MLB DFS Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 8/26/17

Welcome to another edition of ResearchFantasy’s MLB Breakdown. These picks are what I consider to be the best play of the day, relative to their price. One of the most important things we must consider in daily fantasy is how many points a player gets per dollar. It helps us identify value plays to pair with studs that we know will produce in order to maximize our potential points in lineups. I also try to identify plays that can be used in either cash games or tournaments. Typically, when I build my cash games, I am looking for players that have the best floor combined with good upside. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please let us know!

Prices listed are FantasyDraft/FanDuel/DraftKings

PITCHERS

Madison Bumgarner (23700/9900/12200) – Even in a bad pitching environment in Arizona, I think we have to pay some attention to Madison Bumgarner. He possesses upside like no one else going tonight. He is still relatively underpriced, at least on FanDuel, and is a good start point with things.

Brad Peacock (21300/8500/10900) – There really is not too much to love tonight, even with Bumgarner going. Peacock has flashed extreme upside at some points in the year, though lately it has not been amazing. He gets an Angels team that can be shut down, though not with many strikeouts. I will take what I can get tonight.

Zach Davies (15000/7300/7500) – Honestly, the Dodgers have been slipping and I am fine with using some of the Brewers pitchers against them. The price is nice, and even though this can backfire on me, I want to use Davies at what could be lower ownership.

INFIELD

Anthony Rizzo (10500/4400/5400) – Ben Lively is not likely to make it out of this thing without some scrapes, and Anthony Rizzo is likely to be someone who causes it for him. He might not give up a lot of home runs, but I think there is a good chance Rizzo takes him deep.

Eric Hosmer (9300/3900/4800) – Hosmer has been someone I have gone after all year, and I have pretty good success with him. I think he is set up pretty nicely tonight against Mike Clevinger and his .348 wOBA, 45.9% fly ball rate, 17.8% HR/FB ratio and 38.4% hard contact. I can see him having a big night.

Jose Altuve (10000/4100/5100) – Tyler Skaggs is a worthy target in DFS, and with the Astros on the road, it makes this matchup even more attractive. The .340 wOBA, 38.7% fly ball rate, 14.6% HR/FB ratio and 32.4% hard contact. I am expecting big things from Altuve tonight.

OUTFIELD

Christian Yelich (9000/3500/4600) – Dinelson Lamet has some very serious issues with left-handed hitting, and going against Yelich will not make it any better. Lamet is allowing a .374 wOBA, 45.7% fly ball rate, 14.6% HR/FB ratio and 38.7% hard contact.

Avisail Garcia (8100/3500/4200) – Buck Farmer only has four games on his record this year, and they all have dramatically different results. In the first two, he was pristine. In the second two, he was a gas can. Garcia is one of the better hitters for the White Sox, and should get the job done tonight.

Stephen Piscotty (7200/2600/3700) – Blake Snell may or may not be a good pitcher. His game logs dictate he swings to both sides. Piscotty has been pretty good at hitting lefties through this career, and I can see the same thing happening tonight.

 

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