Tonights picks for Monday’s 12 game slate lineup on DraftKings MLB:Pitcher
Chris Archer $12,300: His 25.7% K rate goes up against Baltimore who strikes out as much as anyone in the league. K’s are king!
John Lackey $8,900: Coming off a 7 inning 1 run performance in Arizona, a solid hitting team, I like Lackey as a middle of the road pick tonight. He’s much better at home and the Nats have definitely had their struggles this year.Catcher
Kyle Schwarber / Miguel Montero: Lefties rake Lorenzen and both of the Cubbies catcher elgible players are good picks with massive matchup wOBAs. Choose here based on what kinda money you’re spending today, Montero is obviously a lot lower priced. Check lineups before game time as well of courseFirst Base
Anthony Rizzo $5,300: Rizzo is a little pricy tonight, but for good reason. His matchup wOBA ranks so far at the top of the leaderboard around all positions tonight. Great matchup against Lorenzen tonight, definitely a pitcher to target with Cubs lefties.
Justin Bour $3,100: A good value pick tonight going up against Atlanta’s Folty. Get the most bang for your buck with Bour here and his good lineup position. Just hope for a homer.Second Base
Dee Gordon $4,600: 5 stolen bags in his last 10 games. Although most of them came in a single game, the 5 point stolen base can turn an average scoring game into a big one. 361 matchup wOBA against Folty
Logan Forsythe $3,600: You can get Forsythe for a bit cheaper tonight agains Wei-Yin Chen @ Baltimore. Also ranks high on the wOBA charts and will probably get a nice 4 hole lineup spot.Third Base
Justin Turner $3,200: Turner actually rakes righties and is always one of my favorite plays for his cheap price, power, and lineup spot. Struggling a little bit lately, but so are the rest of the Dodgers. He’s still hitting nearly .300 on the year.
Nolan Arenado $4,900: a 30 HR guy against lefty Robbie Ray at Coors. If you’ve got some money to spend of course.Shortstop
Andres Blanco $2,100: The SS position sucks especially without Correa, so save some money here. The Phillies aren’t a bad hitting team and Colon has had his struggles as of late. For $2,100 you can get this middle of the lineup spot. Make sure to check lineups. He’s hitting .317 his last 10 games.Outfield
Chris Coghlan $3,500: More Cubs lefties! As many as you can fit!
Mike Trout $4,700: Trout had struggled all of August just like the rest of the Angels lineup, but don’t let streaks scare you away from making plays based on numbers. He had 4 hits in Cleveland last night, and draws a good matchup vs Doubront tonight. You’ll probably never get a Mike trout for $4,700 again once he starts hitting
Chris Young $2,900: Another good value play if he’s in the top of the Yankee lineup tonight at Fenway. High run total for the Yanks tonight and Young will face the lefty Eduardo Rodriguez.
Dexter Fowler $4,400: Yes, another Cubs lefty (switch hitter). I think the Cubs should put up some serious runs tonight so their lead off hitter should be rounding the bases quite a bit.
Carlos Gomez $3,900: Vidal Nuno is also a pitcher on the board you want to target. Good price in the middle of the lineup for Gomez tonight. Houston could have one of their 20 run nights tonight (not really, but really).
David Peralta $4,000: Might be one of my favorite plays of the night. The 4 hitter in the powerful D’backs lineup at Coors field. And you can get him for $4,000. Dbacks have a 5.55 projected run total on the night.