Ben’s 8/18/23 MLB Breakdown

Ben's MLB Daily DraftKings Plays

What’s up, 4Deep!? We have a short writeup for the 13-game slate tonight. I’ll be in Discord before lock to answer any questions.

PITCHERS

  1. Spencer Strider DK $12,700 – Good matchup, but his price tag makes it hard to get to him.  I will not be forcing him into my lineups. 
  2. Pablo Lopez DK $10,600 – We have been picking on PIT the last few weeks and I’m going right back to it tonight. Lopez has looked great the last four games, and for most of the season.
  3. Kyle Gibson DK $8,200 – Got blown up last start and thinks he bounces back  here.  Gibson is the safest option on the board for his price.
  4. Tyler Anderson DK $7,100 – Rays have been awful in this split and no Franco in the lineup is a huge blow to them. Especially against the lefties. It’s not safe, but I easily see a path to where Anderson  gets 20-25 DK points.

STACKS

  1. Braves – Could see lower ownership on them tonight, which makes them the top stack. 1-9 all in play with Acuna, Riley, Ozuna, and Murphy being my favorites.
  2. Orioles – Love any stack against the A’s and the Orioles have ability to put up 15+ runs, which is something I always look for.
  3. White Sox – Will be chalky, but this team has been swinging it better lately. 1-7 all in play with Robert being my favorite, of course.
  4. Astros – Love what Healy said about the Astros and I’m in with him. But I do think you can play Dubon or Maldonado for some value on DK.

HITTERS
The player highlighted in BOLD GREEN is my top play at each position.

  • C: Murphy, Rutschman, Diaz, Grandal
  • 1B: Olson, Casas, Alonso, Vaughn
  • 2B: Altuve, Kim, Rodgers, Reyes
  • 3B: Riley, Devers, Moncada, Westburg
  • SS: Seager, Tovar, Arcia, Reyes
  • OF$$$: Robert, Acuna, Tucker, Alvarez
  • OF$$: Julio, Jones, Benintendi, O’Hearn
  • OF$: Colas, Wallner, Locastro, Cave

BOLD PREDICTIONS

  • Double Dong: Acuna
  • 4-Hit Game: Tovar
  • Favorite 1-Off Player Stud: Acuna
  • Favorite 1-Off Player Value: Wallner
  • Slate Edge: Nolan Jones
  • Top Pitcher: Lopez

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