Premium Summary: Tuesday, August 20th

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Tuesday, August 20th

Today’s LineupHQ Core Plays (CheeseIsGood)

Core Pitchers:

DK/FDRFT: Sonny Gray, Aaron Sanchez, Jalen Beeks
FD: Shane Bieber, Dallas Keuchel
Y: Clayton Kershaw, Aaron Sanchez

Core Hitters:

DK/FDRFT: Anthony Rizzo, Jean Segura
FD: Yordan Alvarez, Freddie Freeman, Jean Segura, Joc Pederson
Y: Anthony Rizzo, Joc Pederson, Shin-soo Choo, Elvis Andrus

GPP Stacks

Top Overall Stack: LAA
Core Stacks Article: LAA, LAD, NYY
Top GPP Leverage Stack: COL
Meansy’s Favorite Stack: LAD

If I were only making one tournament lineup tonight, it would absolutely contain a stack of the Dodgers. For one, ownership on them is going to be lower on them compared to some other appealing options. And secondly, they are also facing one of the worst starting pitchers on the slate. Despite a 3.00 ERA, the 5.75 SIERA for Sean Reid-Foley tells the true story of what kind of pitcher he has been this season. Furthermore, that 5.75 SIERA also happens to be the worst on the slate. The PlateIQ numbers for these Dodgers is a laughable sea of bright green. Good luck tonight, Sean.

FD Value Stacks: LAA, HOU, LAD, MIN, ATL
DK Value Stacks: HOU, LAA, LAD, CHC, TBR
SlateIQ Leverage Stacks: COL, TBR, CLE, MIN, NYY

Top Rated Pitchers

1. Sonny Gray (DK/FDRFT Core)
2. Clayton Kershaw (Y Core)
3. Aaron Sanchez (DK/FDRFT/Y Core)
4. Shane Bieber (FD Core)
5. Jalen Beeks (DK/FDRFT Core)
6. Dallas Keuchel (FD Core)

Salary Alternatives: Dylan Bundy (FD), Kyle Freeland (two-pitcher sites), Alex Young (two-pitcher sites)
GPP Alternatives: Stephen Strasburg, Michael Pineda, Chris Archer

Top Rated C

1. Yasmani Grandal
2. Gary Sanchez
3. Max Stassi

Salary Alternatives: Buster Posey, Yadier Molina
GPP Alternatives: J.T. Realmuto, Brian McCann, Mitch Garver, Will Smith

Top Rated 1B

1. Anthony Rizzo (DK/FDRFT/Y Core)
2. Freddie Freeman (FD Core)
3. Rhys Hoskins
4. Albert Pujols

Salary Alternatives: Ryan O’Hearn, Jesus Aguilar, Josh VanMeter (FD)
GPP Alternatives: Max Muncy, Danny Santana, Paul Goldschmidt, Matt Adams, Christian Walker

Top Rated 2B

1. Rougned Odor
2. Whit Merrifield (especially on FD)
3. Ozzie Albies

Salary Alternatives: Jack Mayfield, Enrique Hernandez (FD), Josh VanMeter (DK/Y)
GPP Alternatives: Ketel Marte, Jose Altuve, Gleyber Torres, Keston Hiura

Top Rated 3B

1. Alex Bregman
2. Kris Bryant
3. David Fletcher

Salary Alternatives: Matt Duffy, Asdrubal Cabrera, Evan Longoria
GPP Alternatives: Eduardo Escobar, Giovanny Urshela, Josh Donaldson, Nolan Arenado, Eugenio Suarez, Anthony Rendon

Top Rated SS

1. Jean Segura (FD/DK/FDRFT Core)
2. Elvis Andrus (Y Core)
3. Javier Baez

Salary Alternatives: Corey Seager, Paul DeJong, Donovan Solano, Willy Adames
GPP Alternatives: Trevor Story, Francisco Lindor, Trea Turner, Xander Bogaerts, Jorge Polanco

Top Rated OF

1. Joc Pederson (FD/Y Core)
2. Mike Trout
3. Yordan Alvarez (FD Core)
4. Cody Bellinger
5. Shin-soo Choo (Y Core)

Salary Alternatives: Khris Davis, Jon Jay, Lewis Brinson, Matt Joyce, Alex Gordon
GPP Alternatives: Christian Yelich, Michael Brantley, George Springer, Max Kepler, Ronald Acuna, Nelson Cruz, Justin Upton, Aaron Judge

MLB Weather Impacts

Bad Weather Concerns: PIT (Y/G), BAL (Y), CIN (Y/O), ATL (Y)
Good Weather for Pitchers: None
Good Weather for Hitters: TEX, STL, CHC, MIN

PlateIQ Insights

Top PlateIQ SPs: Sonny Gray, Jalen Beeks, Aaron Sanchez
Top PlateIQ K Matchups: Sonny Gray, Jalen Beeks, Aaron Sanchez
Top PlateIQ Bats: Freddie Freeman, Michael Brantley, Rhys Hoskins
Top SB Threats: Jose Altuve, Jose Ramirez, Manuel Margot
Top Bullpens to Target by XFIP: DET, COL, WAS, BAL, KCR

RG Content Referenced

Daily Content Schedule – For All of Today’s Content and Tools
Million Dollar Musings
SlateIQ – Coming Soon!
Expert Survey
Projected Ownership
Consensus Value Rankings

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