If you watched baseball yesterday, you probably have a pretty good feel for who the best performers were. If you weresweating your lineups on DraftKings, you probably have a pretty good feel for who the best performers were. But the Perfect Lineup? Well that’s what we’re here for. Check out the daily perfect lineup below!
MLB Headlines – September 1st
Dallas Keuchel Spins Another Gem at Home
-In 15 home starts this season, Keuchel is averaging 28.7 DraftKings fantasy points per start. That compares to just 17.9 fantasy points per start on the road.
-Keuchel was on 38.82% of winning lineups last night on DraftKings, so people are clearly buying into the Minute Maid Park advantage.
MLB PERFECT LINEUP
-Bartolo Colon made his way into the Perfect Lineup in back-to-back starts and continues todominate the Phillies. On August 26th, he posted 30.95 fantasy points in Philadelphia and he one-upped that on Monday. His 37 fantasy points were the most among all starters on Monday.
– Dallas Keuchel was excellent again on Monday but Mark Trumbo snuck through with a pair of home runs to find his way into the optimal lineup.
-Mark Canha has been on an absolute tear lately, with double digit fantasy points in four of his last ten games but was just 0.8% owned last night on DraftKings.
-No team had more than 1 player in the DraftKings Perfect Lineup last night.
TOP 20 FANTASY POINT SCORERS
-Pitching was again solid last night, as indicated by the relatively low scores on DraftKings and the fact that 5 pitchers were in the top 7 fantasy point performers overall. 9 pitchers were in the top 20 overall.
-The Astros were the highest scoring team on average last night, averaging 11.87 fantasy points per player.
-The Athletics were surprisingly 2nd in average fantasy points per player, despite only having one player in the top 20 overall performers.
-The Rangers, despite their recent hot streak, were the lowest scoring team on average. Texas players averaged just 1.49 fantasy points against Tyson Ross and the Padres.
TOP 20 HIGHEST OWNED PLAYERS
– David Price and Dallas Keuchel had nearly identical price tags on Monday, but Price got the nodon a slightly higher number of DraftKings lineups. Keuchel turned out to be the right call though, scoring 6 more fantasy points than Price.
-Cubs rookie stud Kyle Schwarber continues to be extremely popular on DraftKings and last night found himself at 30% owned despite a high price tag.
-Games at Coors Field are always likely to be highly owned because of the expectation of lots ofruns. Last night DK users clearly favored the Diamondbacks (5.05% owned on average) to the Rockies (just 2.36% owned on average).
-The Cubs were the highest owned team on average last night at 5.41% owned per player.
-The Mariners were the lowest owned team last night at 0.56% owned per player. Mark Trumbo excelled but overall they averaged just 5.32 fantasy points per player.
TOP 20 VALUE PLAYS
1 – Value Plays defined by top 20 players in terms of $/Pt (salary divided by total fantasy points).
-Travis Jankowski may have been hitting 9th last night but at the minimum price tag he truly excelled, finishing the night as the best value play.
-None of the top 10 best value players were over 5% owned last night on DraftKings.
-The Reds were an unpopular team at just 0.91% owned on average but they finished the night as the best team for value, averaging $3200 DK points per dollar spent.
-The worst value team last night was the Mets despite a gem from Bartolo Colon. Their prices have skyrocketed of late and the bats weren’t too impressive last night, leaving them with an average value of $4815 per player.
TOP 20 KEYS TO SUCCESS
1 – Keys to success defined as highest owned players on winning lineups. This stat is a derivative of percentage owned, except it includes only lineups that finished in the money on DraftKings.