After an insane ending to the NL Wild Card Game, the MLB Postseason is officially off to a flying start! in MLB DFS, let’s keep our good regular season daily fantasy baseball juju rolling right into October! We have the AL Wild Card Game on the way and for our Showdown lineup, who makes the cut?
Are Charlie Morton or Sean Manaea worth the five-figure investments? Should you pony up for an All-Star like Matt Chapman? Can you justify Austin Meadows and Marcus Semien in the $9,000s? If you’re looking to cash in on DraftKings for tonight’s game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics, then read on for our AL Wild Card Game DFS picks as we look for the best MLB DFS picks and best DFS value plays of the day.
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*All dollar values according to DraftKings as of 10/2/19
Matt Chapman, Athletics, 3B, $11,100
Fresh off of setting new career highs in homers (36), RBIs (91) and runs scored (102), Matt Chapman gets the nod as our Captain in our AL Wild Card Game Showdown lineup. Chapman finished 5th in AL WAR (6.7) and did most of his heavy lifting at home. 21 of his 36 homers came in Oakland, and 25 of his dingers came off right-handed pitching. In Oakland’s 4-game home series against the Rays in mid-June, Chapman went 5-for-13 (.385) with 2 homers, 2 doubles, 5 RBIs and 4 runs, reaching base 8 times in total. Chapman had 6 hits (including 2 homers) in his final 4 games of the regular season and has a homer and a triple lifetime against Charlie Morton (but is 3-for-15). He’s a better hitter against righties who rakes at home, and is worthy of this Captain’s pick on Wednesday.
Click ahead to Page 2 for the top studs to back in your AL Wild Card Game DFS lineup!