Daily Fantasy Rundown – September 8 MLB DFS Picks and Analysis
Welcome to Tuesday’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: Major delay/ppd risks in CHW and to a lesser extent STL tonight. Even smaller risk in DET
Please see Meteorologist Mark Paquette’s game by game weather forecasts below the Analysis.
If any weather situations shift drastically, we will keep you updated with lineup alerts so make sure to check your email inbox up until roster lock.
It’s unusual that the catcher position has a number of top plays bunched together, but this is the case on Tuesday. Buster Posey (SF), Brian McCann (NYY), and Russell Martin (TOR) all rank within our Top 30 overall hitters. Posey and McCann are locked into premier lineup spots in favorable offensive environments. Posey’s overall skillset trumps McCann’s platoon advantage, but it’s not a significant gap. Martin is priced differently on most sites but often hits low in the order. If the Jays take a different approach to their lineup and bump Tulowitzki back to the leadoff spot, Martin could land in a good spot and make for a nice value. In general, it’s a difficult position to pay up for as you’ll want to emphasize spending on pitching. All of these options are better in tournaments unless Martin’s price is down on the site you’re playing on.