Tonight’s the final contest of the Tout Daily regular season. The final three Golden Tickets into the champions will be awarded along with the wild card entry for the highest points total over the length of the contest.
Here’s who the outs are relying on to get them to the promised land.
Michael Rathburn (Rotowire, @FantasyRath)
German Marquez: Prefer him on the road, in a good pitching environment, with an Astros lineup missing Altuve/Springer.
Ronald Acuna: I’m going to keep riding him. 7 games in row of at least 14 PPG
Jeff Boggis (Fantasy Football Empire, @JeffBoggis)
Anibal Sanchez: Anibal Sanchez ($8,600) – I need a Golden Ticket miracle tonight and will zig while the masses zag. Trying to save some money in starting pitching, so I am going with Anibal Sanchez to get the job and the sweep tonight at home against the Miami Marlins.
Ronald Acuna Jr.: Ronald Acuna Jr. ($4,900) – Over the past 14 days, Acuna is by far the top ranked player. In this time span, he has 15 runs, 7 home runs, 14 RBI, 3 stolen bases, and a batting average of .375.
Gene McCaffrey (Wise Guy Baseball, @WiseGuyGene)
Justin Verlander: I’m paying up ($12.6k) because I think JV has the best chance to post a 30+-point game, and an excellent chance to be 20+ points.
Daniel Murphy: It had to happen that he would catch fire, good matchup against John Gant and the shaky STL pen, at a reasonable $4.2 cost.
Zach Steinhorn (Baseball Prospectus, @zachsteinhorn)
J.A. Happ: In two starts versus the Rays this year, Happ has registered a 2.53 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP and the Tampa Bay offense has struggled this month (13th in the AL in OPS).
Marcell Ozuna: Consistently underpriced ($3,800 today) and facing the inconsistent Gio Gonzalez. Ozuna boasts a .311/.357/.481 slash line in 106 at-bats versus lefties this season.
Ray Murphy (BaseballHQ, @RayHQ)
Anibal Sanchez: Don’t love the ace tier today, so I’ll drop down to Anibal and German Marquez in the mid tier
Robinson Chirinos: Gets a break from catching to DH tonight, batting 5th, in Texas, vs. LHP. Yup.
Todd Zola (Mastersball, @toddzola)
Blaine Hardy: The sole objective tonight is scoring 50 more points than Wolfman to capture most overall points for the third straight season #humblebrag. Rick isn’t going to make it easy, he’ll play it SMART. So, I need to find a couple of spots to distinguish my lineup, Hartdy should help achieve that. it could backfire big time as the White Sox have some pop (not much else) and are running eight RHB up there, but I need something different than Rick.
All the Mets: Man, putting the overall scoring title on the Mets sticks, I must be insane. Or, that’s how little I trust Andrew Cashner.
Phil Hertz (BaseballHQ, @prhz50)
Corey Kluber: Ace at a little discount
Wilmer Flores: Last chance to use my guy