The Dongers Club: Wed 8/29

Take a gander at the MLB DFS slate tonight with the Dongers Club. Can we trust any of the value arms out there tonight or should we eat the chalk?? Find out inside.
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PITCHING

Not a ton of pitching options to fall in love with tonight but they're also priced fairly reasonably so we don't gotta sweat a high priced arm killing us.

Sean Newcomb ... I suspect Newcomb is the popular choice tonight. Folks trust him and will use him against the Rays.

Zack Godley ... Godley has had two horrible starts against the Giants this year, but I still trust and like the match-up tonight. Maybe not as much as Newcomb and certainly if he is chalk we can consider fading him as he has shown to struggle at times early in games and could quickly be out. But on a bad SP slate he ranks near the top.

Miles Mikolas ... When there's limited options that stand out with a ton of upside I generally like to find someone that I trust can pitch deep into the game. Mikolas is just that. He's not someone who is sexy or is gonna run away with the slate or pitch a high score but he's consistently someone to rely upon for 6+ innings and at home against the Pirates he has a comfortable spot to use him in.

FADE

Jalen Beeks ... Beeker will be the relief arm tonight for Tampa which means he likely comes in and immediatley see's all the good Braves bats vs LHP at the bottom of the order -- no thanks.

STACKS

BREWERS ... Yelich, Cain, Shaw, Aguilar

This really feels like a Jesus Aguilar game against Matt Harvey. Harvey has been good since coming to Cincinnati, no doubt, but humid conditions in Cincinnati and the Brewers style of play in that ballpark are too hard for me to pass up tonight.

INDIANS ... Lindor, J-Ram, Edwin/Alonso, Allen

Kohl Stewart is terrible. The Indians are tough to stack at the top for home runs because of their price and I don't think they're going to necessarily hit a ton of bombs here but they'll turn the lineup over a bunch and I really think they roll out 7-8 runs tonight.

TWINS ... Rosario, Kepler, Morrison ... LiC

SNEAKY

CARDINALS ... Carpenter, Molina, Martinez, Adams

The Cardinals welcome in Trevor Williams and they're very familiar with him. T-Will on the road is someone I like to attack and the Cardinals are playing great baseball right now with sights on getting into the playoffs. They should be sneaky tonight against the Pirates and I like this top of the lineup to stay hot.

VALUE

BRAVES ... Suzuki, Camargo, Culberson, Swanson

Bottom of the Braves order, most of these guys have hit LHP well and Beeks will be in the game in time for them.

HITTER RANKINGS

CATCHER

  1. Yadier Molina
  2. Wilson Ramos ... Get's to crush Gio again if he gets the start.
  3. Kurt Suzuki

Value - Manny Pina

FIRST BASE

  1. Yonder Alonso ... slight savings on Edwin, both good plays today.
  2. Max Muncy
  3. Jesus Aguilar

Value - Matt Adams

SECOND BASE

  1. Brian Dozier
  2. Travis Shaw
  3. Lourdes Gurriel

Value - Alen Hanson

THIRD BASE

  1. Jose Ramirez
  2. Matt Carpenter ... Consider him here on DK since 1B is deep
  3. Charlie Culberson

Value - Maikel Franco

SHORTSTOP

  1. Johan Camargo
  2. Aledmys Diaz
  3. Francisco Lindor
  4. Manny Machado

Value - Tim Beckham

OUTFIELD - Tier 1

  1. Christian Yelich
  2. Avisail Garcia
  3. Bryce Harper
  4. Brett Gardner

OUTFIELD - Tier 2

  1. Eddie Rosario
  2. Max Kepler
  3. Adam Jones
  4. Lo Cain

OUTFIELD - Tier 3

  1. Greg Allen
  2. Craig Gentry
  3. Mason Williams
  4. Adam Eaton

DONGERS CLUB

  1. Avisail Garcia - OF - Chairman
  2. Jonathan Schoop - 2B
  3. Yonder Alonso - 1B
  4. Eddie Rosario - OF
  5. Aledmys Diaz - SS
  6. Wilson Ramos - C
  7. Johan Camargo - 3B
  8. Michael Brantley - OF
  9. BONUS ................... Eric Thames - 1B/OF