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MLB GPP Plays: Tuesday

Tuesday, September 11, 2018


This article looks to uncover some underrated MLB DFS Tournament Options for large-field contests. 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

 

Andrew Suarez – San Francisco (vs Atlanta)

 

Suarez could be a diamond in the rough tonight for fantasy purposes. He has been shaky in recent starts, but all of those came on the road at Colorado, Cincinnati, and Arizona…can you really blame him? Tonight, Suarez will return to his home pitcher-friendly ballpark, where he has notched two scoreless performances (five hits allowed, 10 K, 14 IP) in his last two appearances. He’ll face a quality Braves lineup, but locking guys like Freeman, Markakis, and Inciarte into a lefty/lefty matchup should help.

 

 

 

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CATCHER / FIRST BASE

 

Ryon Healy – Seattle (vs San Diego)

 

Healy has been one of our favorite tournament options this entire season, and he makes for a strong play yet again. The Seattle first baseman is usually cheap while holding immense upside in certain situations. Facing San Diego RHP Bryan Mitchell and his .386 wOBA vs right-handed bats definitely qualifies as a matchup to target. Healy has been swinging with confidence lately, piling up nine hits and eight RBI over his past eight starts. He has an excellent opportunity to rack up solid fantasy production tonight.

 

 

 

SECOND BASE

 

Jeff McNeil – NY Mets (vs Miami)

 

I’m guessing most people will avoid Jeff McNeil due to the $3800 salary on FanDuel. You can roster Gleyber Torres, Daniel Murphy, or cheaper players with more name recognition at second base. That presents a potentially low ownership opportunity in tournaments despite McNeil riding a heat wave of nine hits and five runs over his most recent four games. A matchup vs Marlins’ RHP Jose Urena (4.41 ERA) could fan the flames even more.

 

 

 

THIRD BASE

 

Jurickson Profar – Texas (at LA Angels)

 

This play is more of a “hunch” than anything. After all, it’s difficult to know what kind of matchups Profar will see, as the Angels will be looking towards a bullpen game while starting reliever Jim Johnson. However, Profar is a capable switch-hitter with an excellent contact/power combination while holding a premium lineup spot for Texas. In the event an LAA reliever has a rough day, Profar is an excellent candidate to take advantage.

 

 

 

SHORTSTOP

 

Jean Segura – Seattle (vs San Diego)

 

Segura hasn’t been good lately, and most people will avoid him in DFS due to a disparaging recent game log. However, the salary has fallen as a result, creating a nice buy-low opportunity in a confident matchup against San Diego RHP Bryan Mitchell. As mentioned earlier, Mitchell has a .386 wOBA split vs right-handed bats, which could be enough to pull Segura out of this rut.

 

 

 

OUTFIELD

 

Hunter Renfroe – San Diego (at Seattle)

 

Renfroe has been one of my favorite tournament plays over the past few weeks. He doesn’t have much name recognition, and people usually look away from an otherwise uninspiring San Diego offense. However, Renfroe has really flexed his power upside over the past month, and he has an excellent chance to rekindle the flame against while holding the platoon advantage over Seattle LHP Marco Gonzales. The Mariners’ southpaw hasn’t pitched since August 22 (neck issue), where he allowed 19 earned runs and 31 hits through 13 innings in his most recent three starts. Renfroe and company could be in for a huge night if those problems persist.

 

 

Mallex Smith – Tampa Bay (vs Cleveland)

 

Cleveland RHP Shane Bieber has been pretty solid as of late, but let’s not forget he holds a 4.63 ERA and .395 wOBA vs left-handed bats. Mallex Smith is a lefty who could jump all over that susceptibility, furthering his hotstreak of seven hits and three steals over his past five games. Smith is a strong candidate for multiple hits, runs, and steals to rack up fantasy upside.



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