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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

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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. 

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