MLB DFS Plays 8/12

These are my 3 Daily DFS picks for August 12th, 2018

Yasiel Puig – Los Angeles Dodgers OF – Owned 68% – Salary $4,600

This afternoon Yasiel Puig faces Chad Bettis and the Rockies, at Coors Field. This is a great matchup for Puig in many ways. First off, Puig is on fire in August, as he has posted a .345/.367/.690 slash line along with 3 homers, 6 RBI, and 2 stolen bases. Puig also has crushed the Rockies this season to the tune of a 1.205 OPS, 3 homers, 7 RBI, and a stolen bag. Lastly, Puig has hit much better vs RHP this season and holds a .876 OPS and 12 homers against them. He also boasts a .250 ISO, and a 138 wRC+. On the other hand, Bettis has been crushed by righties this season, allowing a 7.18 ERA, .305 BAA, 1.65 WHIP, and a 39% hard-hit rate. Bettis has also struggled a ton at Coors this season, with a 9.74 ERA, .344 BAA, and 10 homers allowed. On the whole, Puig is has a great matchup, is hitting great right now, and is a must play today.

Tyler Austin – Minnesota Twins 1B – Owned 2% – Salary $3,600

Facing Matt Boyd and the Tigers this afternoon in only his 2nd game back from Triple-A, I expect a great game from Tyler Austin. Austin, not only this year but for his career, has been a lefty crusher. He has posted an insane .361/.432/.722 slash line with 9 homers and 25 homers against them for his career. He also blasted a homer off of lefty Francisco Liriano yesterday. Lastly, Austin boasts a ridiculous .330 ISO, 165 wRC+, and 45% hard-hit rate vs lefties for his career. Boyd, however, struggled in his only start in August and has fallen off a cliff since his amazing start to the season. He also allowed a 2 run double to Austin in his only appearance vs him. Overall, Tyler Austin offers great power upside against a left-handed pitcher and should be a sneaky amazing value pick in DFS today. Make sure to get him in your lineups.

Top 3 Players Today

  1. Giancarlo Stanton vs Martin Perez
  2. Jose Ramirez vs Dylan Covey
  3. JD Martinez/Mookie Betts/Andrew Benintendi vs Alex Cobb

 

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Luke Barnett

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Philly-raised fantasy maven who believes that, when the Phillies finally acquire Mike Trout, the city's domination of American sports will be complete (say hello Joel Embiid, Carson Wentz, Doug Pederson, Jay Wright...and Rocky Balboa!).