Aug 12, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Multiple exposure of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
FanDuel Picks For August 18
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Welcome back to the best place to get fantasy sports advice across multiple sports. Today I am going to give you my best picks and choices for your FanDuel lineups that I can. My advice is based purely on mathematical and statistical analysis and I try to avoid using player biases and so forth.
NOTE: these FanDuel picks are based solely on statistics. Some players have never faced their opponents, or have very little experience against them. I am not saying that none of those are good picks. This is based on statistical analysis only. If you have a gut feeling, then by all means, follow that. This is not an exact science.
Here are my FanDuel picks for August 18:
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Aug 7, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Raisel Iglesias (26) throws in the third inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers ($13,400): Kershaw was back to his dominant 20 fantasy points performance self in his last start. He is going to be really hard to beat anytime he takes the mound for fantasy teams over the stretch run. He is worth the start just based on the fact that you know what you are going to get from him almost anytime he takes the mound.
Raisel Iglesias, Reds ($6,900): Iglesias has been pretty solid and consistent for the Reds over his last few starts. He is a pretty good bargain type of player at $6,900 and should be a safe bet to score between 10-15 fantasy points. He has a fairly tough match-up with the Royals, but he does get the good news of facing them at home. If you are looking to save some money on pitching and load up on the offensive end, then Iglesias is a great option for you.
Next: FanDuel Infield Hitter Options
Jul 31, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter (13) hits a solo home run off of Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick (not pictured) in the first inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Infield Hitter Options:
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Matt Carpenter, Cardinals ($3,900): Carpenter has been brilliant lately. He has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games and he has hit five home runs in that span. He does not have the best career mark against Mike Leake with a 7/30 mark, but I think it is good enough considering how he is playing to use him on the 18th.
Adrian Beltre, Rangers ($3,300): Beltre is always a good option for me, but for the 18th I really like him. He has a .333 average with three home runs and five RBI against Hisashi Iwakuma and will look to improve upon that mark on the 18th.
Next: FanDuel Outfield Hitter Options
Aug 6, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves right fielder Nick Markakis (22) hits a two run RBI double in the second inning of their game against the Miami Marlins at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
Outfield Hitter Options:
Jackie Bradley Jr. Red Sox ($2,900): Bradley Jr. makes this list today just based on the fact of how hot he has been and how inexpensive he has been. He has one of the hottest bats in all of baseball lately and his cheap price tag should make him a nice option until he cools off or until FanDuel raises his price.
Nick Markakis, Braves ($2,900): Markakis makes for another good option on the 18th. He has faced off with James Shields plenty of times and seems to do pretty well against him. He has a .311 average in 74 at-bats with two home runs, nine RBI and a stolen base.
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