MLB Fantasy Favorites - September 11, 2019

Yesterday was an offensive let down, but today is going to reverse those fortunes!

Last Lineup’s Best Picks:

Cavan Biggio, Toronto Blue Jays (20 Fantasy Points vs 7.5 FPPG)

Jorge Polanco, Minnesota Twins (11 Fantasy Points vs 8.9 FPPG) 

Tonight’s Starting Lineup:

P – Zach Davies, Milwaukee Brewers (DK Salary $6,700, 9.8 FPPG)

  • Has been very strong since returning from injury, averaging 15.2 FPPG in his last 2 starts

  • Pitched very well in his last outing against an elite Cubs offense, hurling 5 innings of 1-run ball with 4 strikeouts

  • 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 (.370) and OPS (.669)

P – Dillon Peters, Los Angeles Angels (DK Salary $5,600, 9.7 FPPG) 

  • Threw well in his last start against Cleveland, going 7.2 innings with 3 earned runs and 5 strikeouts for a solid 16.5 Fantasy Points

  • Is looking to return to his hot form when he averaged 15.7 FPPG from 6/8 - 8/14

  • Opposing Indians offense is mediocre at best, ranking 18th in runs per game (4.7) and 19th in hits per game (8.4) 

C – Yasmani Grandal, Milwaukee Brewers (DK Salary $4,400, 7.9 FPPG)

  • Is on a tear at the plate, averaging a stellar 14.9 FPPG over his last 8 games

  • Has been consistently hitting the ball and hitting it hard, going 12-for-his-last-33 (.364) with 5 home runs, 2 doubles, and 8 RBIs during that stretch

  • Very favorable matchup against Marlins pitcher Pablo Lopez (5-8, 4.75 ERA)

1B – Pete Alonso, New York Mets (DK Salary $4,800, 9.7 FPPG)

  • Is scorching at the plate, averaging 12.7 FPPG over his last 9 games

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

  • Favorable matchup at home against inconsistent Diamondbacks pitcher Robbie Ray (12-7, 4.03 ERA)

2B – Whit Merrifield, Kansas City Royals (DK Salary $4,400, 9.0 FPPG)

  • Is on a strong hot streak, averaging 10.1 FPPG over his last 8 games

  • Is currently on an 8-game hitting streak, going 15-for-36 (.417) with 1 home run, 3 doubles, and 6 RBIs during that stretch

  • Very favorable matchup against White Sox pitcher Reynaldo Lopez (9-12, 5.17 ERA)

3B – Eduardo Escobar, Arizona Diamondbacks (DK Salary $4,600, 9.4 FPPG)

  • Is on a major hot streak, averaging 10.8 FPPG in his last 15 games

  • Has found his power swing again, blasting 8 home runs and 12 RBIs in his last 15 games, including 1 home run and 2 RBIs last night

  • Favorable matchup against Mets pitcher Steven Matz (9-8, 4.00 ERA)

SS – Bo Bichette, Toronto Blue Jays (DK Salary $4,900, 9.9 FPPG)

  • Has posted 5 double-digit Fantasy Point games in his last 15 starts, including a dominant 30 Fantasy Point performance last week against the Rays

  • Has hit safely in 12 of his last 15 games with 3 home runs, 3 doubles, and 6 RBIs during that stretch

  • Very favorable matchup at home against Red Sox pitcher Bobby Poyner (0-0, 10.50 ERA)

OF – Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox (DK Salary $5,000, 10.3 FPPG)

  • Is on fire at the plate, averaging 15.3 FPPG over his last 11 games

  • Has been blasting baseballs lately, hitting 7 home runs and 11 RBIs in his last 11 games

  • Very favorable matchup against Blue Jays pitcher Trent Thornton (4-9, 5.23 ERA)

OF – Tommy Pham, Tampa Bay Rays (DK Salary $5,000, 8.3 FPPG)

  • Has been red hot at the plate, averaging 12.5 FPPG in his last 8 games

  • Has hit safely in 14 of his last 15 games, going 23-for-59 (.390) with 1 home run, 7 doubles, and 7 RBIs during that stretch

  • Very favorable matchup against Rangers pitcher Ariel Jurado (7-10, 5.40 ERA)

OF – Willie Calhoun, Texas Rangers (DK Salary $4,600, 8.3 FPPG)

  • Is developing a major hot streak, averaging 15.3 FPPG over his last 4 games

  • Has been hitting the ball increasingly well, going 7-for-his-last-20 (.350) with 2 home runs, 2 doubles, and 5 RBIs during that stretch

  • Favorable matchup at home against Rays opener Andrew Kittredge (1-0, 4.17 ERA)

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