MLB DFS – 9/16 (Early)



I seriously have no clue what slate you want to play early today, but there are baseball games being played at 1pm, 4pm and 6pm.  Good luck finding the right site with all games included.

DK has a much better breakdown and that’s not saying much.  So I am focusing on the 1pm, 4pm and 6pm games today.  You know, the ones that are … EARLY


Dallas Keuchel … This much I know…  Keuchel is a 1pm game, the first game of the day, so he’s on whatever slate you are playing that has the 1pm games on it.  He’s my top arm today among all the early games at home where he’s rock solid.

Carlos Carrasco … Cookie owns the Royals, but is usually someone people target on the road.  He’s going to be a popular play today and someone I think you can consider fading in larger tournaments.

Rick Porcello … This is one of the 6pm games today so you cant pair him with Keuchel, but he’s my favorite arm in the middle/afternoon slate today against Tampa.   Porcello is usually a 6 inning guy with upside for 7 k’s or so but he’ll give up a couple runs.  It’s a weak pitching slate and he’s the safest arm.


Jordon Montgomery – Baltimore is done… They made their little run and now they’re cruising into the off-season.  Montgomery doesn’t pitch deep into the games because the Yanks are babying him but the Orioles have lots of guys who struggle with lefties and J-Monty is my SP2 choice on both slates because he’s on both of them!  So fun!!!

Erasmo Ramirez … There’s some bold statements out there these days.  But none better than my Astros short pitcher height theory.  Erasmo is only 5’11…  Lets look at his BvP here…  Oh, imagine that.  He’s dominated these hitters.  Fire up some Erasmoooooo


Nats/Dodgers … Fantastic hitting conditions early in this game between the Dodgers and Nationals.  I expect a high scoring game here.

Cards / Cubs … I see fireworks in this game today.  Wind blowing out ot left.  3pm start in Wrigley and 80+ degree temps.

Reds  … The Reds have crushed Nova and are favored today with Sal Romano pitching?  Fire up the big Red machine again!

White Sox … Back on the Sox again today despite the low production last night.  Love Yolmer Sanchez and Jose Abreu.


Yankees … Worked out okay last night.  So lets try this again…  (ducks)

Astros … Short pitcher theory.



  • Tucker Barnhardt
  • Beef Castillo – If he sits then it’s a huge boost for Montgomery. He’s the main bat to worry about.
  • Willson Contreras
  • Pedro Severino (Early-Early.. No, like the Early-Early Slate… The other early one)

First Base

  • Jose Abreu (Oh, he’s on the late early middle, not quite main slate)
  • Cody Bellinger
  • Anthony Rizzo in the hizzo

Second Base

  • Yolmer Sanchez
  • Scooter Gennett
  • Whit Merrifield

Third Base

  • Eugenio Suarez
  • Anthony Rendon
  • Manny Machado
  • Justin Turner


  • Corey Seager – Still too cheap on FD
  • Didi Gregorious
  • Francisco Lindor
  • Paul DeJong

Outfield – Tier 1

  • Scott Schebler
  • Bruce, Jay
  • Aaron Judge
  • Andrew McCutchen

Outfield – Tier 2

  • Josh Reddick
  • Melky Cabrera
  • Jose Martinez
  • Mookie Betts
  • Andrew Benintendi

Outfield – Value Tier

  • Curtis Granderson
  • Howie Kendrick
  • Jason Heyward
  • Adam Frazier
  • Nicky Delmonico



  1. Didi Gregorious – SS – Chairman
  2. Anthony Rizzo – 1B
  3. Cody Bellinger – OF (DK)
  4. Eugenio Suarez – 3B
  5. Jay Bruce – OF
  6. Andrew McCutchen – OF
  7. Willson Contreras – C
  8. Yolmer Sanchez – 2B
  9. BONUS …………….. Corey Seager – SS

Follow me on twitter @steve_renner for any feedback or questions.   Just dont ask me if I like someone I said I am fading or if I like Mike Zunino….   Okay???

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