ranks well in the model like Tyson Ross did last night. Ross had a great game for us and Cashner has a similar rating.

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 at Coors Field.
  • Miguel Montero – Montero ranks well tonight if he is in the lineup. The wind is blowing out a little at Wrigley tonight making it a nice hitting environment.
  • John Jaso – Jaso continues to hit clean up for the Rays against RHP. Nice spot for a catcher if you need salary relief.

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. DraftKings only.
  • Anthony Rizzo – Rizzo would be a top play if Goldy wasn’t at Coors Field. Love the Cubs lefties again tonight. Rizzo should have a better game tonight.
  • Ben Paulsen – Paulsen ranks very well in the model and has dual positional eligibility on DraftKings.
  • Edwin Encarnacion – Edwin gets a R vs R matchup against a young contact oriented pitcher in a good park. Excellent tournament play.
  • Jose Abreu

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. Copy and paste from last night.
  • Neil Walker – Walker and the Pirates get a nice positive park shift on the road against the Brewers. Walker hitting 6th isn’t ideal but it’s not terrible.
  • Anthony Rendon – Rendon and the Nationals are built to hit LHP pretty well. Decent matchup tonight but a poor hitters park. There is contrarian stack value here tonight in a typically low scoring environment.
  • Chris Coghlan – Coghlan was frustrating last night like Rizzo, but he ranks very well again tonight against a pitcher on the road who struggles with lefties
  • Jason Kipnis – Estrada has reverse splits working against Kipnis but the park is ideal and so is the lineup spot and guaranteed 9th inning team AB.

3rd Base Rankings

  • Kris Bryant – Bryant is hitting the ball hard lately and playing with a lot of confidence. The numbers are obviously there for Bryant who is a great young  hitter. Bryant should benefit from his lefty teammates getting on base.
  • Nolan Arenado – Arenado is a top play if he is in the lineup for the 2nd game (should be).
  • Josh Donaldson – Donaldson is obviously a top play if you have the salary cap to get him in… the price tag is very aggressive.
  • Jake Lamb

ShortStop Rankings

  • Jose Reyes – Reyes earns the top spot as a switch hitter at Coors Field.
  • Carlos Correa – Correa returned last night with a big game and he gets another LHP tonight. In play in all formats on FanDuel where the Coors game is unavailable
  • Marwin Gonzalez – We love Marwin hitting 2nd against LHP. He is a switch hitter who really hits LHP well.
  • Troy Tulowitzki – Tulo is one of the more reasonably priced Blue Jays. Fine play in all formats without Coors.
  • Xander Bogaerts
  • Jung-Ho Kang

Outfield Rankings

Outfield Tier 1:

Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon, A.J. Pollock, David Peralta, Mike Trout, Jose Bautista, Adam Jones, Steve Pearce, Bryce Harper, Dexter Fowler

Outfield Tier 2:

Ben Revere, Ender Inciarte, Curtis Granderson, Yoenis Cespedes, Gregory Polanco, Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte, Melky Cabrera

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

Nationals – Harper, Rendon, Werth, Zimmerman

Reds – Votto, Frazier, Phillips, Suarez, Bruce

Good Luck

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