After focusing on NFL all weekend and taking home some big cash, I’m ready to focus on baseball again tonight. We have some strong top options at SP tonight and there also looks like there could be some weather concerns popping up tonight, so staying active before lock will be important. Any questions, you can contact me @MonstarsDFS.
Chris Sale vs TAM $10,800
Mad Max is probably a safer option tonight, but ultimately for $500 less I’ll go with Sale against a Tampa lineup that strikeouts at a ridiculously high rate. He’s coming off of a terrible start where he was lit up by the Phillies, but I have little concern about him repeating that tonight. In his only start against the Rays this season, Sale threw a complete game 2 hit shutout, striking out 8 and scoring 60+ fanduel points. While a 2 hit shutout shouldn’t be expected again, I think you can feel confident with Sale taking care of business tonight.
Other options: Max Scherzer, David Price, Justin Verlander, Julio Teheran
Victor Martinez vs CLE $3500
Catcher doesn’t look very appealing to me tonight and I may punt the position to get some bigger bats in my lineup with either Sale or Scherzer as my pitcher tonight. If you’re going to pay up, I think Martinez is the guy to go with tonight. Like almost all switch hitters, V-Mart’s power comes from the left side of the plate. 20 of his 27 home runs have come as a lefty. He’s also been red hot the last week, slashing .444/.565/.944 with 3 bombs.
Other options: Gary Sanchez, Jonathan Lucroy, Buster Posey, Stephen Vogt, Salvador Perez
Kendrys Morales vs MIN $3200
The Royals look like a good team to roster tonight against Jose Berrios who hasn’t adjusted to being in the MLB this season. Berrios has an ugly 8.88 ERA with a WHIP of almost 2 this season. Morales has also been red hot the last 7 games, hitting for an average of .360. His batting average at home is also 30 points higher than it is on the road this season. Except the Royals to feast on the young Twins pitcher tonight.
Other Options: Anthony Rizzo, Eric Hosmer, David Ortiz, Freddie Freeman, Jose Abreu, Albert Pujols, Adrian Gonzalez
Dee Gordon vs MIA $2700
I hope everyone saw what Gordon did last night. If you haven’t, please do yourself a favor and watch the highlight tape from last nights game and except to shed a few tears. Gordon’s price remains the same affordable $2700 and I’m going to continue to play him. I’m weary rostering him against Noah Syndergaard, but it’s too easy for Gordon to hit value at this cheap price tag. Over the last 15 games, Gordon is hitting .317 with a whopping 10 steals. I’m locking him into my cash lineups again tonight.
Other Options: Brian Dozier, Rougned Odor, Scooter Gennett, Robinson Cano
Kris Bryant @ PIT $4100
I’m not sure I will be able to afford Bryant tonight, but he makes for a great play against Ryan Vogelsong. Bryant is making a case to win MVP this season and he’s $500 cheaper than Donaldson tonight. This season, Bryant is hitting .486 in PNC Park, and Vogelsong is vulnerable to giving up the long ball.
Other Options: Jonathan Villar, Nolan Arenado, Adrian Beltre, Jose Reyes
Addison Russell @ PIT $2300
Joe Maddon has been shifting the lineup around a lot lately since the Cubs have locked up the #1 seed in the National League. If Russell is the lineup however, he makes for a near must at only $2300. Anytime you can get a guy for this cheap that hits in the middle of a potent lineup (5-7 usually), you need to strongly consider them.
Other Options: Corey Seager, Brad Miller (more gpp), Troy Tulowitzki, JJ Hardy, Elvis Andrus (scorching in Sept), Alcides Escobar
Carlos Gomez vs MIL $3300
Gomez is too cheap for the upside he brings. Leading off for Texas tonight, he has the potential to see 5 abs against Brewers righty Jimmy Nelson. Nelson pitches way better at home than he does on the road (5.83 era on the road) and also struggles to get leadoff hitters out as they are slashing .390/.495/.610 against him this year. Gomez appears to be back to his former self, as he’s hitting over .300 since being acquired by the Rangers.
Other Options: Mike Trout, Nelson Cruz, Carlos Beltran, Nomar Mazara, Chris Coghlan, Jarrod Dyson, Alex Gordon, Adam Duvall
Hopefully this article can help you fill your lineups and i’ll be on twitter tonight if you have any questions.