Top 5s: Tuesday, August 30th

Below I look at the top cash game and GPP plays for tonight’s on slate. I also take a look at the best and worst BvPs Tuesday’s slate, as well as the top stacks on the day.

Top 5 Cash Game Plays:

1. Max Scherzer (Washington): Step one for all your cash games on Tuesday click Max Scherzer. Scherzer has a great matchup tonight against the Phillies, who rank 29th in MLB in runs. In his last start against Philadelphia, he struck out 11 batters. Scherzer has struck out at least ten batters in three out of his last five starts.
2. Joey Votto (Cincinnati): Tonight it’s Votto turn to face the soft tossing washed up Jered Weaver . Votto has hit two home runs in his last three games.
3. Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels): Mike Trout seems to be flying under the radar in terms of DFS baseball this season. Well he’s on my radar tonight. Trout has ten hits in his last six games, including two home runs and two doubles. Tonight he gets to face some pitcher named Tim Adleman.
4. Nolan Arenado (Colorado): The Rookies are finally back in Coors. Tonight he gets to face Rich Hill, the lefty is just making his second start since returning from injury. Arenado has eight hits in his last three games including a Home Run, Triple , and double.
5. Freddie Freeman (Atlanta): While you can never stack the Braves, Freeman makes for a great cash game play. Tonight he gets to face the washed up Edwin Jackson, who he has great BvP history against. Freeman has two home runs in 17 at-bats against Jackson. Freeman hit a home run last game.

Top 5 GPP Plays:

1. Drew Pomeranz (Boston): Pomeranz will be lowly owned compared to Scherzer, Hamels, Cueto, and probably Hendricks too. Pomeranz has a great matchup against Tampa Bay at home. Pomeranz just shut down the Rays last time out. Pomeranz struck out 11 Tampa Bay hitters.
2. Brian Dozier (Minnesota): Dozier has quietly been one of the best players in this second half of the season. Dozier has done a little bit of everything from hitting to power too stealing bases. Tonight he gets to face the awful Josh Tomlin. Murphy, Carpenter, and Altuve will all be highly owned.
3. Justin Turner (Los Angeles Dodgers): Turner will be super low owned on this slate compared to Arenado and Donaldson. Tuner has struggled recently with just one hit in his last 17 at-bats, but playing in Coors can cure those things. He also gets to face a lefty tonight.
4. Yoenis Cespedes (New York Mets): Cespedes has shown no signs of rust after coming off the DL. Cespedes has hit two home runs in his last two games. Give me a player with his upside that will have very low ownership on this slate.
5. Mark Trumbo (Baltimore): J.A. Happ has been lights out this season, but as you saw last game against the Angeles he is beatable. Anytime you can take Trumbo against a lefty and he will be lowly owned I will take it. Trumbo has two home runs in his last five games.

TOP 5 BvP:

1. Steve Pearce vs. J.A. Happ (9-25, 4 HRs)
2. Michael Saunders vs. Ubaldo Jimenez (7-16,3 HRs)
3. Matt Carpenter vs. Wily Peralta (17-35, 2 HRs)
4. Didi Gregorius vs. Edinson Volquez (4-9, 2 HRs)
5. Freddie Freeman vs. Edwin Jackson (7-17,2 HRs)

Bottom 5 BvP:

1. Maikel Franco vs. Max Scherzer (1-12)
2. Jose Bautista vs. Ubaldo Jimenez (3-33)
3. Matt Adams vs. Wily Peralta (3-22)
4. George Springer vs. Kendall Graveman (1-12)
5. David Ortiz vs. Jake Odorizzi (4-22)

Top 5 Stacks:

1. Detroit
2. Colorado
3. Toronto
4. Los Angeles Dodgers
5. Cleveland

Top 5 under the radar Stacks:

1. Baltimore
2. Atlanta
3. Texas
4. Los Angeles Angels
5. St. Louis

About the Author

  • Scott Shirley (Scott121422)

  • Scott has been playing fantasy sports since the 2000s, and started playing daily in late 2012. While he plays all kinds of sports, he really enjoys playing and writing about the college sports. Since information for college players are hard to find, don’t be afraid to ask him some questions.

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