Daily Fantasy Rundown – September 28 MLB DFS Picks and Analysis
Welcome to Monday’s edition of the Daily Fantasy Rundown with “leonem”, “dinkpiece” and “thenumbersguy”. Each day throughout the MLB season our daily MLB scouting reports will highlight the best top, value and cheap plays of the day based on the Daily Fantasy Industry’s pricing for salary cap games. The goal of our analysis is to help you improve consistency and become a better player long-term.
Weather: Cities in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region will see damp, dank, drizzly conditions with occasional light rain showers. It should not be wet enough to cause a ppd but I do not think a delay is out of the question. If the rain is heavier and steadier, then a delay/ppd risk arises. A few showers/tstorms in CHC and TEX as well but not anticipating major problems.
Please see Meteorologist Mark Paquette’s game by game weather forecasts below the Analysis.
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Catcher notes: It’s a rather ugly day at the catcher position and eligibilities differing from site to site make it a bit difficult do identify a singular industry wide value play. The closest option to fit that bill is John Ryan Murphy (NYY) is he starts and is given a top six lineup spot. Murphy has a punt price across the industry on a day it makes sense to save money at the position. He’s in a good offensive spot, holding the platoon edge in Yankee Stadium against Eduardo Rodriguez (BOS) and a bad Red Sox bullpen. The Yankees have a team total around 4.5 runs, making Brian McCann (NYY) viable if he starts instead, despite the L/L matchup. Ideally, though, we’d punt with Murphy or go with site-specific values such as Kyle Schwarber (CHC) (just an average matchup but his skills make him the top catcher) or Victor Martinez (DET) (matchup and lack of opportunity cost make him a phenomenal value on FanDuel despite the poor season he is having). Yan Gomes (CLE) is someone we’d rather not be forced to use but can be considered as secondary value as one of the few catchers with a top five lineup spot, some semblance of pop and facing a bad pitcher (Phil Hughes is having a horrible year as velocity is down, preventing him from missing bats).