MLB Fantasy Favorites - August 14, 2019

Yesterday was a heck of a good day! Do I smell two in a row?

Last Lineup’s Best Picks:

Will Smith, Los Angeles Dodgers (34 Fantasy Points vs 9.7 FPPG)

Jack Flaherty, St. Louis Cardinals (30.75 Fantasy Points vs 15.3 FPPG)

Dustin May, Los Angeles Dodgers (21.75 Fantasy Points vs 14.3 FPPG) 

Randal Grichuk, Toronto Blue Jays (17 Fantasy Points vs 7.2 FPPG)

Tonight’s Starting Lineup:

P – Chris Archer, Pittsburgh Pirates (DK Salary $8,200, 14.3 FPPG)

  • Has been performing much better since July, averaging 16.7 FPPG over his last 7 starts

  • Starting to find his groove again, allowing only 3 earned runs while striking out 15 over his last 12 innings

  • Opposing Angels team is ice cold, losing 14 of their last 18 games 

P – Dillon Peters, Los Angeles Angels (DK Salary $6,300, 10.3 FPPG) 

  • Has been very hot since returning to regular action, averaging 14.9 FPPG over his last 4 starts and 18.2 FPPG over his last 2

  • Throwing very well for the Angels, posting a 3.45 ERA in his 8 season starts

  • Opposing Pirates team is subpar offensively, ranking 18th in runs per game (4.7), 21st in slugging (.430), and 25th in home runs (132)

C – J.T. Realmuto, Philadelphia Phillies (DK Salary $4,200, 7.7 FPPG)

  • On a real heater lately, averaging 14.5 FPPG over his last 4 starts and 20.5 FPPG over his last 2

  • Posted 25 Fantasy Points with 1 double, 1 home run, and 2 RBIs in first game of series against Cubs

  • Favorable side matchup against lefty pitcher Cole Hamels

1B – Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers (DK Salary $3,600, 6.2 FPPG)

  • Performing more like the player he used to be, averaging 9.9 FPPG over last 13 games

  • Has hit safely in 14 of his last 15 games, going 20-for-60 (.333) with 3 home runs, 4 doubles, and 10 RBIs during that stretch

  • Favorable matchup at home against Mariners pitcher Marco Gonzales (12-9, 4.25 ERA)

2B – Ian Happ, Chicago Cubs (DK Salary $4,300, 7.1 FPPG)

  • Swinging a hot bat as of late, averaging 11.4 FPPG over his last 8 games

  • Getting on base consistently, hitting 10-for-29 (.344) over his last 9 games

  • Favorable location at hitter-friendly Citizens Bank Park

3B – Hunter Dozier, Kansas City Royals (DK Salary $5,100, 9.1 FPPG)

  • On a major hot streak, averaging 13.4 FPPG over his last 10 games and 16.6 FPPG over his last 5

  • Has cranked 4 home runs and 6 RBIs over the last 5 games

  • Favorable matchup at back at home for in-state rivalry game against Cardinals

SS – Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers (DK Salary $4,100, 7.4 FPPG)

  • Finding his swing again, averaging 14 FPPG over his last 2 games

  • Has ripped 1 home run and 5 doubles while scoring 9 runs over the last 8 games

  • Very favorable matchup against Marlins pitcher Elieser Hernandez (2-4, 4.94 ERA)

OF – Starling Marte, Pittsburgh Pirates (DK Salary $5,200, 9.9 FPPG)’

  • On a long hot streak, averaging 11.9 FPPG over his last 15 games

  • Has hit the ball at an insane rate lately, collecting 6 hits in his last 11 at bats (.545)

  • Favorable matchup against overall weak Angels pitching, which ranks 24th in runs allowed per game (5.3)

OF – Marcell Ozuna, St. Louis Cardinals (DK Salary $4,800, 9.3 FPPG)

  • Crushing the ball lately, averaging 11.8 FPPG over his last 5 games

  • Has been very versatile with Fantasy Points lately, collecting 5 hits, 1 double, 2 home runs, and 2 stolen bases over the last 5 games

  • Favorable matchup against Royals pitcher Brad Keller (7-12, 4.09 ERA)

OF – Mallex Smith, Seattle Mariners (DK Salary $4,200, 7.9 FPPG)

  • Performing at a very high level, averaging 10.6 FPPG over his last 5 games

  • Is a very versatile fantasy scorer with 5 home runs, 18 doubles, 7 triples, and 32 stolen bases on the year

  • Very favorable matchup against Tigers pitcher Edwin Jackson (2-5, 9.35 ERA)

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