Daily Fantasy Best Picks of the Day – September 16th 2015
These are the players that are coming in hot for tonight’s MLB game lineup. All 30 teams are in action. Big story tonight: Chicago Cubs pitcher, Jake Arrieta, will be gunning for the 20th win of the season. Will he do it against the NL Wild Card leading Pittsburgh Pirates? Don’t forget to check out last night DFS top 5 performers at the bottom. Now let’s take a look at tonight’s hot picks:
C Miguel Montero(CHC) – 3,800 $
Season: .244 AVG, 15 HR, 50 RBI, 31 R
He’s coming off a 2 hits night in the first game of the series against the Pirates. With a batting average of .556 against A.J. Burnett, look for him to continue hitting with success.
1B Eric Hosmer(KC) – 4,200 $
Season: .302 AVG, 14 HR, 82 RBI, 87 R
He took Danny Salazar deep twice and has a total of 5 RBIs in 6 encounters this year. Enough said.
2B Jose Altuve(HOU) – 6,200 $
Season: .313 AVG, 12 HR, 59 RBI, 70 R
Altuve is one of the best second baseman in MLB. He’s slugging .667 in 13 at-bats against Martin Perez. The little guy will put on a clinic out there.
3B Matt Carpenter(STL) – 4,800 $
Season: .257 AVG, 21 HR, 73 RBI, 84 R
He’s slugging .700 against Wily Peralta. Its 2 home runs and 4 RBIs in 30 at-bats. He’ll likely add another strong game against Peralta in his resume.
SS Starlin Castro(CHC) – 2,500 $
Season: .255 AVG, 8 HR, 53 RBI, 46 R
Castro is on a 3 game hitting streak. He’s also batting .471 against A.J. Burnett. Put those two things together and he is destined for a great game.
OF Andrew McCutchen(PIT) – 5,200 $
Season: .301 AVG, 22 HR, 93 RBI, 86 R
The 2013 NL MVP has a stolen base in each game of the double-header yesterday. He’s always a multi-tool threat facing anyone, even the league leading pitcher in win Jake Arrieta. In fact, McCutchen is averaging .444 against Arrieta.
OF Jacoby Ellsbury (NYY) – 3,900 $
Season: .251 AVG, 7 HR, 30 RBI, 57 R
He’s been hitless in his last five game. It’s time for him to get swigging, and there’s no better pitcher to do it against than Chris Archer. He’s batting .667 (14-for-21) against him.
OF Jeff Francoeur(PHI) – 3,600 $
Season: .267 AVG, 12 HR, 43 RBI, 32 R
Francoeur his hitting .500 (4-for-8) against Gio Gonzalez since 2013. He comes as a surprise pick from the lowly Philadelphia Phillies.
P Bartolo Colon(NYM) – 10,400 $
Season: Record(14-11), 4.13 ERA, 129 K, 22 BB
He has picked up 3 straight wins, and hasn’t lost since august 9. The 42 year-old is resurging from the unknown once again this year.
P Ervin Santana(MIN) – 9,900 $
Season: Record(5-4), 4.73 ERA, 62 K, 26 BB
He has collected 3 wins in his last 3 games. The righty has is best stretch of the season. So I’m taking the veteran over Detroit’s rookie Daniel Norris.
DFS Top Performers September 15th 2015
Stephen Strasburg threw a gem against the Phillies, last night. He allowed 1 hit and struck out 14 for the performance of the night.
Last night DFS Top 5 Performers in MLB:
P Stephen Strasburg-WAS (8 IPs, 1 Hit, 14 Ks, 1 BB = 52.5 FP)
P Jon Lester- CHC (CG 9 IPs, 1 ER, 4 Hits, 9 Ks, 2 BBs = 46 FP)
OF Bryce Harper-WAS (4 RBIs, 1 BB, 2Rs, 1 1B, 2HRs = 40 FP)
P Carlos Martinez-STL (8 IPs, 1 ER, 4 Hits, 9 Ks, 2 BBs = 34.5 FP)
OF Jason Heyward-STL (2 RBIs, 1BB, 2Rs, 2 2Bs, 1HR, 1SB = 34 FP)