Daily Fantasy GPP Plays – Saturday, October 1st
October 1, 2016 | Jason Bales
Welcome to Daily Fantasy GPP Plays. This title should be pretty self-explanatory, as this article will focus on a two or three tournament-style pitchers and four or five tournament-style hitters. Instead of looking for consistency, we will be looking for players with very high upside. Do not use any of these recommendations in 50/50 contests, as they will all be very risky. Let’s get down to it!
Hisashi Iwakuma (vs OAK, $8,200)
Hisashi Iwakuma gets a great matchup tonight against the struggling Oakland Athletics’ offense, and he can be used in tournaments without hesitation. In his last four starts, he has over 15 fantasy points in three of them. In his last 10 starts, he does have a game over 30 fantasy points, and his price tag is low enough for that to be well above value. With a 3.96 ERA, 16-12 record, and 142 strikeouts over 195.1 innings pitched. His K-rate is not ideal, but he tends to get the job done anyway.
Collin McHugh (at LAA, $7,700)
Collin McHugh has over 20 fantasy points in two of his last four starts, and for his price tag, that is great production. The Los Angeles Angels do not have a great offense, and McHugh should be able to at least hit value tonight. He is used to pitching in Houston, so a trip to pitcher-friendly Los Angeles will do him some good. In three starts against the Angels this season, McHugh is averaging 17 fantasy points. Use him in both 50/50 contests and tournaments.
Evan Gattis (at LAA, $4,000)
Evan Gattis has a lot of power and upside tonight against the Los Angeles Angels. He has 32 home runs on the season with 70 RBIs to boot. In his last start, he posted 17 fantasy points. His price tag is up there right now, but he is worth it in tournaments. Skaggs has an ERA over four, so base runners are going to be commonplace tonight.
Devon Travis (at BOS, $3,700)
Devon Travis is one of the better hitting second basemen in the league, and he gets a great matchup against the Boston Red Sox Eduardo Rodriguez, who currently has a 4.68 ERA on the season. The Toronto Blue Jays are going to score multiple runs, and Travis will be a part of that. He is hitting .243 in his last 10 games, but in his last start, he posted 15 fantasy points. His upside is there, as he currently has 10 home runs on the season in limited at-bats. There are better 50/50 contest options.
Jose Iglesias (at ATL, $2,900)
Jose Iglesias is hitting over .300 in his last 10 games, making him a great option in both 50/50 contests and tournaments right now. The Detroit Tigers are set to play the Atlanta Braves with Aaron Blair on the mound. Blair has an ERA over eight on the season, so the Detroit Tigers are likely going to score multiple runs. That will leave a few RBI opportunities on the board for Iglesias.