MLB Fantasy Sports Week 21 Tips

Fantasy Sports
Updated Friday 25th August 2017, 12:22 PM

As August draws to a close and the Playoffs loom, the most important stretch of the MLB regular season awaits.  While some teams have already run away with their divisions (Astros, Nationals, Dodgers), others cling to fragile leads (Cubs, Indians, Red Sox). In order to secure postseason berths, these clubs will have to hold on and ride out the rest of the season on top. That’s much easier said than done considering how many competitive teams are chasing them (Cardinals, Royals, Yankees). Daily Fantasy Baseball will also become much more competitive once the Playoffs begin due to the smaller field of MLB players to choose from, so take advantage of the next month and a half to win some contests.

Wil Myers

Though the Padres may have been rendered irrelevant by brutal NL West competition once again this year (they trail the 1st-place Dodgers by 32.5 games), Wil Myers has had a fantastic 2017 campaign.  The 26 year-old 1st baseman from North Carolina joined the San Diego in 2015 and has enjoyed his best years there.  Though he’s hitting just .238 this season, he’s racked up 24 homers and 59 RBI’s on one of the worst teams in baseball. That puts him on pace to break his career-high mark of 28 home runs last year, and on top of that he owns a .325 on-base percentage. Myers currently costs $3,600 on both FanDuel and DraftKings.

Marcell Ozuna

Giancarlo Stanton isn’t the only Marlin putting up incredible numbers this season. Marcell Ozuna, Miami’s starting left fielder, currently has a .306 batting average as well as 27 homers (11th in the NL) and 93 RBI’s (5th in the NL). Because of players like Stanton and Ozuna, the Marlins sit in 2nd place in the NL East and just 6 games out of a Wild Card spot in the playoffs. Ozuna has already set career highs in HR’s, RBI’s, Batting Average, Walks, OBP, Slugging Percentage, OPS, and more.  Not only that, but there’s still over a month left in the regular season. He’s taken himself from relative insignificance to an All-Star berth and a potential playoff berth for a team that didn’t even sniff the postseason last year. Best of all, he only costs $3,000 on FanDuel and $4,000 on DraftKings.

Jake Arrieta

Jake Arrieta has had a bit of a down year, but he’s still a great option as your Daily Fantasy Baseball pitcher.  Few pitchers can maintain the numbers he put up in 2015, finishing with a ridiculous 1.77 ERA, 236 strikeouts, and a masterful 22-6 record. He fell back to Earth last year with more modest numbers, and he’s having another solid season in 2017. He currently owns a 3.63 ERA, 141 strikeouts, and a 13-8 record. Though he may not be a Cy Young Award winner again this year, he’s one of the best pitchers on the DFS market today. This Cubs star will cost you around $10,000 on FanDuel and $11,000 on DraftKings.

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Last Updated: Friday, 25 August 2017 12:22:06+00:00
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