Framber Valdez - Houston Astros (vs. Seattle Mariners) DK $9800 FD $10000 Yahoo $42
After starting the season off with a loss against the LA Dodgers, Valdez bounced back with six consecutive impressive pitching efforts. But in the month of September, Valdez has a 6.04 ERA allowing three home runs. Valdez’s poor numbers in the month of September are mainly due to a blowout lost to the LA Dodgers - a team that seems to have his number. With that said, Framber bounced back nicely in his last start against the Texans Rangers totaling 35.3 DK points while striking out 11 batters. Tonight he faces the Seattle Mariners who have a .172 team batting average in 38 at-bats against Valdez. These BvP’s are from a matchup on August 14, where Valdez totaled 20.7 DK points in a win at home. Houston won this game 11-1 and Valdez struck out five batters over six innings pitched. At his current salary around the industry, we can count on another solid performance from Framber Valdez against a Seattle Mariners team that has won each of their last four games and are due for a regression.
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Willson Contreras - Chicago Cubs (vs. Steven Brault) DK $4200 FD $2800 Yahoo $15
Steven Brault allows a .313 batting average to the Chicago Cubs over 138 at-bats. Over these 138 at-bats, the Cubs have managed to hit nine home runs given them a .635 SLG%.. Willson Contreras is 5-12 in his career against Brault; he has one double and two home runs over these 12 at-bats. Chicago’s catcher has been struggling a bit batting averaging .286 with no home runs over his last 35 at-bats. This is a perfect spot for him to get back on track and possibly go deep.
Freddie Freeman - Atlanta Braves (vs. Jose Urena) DK $5400 FD $4000 Yahoo $27
Freddie Freeman is batting .429 with four home runs in 28 at-bats against Urena. Atlanta’s first baseman also has four doubles and one triple in these aforementioned at-bats. I like Atlanta’s lefty batters tonight including Ender Inciarte who is batting .375 with two triples and one home runs at 24 at-bats. Lefties are batting .450 against Urena with two home runs and 20 at-bats so far this season. Freddie Freeman is my lock of the day along with Ender Inciarte.
Nico Hoerner - Chicago Cubs (vs. Steven Brault) DK $2400 FD $2200 Yahoo $7
The Chicago Cubs are my top stack of the day. Most will flock towards more conventional plays like the Dodgers and the Twins. The Cubs are favored by -159 with a 8.5 O/U. Hoerner’s BvP sample size is too small to take too seriously, but he is 1-3 with a home run against Pittsburgh left hander. We have a slight five mile an hour towards left field in Pittsburgh, which should be monitored because if it reaches 10, righties will have a significant advantage against the left-handed Brault. Hoerner is a cheap option who is only viable for GPP tournaments. With that said, at such a low salary Chicago’s second baseman who could hit value in a big way.
Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs (vs. Steven Brault) DK $3900 FD $2800 Yahoo $10
Bryant is a key part of your Chicago stack tonight. The right handed third baseman has two doubles and two home runs, while batting .500 in 16 at-bats against the left-handed Brault. That’s dominant! Bryant left Monday’s game with an injury, therefore you must monitor the situation up until lock. If Bryant is able to play, include him in the majority of your Chicago stacks.
Other 3B Play: Evan Longoria - San Francisco Giants
Javier Baez - Chicago Cubs (vs. Steven Brault) DK $5300 FD $3000 Yahoo $11
Baez has a .385 batting average against Brault. Baez is another player in the Chicago offensive who has been struggling with only one home run over his last 36 at-bats and a .222 batting average. Stacking Chicago has a massive upside tonight while remaining contrarian. I do not expect the Chicago Cubs to be highly rostered tonight, but considering their upside at low percentages and salaries, I will be investing in my fair share of Chicago Cubs stacks.
Ronald Acuna Jr. - Atlanta Braves (vs. Jose Urena) DK $6000 FD $4500 Yahoo $26
Considering I like the Atlanta Braves tonight, Acuna comes in high on my list. The right-handed outfielder is batting .286 against Urena with a home run in 14 at-bats. If Atlanta is a stack that you want to invest in tonight, Acuna is a logical pick; over his last four games, he has averaged 18.75 DK points per game. The Atlanta Braves are favored by -177 with a 9.5 O/U. Look for these Braves to be a popular play tonight.