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 (9/14/19): Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice


With about two weeks remaining in the regular season, it’s time to break down yet another Saturday FanDuel slate. It’s been a fun season up to this point and we’ll look to keep the good picks rolling. 

We look pretty clear in terms of weather, so feel free to fire up players across the board.

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 @Bartilottajoel

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

James Paxton, NYY at TOR ($9,400) 

While Paxton has mixed duds with gems all season long, he’s simply too good to fade in a matchup like this. Let’s start with that matchup, as he’ll be opposing an offense that ranks 24th in K rate, 23rd in runs scored, 28th in OBP, 24th in OPS and 27th in wOBA. That spells disaster against a talented arm like Paxton, with the lefty posting a 3.28 career FIP and 31 percent K rate dating back to last season. Paxton is rolling right now too, pitching to a 1.42 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 12.1 K/9 rate over his last four starts. That’s why Paxton and the Yankees enter this matchup as a –240 favorite. 

Madison Bumgarner, SF vs. MIA ($9,900) 

Anytime we get a decent pitcher facing the Marlins, we have to consider them. Bumgarner is way more than that, as he’s one of the best pitchers in the Majors. The reason we want to exploit Miami is because they rank bottom-three in runs scored, OBP, OPS, wOBA and xwOBA. That's truly freighting in a place like Oracle Park, which ranks as one of the most pitcher-friendly stadiums around. That’s clear by the fact that Mad Bum has a 2.82 ERA and 0.94 WHIP at home this season. In addition, Mad Bum enters this matchup as a –200 favorite. 

 

FanDuel DFS Infielders

Daniel Vogelbach– 1B, SEA vs. CWS ($3,300) 

While this is a risky play, using Vogelbach is the perfect strategy in a GPP. The reason for that is because Voeglbach is one of the only guys in this price range who has legitimate two-dinger upside. His success against right-handers is a major reaso why, with DV generating a .363 OBP, .506 SLG and .869 OPS against them this season. That’s huge potential against Dylan Cease and his 6.53 ERA and 1.61 WHIP.  

Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU at KC ($4,400) 

The Astros are one of the best stacks on the board and Altuve is a major reason why. The little second baseman has been one of the best players in the league since the break, posting a .349 AVG, .655 SLG and 1.057 OPS over his last 56 games. That’s huge for a guy who’s obliterated left-handers this year, to the tune of a .371 AVG, .733 SLG and 1.161 OPS. Mike Montgomery’s 4.77 ERA and 1.56 WHIP definitely makes him a pitcher we want to exploit against this righty-heavy lineup too.  

Renato Nunez – 3B, BAL at DET ($2,900) 

Nunez has quietly been a really nice player for the Orioles this season and he’s always a target of mine when he faces a lefty. The reason for that is because he has a .275 AVG, .527 SLG and .856 OPS with the platoon advantage in his favor this year. That’s bad news for Daniel Norris and his 4.72 ERA and 1.37 WHIP, as Nunez and Hanser Alberto are one of the sneakiest two-man stacks on the board.  

Trevor Story – SS, COL vs. SD ($4,200) 

It’s going to be tough to fade Story in a situation like this. We always love using Story against a weak lefty and absolutely adore using him at Coors Field. We actually get both of those here, as Story opposes Eric Lauer’s 4.70 xFIP. That’s why the Rockies are projected for nearly seven runs, with Story expected to do plenty of that damage atop the lineup. Since 2017, the slugging shortstop has a .379 OBP, .621 SLG and .999 OPS against southpaws while accruing a .394 OBP and 1.042 OPS at home this season.

FanDuel DFS Outfielders

Juan Soto, WSH vs. ATL ($4,400) 

Many people talk about Ronald Acuna, Mike Trout and Christian Yelich as the best hitters in our game but Soto is right there. How often do you see a 20-year-old with a career OBP north of .500 and an OPS approaching 1.000? That's obviously absurd and he’s actually in the midst of the best stretch of his career. In fact, Soto has a .423 OBP, .740 SLG and 1.163 OPS over his last 40 games. Getting the platoon advantage against Mike Foltynewicz is the icing on the cake, with the Braves righty pitching to a 5.00 ERA and 1.34 WHIP.  

Corey Dickerson, PHI vs. BOS ($3,000) 

Dickerson is a favorite of mine and people really need to take notice of how special he is against right-handers. For his career, Dickerson has a .363 wOBA and .233 ISO against them. Those splits are even more absurd this season, with CD accumulating a .274 ISO and .380 wOBA against righties. Dickerson is absolutely raking right now too, hitting .325 over his last 20 games en route to a .975 OPS. 

Franmil Reyes, CLE vs. MIN ($3,000) 

Reyes’ power potential is simply absurd. How often do you see a guy with a .270 ISO and .511 SLG priced this cheaply? What makes it even more strange is the fact that Reyes is feeling it right now, collecting five doubles, five homers and 21 RBI over his last 18 games while posting a .400 OBP and 1.019 OPS in that span. We certainly aren't worried about the Twins pitcher either, as their likely to throw out some random guy who spent most of the year in the minors. 

MLB DFS News and Injury Alerts




More Recent Articles

 

Fantasy Football Starts and Sits: Matchups Analysis for Week 15

Welcome to our Week 15 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


Week 15 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


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 15 JuJu Smith-Schuster is expected to miss another game this week. Evan Engram and Daniel Jones are not expected... Read More


All-Day For the Win: Why Adrian Peterson Matters Again

I don't think anyone could ever be happy at any sports player getting injured. It just makes no sense, so please leave the hatred out now and forever when it comes to that. That being said, though, we're talking about just a branch of sports here with fantasy football, and we all know what is... Read More


Fantasy Football IDP Rankings for Week 15 (Top 100)

One of the great things about implementing IDP in fantasy football is that it balances out some of the insanity that the offensive players produce in some weeks. If you started a lineup with Jimmy Garoppolo, Raheem Mostert, Boston Scott, A.J. Brown, Darius Slayton, and Noah Fant then you undoubtedly crushed your opponent while a... Read More


Fantasy Football Booms, Busts - Kenny Golladay, Kenyan Drake, James White

If there was ever a week to have more booms than busts in your fantasy football lineup, it’s this week. The playoffs are either underway or about to start in fantasy football leagues across the nation and around the world. If you are lucky enough to be the proud owner of a playoff team, then... Read More


Show Me The Money! Stashes That Could Win Your League

Success in the fantasy playoffs is all about planning ahead. Your bench is no longer a safe space for high floor players without much of a ceiling; they won't win you the big game. You need to look ahead and stash players with exploitable matchups in the weeks to come so that you don't get... Read More


Wide Receiver Snap Counts and Target Trends - Week 14 Analysis

Wide receivers are essential components toward your ultimate goal of securing league championships. If you are preparing for Week 15 matchups, an expanding collection of tools are available that can provide you with an extensive level of knowledge. Those results provide the foundation for this weekly statistical breakdown of the wide receiver position, which is designed... Read More


The King's Week 15 Lineup Rankings and Analysis (Premium Content)

Welcome back, RotoBallers! Below you will find my Week 15 fantasy football lineup rankings for the second round of your playoffs. The ranks are available in PPR, Half PPR, and Standard formats. They will be updated as needed, so make sure to check back for the latest versions, especially on the weekends. Skill Position analysis versus... Read More


Week 15 Stream Team - Free Agent and Bye-Week Streamers

Now that the playoffs are in full swing 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... Read More


NFL Survivor Pool Picks (Week 15) - Targets and Avoids

Week 13 was a pretty chalky one with just three underdogs winning outright. The biggest upset was the Broncos absolutely annihilating the Houston Texans who were still celebrating their "Super Bowl" win against the Patriots the week prior. Three weeks remain and I'd be a fool to think there are hundreds who are reading this... Read More


The Tape Tells All - Robby Anderson Fantasy Outlook

Welcome to another edition of "The Tape Tells All," where I break down some film of an NFL's player performance and try to draw some fantasy football conclusions from that film. This week, I'm looking at New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson, who's shaken off a slow start to the 2019 season by going... Read More


Fantasy Football Risers, Fallers - Zach Ertz, Emmanuel Sanders, Robert Woods

Whether due to their own play, the play of others, or injuries, players' stock increases and decreases on a weekly basis. Perhaps more than any other, the NFL is a league that experiences ups and downs at a rapid pace. With only 16 games, there’s little room for error and seemingly endless opportunities for improvement.... Read More


Fantasy Football Disaster Recovery: Sit Your Studs?

Welcome to Disaster Recovery, where each week I'll examine why your studs played like duds. This isn't a place to find out why you should have sat a player for somebody else on your bench. Disaster Recovery is here to examine the guys who you didn't think twice about starting and to help you decide if you should... Read More


Week 15 Warning Signs: Matt Ryan, Carson Wentz, Julio Jones

You made the playoffs. Awesome. Now you have even won your first game. That is even better. But now what? There are many players, some of whom performed in the first round, who may not be so fortunate this week. Whether it is a bad matchup or injuries to key players around them, this could... Read More