DFS MLB Lineups for September 6, 2017 at Draftkings.com & Fanduel.com
For this daily fantasy baseball season, each day there’s a good slate of DFS MLB games, we’ll be writing up a group of pitchers and hitters that we’re considering for our cash and GPP lineups on DraftKings and FanDuel. We’ll also provide a list of stacks to consider, MLB start times, starting pitchers, and game run totals to give you a good idea of where the fantasy goodness might come from on a given night. As with any DFS sport, the advice below is relevant for fantasy purposes. A player or team might be better or worse from a fantasy perspective than they are in real life due to matchup, price, park factor, etc. This is important when constructing a roster. And if you’re looking for new ways to play DFS, be sure and give BOOM Fantasy and DRAFT a try!
A quick reminder while playing DFS MLB, don’t forget baseball is a game of variance. You can make a really solid lineup and still fall short of the cash line. Even Chris Sale can get lit up, and Paul Goldschmidt can still go 0 for 4. Baseball is funny like that. Trust the process and know that if you’re playing quality lineups, you’ll be a winner in the long term.
Another thing to remember outside of making sure your player is in the lineup, is to always check the weather. Always. Make this something that is part of your basic routine. Baseball games can get postponed! Your players receive no points from postponed games!
9/6/17 MAIN SLATE TOURNAMENT RUNDOWN
DraftKings Old Timer’s Day Main Event Encore: $1,869 buy-in, $400k guaranteed
DraftKings Medium Old Timer’s Day: $186 buy-in, $250k guaranteed
DraftKings Rally Cap: $8 buy-in, $100k guaranteed
FanDuel MLB Monster: $455 buy-in, $150k guaranteed
FanDuel Grand Slam Special: $66 buy-in, $125k guaranteed
FanDuel Squeeze: $4 buy-in, $115k guaranteed
Best DFS MLB Pitchers for September 6, 2017
Carlos Carrasco @ CWS ($12.6k DraftKings, $10.1k FanDuel)
Once again, we’re targeting the weak White Sox lineup with a RHP that’s oozing with talent, as Carrasco’s rebounded from a rough outing against the Red Sox to throw B2B gems with 16 K’s, 1 walk and 1 ER allowed against the Royals and Tigers. Now he faces an offense that ranks dead last in the A.L. with a collective .306 wOBA with the fourth-highest K-Rate (23.3%) against RHP this year. Carrasco is 9-2 with a 2.88 ERA on the road and he’s shut down the White Sox to the tune of a .197 BAA and 1.33 ERA over 3 meetings this season.
Dinelson Lamet vs. STL ($8.5k DraftKings, $8.4k FanDuel)
One of the more promising young pitchers in the game is worth consideration almost regardless of matchup and Lamet is definitely in play in tonight’s home start. The hard-throwing righty is sporting an impressive .189 BAA and 1.03 WHIP with an 11.38 K/9 ratio at Petco Park this year and he’s been on fire lately with 8 consecutive Quality Starts and a .187 BAA since the ASB.
Doug Fister vs. TOR ($7.6k DraftKings, $7.8k FanDuel)
As long as the rain holds off in Boston tonight, Fister should be able to maintain his surprising run against a relatively weak offense. Toronto ranks dead last amongst A.L. teams with a collective .241 batting average against RHP and the Blue Jays are starting a very vulnerable RHP in Joe Biagini. Fister’s 2-1 with a 1.57 ERA and minuscule 0.65 WHIP over his last 3 appearances, so he’s worth a look at this price tag despite his struggles against Toronto in previous outings.
Other pitchers to consider: Jose Quintana, Sonny Gray, Lance McCullers Jr., Julio Teheran, Johnny Cueto, Dillon Peters
Best DFS MLB Hitters for September 6, 2017
Edwin Encarnacion @ CWS ($4.7k DraftKings, $4.2k FanDuel)
He’s heating up once again with 10 hits over his last 6 appearances and Encarnacion is a candidate to dong tonight off White Sox sophomore Reynaldo Lopez. The young RHP is posting an 18.2% HR/FB ratio with a 6.06 ERA over 3 appearances this year and allowed RHB to hit .345 with a 2.09 WHIP in RvR matchups over a larger sample last season. Encarnacion has flashed more power with a .271 ISO Mark against righties and he’s hit 21 of his 32 HRs on the road.
Gerardo Parra vs. SF ($4.1k DraftKings, $3.5k FanDuel)
Giants SP Johnny Cueto is making his second start after a long layoff and he could be solid at Coors Field, but he’s still worth targeting with the right hitters. Parra is hitting .372 with a .923 OPS at Coors this year and while he’s been unspectacular lately, he’s hitting .300 over his last 10 appearances and is 15-for-41 with 2 HRs and a SB in his career against Cueto, who has also been uninspiring this year and struggled with a 4.78 ERA and 1.83 HR/9 ratio on the road.
Whit Merrifield @ DET ($4.0k DraftKings, $3.6k FanDuel)
When he’s on, Merrifield is oozing with category juice and that’s been the case lately, as he’s launched 3 HRs with a SB over his last 10 appearances heading into Tuesday’s action. He’s a prime option for any format tonight against struggling LHP Matt Boyd, who is giving up a 38.4% Hard Contact Rate and 1.42 HR/9 ratio when facing righties this year. Merrifield is 3-for-7 with a pair of XBH in his career against Boyd and he could lead a productive Royals stack this evening.
Other hitters to consider: Jose Altuve, Cody Bellinger, Jose Ramirez, Andrew Benintendi, Alex Bregman, Jake Lamb, Jose Pirela, Buster Posey, Jose Reyes, Yangervis Solarte
9/6/17 DFS MLB STACKS
Red Sox vs Joe Biagini
Boston has been the best home team in the A.L. this year and the Red Sox draw a dream matchup tonight against a struggling second-year SP. Biagini has posted a 1.50 WHIP with a 34.4% Hard Contact Rate when facing lefties and while he hasn’t been homer-prone, Andrew Benintendi and Rafael Devers have been spraying singles throughout the past month. Mookie Betts has 18 RBIs over 13 games against Toronto this year and Eduardo Nunez could serve as the head of this stack if he leads off, while Christian Vazquez or Sandy Leon may provide salary relief at catcher. They did play 19 innings last night, so be sure and check the lineup when it comes out to make sure your targets aren’t getting the night off.
Astros vs Andrew Moore
Moore has had modest success at the Minor League level, but struggled with a 6.34 ERA over 7 MLB appearances this year and now he faces the league-leading Astros, led by pint-sized terror Jose Altuve and his .413 road batting average. With George Springer slugging once again and Carlos Correa back in the lineup, the ‘Stros are rolling offensively with a lineup that’s elite top to bottom thanks to new addition Cameron Maybin and surging second-year man Alex Bregman.
Other Stacks to consider:
Royals vs. Matt Boyd
Indians vs. Reynaldo Lopez
Padres vs. Jack Flaherty