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Prepping for the Final Stretch to October

By Mike Moore - 1 year ago in Daily Fantasy, MLB News

With just few weeks left in the 2018 Major League Baseball regular season, the action is likely to create some excitement in daily fantasy contests. While several teams have wrapped up their divisions, those who are still battling for a spot in the postseason will be pulling out all the stops to make it happen.

There are multiple players peaking for their teams at the perfect time. Several of those can be added to your roster for a decent price, leaving room for you to secure some of those can’t miss, top tier salary players.

Crafting the Perfect Outfield

The outfield position might have the deepest pool of talent from which to choose. Of course Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Christian Yelich will cost you a good chunk of your payroll, but all three are tearing the cover off the ball. For those looking for a bit of a bargain, Shohei Ohtani, Yasiel Puig, Michael Conforto, and Charlie Blackmon all fall in the $3500 to $4000 range on FanDuel.

Some Surefire Infielders to Consider

Although the outfielders have been putting up huge daily fantasy numbers, there is some great talent available at each of the infield spots.

First basemen Paul Goldschmidt and Joey Votto continue to prove worthy of their lofty cost, but some under the radar players such as Philadelphia’s Carlos Santana and the A’s Matt Olsen are cheaper alternatives that have been seeing the ball well as of late. On the other corner, Anthony Rendon and Alex Bregman are two of the hottest hitters in baseball. Both are worth the price, but for those needing a more affordable option, Adrian Beltre continues to defy time and Justin Turner falls in that second salary tier despite producing at a solid clip all summer.

Up the middle, Adalberto Mondesi has been one of the few bright spots in a disappointing Royals season. He’s putting up numbers far above his peers and can be picked up for dirt cheap. Francisco Lindor, Xander Bogaerts, and Jose Altuve are of course viable options any night they’re in the lineup. With so few other middle infielders performing as well, consider spending a little extra in these spots.

Lights-out Pitching Options

Jacob deGrom, Justin Verlander, and Blake Snell have been helping DFS players cash in all season. Each have been particularly dazzling to hitters over their last several outings, racking up the fantasy points along the way. For cheaper pickups, Zack Wheeler and Reynaldo Lopez could be great sleeper options. Both have put up a string of quality starts.

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