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MLB DFS Plays: Monday

Monday, September 10, 2018


This article aims to find the best overall MLB DFS Plays and Bargains to help you construct a cash-worthy lineup. The following write-ups were constructed earlier in the day, meaning injury information, weather, and lineup cards could alter the fantasy landscape. Checking starting lineups and scanning our MLB Headlines Feed should keep you in the loop.

 

 

Keep in mind that we are looking towards the main evening slate starting at 7:05 ET.

 

 

 

PITCHER

 

J.A. Happ – NY Yankees (at Minnesota)

 

There are plenty of pitchers to choose from on the FanDuel Main slate (starting at 7:05 ET), but I believe Happ has the best floor, ceiling, salary, and matchup combination. You can certainly climb the ladder to reach for Corey Kluber’s cumbersome price tag, but taking Happ for nearly $2000 less will help stabilize the rest of your lineup. Happ is squaring off against a watered-down Minnesota lineup full of left-handers and non-imposing bats in the bottom half of the order. Happ should be able to lock up Minnesota’s best hitters in Mauer, Rosario, and Kepler with a lefty/lefty matchup. Remember, Miguel Sano is hurt, while Eduardo Escobar and Brian Dozier were traded away. That creates a very good fantasy opportunity for Happ this evening.

 

 

Also Consider: Corey Kluber, Sean Newcomb  

 

 

 

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CATCHER / FIRST BASE

 

Carlos Santana – Philadelphia (vs Washington)

 

Santana swinging a confident bat at the moment, racking up seven hits, three homers, five runs, and five RBI over his most recent five starts. Tonight’s matchup suggests he’ll add to that impressive stat-line, taking on Washington RHP Erick Fedde and his .364 wOBA split vs left-handed bats. In fact, you could create and economical Philadelphia stack this evening and feel good about it through all formats. Ramos, Hoskins, Hernandez, and Williams deserve a look as well.

 

 

Also Consider: Wilson Ramos, Paul Goldschmidt

 

 

 

SECOND BASE

 

Ketel Marte – Arizona (at Colorado)

 

I’m on the fence with this play, but Marte will see a nice park boost at Coors Field. He has strong career numbers against German Marquez (for whatever that’s worth), and the price is reasonable at $3300. Second base is somewhat of a tricky position, which has me leaning towards Marte as a mid-range commodity. You can certainly look towards Odor or Torres, but I’d rather take the discount with Marte in most situations.

 

 

Also Consider: Rougned Odor, Cesar Hernandez

 

 

 

THIRD BASE

 

Adrian Beltre – Texas (at LA Angels)

 

This is another example where I’ll probably take the discount compared to the top players of the position like Kris Bryant or Matt Carpenter. Those two are still in consideration, but Beltre is cheaper with arguably a better matchup. Texas will travel to take on the Angels, stepping in against LAA RHP Jaime Barria and his .368 wOBA vs right-handed bats. Beltre has been on fire with eight hits, four homers, five runs, and seven RBI over his past six games, and this is a great spot to keep the momentum.

 

 

Also Consider: Kris Bryant, Matt Carpenter

 

 

 

SHORTSTOP

 

Elvis Andrus – Texas (at LA Angels)

 

Andrus stands to benefit from the splits mentioned in Adrian Beltre’s write-up in the previous section. LAA RHP Jaime Barria has been susceptible to right-handed bats, and Andrus has the ability to take full advantage. He’s only $3000 on FanDuel, blending well into most lineup combinations.

 

 

Also Consider: Didi Gregorius, Asdrubal Cabrera

 

 

 

OUTFIELD

 

Rhys Hoskins – Philadelphia (vs Washington)

 

You probably saw this one coming after Carlos Santana’s write-up at the first base spot. Hoskins is heating up with a homerun in three straight games, looking to extend that streak against Washington RHP Erick Fedde and his .442 wOBA 31.8% HR/FB split vs right-handed bats. He’s only $3400 on FanDuel – serving as the proverbial cherry on top.

 

 

Marcell Ozuna – St. Louis (vs Pittsburgh)

 

Ozuna is another economical outfielder ($3200) with extreme power upside. He has found a groove with 10 hits and five homers over his past five games. He’ll step into a non-imposing matchup against Pittsburgh RHP Trevor Williams tonight, and Ozuna happens to carry solid career numbers vs him.

 

 

Also Consider: Charlie Blackmon, Aaron Hicks, Ryan Braun, Brett Gardner, Nick Williams (value)



Spencer Limbach is a multi-sport daily fantasy specialist for Rotoworld. He can be found on twitter @Spencer_JL.
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