The Major League Baseball season is approaching the final month of the year as we entered the last weekend of August. The good news is this is just one of many more opportunities we all have to cash in on FanDuel. As we start to take a look at the MLB action for Saturday we noticed 11 total games in action on Saturday Night to build your FanDuel main lineups around.
While the top of the rotation type starter is limited compared to the stellar lineup we saw for Friday night it won’t slow us down. The top few options on the mound include Corey Kluber for the Cleveland Indians, Jon Lester for the Chicago Cubs, Hisashi Iwakuma for the Seattle Mariners and Jordan Zimmerman for the Washington Nationals.
Now typically we like to build our MLB Lineups around the starting pitcher but for Saturday we have decided to go a different direction. That direction was to build our fantasy lineup around Bryce Harper of the Nationals as they welcome the Miami Marlins to town.
Here is our MLB FanDuel lineup for Saturday August 29th, 2015.
Starting Pitcher – Luis Severino ($5,300): We elected to go with a FanDuel bargain on the mound while electing to build a dominating lineup. This will be Severino fifth start of the season posting double digit fantasy performances in three of the four previous outings.
Option 2 – Corey Kluber ($11,700) & Option 3 – Jordan Zimmerman ($8,700)
Catcher – Wilson Ramos ($2,600): The Nationals catcher should be refreshed and ready to go on Saturday night after getting the night off on Friday. In his previous six games, Ramos has had at least a hit including three home runs while driving in five runs.
Option 2 – Evan Gattis ($3,300) & Option 3 – Caleb Joseph ($3,100)
First Baseman – Logan Morrison ($2,400): We have a ton of options at first base after electing to go with a cheap starting pitcher. That being said, Morrison has two career home runs off of Jeff Samardzija in 12 career at bats.
Option 2 – Mike Napoli ($2,600) & Option 3 – Joey Votto ($4,500)
Second Baseman – Jose Altuve ($3,800): Altue is one of the top fantasy options at second base on most days. This includes five games over his last ten contests with at least 3.5 fantasy points.
Option 2 – Jason Kipnis ($3,600) & Option 4 – Robinson Cano ($3,800)
Third Baseman – Manny Machado ($3,900): The Baltimore Orioles third baseman has cooled off of late but that won’t slow us down from using him against the Texas Rangers in a hitter friendly ball park. Machado has at least a hit in eight of the Orioles last ten games.
Option 2 – Adrian Beltre ($3,400) & Option 3 – Todd Frazier ($2,800)
Short Stop – Eduardo Escobar ($3,100): We tossed around a few options but none of the others were as hot as the Minnesota Twins shortstop. Escobar has three straight multi hit performance’s to go along with three home runs.
Option 2 – Eugenio Suarez ($2,800) & Option 3 – Francisco Lindor ($3,600)
Outfielder – Bryce Harper ($5,000): Harper was the back bone to our FanDue lineup based on his past success against Tom Koehler of the Miami Marlins. This includes picking up seven hits over 21 at bats with five of those hits leaving the yard.
Outfielder – Ryan Braun ($4,100): Since we built are lineup around a few of the cheaper options allows us to stack the deck with the outfielders. This includes Braun who has five hits over his last 11 at bats picking up one home run and a pair of runs batted in.
Outfielder – Michael Brantley ($4,500): Brantly is another solid option amount the outfield class. Looking at the past week, Brantleyhas picked up hits in five straight games including two home runs and four runs batted in.
Option 4 – Jay Bruce ($2,700), Option 5 – Justin Upton ($4,000) & Option 6 – Joc Pederson ($2,400)