The weekend is set to kick off another great football season but all eyes are on Major League Baseball as we look to cash in on FanDuel on Friday Night. Overall all 30 Major League Baseball teams are in action around the country allowing us a full arsenal of weapons on the mound as well at the plate to assemble our FanDuel lineup.
As we start looking at the top fantasy option the first name on that list is Davis Price for the Toronto Blue Jays. Price has been one of the more reliable fantasy starters on FanDuel since being acquired by the Blue Jays just before the MLB trade deadline. In seven starts since joining the Blue Jays, Price has posted double digit fantasy numbers in each contest.
While Price is an excellent option at starting pitcher on Friday the list of other top candidates include Hisashi Iwakuma for the Seattle Mariners against the Colorado Rockies at Safeco Field, Dallas Keuchel for the Houston Astros and Chris Archer for the Tampa Bay Rays.
At the plate the first option that stands out is Carlos Santana for the Cleveland Indians. Santana despite hitting just .220 in his career against Justin Verlander for the Detroit Tiger has picked up six career home runs and tens runs driven in off of the Tigers ace in his career.
Here is our MLB FanDuel Lineup for Friday September 11th, 2015.
Starting Pitcher – Hisashi Iwakuma ($9,400): Tossing between both Price and Iwakuma was a difficult decision. In the end we went with the cheaper option based on the matchup he is facing as well as the fact he is pitching in a pitchers friendly ballpark at Safeco.
Other top starting pitcher options include David Price, Colby Lewis and Charlie Morton.
Catcher – Brian McCann ($4,200): Despite his matchup against David Price on Friday Night, McCann is a solid option. In 23 career at bats verse Price, McCann is hitting .435 with three home runs and seven runs driven in.
Other top catcher options include Buster Posey, Rene Rivera and Chris Iannetta.
First Baseman – Carlos Santana ($3,000): Sticking with the matchup success Santana is a nice Fantasy Sleeper option that can provide you with some salary cap space. Among all active hitters Santana has the most career home runs against starters taking the mound on Friday Night.
Other top first base options include Brandon Belt, Albert Pujols and Chris Davis.
Second Baseman – Jonathan Schoop ($2,300): The Baltimore Orioles second baseman is a great Fantasy Bargain at just $2,300. Despite his salary Schoop offers fantasy owners a chance to pick up some power potential at a very low salary to provide salary cap relief.
Other top second base options include Brian Dozier, Jason Kipnis and Ian Kinsler.
Third Baseman – David Freese ($2,500): Freese is another cheap option to free up some salary cap relief. In 16 career at bats against the Astros Keuchel, Freese has eight career hits including a home run and six runs driven in.
Other top third base options include Chase Headley, Gordon Beckham and Manny Machado.
Short Stop – Addison Russell ($2,800): Looking around the game the Chicago Cubs short stop is one of the top options on Friday Night. Russell has three multi hit games as well as four home runs over his last ten games.
Other top short stop options include Marwin Gonzalez, Corey Seager and Jean Segura.
Outfielder – Ryan Braun ($4,700): Since we were able to play a few FanDuel Bargains at other positions. Braun is eight for 23 in his career with four extra base hits including six runs batted in.
Outfielder – Mark Canha ($3,700): The Oakland A’s outfielder is a great option as he has been swinging a hot bat. Canha is hitting .357 over his last seven games with three home runs and six runs batted in.
Outfielder – Elian Herrera ($2,400): Herrera is another FanDuel bargain that allows us to round out our roster. The Brewers outfielder has four multi hit games over his last ten contests as well as picking up seven hits over his last ten games.
Other top outfielder options include Bryce Harper, Yoenis Cespedes and Rajai Davis.