DFS MLB Lineups for September 7, 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!
9/7/17 MAIN SLATE TOURNAMENT RUNDOWN
DraftKings Perfect Game: $333 buy-in, $125k guaranteed
DraftKings Fastball: $33 buy-in, $125k guaranteed
DraftKings Four Seamer: $4 buy-in, $75k guaranteed
FanDuel JUMBO Home Run: $222 buy-in, $100k guaranteed
FanDuel Squeeze: $6 buy-in, $100k guaranteed
FanDuel Enormous Rally: $18 buy-in, $70k guaranteed
Best DFS MLB Pitchers for September 7, 2017
Corey Kluber @ CWS ($13.1k DraftKings, $11.6k FanDuel)
We’ll take Kluber as a better top option at SP than Clayton Kershaw for a number of reasons tonight. As he looks to solidify his CY Young resume, he’s pitching for an Indians team that is in a heated playoff race rather than coasting to a division title. Kluber is also facing a White Sox lineup that has posted the lowest collective wOBA (.305) against RHP in the A.L. and are coming off getting owned by his teammate Carlos Carrasco in a complete game effort on his end. The White Sox are a combined 34-for-128 (.266) with a whopping 34.3% K-Rate in their careers against Kluber. The Indians ace is 2-0 with a 12.26 K/9 ratio over 3 starts against the White Sox this season and is obviously rolling right now.
Lance Lynn @ SD ($9.2k DraftKings, $8.3k FanDuel)
He’s been on fire with a 1.99 ERA and .209 BAA since the ASB and Lynn is finally priced accordingly on DK. Yet he’s worth the money in a juicy matchup at pitcher-friendly Petco Park against a Padres team that managed just 3 hits while getting shutout over 9 IP by Carlos Martinez the other night. Lynn’s held current Padres to a weak .276 wOBA with 0 HRs over 33 career at-bats and he’s hardly given up any long balls with a 0.57 HR/9 ratio during the second half.
Kyle Gibson @ KC ($7.5k DraftKings, $7.2k FanDuel)
In a stunning turnaround, Gibson has gone from a punching a bag to a solid starter for the Twins with 3 ER or fewer allowed in 7 consecutive starts. He’s allowed a total of 3 ER with 20 K’s and 3 walks to win 3 straight decisions, including a six-inning shutout of these same Royals. Kansas City is rocking a weak collective .287 wOBA over the last 14 days and has scored the fewest runs in the A.L. (38) during that span, while Gibson’s been more effective on the road this year.
Other pitchers to consider: Clayton Kershaw, Tanner Roark, Dan Straily, Tyler Mahle, Carlos Rodon, Jameson Taillon
Best DFS MLB Hitters for September 7, 2017
Joey Votto @ NYM ($5.6k DraftKings, $4.4k FanDuel)
Votto’s been relatively quiet lately, but he is likely to hand it out to struggling RHP Matt Harvey. The Dark Knight’s been a punching bag for the second straight season as he’s coughing up an insane 23% HR/FB ratio over 14 starts and been even more vulnerable with a 2.76 HR/9 ratio and 7.48 FIP when facing the platoon. Votto is 5-for-12 with a HR and 5 K’s in his career against Harvey, who isn’t eliciting swings and misses at a comparable rate these days with a weak 6.61 K/9 ratio when facing lefties.
Daniel Murphy vs. PHI ($4.5k DraftKings, $3.8k FanDuel)
When Murphy gets on one of his hot streaks, there’s little an opposing pitcher can do to get him out. Phillies RHP Aaron Nola happens to be heading in the opposite direction with a 1-3 record and 7.34 ERA over his last 4 appearances, while he’s allowing LHB to post a 34.7% Hard Contact Rate on the year. Murph is slashing .353/.450/.618 over his last 10 appearances and he’s given Nola a lot of problems due to his ability to hit his big curveball, as he’s 7-for-18 with 4 XBH and a HR in his career against the Phillies starter.
Ender Inciarte vs. MIA ($3.7k DraftKings, $3.2k FanDuel)
Even if you want to use Marlins RHP Dan Straily as a mid-tier option tonight, you have to respect Inciarte as a great floor-ceiling play at his price on DK. The Braves leadoff man has done nothing but produce with a .304 average and 20 SB, while he just launched his 11th homer of the season last night. He’s only 2-for-11 in his career against Straily, but is 2-for-2 on SB attempts and is hitting .324 with a .766 OPS at home this season.
Other hitters to consider: Giancarlo Stanton, Byron Buxton, Jose Ramirez, Austin Jackson, Brian Dozier, Yadier Molina, Jose Reyes, Starling Marte, Dee Gordon, Paul DeJong
9/7/17 DFS MLB STACKS
Twins vs Sam Gaviglio
Over the last 30 days, no team has a higher collective wOBA than the Twins at .367 and they’ve scored the most runs (188) by far as well. Byron Buxton’s insane hot stretch has played a big role in that and he’s a premier option to consider tonight against rookie Sam Gaviglio, who has allowed righties to hit .286 with a .380 wOBA and 2.31 HR/9 ratio so far this season. He struggled with control during his team with the Mariners and may wind up walking lefties Eddie Rosario, Jorge Polanco and Joe Mauer at inopportune times. Of course you have to consider slugging 2B Brian Dozier with any Twins stack and Robbie Grossman could provide value now that he’s active once again.
Marlins vs Sean Newcomb
Newcomb’s allowed lefties to hit for a higher average, but given up a 1.45 HR/9 ratio when facing RHB this year. That certainly profiles well for a contact-hitting leadoff man in Dee Gordon, who comes into this matchup red hot, as well as the hottest power hitter in the game in big RHB Giancarlo Stanton. Along with Stanton, Marcell Ozuna has upside with his .315 average against the platoon and J.T. Realmuto is another lefty killer who could go deep off the Braves rookie southpaw.
Other Stacks to consider:
Reds vs. Matt Harvey
Cardinals vs. Clayton Richard