MLB Fantasy Favorites - September 10, 2019

Scoring over 100 Fantasy Points last night is tough to complain about, but we said we’re going for the crown, dammit! We won’t stop until we reach the top!

Last Lineup’s Best Picks:

Zack Greinke, Houston Astros (26.3 Fantasy Points vs 17.2 FPPG)

Nicholas Castellanos, Chicago Cubs (26 Fantasy Points vs 8.5 FPPG) 

Yasmani Grandal, Milwaukee Brewers (23 Fantasy Points vs 7.8 FPPG)

Gleyber Torres, New York Yankees (10 Fantasy Points vs 9.0 FPPG)

Tonight’s Starting Lineup:

P – Jakob Junis, Kansas City Royals (DK Salary $8,600, 13.6 FPPG)

  • Has pitched very well lately, averaging 16.7 FPPG over his last 11 starts

  • Put together 33.6 Fantasy Points last time out against the opposing White Sox on 7 innings of 1-run ball with 10 strikeouts

  • Opposing White Sox offense is terrible, ranking 23rd in OBP (.310), 25th in runs per game (4.3), and 26th in SLG (.403) and OPS (.713)

P – Chase Anderson, Milwaukee Brewers (DK Salary $6,000, 10.1 FPPG) 

  • Is looking to return back to normal form, where he averaged 15.1 FPPG in 9 games from 6/27 - 8/6

  • Is playing with elevated stakes to push the Brewers into the playoffs

  • Opposing Marlins offense is absolute garbage, ranking 27th in hits per game (8.1), 29th in runs per game (3.7) and OBP (.299), and dead last in SLG (.369) and OPS (.668)

C – Robinson Chirinos, Houston Astros (DK Salary $3,600, 6.9 FPPG)

  • Has been hot at the plate, averaging 11.7 FPPG over his last 10 games

  • Is coming off a monster game that elevated his confidence, blasting 2 home runs and 6 RBIs in 4 at-bats

  • Favorable location at home in Minute Maid Park

1B – Pete Alonso, New York Mets (DK Salary $4,700, 9.8 FPPG)

  • Is scorching at the plate, averaging 14.3 FPPG over his last 8 games

  • Currently leads the entire MLB in Home Runs with 47 on the season

  • Has demolished 7 home runs, 2 doubles, and 12 RBIs in his last 15 games, including 2 home runs and 2 RBIs in last night’s game

2B – Cavan Biggio, Toronto Blue Jays (DK Salary $4,100, 7.5 FPPG)

  • Is hitting the ball very well right now, averaging 9.6 FPPG over his last 9 games

  • Is finding his power swing, smacking 2 home runs, 3 doubles, and 4 RBIs in his last 8 games

  • Very favorable matchup at home against Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (1-0, 5.77 ERA)

3B – Hunter Dozier, Kansas City Royals (DK Salary $4,900, 9.0 FPPG)

  • Is on a major hot streak, averaging 11.2 FPPG in his last 11 games

  • Has hit safely in 10 of his last 12 games, going 18-for-47 (.383) with 3 home runs, 2 doubles, 1 triple, and 9 RBIs during that stretch

  • Favorable matchup against White Sox pitcher Ivan Nova (9-12, 4.69 ERA)

SS – Jorge Polanco, Minnesota Twins (DK Salary $4,500, 8.9 FPPG)

  • Has been extremely consistent at the plate, averaging 9 FPPG over his last 11 games

  • Has hit safely in 11 of his last 15 games, going 20-for-61 (.328) during that stretch

  • Favorable matchup at home against Nationals pitcher Anibal Sanchez (8-7, 4.11 ERA)

OF – Aristides Aquino, Cincinnati Reds (DK Salary $4,600, 10.3 FPPG)

  • Continues to collect high-value XBHs, including 3 home runs, 3 doubles, and 12 RBIs in his last 11 starts (excluding pinch-hit appearances)

  • Exceptional value at nearly 10.5 FPPG for just over $4,500 DK

  • Very favorable matchup against Mariners pitcher Justus Sheffield (0-1, 5.51 ERA)

OF – Adam Eaton, Washington Nationals (DK Salary $4,200, 8.2 FPPG)

  • Has been hot at the plate, averaging 11.2 FPPG in his last 9 starts (excluding pinch-hit appearances)

  • Coming off a stellar confidence-boosting performance in which he went 2-for-4 with 1 double, 1 home run, and 3 RBIs

  • Playing with high stakes looking to push the Nationals into the playoffs

OF – Kyle Schwarber, Chicago Cubs (DK Salary $4,800, 7.8 FPPG)

  • Is on a major hot streak, averaging 13.6 FPPG over his last 12 starts (excluding pinch-hit appearances)

  • Continues to clobber balls over the wall, crushing 6 home runs in his last 12 starts (excluding pinch-hit appearances)

  • Favorable matchup against Padres pitcher Ronald Bolanos, who is making his second big league pitching appearance

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