MLB DFS: Targets for 8/29

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We have a full slate of games for MLB DFS tonight, and it’s going to be a little tricky. All of my pitching targets are roughly around the same price, but they’ll be able to afford the hitters you want with Coors Field being on the slate. Don’t forget to sign up for Play Draft if you haven’t already! Use the code on the image at the bottom of this page when you sign up to get a free $3 entry AND FP Elite subscription for a year! Keep an ear out for the newest episode of our 60 Feet 6 Inches podcast by clicking the image below.
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Pitchers:

Luke Weaver (STL @ MIL)

Moneyline: -134

Over/Under: 9

FanDuel: $8,400/DraftKings: $7,600

Weaver had solid outings in his last two starts, one if which came against the Brewers. It’s a small sample size, but his K/9 is higher in the majors this season than in the minors. Weaver gets the start against the Brewers again, and I think he’ll be able to match or do better in this, his second start against them. The Brewers are struggling a bit offensively by scoring more than three runs just once in their last five games. Out of the pitchers mentioned in this write-up, Weaver has the highest potential for getting the upside on strikeouts.

 

Trevor Bauer (CLE @ NYY)

Moneyline: -105

Over/Under: 9

FanDuel: $8,500/DraftKings: $7,900

Yes, Bauer. Sounds crazy and maybe it is, but many will see that he’s pitching at Yankee Stadium and steer clear. He’s worth a shot at having some exposure to in your lineups. The strikeout potential is there, and he’s pitched more than six innings in five of his last six starts. Bauer is slightly cheaper on DK and could work as your SP2, but if the deduction for hits allowed has you nervous (he usually gives up several in a start), you could plug him in a lineup or two on FD. With Jaime Garcia taking the mound for the Yankees, the Indians and Bauer have a chance at making a difference in your lineups.

 

Dylan Bundy (BAL vs. SEA)

Moneyline: -136

Over/Under: 9 1/2

FanDuel: $8,700/DraftKings: $8,800

Bundy has had pretty good starts in his last four games, with strikeouts being an eye opener in three of them. There has been a slight bump up in his velocity in some of these starts, which could be a factor in his strikeout success. It’s hard to trust him because Bundy’s had rough patches throughout the season, but tonight is an opportunity to take advantage of a Mariner’s lineup that hasn’t shown much power this season and don’t take many walks either. Bundy’s at a price point where many will either want to spend up, or down, and he makes for a good alternative if you want to differentiate your pitching exposure.

 

Hitters:

Scooter Gennett (CIN vs. NYM)

FanDuel: $3,300 (2B)/DraftKings: $4,100 (2B)

Since starting regularly for the Reds, Gennett has been productive. He rarely puts up a zero in terms of fantasy points, and his home park is definitely one of the more hitter friendly parks you’ll find. Couple that with the Mets’ starting Chris Flexen, and the Reds could be in for a big offensive night. Flexen gives up walks and homeruns, which is a bad combination for him, but a good one for his opponents. I like Gennett if you want exposure to this game, but you could stack the Reds’ hitters as well.

 

Brandon Crawford (SF @ SD)

FanDuel: $3,100 (SS)/DraftKings: $3,700 (SS)

Crawford has picked it up in the last 10 days or so, and producing more than just a hit here and there. Tonight, the Giants are in San Diego, with the Padres sending Luis Perdomo to the mound. If you want a shortstop that’s a little more under the radar, Crawford will be a nice fit. He doesn’t hit a lot of homeruns, but he’s hit three in the last 10 games. While Petco Park isn’t as homerun friendly as other parks, it could happen, but there’s also potential to rack up total bases, and runs for Crawford.

 

Justin Upton (DET @ COL)

FanDuel: $4,400 (OF)/DraftKings: $5,200 (OF)

Upton might be an obvious choice, with this being a Coors Field game, but some people are stuck on needing the platoon and this is a time where you shouldn’t be concerned with that. Tonight’s Rockies’ starter, German Marquez, has reverse splits in some categories. HR/9, and homeruns allowed to right handed batters at home are one of them. Upton’s splits aren’t wide enough to lean toward the platoon, and when he sees a pitch he likes, it doesn’t matter which side it’s coming from. It may be one of the chalkier plays, but it’s hard to stay away from rostering hitters in Denver.

 

Gerardo Parra (COL vs. DET)

FanDuel: $4,000 (OF)/DraftKings: $4,700 (OF)

At a discounted price from other Rockies hitters like Charlie Blackmon, and Nolan Arenado, Parra is a really good alternative if you’re looking for a Coors Field one-off. But surely, you could use him in a stack as well. Typically batting fourth or fifth, Parra is productive when he gets the start. Things might change, depending on how the Rockies decide to put together their batting order. If Parra’s in the lineup, espeically in home games, you have to highly consider him and tonight is no exception.

 

Thank you for reading, and good luck with your picks!


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