MLB Fantasy Favorites - August 12, 2019

Flash Friday scored us over 100 Fantasy Points! Let’s try to beat it this Monday, shall we?

Last Lineup’s Best Picks:

Chris Archer, Pittsburgh Pirates (23.3 Fantasy Points vs 13.8 FPPG)

Wade Miley, Houston Astros (18.55 Fantasy Points vs 16.5 FPPG)

Mike Tauchman, New York Yankees (17 Fantasy Points vs 8.0 FPPG) 

Christian Vazquez, Boston Red Sox (14 Fantasy Points vs 7.1 FPPG)

Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds (14 Fantasy Points vs 7.1 FPPG)

Tonight’s Starting Lineup:

P – Zach Plesac, Cleveland Indians (DK Salary $9,400, 14.8 FPPG)

  • On a real hot streak, averaging 18.9 FPPG over last 4 games

  • Has struck out 20 batters and only allowed 6 earned runs over last 24 innings

  • Opposing Red Sox team is cold, losing 11 of their last 14 games 

P – Ariel Jurado, Texas Rangers (DK Salary $6,800, 8.1 FPPG) 

  • Finding his groove again, averaging 15.1 FPPG over his last 3 starts

  • Has gone deep into games, throwing over 100 pitches in 2 of his last 3 games

  • Opposing Blue Jays team is very weak offensively, ranking 22nd in runs per game (4.5), 29th in AVG (.236), and 30th in hits per game (8.0) 

C – Austin Romine, New York Yankees (DK Salary $3,900, 5.7 FPPG)

  • On a real hot streak, averaging 10.8 FPPG over last 10 games

  • Getting the start after resting in the day game of the double-header

  • Very favorable matchup against Orioles pitcher Ty Blach (0-0, 14.21 ERA) at home in hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium

1B – Josh Bell, Pittsburgh Pirates (DK Salary $4,200, 9.9 FPPG)

  • Swinging a hot bat, averaging 17.7 FPPG over last 3 games

  • Exceptional value at nearly 10 FPPG for under $4,500 DK

  • Very favorable matchup against Angels pitcher Jose Suarez (2-3, 6.22 ERA)

2B – Jason Kipnis, Cleveland Indians (DK Salary $3,900, 7.3 FPPG)

  • On a major hot streak, averaging 11.5 FPPG over last 15 games’

  • Has hit safely in 12 of last 15 games, going 19-for-57 (.333) during that stretch

  • Favorable matchup at home against Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez (13-5, 4.17 ERA)

3B – Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Indians (DK Salary $4,300, 8.5 FPPG)

  • On a real hot streak, averaging 14.3 FPPG over last 6 games

  • Before his last 2 games, had collected 8 hits in last 13 at-bats (.615)

  • Favorable matchup at home against Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez (13-5, 4.17 ERA)

SS – Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians (DK Salary $4,400, 9.8 FPPG)

  • Swinging a hot bat, averaging 9.2 FPPG over last 5 games with a 5-game hit streak

  • Very strong value at nearly 10 FPPG for under $4,500 DK

  • Favorable matchup at home against Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez (13-5, 4.17 ERA)

OF – Michael Brantley, Houston Astros (DK Salary $4,300, 9.0 FPPG)

  • On a major hot streak, averaging 14 FPPG over last 6 games

  • Strong value at 9 FPPG for under $4,500 DK

  • Very favorable matchup against White Sox pitcher Dylan Cease (2-4, 6.00 ERA)

OF – Willie Calhoun, Texas Rangers (DK Salary $4,200, 8.2 FPPG)

  • On a long hot streak, averaging 10.9 FPPG over last 13 starts (excluding pinch-hit appearances)

  • Has hit 4 home runs, 4 doubles, 1 triple, and 13 RBIs over last 13 starts

  • Very favorable matchup against Blue Jays pitcher Neil Ramirez (0-1, 5.40 ERA)

OF – Trey Mancini, Baltimore Orioles (DK Salary $4,500, 9.0 FPPG)

  • On a hot streak, averaging 10.3 FPPG over last 15 games

  • Averaged a strong 9.3 FPPG in last series against the Yankees

  • Favorable matchup against Yankees pitcher Chad Green (2-3, 4.82 ERA)

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