MLB Fantasy Favorites - September 12, 2019

Onwards and upwards!

Last Lineup’s Best Picks:

Yasmani Grandal, Milwaukee Brewers (12 Fantasy Points vs 7.9 FPPG)

Tommy Pham, Tampa Bay Rays (11 Fantasy Points vs 8.3 FPPG) 

Tonight’s Starting Lineup:

P – Kolby Allard, Texas Rangers (DK Salary $7,200, 15.5 FPPG)

  • Has been exceptional lately, averaging 20.3 FPPG over his last 3 starts

  • With the exception of one bad outing against the Angels, has averaged 18.7 FPPG in his tenure with the Rangers

  • Opposing Rays offense does not score very many runs, ranking 18th in runs per game (4.7)

P – Clay Buchholz, Toronto Blue Jays (DK Salary $5,800, 7.2 FPPG) 

  • Has been throwing the ball well, averaging 12.3 FPPG over his last 3 starts

  • Is pitching with extra fire tonight in a revenge game against his former team

  • Opposing Red Sox team is ice cold, losing 5 straight games and scoring an abysmal 1.8 runs per game during that stretch 

C – J.T. Realmuto, Philadelphia Phillies (DK Salary $4,500, 8.3 FPPG)

  • Is on a tear at the plate, averaging a stellar 14.5 FPPG over his last 8 games

  • Has hit safely in 10 of his last 14 games, going 20-for-58 (.345) with 5 home runs, 3 doubles, 2 triples, and 12 RBIs during that stretch

  • Playing with elevated stakes with Philly looking to take the NL Wild Card

1B – Danny Santana, Texas Rangers (DK Salary $4,700, 8.5 FPPG)

  • Is back to crushing the ball, averaging 12.3 FPPG over his last 3 games

  • Is having himself a very solid year, hitting .283 with 24 home runs, 21 doubles, and 67 RBIs

  • Very favorable matchup at home against Rays pitcher Brendan McKay (2-3, 5.03 ERA)

2B – Cavan Biggio, Toronto Blue Jays (DK Salary $4,200, 7.8 FPPG)

  • Is really heating up, averaging 11.8 FPPG over his last 9 games and 19.5 FPPG in his last 2

  • Has been on a hunt for extra base hits, collecting 3 home runs and 4 doubles in his last 10 games

  • Very favorable matchup at home against debuting Red Sox pitcher Jhoulys Chacin (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

3B – Eugenio Suarez, Cincinnati Reds (DK Salary $4,700, 8.9 FPPG)

  • Currently on a major hot streak, averaging 13.3 FPPG in his last 15 games and 14.2 FPPG in his last 6

  • Is a major power threat with 44 home runs on the year, including 9 in his last 15 games

  • Very favorable matchup against debuting Mariners pitcher Justin Dunn (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

SS – Marcus Semien, Oakland Athletics (DK Salary $4,100, 9.5 FPPG)

  • Is on a crazy hot streak, averaging 13 FPPG over his last 15 games and 16.9 FPPG over his last 8

  • Has hit safely in 11 of his last 15 games, going 22-for-63 (.349) with 5 home runs, 4 doubles, 1 triple, and 12 RBIs during that stretch

  • Exceptional value at 9.5 FPPG for just over $4,000 DK

OF – Yordan Alvarez, Houston Astros (DK Salary $5,400, 11.0 FPPG)

  • Has been incredible lately even by his own standards, averaging 11.7 FPPG over his last 15 games and an insane 18 FPPG over his last 4

  • Is hands down the AL Rookie of the Year, hitting .316 with 24 home runs, 72 RBIs, and a 1.077 OPS on the season

  • Very favorable matchup at home against Athletics pitcher Homer Bailey (12-8, 4.87 ERA)

OF – Tommy Pham, Tampa Bay Rays (DK Salary $5,000, 8.9 FPPG)

  • Has been red hot at the plate, averaging 12.3 FPPG in his last 9 games

  • Has hit safely in 14 of his last 15 games, going 22-for-59 (.373) with 1 home run, 8 doubles, and 8 RBIs during that stretch

  • Playing with heightened stakes tonight as Tampa Bay looks to hold their AL Wild Card lead

OF – A.J. Pollock, Los Angeles Dodgers (DK Salary $4,400, 7.8 FPPG)

  • Is developing a nice hot streak, averaging 13.4 FPPG over his last 5 games

  • Is lacing extra base hits with high frequency, cranking 4 home runs and 3 doubles for 6 RBIs in his last 9 games

  • Very favorable matchup against Orioles pitcher Dylan Bundy (6-13, 5.06 ERA)

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