Fanduel MLB Picks for Friday September 19th

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It’s Friday! The Fanduel Friday Night Primetime series is kicking off tonight and we can all finally stay up late and follow the games without worrying about work commitments.

There are a lot of tournaments going on tonight so make sure you check them out:

Last Night HRs

  • Willian Rosario
  • Michael Cuddyer
  • Alexi Amarista
  • Logan Morrison
  • Hank Conger
  • Jose Bautista
  • Will Venable
  • Deter Jeter
  • Starling Marte

Pitchers

Kevin Gausman $6,600

The Orioles starting bullpen is pitching great so that puts Gausman into play. I love taking cheap Orioles pitchers at home. Gausman is posting a 2.97 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 8.4 K/9 over his last 6 starts and has struck out 7 batters in 3 straight games. The O’s can put up a ton of runs at home so he will likely get strong run support. Gausman is a nice cheap player to help you roster some big bats tonight

Jon Lester $10,200

Last night’s winning MLB squeeze lineup featured an elite pitcher, Felix Hernandez. You can copy the same technique by plugging in Lester tonight against the Phillies. Lester has a 1.80 ERA in his last five outings with an elite 9.34 K/9 at home. The Philles are ranked 25th in the majors against Left handed pitching and I expect Lester to cruise tonight. He’s expensive, but consider punting at shortstop to roster him.

Other Plays: Jeff Locke, Doug Fister

Catcher

Highest scoring catcher over last 7 days: Willin Rosario

Willin Rosario $3,100

Rosario is on a tear right now. He’s batting .524 with 2 HR and 8RBIs over the last 7 days. Tonight, he faces Chase Anderson who is a reverse splits pitcher that gives up a .299 BA to right handed hitters. Anderson has pitched well against the Rockies this season but Rosario is swinging a hot bat right now. Ride him until he cools off.

Kurt Suzuki $2,400

The Twins have scored the most runs in MLB since August 1st mainly because Suzuki is red hot as of late. He’s batting .421 with 5 2B and 6RBIs over the last 7 days. The Twins stack is in play and Suzuki is a nice punt to free up some salary cap for catcher.

Other Plays: Buster Posey, Victor Martinez

1st Base

Highest scoring 1B over last 7 days: Steven Pearce

Miguel Cabrera $5,100

Miggy looks healthier and is hitting .458 over the last 7 days. Cabrera has a .500 OBP lifetime against Vargas and could score a few runs as well. When healthy, he is a top 10 hitter in the MLB.

Joe Mauer $3,000

The Twins are all in play tonight especially Joe Mauer. Mauer is hitting .304 with 6 RBIs over the last 7 days. Trevor Bauer has a 6.70 ERA at Target field so expect Mauer to get plenty of RBI opportunities. He’s hitting .400 lifetime against Bauer. Start ’em.

Other Plays: Ike Davis, Logan Morrison, Jose Abreu, Steven Pearce

2nd Base

Highest scoring 2nd base over past 7 days: Alexi Amarista

Alexi Amarista $2,600

The Lefty Padres hitter is on a recent hot streak. He’s homered in his last 2 out of 3 games and faces an old Tim Hudson tonight at home. He’s batting .423 with 2 HRs and 8 RBIs in his last 7 days. He should be underowned so plug him in to save some salary cap space.

Neil Walker $3,900

Walker let everyone down in a dream matchup where he went 0 for 4. He’s batting cleanup in a powerful offense lineup and gets a RHP matchup with Gallardo who gives up lots of home runs. I like Walker’s RBI opportunities plus many people will fade him because of last night’s performance.

2nd Base is very thin tonight on Fanduel. Consider some punt options like: DJ Lemaheu, Jeff Baker, Jimmy Paredes

3rd Base

Highest scoring 3rd base over past 7 days: Trevor Plouffe

Anthony Rendon $3,900

I faded Rendon last night and it cost me big. The National slugger is among the top ranks in runs scored and bats 2nd in a potent Nats lineup. He’s hitting .385 with 2 2Bs over his last 7 days. He’s a safe cash game play and can give you a nice floor for your GPPs.

Trevor Plouffe $3,300

Another Twins players to potentially stack is Plouffe. He’s hitting.333 with 2 HR and 5 RBIs over his last 7. The Twins should put up some runs and I like him as a nice savings pivot from Rendon.

Other Plays: Evan Longoria, David Freese

SS

Highest scoring SS over last 7 days: Wilmer Flores

Danny Santana $4,300

Let’s continue the Twins stack with their leadoff hitter, Santana. He’s batting .429 over the last 7 and could put up a big score tonight if the Twins score some runs. Bauer is terrible at Target field so load up on Santana tonight.

Ian Desmond $3,900

Desmond is strong and hits 5th in a Nats lineup that can score runs in a hurry. He’s batting .360 over his last 7 and is another nice cash game play with GPP potential as well. He was part of last night’s winning MLB squeeze lineup as well.

Other Plays: Jose Reyes, Brandon Crawford

Outfield

Highest scoring outfielder over last 7: J.D. Martinez

J.D. Martinez $4,000

This guy is an absolute BEAST! J.D. Martinez leads the Tigers in slugging percentage with a whopping .569. That’s higher than Miggy or Vmart. He’s crushing everything with  a .524 BA along with 11 RBIs over the last 7 days. He’s a must play and gets to bat behind Miggy and Vmart which boosts his RBI chances.

Startling Marte $3,900

Marte is quickly turning into the elite upside option on the loading Pittsburgh Pirates. He homered last night and is hitting .385 with 2 HRs over the last 7. Gallardo gives up a lot of HRs to right handed batters so all the right handed Pirates are in play.

Other plays: Mike Trout, Andrew Mccutchen, Josh Harrison, Michael Cuddyer, Corey Dickerson

Top Stacks

  • Balitmore Orioles
  • Minnesota Twins
  • Detroit Tigers
  • Los Angeles Angels

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