MLB DFS Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 8/27/17

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

Lance Lynn (12600/7600/6400) – Lynn is going to be fun today, because this is yet another boom bust position for him. He has a solid ceiling in this matchup, but the floor is very scary. The Rays can strike out a ton, but they can also send pitches deep, but I am willing to risk it in tournaments.

Jon Gray (16400/7400/8500) – Hey, tell me if you’ve heard this one before. I am absolutely guilty of recommending Gray just about every time he pitches because of the upside that is there. The Braves are a middling team that do not strike out much, so the upside is not huge, but I do not think the downside is either.

INFIELD

Chris Davis (8000/3800/4200) – Davis is another guy who just has not produced this year, but I am willing to give him a look today. He will be up against Doug Fister, who has a .376 wOBA, 35% fly ball rate, 17.9% HR/FB ratio and 41% hard contact. He has gone deep four times in his last five games, so hopefully he can do it again today.

Anthony Rendon (9600/3200/5100) – It has been a solid year for Rendon, and he gets another very good matchup today against Tommy Milone. On the year, Milone has allowed a .452 wOBA, 38.7% fly ball rate, 29.3% HR/FB ratio and 31.1% hard contact. This is a good chance for Rendon to go deep again.

Jose Abreu (8700/3500/4500) – I like the upside here for Abreu, as he takes on lefty Matt Boyd. He does not give up a ton of home runs, but is circling both 40% in fly balls and hard contact, so the recipe is there. Abreu can move when he is going, so he can always come through with extra base hits if home runs are not in the cards.

OUTFIELD

Rhys Hoskins (8700/4000/4400) – John Lackey is on the mound today, and we know how bad he is against lefties. But who cares? Rhys Hopkins is a monster right now. It does not matter what side of the plate he hits one. If he is going to have a bat in his hands, play him.

Charlie Blackmon (10500/4300/5400) – Yes, Blackmon is expensive, but he should be in a good position to produce against Mike Foltynewicz today. On the year, Folty has allowed a .377 wOBA, 42% fly ball rate and 33% hard contact. Blackmon should come through for us.

Giancarlo Stanton (11100/5300/5700) – If we have learned anything in the last month, it is just to play Stanton. I almost do not care who it is against. He has been an absolute monster, and needs to be in at least a few of your lineups.

 

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