MLB September 18th Draftkings Breakdown

Pitcher to target- Tyler Glasnow, Tampa Bay Rays

Tyler Glasnow has a 37% strikeout rate in 2020.   Facing a Baltimore lineup that doesn’t feature some of the impactful bats that made them a force earlier in the season sets him up for a great matchup.  Baltimore has a substantial difference in ISO versus righties and Glasnow’s last meeting against the Orioles saw him grab 37 DK points.  His price is high but his ability to hit value is likely. 

Hitter to target- Giancarlo Stanton, New York Yankees

The Yankees are all in play tonight and will be very popular.  Stanton in particular should be rostered in most lineups but at just $4.3K his value is too great to ignore. Stanton is coming off of a two homer game and will again be placed in the middle of the hottest lineup in baseball, oh and they are facing a lefty.  

Red Sox Starter, Martin Perez, has just a 16% strikeout rate compared to just a 11% walk rate.  The patience of the Yankees hitters will set up Stanton for a potentially impactful night.  You can stay away from Stanton and stack the rest of the Yankees but his price tag is really too amazing to ignore. 

Stackable teams- Game Stack (Red Sox/Yankees), Tampa Bay Rays, Coors Stack, Cleveland Indians

Tampa Bay Rays- The Rays are tough to understand at times.  Tampa Bay brings power throughout the lineup and will be a sneaky stack.  My eyes will be focused on Nate Lowe at just $2.9K as a one-off for lineups featuring the Dodgers and Yankees.  You can build a mini stack with Yoshi Tsutsugo, Kevin Keimeier and my second favorite play Brandon Lowe.  Brandon Lowe is by far the most expensive but is in a good place to hit value. 

Cleveland Indians- The tribe has had a rough season offensively but matching up with Michael Fulmer and the putrid Tigers pitching staff has woken them up.  Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor have great numbers against Fulmer and his eventual replacement Daniel Norris. Cleveland has a couple of cheap plays that they can stack around them.  Delino Deshields Jr, Franmil Reyes and Carlos Santana can all fit into a stack for very cheap. 

Yankees/Red Sox- Everyone loves the Yankees, but the Red Sox have a few bats that can match up well at affordable cost.  Christian Arroyo, Bobby Dalbec and Christian Vasquez all can fit into a bigger stack.  

Every Yankee is in play. 

Dodgers/Rockies-  Both starters are bad.  I want red-hot Corey Seager the most, followed by Edwin Rios.  The Rockies will be low owned so they are worth a shot.  If David Dahl cracks the lineup he always has big upside.  

Cheap targets- 

Bobby Dalbec- $3.7K

Brandon Belt- $3.5K

Luis Basabe- $2K

Willie Calhoun- $2.1K

Sample Lineup- DK Pricing

P: Tyler Glasnow, Tampa Bay Rays

P: Jaime Barria, Los Angeles Angels

C: Alex Avila or Ryan Jeffers, Minnesota Twins

1B: Luke Voit, New York Yankees

2B: DJ LeMahieu, New York Yankees

3B: Nate Lowe, Tampa Bay Rays

SS: Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers

OF: Giancarlo Stanton, New York Yankees

OF: Clint Frazier, New York Yankees

OF: Will Myers, San Diego Padres

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