Monday, April 2, 2018

MLB: Fantasy Phil's Fabulous Four at FanDuel Monday April 2, 2018




We have an intriguing nine game MLB slate at FanDuel tonight. At the time of this writing there doesn’t seem to be any weather issues and the opening pitch for the first game of the night is set for 7:07pm Eastern.

You should check your lineups to be as sure as you can that everyone on your roster is actually playing.

Let’s see who Fantasy Phil likes for GPP Tourneys tonight.

Pitching
One thing about tonight’s slate; the pitching selections are priced in such a way it won’t be difficult to fit a few big bats in your lineup.

Charlie Morton $8500

The Baltimore Orioles haven’t gotten off to the best start this season against right handers and as luck would have it they face one of the hottest pitchers from the second half of last season. Yes, Charlie Morton was pretty good in 2017 with a 3.47 ERA and 10.30 K/9 ratio. This collection of Orioles are 11-33 lifetime with one bomb and four RBI. They have also struck out nine times. Morton is a cash game play and has enough upside for your GPP tourneys.

Andrew Triggs $6400

The Texas Rangers haven’t gotten off to the greatest start against righties either and that bodes well for Oakland Athletics starter Andrew Triggs. A couple of things I like tonight; he’s pitching at home in a big ballpark and he seems to have an easier time getting lefties out than righties.  The other thing is how well he has mastered this current collection of Rangers; just 3-27 with only two earned runs but only four strikeouts. He’s my GPP play of the night and at his price point Triggs doesn’t have to do that much to make value tonight.

Hitting

There are plenty of high and low priced options to consider tonight. Thankfully the pitching is priced low enough to squeeze in a bunch of sticks.

Carlos Santana $3600

Carlos Santana doesn’t hit as well against right handers as he does lefties and that should keep people off him tonight. Fantasy Phil likes these types of situations very much. Especially when a gas can like Matt Harvey is pitching. Even more so against left handed hitters and that .426 wOBA, those 6.2 walks and 2.68 bombs per nine innings like he did in 2017.

Khris Davis $3600

Davis has mashed right handers his entire career and he has to be happy tonight to see the Rangers Bartolo Colon take the hill. Colon coughed up nearly two bombs per nine innings in 2017 and I can’t see him getting much better in 2018. This should be a mash fest and Davis should be leading the way tonight in Oakland!!

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