Welcome to Root Fantasy Sports Top Draftkings MLB Picks for Tuesday September 19th,2017
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Root’s Starting Pitchers
Zach Godley ($11,100) vs. San Diego Padres
Godley has been a model of consistency as of late. He just scored 27.4 Draftkings points against this same Padres team 2 starts ago. I love him tonight, and I think he finishes as the top pitcher. I’ll be going all in!
Lucas Giolito ($6,500) vs. Houston Astros
It’s only been 5 games, but Giolito has been rolling! He’s put together a 2.56 ERA to go along with a WHIP of only 0.95. He’s absolutely risky against an Astros team that can get hot with the best of them. I’ll be taking that risk tonight though. I don’t recommend him in cash, but he makes a fine GPP play.
Consider – Aaron Nola, Chris Archer, Mike Clevinger & Tyler Skaggs (GPP)
Tyler Flowers ($3,200)
As long as Flowers plays, he’s an excellent option tonight that is often over looked. Scherzer just hasn’t been good lately. Flowers meanwhile has good BVP against him and comes in cheap. I like him a lot tonight.
Chris Ianetta ($4,000)
Ianettas price has risen quite a bit for his matchup tonight. For good reason though, as he just so happens to be facing our Daily Gas Can. Chris has decent BVP against Wood and after getting embarrassed last night I expect the Diamondbacks to come out swinging… Literally!
Consider – Wilson Contreras, Mike Zunino, Jonathan Lucroy, Travis d’Arnaud & Russel Martin
Root’s First Basemen
Matt Olson ($5,000)
Do not let Olson near any of our Daily Gas Cans! This dude has literally caught fire! Hitting 7 home runs over his last 9 games, including one in each of his last four games. He finds himself in another favorable match up tonight taking on Chad Bell of the Detroit Tigers. He’s worth the money, ride him while he’s hot!
Eric Thames ($4,400)
This is more of a gut call than anything else. Thames hasn’t went deep in a while and he’s batting lead off tonight against a righty. Pittsburgh is more of a pitcher’s park, but batters can still get theirs. Thames will go under owned and I have a feeling he has a good night.
Consider – Paul Goldschmidt, Justin Smoak, Joe Mauer, Jose Abreau, Mark Reynolds, Chris Davis & Greg Bird
Root’s Second Basemen
DJ LeMahieu ($4,400)
Another batter that will be playing in a pitcher’s park, but DJ sees Cueto pretty well. He’s 11 of 32 against him with 10 singles. Lemahieu most likely isn’t going to dong one out the park. However 2 or 3 hit and a few runs and he more than returns value. Don’t let anyone lie to you. Runs get scored in San Francisco too!
Yoan Moncada ($4,700)
Talk about a price sky rocketing! Moncada has been worth it lately. Besides his last game where he scored zero points. Moncada had scored 12,14,40,12,3 and 22 in his 6 games prior with a couple of home runs.
Consider – Daniel Descalso, Dee Gordon, Yolmer Sanchez, Ian Kinsler, Neil Walker & Ozzie Albies
Root’s Third Basemen
Kyle Seager ($3,800)
Seager was on fire up until his last 3 games. Which is great because his price has lowered. Tonight he gets Martin Perez who he has excellent BVP against. He’s batting .400 with 4 home runs against him. I love the match up!
Evan Longoria ($3,400)
Longoria comes super cheap tonight for a player that has 18 home runs on the year so far. He faces lefty Montgomery tonight at home, and he’s on a bit of a hit streak. Scoring 10 or more Draftkings points in his last 3 games. I’ll be rolling the dice on him tonight.
Consider – Nolan Arenado, Anthony Rendon, Adrian Beltre, Jake Lamb, Derek Dietrich & Matt Chapman
Alcides Escobar ($3,200)
Escobar is 5 for 13 against Stroman, but two of those hits were triples and 1 was a home run. Escobar continues to be amazingly cheap considering his production. He’s now up to 5 homers and 48 RBIS on the year.
Trevor Story ($4,200)
Story is rolling lately with at least 1 hit in 9 straight games while scoring 12,14 and 10 Draftkings points in his last 3. He’s rocking a 94 mph AEV against Cueto and has taken him yard twice already.
Consider – Elvis Andrus, Xander Bogaerts, Tim Anderson & Ketel Marte
Nelson Cruz ($4,500)
It’s either boom or bust for Cruz as he either hits 1 or 2 homers, or he scored 3 to 5 Draftkings points. I’ll take the former tonight against Perez. A pitcher that he’s 6 for 14 against with 3 home runs. Not to mention he has a 103 mph AEV against him. Wow!
Mookie Betts ($5,400)
Betts seems to be heating up again (You can tell by his price!) and he finds himself in another plus match up tonight against Kevin Gausman. Gausman has absolutely cleaned up his game, but that doesn’t make him invincible. Betts has 3 homers against him already, and something tells me he gets another tonight!
Shin-Soo Choo ($3,900)
Choo hasn’t exactly been lighting it up lately. Sometimes I forget that he actually has 19 homers this year with a .776 OPS. Decent numbers for a player in this price range. He’s proven he can hit Leake too with 2 singles, 2 doubles and 2 homers against him.
Consider – Carlos Gonzalez, JD Martinez, Gerardo Parra, AJ Pollock, Adam Jones, Nicky Delmonico, Norichika Aoki, Steven Souza Junior, Nick Markakis & Chad Pinder