Connect with us
Baseball Articles Projection Model Cheat Sheet Stacks Tool Matchups Tool Home Run Model Daily Video Golf Articles Projection Model Showdown Stats Football Articles Projection Model Cheat Sheets Season Long Rankings Totals Tool Nascar Articles Hockey Articles Other Sports Mixed Martial Arts Soccer League of Legends Soccer Cheat Sheet OffSeason Basketball Tools Optimizer Sports Betting Articles PrizePicks Model MLB Lines Model About Us Win Daily Team Shop Merch Shop Book Announcements Contact Us Our Community

Become part of our Family in our Expert Chat! This is where all the magic happens. We created a community which we consider a family of DFS players and Sports Bettors like yourself.

Expert Chat
Gold Membership Optimizer Membership Free Membership BetMGM PrizePicks Partners Sharp.App Download the App & Get One Free Month Monkey Knife Fight 100% Instant Deposit Match (up to $100) Thrive Fantasy Up to $100 Deposit Match DraftKings DFS 20% Deposit Up To $500 Bonus DraftKings SportsBook $1,000 Deposit Bonus; Bet $5, Win $280 FanDuel DFS 20% Deposit Bonus Up To $500 FanDuel SportsBook $1,000 Risk Free Bet; Bet $5, Win $280 Points Bet Up To $2,000 in Free Bets BETMGM $1,000 Risk Free 1st Bet Caesars $1,100 First Bet Match UniBet $500 Risk Free First Bet Prize Picks 100% Deposit Match up to $100 OwnersBox Up to $25 Deposit Bonus + Weekly Promo Codes Underdog Fantasy 100% Deposit Match up to $100 BetRivers 100% Deposit Match up to $250 Sugarhouse 100% Deposit Match up to $250 Administrator Quick Links wp-admin Membership Reports Members Subscriptions Transactions Content Access Rules Monster Insights Microsoft BI Administrator Quick Links 2 New Funnel New Page Theme Editor Affiliate Royale ACF Writer Quick Links wp-admin New Post All Posts New Sportsbetting Pick All Sportsbetting Picks Affiliate Quick Links Dashboard Data Analyst Quick Links NBA Proj Dashboard MLB Proj Dashboard NFL Proj Dashboard Golf Proj Dashboard Cheat Sheet Quick links Sign Up Log In Articles

Articles

MLB PGA Soccer Nascar LOL MMA NHL NFL NBA Learn Video Sports Betting
Tools

Tools

Top Tools

Optimizer

Projection Models

NFL MLB PGA NBA

Other Tools

NFL Cheat Sheet NFL Totals Tool NBA Cheat Sheet MLB Stacks Tool MLB Matchups Tool MLB Cheat Sheet PGA Showdown Stats Soccer Cheat Sheet
Community

Community

Expert Chat The Team Shop Merch Shop Book Announcements Contact Us Facebook Twitter Instagram Twitch Youtube Live
Memberships

Memberships

Partners

Partners

SportsBook Reviews

Academy

Academy

Links

Articles Videos Podcasts

Daily Fantasy Baseball Articles

8/15 DFS Hitting: A Hot Summer Night

Published

on

Welcome, welcome welcome to the 8/15 DFS Hitting lineup. Don’t ask why the theme of this show became stuck in my head, but my misery is now your misery as we load up on what should be an offensive-friendly schedule.

Sign up NOW for WIN DAILY Premium Gold right here! Projections, weather reports, wagering info, 24/7 expert chats and more!

Check me out on Twitter @BCWilliams71

8/14 DFS Hitting Catcher

Jonathan Lucroy, CHC at PHI

DK ($3,700)   FD ($2,300) 

To no shock, there’s little quality behind the plate when searching for bargains, so we settle on Lucroy, who has hit .375/.444/.500 with a .944 OPS in his first 16 at-bats with the Cubbies. The small sample size keeps me from getting too deep into his secondary numbers, so let’s just run with Lucroy and take advantage of Smyly’s 6.65 ERA under the lights. Smyly has also allowed 15 of his 23 homers at night and Lucroy still has enough in his bat to jack one out of Citizens Bank Park.

8/14 DFS Hitting First Basemen

J.D. Davis, NYM at ATL

DK ($4,500)   FD ($2,900) 

Davis has five multi-hit games over his past 10 starts and has spent the month mauling hurlers to the tune of .381/.429/.762 (1.191 OPS) with four homers and 11 RBI. His 41.7% hard contact rate and ability to wear out the left side of the field (37.2% hit rate both pulling and to center) is good reason to plug him into your lineup in a hitter-friendly park against Atlanta starter Julio Teheran, who has a 6.08 ERA in three starts against the Mets this season while allowing a .322 OBA with three homers allowed.

8/14 DFS Hitting Second Basemen

Jason Kipnis, CLE at NYY 

DK ($4,000)   FD ($2,900) 

His bat has cooled over the past week, but Kipnis is a good play in what could be a high-scoring affair at The Stadium. Kipnis has hit the Yankees well, going .444 (4-for-9) with a couple of ribbies and an .844 OPS. You have to feel good about Kipnis’ 39.3% fly ball rate, especially in such a homer-friendly ballpark. Much of his strong August numbers have been in part of his ability to use the entire field, but the recent dip in production stems from an addiction to pulling the ball (43%). That could work well, however, considering the short porch in right field that he’ll get three more stabs at before the end of the weekend.

8/14 DFS Hitting Third Baseman

Evan Longoria, SF at ARI 

DK ($4,000)   FD ($2,900) 

As long as he’s on the road, Longoria makes for a solid DFS value play. Away from San Francisco, Longoria has a .954 OPS with 11 of his 14 homers coming outside his playing residence. He’s regained his line drive stroke, putting together a 23.6% rate in liners after hitting just 18.5% last season. The hard contact rate (44.2%) is emphatic on the road but Longoria gets the edge in the lefty-righty matchup against D’Backs rookie southpaw Alex Young, who comes off a 3.1 inning outing against the Dodgers in his last start, allowing four runs.

8/14 DFS Hitting Shortstop

Nick Ahmed, ARI vs. SF 

DK ($4,200)   FD ($3,400) 

You could pay more for one of the elite shortstops in action tonight, but the choice here is the underrated Ahmed, who has been locked in over the past week with three homers, nine RBI and an 1.182 OPS. He’s boosted his BABIP to .296, and his improved plate discipline (8.5% walk rate) comes in handy against Giants starter Dereck Rodriguez, who returns from the minors to make his first appearance since August 1. Rodriguez is getting hammered at at 45.4% hard contact rate while also experiencing control issues that were a non-subject last season.

8/14 DFS Hitting Outfielder

Aristides Aquino, CIN vs. STL 

DK ($4,900)   FD ($4,100) 

Seriously, we should find someone who loves us the way Aquino loves torching baseballs over the past three weeks. Aquino and his 1.448 OPS bid for his 10th homer in only his 14th game at the expense of Cards starter Michael Wacha, whose 2.12 HR/9 will make Aquino’s at-bats Must Watch viewing (praise the MLB package on my iPhone). What is making Aquino more scary is that his walk rate is slowly rising while the strikeout rate dips. You can’t go wrong with a batter sporting a .636 Isolated Slugging total with a 50% hard contact rate who also happens to have a 46.9% fly ball rate. If Aquino isn’t in your lineup, hang your head in shame.

8/14 DFS Hitting Outfielders

Ender Inciarte, ATL vs. NYM 

DK ($3,600)   FD ($2,700) 

Inciarte has flown under the radar since the All-Star Break, batting .290/.417/.522 (.939 OPS) and has seen three of his last six hits go for extra bases, hence the 1.271 OPS in the last week. He’s raised his walk rate to 11.6% and is using his speed to make the most of his 23.8% line drive rate. His value increases if the Braves bat him seventh; Inciarte has a .333/.500/.639 (1.139 OPS) with two homers, 11 RBI and six runs scored in 36 at-bats in that spot in the order.

8/14 DFS Hitting Outfielders

Eloy Jimenez, CWS at LAA 

 

DK ($3,400)   FD ($3,000) 

 

 

It hasn’t come as easy for Jimenez as some of the other members of the 2019 rookie class, but he’s still on pace for 27-30 homers despite a 14.9% line drive rate and a 44.3% medium contact rate. Jimenez homered against the Astros on Wednesday and it stands to reason that if his 35.7% fly ball rate is on line with his minor league rates, he’s going to figure it out. There’s also playing a hunch here, which is why he’s worth taking a low-risk shot, perhaps the lowest of the 8/15 DFS Hitting lineup.

 

8/15 DFS Hitting Stacks

Top 8/15 DFS Hitting Stack: New York Yankees: Gleyber Torres ($5,200 Draft Kings/$4,000 FanDuel) has three homers and seven ribbies over the past week and would be the best choice if you can’t make a Yankees stack work. Cameron Maybin ($4,800/$3,100) is a good fit and you’ll want to get lefty hitters Didi Gregorius ($4,400/$3,200) and Brett Gardner ($4,700/$3,300) in there against right-hander Adam Plutko and his 4.68 ERA.

8/15 DFS Hitting Stack: Cincinnati Reds: Aquino is the first wave of what could be a short and brutal assault on Wacha. Joey Votto ($4,000/$3,300) should fare well in the lefty v. righty matchup, and I’d consider Phillip Ervin ($4,000/$2,500), especially in FanDuel. You could try and add Eugenio Suarez ($4,600/$3,900), but with the lack of reliable cash game pitchers on the docket, it’s a task that could be done if you’re willing to play a long shot on the mound for the 8/15 DFS Hitting.

Sleeper 8/15 DFS Hitting Stack: San Francisco Giants: A much better-hitting team on the road, you could start with Longoria and follow with Kevin Pillar ($4,300/$3,500), who has gone .435-2-6 in the past week. Mike Yastrzemski ($4,500/$3,100) has added three homers and seven RBI in the same span, and you could do worse than bringing Buster Posey ($3,500/$2,700) into the fray. Of the 8/15 DFS Hitting stacks, this one could be sneaky good.

 

 

 

Brandon C. Williams has covered Fantasy Sports since 2013 when he was selected as a finalist for the FSWA Newcomer of the Year. He is an award-winning writer/editor who has been in sports media for 30 years, having worked with likes of the Houston Chronicle, Fox Sports Net, CBSSports.com, Rivals.com and RotoExperts.com. Brandon is a Fantasy Content writer for the Canadian Football League and will begin his second season as a Fantasy Football Columnist for the Associated Press.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

At Win Daily, our motto is to “change your game and change your life.” Sure, we want to help you win that big DFS tournament. But we want you to have a greater enjoyment of Daily Fantasy Sports while you are doing it. Along the way, you also may learn some life lessons and gain some perspectives you may have never considered before.

Join Now

©2020 WIN DAILY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

DISCLAIMER: This site is 100% for entertainment purposes only and does not involve real money betting.
If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call 1-800 GAMBLER. This service is intended for adult users only.

Published

on