The weekend is coming to an end as we all get set to cash in on some MLB FanDuel action on Sunday August 9th. While we typically look to enter the night time action around Major League Baseball, that won’t be the case today as the majority of the games get underway early leaving only one late game for tonight.
In the end we all have an opportunity to build our FanDuel lineup on Sunday with all 30 Major League Baseball teams. That luxury shows up right away with the starting pitching slot of our fantasy roster. Sunday’s list of starters includes Max Scherzer for the Washington Nationals, Chris Archer for the Tampa Bay Rays and Felix Hernandez for the Seattle Mariners.
Just having those three to build from would have any fantasy owner excited but the list continues to roll on with other top options including Corey Kluber, Jake Arrieta, Masahiro Tanaka and John Lackey. The difficult question we would all love to be able to answer correctly is which one of these stars will produce the most fantasy points on Sunday?
Here is our MLB FanDuel Lineup Options for Sunday August 9th, 2015.
Starting Pitcher – Chris Archer ($11,200): For us we elected to go with the Tampa Bay Rays ace against the New York Mets. Archer is riding another solid stretch of fantasy performances including four straight games with at least 11 fantasy points but only one of those games he picked up a win in causing him to leave points on the table.
Option 2 – Bartolo Colon ($7,100) & Option 3 – Phil Hughes ($7,200)
Catcher – Mike Zunino ($2,400): Sticking to our typical roster formation landed us with a FanDuel at catcher with an expensive starter on the mound. You can spend alittle more heavy if you use either Colon or Hughes. Zunino is three for 10 in his career off of Colby Lewis in his career with three home runs.
Option 2 – Salvador Perez ($2,500) & Option 3 – Brian McCann ($3,600)
First Base – Adam Lind ($3,500): Lind might not be the best first baseman taking the field on Sunday but he is one of the top fantasy options on Sunday. Lind is 16 for 35 in his career off of John Lackey with six extra base hits and seven runs batted in.
Option 2 – Jose Abreu ($4,200) & Option 3 – Edwin Encarnacion ($4,900)
Second base – Johnny Giavotella ($2,300): Looking at a few options at second base landed us with the Los Angeles Angels outfielder. Giavotella is currently riding a six game hitting streak landing him on our list of FanDuel bargains list.
Option 2 – Robinson Cano ($3,900) & Option 3 – Brian Dozier ($3,400)
Third Base – Mike Moustakas ($2,200): The Kansas City Royals third base man is another great option on Sunday at a cheap rate. Moustakas is 11 for 35 with five extra base hits including two home runs and four runs driven in.
Option 2 – Kyle Seager ($3,800) & Option 3 – Trevor Plouffe ($3,200)
Short Stop – Jean Segura ($2,200): Sticking with another cheap option opens up some flexibility among some of the top outfield options as well as at a few of the other positions. Segura has hit John Lackey well in his career picking up six hits in 11 career at bats.
Option 2 – Troy Tulowitzki ($4,300) & Option 3 – J.J. Hardy ($2,300)
Outfielder – Mike Trout ($4,900): The Los Angeles Angels outfielder continues to put up MVP like numbers this season after hitting his 33rd home run of the season on Friday Night. On Sunday he will face off against Baltimore Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez who he has three career home runs off.
Outfielder – Carlos Beltran ($3,000): The New York Yankees outfielder enters Sunday riding a four game hitting streak. Add in the fact he has two career home runs off of Marco Estrada and he lands on our list of cheaper fantasy options for Sunday.
Outfielder – Adam Jones ($3,000): Jones hasn’t been able to put things together in the second half of the 2015 Major Leauge season like he did in the first half. That being said he should have an opportunity to put up some solid numbers on Sunday against Jered Weaver who he is hitting .308 against in 26 at bats with two home runs.
Option 4 – Mark Trumbo ($2,400), Bryce Harper (4,500) & Carlos Gonzalez ($4,100)