Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!

Lost password? [X]

Receive free daily analysis:

NFL    NBA    MLB

Already have an account? Log in here.

[X]

Forgot Password


[X]

FanDuel MLB DFS Lineup Picks (8/27/19): Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice


Welcome to Tuesday baseball on FanDuel! We have 15 games on the slate and plenty to dive into. With the entire world on the NFL grind, there is plenty of money to make in baseball. At pitcher, there are quite a few arms to pay up for. It'll be important to pick the right one. There are also a couple cheap arms that are worth looking at.

At hitter, there are some gas can arms that we have to target. We're at the point in the year where a lot of teams just don't care and the others care a lot, so we're going to see some offenses put up 10+ runs regularly. It''s important to get exposure to the right offenses, as there isn't much room for error on this slate. Let's dive in and take a look at a top play from each position!

Be sure to also check out all the Vegas Odds for today's slate. You can also read more DFS advice and lineup picks for sites like FanDuel, and other sports too. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to hit me up on Twitter @DFSVarney

Editor's Note: Get any full-season MLB Premium Pass for 50% off, with exclusive access to our season-long articles, 15 in-season lineup tools and over 200 days of expert DFS research/tools. Sign Up Now!

 

FanDuel DFS Pitchers

Luis Castillo - CIN @ MIA - $11,000

The three most expensive options at pitcher are all in play. Justin Verlander has been the standard of consistency and you can't go wrong there in cash games. Walker Buehler is worse on the road, but he still has upside vs the Padres. With that being said, Luis Castillo is clearly my favorite. He's cheaper than both Verlander and Buehler and has just as much upside. Castillo is facing off with the Marlins, who we already know rank dead last in baseball against righties with a .279 team wOBA and 26% strikeout rate. Castillo is striking out 10.46 batters per nine innings and walking just 9%. This ballpark is one of the best for pitchers and Castillo has a great shot of striking out double digits and getting into the eighth. He's my favorite on the slate and I'm willing to deploy him in both cash games and tournaments.

Andrew Heaney - LAA vs. TEX - $8,200

The Texas Rangers are a solid offense, but you can certainly target them with lefties. On the season, they rank 17th in baseball vs southpaws, but strikeout the second most at 27%. Heaney is a strikeout pitcher and this has the recipe to be another big outing for him. He faced this same Rangers team less than a week ago and struck out 14 on his way to 73 FanDuel points. Heaney will certainly be popular, but the price is simply too low for the potential upside. You can't avoid him in tournaments.

 

FanDuel DFS Infielders

C/1B - Rhys Hoskins - PHI vs. PIT (Brault) - $3,900

Steven Brault is an easy target for right-handed power. On the season, righties are stroking a .345 wOBA with a 43% hard contact rate. He’ll now go into Citizens Bank Park, which is much tougher on a pitcher than PNC Park. Hoskins is better against lefties (.359 wOBA) and hits more HR per AB vs them. He’s been in the leadoff spot against lefties and should see at least five at-bats in this one. He’s extremely safe and has the upside to hit two dingers. I’ll be taking a stand on Hoskins and will likely have 100%.

2B - Ozzie Albies - ATL @ TOR (Pannone) - $3,000

It’s the same song and dance we’ve done all season. Ozzie Albies vs a lefty. Easy money. His wOBA is up to .428 against lefties and he’s hit 17 XBH in just 130 at-bats. He now gets to match-up with Thomas Pannone, who’s allowed a .371 wOBA to righties on the season. The Braves are and excellent stack and Albies is the top play at second base regardless of price.

3B - Matt Chapman - OAK @ KAN (Montgomery) - $3,600

Mike Montgomery has been one of the more disappointing pitchers in baseball this year, giving up 32 XBH in 50 innings of work with a .361 combined wOBA allowed. Matt Chapman has flown under the radar as one of the best power bats in the game, already up to 29 home runs with a .357 wOBA vs lefties. The ballpark isn’t great, but it’s the only factor not in Chapman’s favor. He’s affordable on FanDuel and a great play in all formats.

SS - Kevin Newman - PIT @ PHI - $3,500

Kevin Newman has been on fire of late and now draws a tremendous match-up with Drew Smyly. The Pirates will be one of my favorite stacks of the night, as any team would be facing Drew Smyly. On the season, he’s given up 26 home runs through just 82 innings of works. Against righties, a .363 wOBA allowed. Newman is better against lefties and has held a .341 wOBA on the year. He has enough power to get it done and is affordable. He’s a solid play in both formats.

 

FanDuel DFS Outfielders

Juan Soto - WAS vs. BAL (Brooks) - $4,200

We haven’t touched on the Nationals yet, but they’re easily one of the top offenses in the entire slate. Vegas has them slated for six-plus runs and I can’t disagree. Aaron Brooks has been pitiful this year, giving up a .367 combined wOBA and nearly three home runs per nine innings. Juan Soto has been great against righties this season (.402 wOBA) and has hit 95% of his home runs against them. He’ll be overshadowed by the Coors outfields and has as much HR upside as anyone.

Andrew Benintendi - BOS @ COL (Garcia) - $3,900

Benintendi was removed with side tightness a few days ago, so make sure he’s in the lineup before you deploy him. We haven’t touched on Coors Field yet, but the Red Sox are the top offense on the slate. Rico Garcia is a 30th round draft pick who’s posted a 7.12 ERA in AAA this season. There’s no reason to think he’ll be able to stand up to these Red Sox bats. Benintendi is too cheap on FanDuel and a must play in cash games if fully healthy and in the lineup.

MLB DFS News and Injury Alerts




More Recent Articles

 

Waiver Wire Express - Week 15 Lightning Round

An injury-laden Week 14 decided many matchups, with several big names going down in a Red Wedding-esque affair. Not only was Josh Jacobs was a late inactive, but Jared Cook, Devante Parker, Albert Wilson all left with concussions, Mike Evans pulled up with a hamstring injury, Calvin Ridley and Ryan Griffin hurt their ankles, Derrius... Read More


Fantasy Football News and Injuries - Running Updates

Below is a quick-hit list of running notes on relevant injuries and player news, including pre-game reports and live in-game updates. Stay tuned for updates all throughout the week and on Sunday morning game day:   Week 14 Josh Jacobs (shoulder) has officially been ruled out. Jared Cook has been ruled out of the game after... Read More


Week 14 Chat - Live Fantasy Football Game Day Q&A

It's Sunday Morning Week 14... Do You Know Who to Start? Each Sunday morning of the NFL season, RotoBaller's experts will be moderating the industry's leading live chat room and answering a bunch of your fantasy football questions, from around 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM ET. Come join in on the fun, and get your... Read More


Updated Week 14 PPR Rankings (Top 300)

Welcome to Week 14 RotoBallers. Below are our updated consensus Week 14 PPR rankings for fantasy football, including some running notes on relevant injuries, player news and rankings updates: Josh Jacobs (shoulder) has officially been ruled out. Will Fuller (hamstring) is expected to miss Week 14. Adam Thielen (hamstring) has officially been ruled out. Le'Veon Bell... Read More


Fantasy Football Mailbag - Q&A for Week 14

This article's content may vary week-to-week, but generally, it will be answering questions fielded from either the @RotoBallerNFL twitter account or my personal one (@RotoSurgeon). This week, the focus is on start/sit questions, and there were plenty. Every week, many of us struggle with which quarterback to start, or who to flex, and I am... Read More


Fantasy Football Starts and Sits: Matchups Analysis for Week 14

Welcome to our Week 14 matchup analysis and start/sit column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every single contest from the Sunday slate in one convenient location, helping you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. Be sure to check back regularly because this article will be updated as news comes in regarding injuries and other... Read More


Monday Night Fantasy Football Starts/Sits - Week 14

Finally, we had a good fantasy matchup last week. And now, as punishment, we get this. The Eagles against the Giants is a good rivalry game. But for fantasy? Not so much. Even key players Saquon Barkley and Carson Wentz have been severely disappointing in 2019. The game is not going to be something to... Read More


Wide Receiver Matchups To Target In Week 14

In Week 13, Davante Adams and Tyreek Hill were the high-end options that had great matchups. Adams had a huge two-touchdown game while Hill only came up with 55 scoreless yards, falling victim to game flow as the Chiefs led from start to finish, scoring a defensive touchdown in the process. Several of the wide receivers... Read More


Week 14 Fantasy Football Staff Rankings

Below you will find all of RotoBaller's fantasy football weekly rankings, tiers, player news and stats for the 2019 NFL season. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Weekly PPR Rankings Weekly Half-PPR Rankings Weekly Standard Rankings Dynasty League Rankings     Fantasy... Read More


Week 14-16 Playoff Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

The playoffs are here, and that means we're going to do things a little differently. I want to take a look at the playoffs as a whole (and in this case we are considering Weeks 14-16) and determine which DSTs you can ride all the way through and which ones you should stream this week.... Read More


Key Starters and Tough Calls - Lineup Spotlights for Week 14

Welcome to Week 14, RotoBallers! Below you will find some of my spotlight plays and tough lineup decisions for the upcoming week of the fantasy football playoffs. These player selections are based on my Premium Weekly Lineup Rankings, available as part of the RotoBaller's NFL Premium Pass. Enter promo code KING at checkout for a... Read More


NFL Survivor Pool Picks (Week 14) - Targets and Avoids

If there were a dozen people left in a survivor pool this past week, odds are those pools are down to just several. The upsets began Thursday when the Bills beat the Cowboys, and continued Sunday when the Dolphins and Redskins won as 10-point underdogs. If you're somehow still alive in your pool with just... Read More


Week 14 Stream Team - Free Agent and Bye-Week Streamers

Now that the playoffs are beginning in most leagues and the final march for a championship has begun, streaming becomes a  necessary strategy. Knowing who to add and when to start them could be the ultimate difference-maker in a weekly matchup. Making the right streaming decisions could easily be the difference in winning a championship.... Read More


Fantasy Football Playoff RB Handcuffs: Add Them Now!

The fantasy football postseason has begun, so it’s time to re-evaluate your depth, especially at running back. With only three weeks left on most fantasy scoreboards and each matchup possibly being your last, there is no more time for stashing players for potential contributions later. You also cannot waste roster space on guys who will... Read More


Fleaflicker's Most Added and Dropped: Week 14

Week 13 just served to remind us all that anything can happen in the National Football League and that you can't ever look past the New York Jets when you're trying to lose. The Cincinnati Bengals learned that lesson on Sunday, beating the Jets handily in a game that wasn't even as close as the... Read More