Daily Fantasy Baseball Strategy: September 14, 2016 – FanDuel & DraftKings Value Plays
Below we’ve got a discussion on some some MLB DFS value plays for the Wednesday 10-game slate on FanDue and DraftKingsl. These are some names to consider for salary relief without completely punting the position. Our friends at RotoQL have once again been used to help guide your research for today’s games. To learn more about RotoQL or to take a look at the packages they have to offer, please follow this link – it will truly help you become a better daily fantasy baseball player — and will give you a full look at value plays for each position, for each site.
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Yuli Gurriel | Astros | $2,300 (DK) – Gurriel is free on DraftKings tonight and you can slot him in at first or third base. The Astros will likely sit him in the five hole behind Carlos Correa with the platoon advantage against Derek Holland. Gurriel’s short sample in the league isn’t worth the few words I can write about it, but Holland allows a 5.03 FIP and a .344 wOBA to right-handed hitters. The Astros have an implied run total of 4.7 runs on the night, so this could be a fun one.
Jorge Polanco | Twins | $3,500 (DK) – Polanco is a better value on FanDuel according to the model, but still presents as a nice option on DraftKings. Polanco had a nice night on Tuesday so his ownership might spike slightly in tournaments, but he’s still worth a look on Wednesday’s ten-game slate against Anibal Sanchez. Anibal Sanchez is not all that good at throwing baseballs to lefties or righties anymore, the game features a nice game total of 9 runs and there should be a healthy breeze flying out to right field. Might be willing to go right back to the Twins stack tonight in a tournament tonight, too.
Jonathan Villar | Brewers | $3,800 (FD) – Not exactly a sneaky play, that’s for sure. A breakout season for Jonathan Villar has him on everybody’s radar at the hot corner given his home run and stolen base ability. As a switch hitter, Villar owns a higher wOBA/wRC+ against left-handed pitchers, but the Brewer has slugged 11-of-16 homers this season from the left side of the plate against right-handed hitters. The arm he’ll face in Cincy tonight, Tim Adleman, owns a 6.64 FIP and allows a .382 wOBA to left-handed hitters. The wind figures to be blowing out to right field in the Great American Small Park which just makes this matchup a bit more interesting. Villar doesn’t carry a cheap price tag, but given his matchup and projections, the model still feels he’s one of the best values on the slate. Pay up to be a bit contrarian, if that’s your thing.