FanDuel MLB DFS Picks – October 17th

I released several FanDuel MLB DFS Picks yesterday prior to Game 4 of the ALCS getting postponed, but together with the game set to happen tonight, I have tweaked my picks a tiny bit as we currently understand that the starting pitchers will be since the Astros Zack Greinke takes on the Yankees Masahiro Tanaka.
Lets dive in and see what we could perform about this particular single-game slate!
MVP — Gary Sanchez (NYY) — $5,500 vs. HOU
There is no change here as milk the value we can get his powerful bat and I want to get Sanchez to this MVP spot. As a I noticed , Sanchez is suffering a tough postseason and has not been a successful postseason performer for this stage in his MLB profession , nevertheless his power is undeniable. Sanchez clubbed 34 home runs in just 106 games and 446 plate appearances this season and his ISO fell just short of .300 in .293 — a enormous number to be certain. The good news for this is that we understand Sanchez will confront a right-handed pitcher and his breaks from the 2019 season favor such a matchup. The Sanchez submitted a .302 ISO, .867 OPS, .357 wOBA along with 123 wRC+ on the season against pitching. Sanchez has not hit a house run since back on September 3rd (that he wasnt playing everyday down the stretch), but he homered twice on that afternoon and homered twice only 3 matches prior to this on August 31st. The purpose here is that Sanchez has as much run upside around the slate as any other hitter and at only $5,500 his power will be taken by me and double it at the MVP spot tonight.
All-Star — Aaron Judge (NYY) — $8,500 vs. HOU
Even though Sanchez has scuffled some in this postseason, which is not the case with Judge who has also enjoyed lots of success in the postseason in the past as well and has had a significant postseason. Judge is hitting .318 having an .889 OPS in the 2019 postseason. Throughout his postseason career, Judge is hitting .270 with a .971 OPS across 107 career postseason plate appearances. Hell go into this one riding a three-game hit streak with a home run in that time to go alongside a walk and a run scored. Obviously, theres lots of energy in this series such as Sanchez above, but Judge might reign supreme in that department. He also owns a profession .285 ISO, a number he fell short of with a .267 ISO this season with 27 home runs at a injury-shortened 102 season matches. Unlike Sanchez, Judges breaks are conventional as he absolutely pummeled pitching this year — especially at home — but also struck against right-handers for a .251 ISO, .847 OPS, .354 wOBA and a 121 wRC+ on the summer. Given the way the bat has played along with the energy tap, I enjoy the thought of netting 1.5x ray Judges dream points within this 1 tonight.
UTIL — Gleyber Torres (NYY) — $7,500 vs. HOU
Person up in this stack is Torres whos really having any Yankees postseason and will be hitting home run just like it is his day job in this set. Entering this one tonight, Torres owns a .417 average and 1.440 OPS thanks to hitting home runs, all of which have come over his last four matches such as Tuesdays Game 3. While hes coming from a 1 to 2 with a home run and functionality from Tuesday torres also has added his resume and four drops. Torres amounts were so slightly improved against left handed pitching this season, however the energy numbers were almost identical as he posted a .256 ISO against righties and also a .257 ISO. He hit righties to get a .258 ISO, .845 OPS, .343 wOBA and 115 wRC+ at home this season. While I went to have him in this lineup the fact, due to his own recency that hes enjoyed lots of success affirms his place. The middle infielder as gone for 8 with a homer and two doubles in his career against the. Add it up and I want Torres in this lineup for tonights Game 4.
UTIL — Giancarlo Stanton (NYY) — $6,000 vs. HOU
Theres no assurance that Stanton gets into the lineup tonight, but personally I dont care. We all know hes available to pinch-hit off the bench in this one and also you bet Aaron Boone is going to give a shot to place into the seats at Yankee Stadium this evening to the slugger, when the Yankees are down in this match. If he does start, he is a lock to get me $6,000 and I would even think about swapping him and Judge at the All-Star place to catch value. Its tough to base anything from regular season numbers for Stanton as he played just 18 regular season matches, but we can look in his own 139 wRC + from that time and watch that he was obviously a bat that is productive despite his injury. IU mean, its Giancarlo Stanton. Yes, hes had difficulty but he owns a .279 profession ISO and boasts some of the finest raw power baseball has to offer. He has hit just .238 in his profession against Greinke, however he will have two home run in 21 at-bats him against himso the power still remains with a .286 ISO along with .857 OPS off of the right-hander. This price is just too attractive and I would suppose that Stanton does get in the starting lineup after the rainout of yesterday afford him an excess days rest.
UTIL — Michael Brantley (HOU) — $7,000 vs. NYY
Michael Brantley has to discover his power stroke and he scuffled for much of the show against the Rays, but his bat is still coming at the perfect time for the Astros. Brantley is coming from a productive Game 3 in which he went 2 for 4 with a walk and a run scored. That put him to a .250 typical and .638 OPS for the playoffs, maybe not terrible considering that he was hitting .125 with a .250 OPS. I would like to have gotten more left-handed bats within this lineup considering the brief porch in right field at Yankee Stadium, but the four Yankees Warriors over simply made a lot of sense to me considering price energy and recency factors. Against right-handed pitching this season, Brantley submitted a .323 typical, .226 ISO, .928 OPS, .385 wOBA and also a 146 wRC+. As Minute Maid Park in Houston is a tough venue on power hitters, the figures increased on the street against righties. Hes likely to supply you with a skilled at-bats and he is extremely hard to strike , and we know the ball is going to be placed tonight. He has gone 5 to 19 (.263) against Tanaka in his career, but also with a homer and two doubles, good for a .263 ISO and .826 OPS. He will put you, or even more if all goes to plan.

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