The Dongers Club – MLB DFS – 9/22


This is it folks!  Home stretch is here for regular season MLB.  Next to last Friday slate of the season and guess what…



Pitching appears bleak today.

Justin Verlander … Houston at home against the Angels isn’t as easy of a slam dunk considering the Angels are still fighting for a final wild card spot.  JV has been really good since coming to Houston and really good in the second half.  He’s the top arm today by a mile.

Jon Gray … The Padres are on the verge of making a final playoff push…  Wait, they’re eliminated?  Damn.  Anyways.  I’m gonna keep going back to this well until it falls.  Oh, wait.  It’s died the last four nights in a row.  Well.  Jon Gray won me a ton of money last year when he pitched in San Diego?  How’s that for a reason?

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Masahiro Tanaka … Has pitched very well versus Toronto and the Jays are bad and completely mailing it in.  Tanaka needs a good start before the playoffs and I’ll consider him as a second lineup guy

Jeff Samardzjia … Yeah, it’s this bleak.  I won’t go Hill who likely doesnt pitch deep and the Dodgers are returning home after an east coast trip?   Shark shutdown mode tonight folks.


Longshot SP2 / Sneaky

Kyle Gibson … Tigers have mailed it in.  Twins winning every day it seems.


Nick Martinez … Texas wins 10-1 tonight and Martinez will limit Oakland’s HR upside…    Hedge it.

Hey, it’s late September baseball….  The pitching gets weird!



Diamondbacks … A lefty in Chase field with the roof “possibly” opening mid way through the game and Arizona needing a win?  Just eat the JD Martinez chalk.  Eat it.  All of it. Royals  … Salvy, Hosmer, Moose, Melky and my main man WHIT!  Royals will keep rolling and play loose all weekend.  I think we see some offensive fireworks from them the rest of the way.  Red Sox … If they can’t hit some HR in Cincinnati then they’re really the worst power team of all time. Sneaky / Tier 2Braves … Lively and the Phils go on the road where they’ll struggle.  Freeman will go yard tonight. Rangers … Love Odor, Gallo, Elvis and Beltre 


Yankees – I love Gardner and that is it.

Orioles – Something feels off and dead with this team.








  • Wilson Ramos
  • Buster Posey
  • Salvador Perez
  • Chris Iannetta

First Base

  • Freddie Freeman
  • Paul Goldschmidt
  • Justin Bour
  • Mitch Moreland

Second Base

  • Neil Walker
  • Scooter Gennett – Reds upset Boston tonight
  • Jason Kipnis
  • Whit Merrifield

Third Base

  • Nolan Arenado
  • Mike Moustakas
  • Jake Lamb – Lefty vs Lefty sneaky sneaky!
  • Evan Longoria – Camden Narrative


  • Trea Turner
  • Elvis in Oakland Andrus!
  • Tim Beckham – Narrative.  If he plays…

Outfield – Tier 1

  • JD Martinez
  • Giancarlo Stanton
  • Carlos Gonzalez
  • Ryan Braun

Outfield – Tier 2

  • Andrew Benintendi
  • Jay Bruce
  • Brett Gardner
  • Jesse Winker
  • Mookie Betts
  • Marcell Ozuna

Outfield – Value

  • Steven Souza Jr
  • Melky Cabrera
  • Nick Markakis
  • Byron Buxton


  1. JD Martinez – OF – Chairman
  2. Elvis Andrus – SS
  3. Giancarlo Stanton – OF
  4. Carlos Gonzalez – OF
  5. Jason Kipnis – 2B
  6. Freddie Freeman – 1B
  7. Evan Longoria – 3B
  8. BONUS …………….. Andrew Benintendi – OF

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Steve has been a part of the Full Time DFS team from the beginning when we migrated over from Scout Fantasy Sports. As a former contributor on the message forums at Scout he developed a following for his unique writing on MLB DFS. He continued this over with the launch of FullTimeDFS and built a team and platform focused on the common every day DFS player and not those who are just looking for a quick win or to build out MME in every sport for screenshot glory. Steve (sdchickens) specializes in MLB (Dongers Club), NHL (Slap Shot) and NFL (The Ambush). On a personal level he also loves College Sports and will dabble in them for DFS purposes a ton. And yes, he's an avid Saints fan.