Giancarlo Stanton (OF, MIA) - I will make this simple. Stanton heads into the final day of the season with 59 homers. With no postseason ahead of them, it being a home game, and no guarantees that he will be with the club in 2018, Stanton will be hoping to put on a show for the home fans. He will be swinging for the fences each time up in hopes of hitting number 60. Pay the $4500 and start him.
Jon Lester (SP, CHC) - The veteran lefty was dominant in his final start of 2017 as the Cubs topped the Reds 9-0. Lester went five innings, allowing zero earned runs, on four hits while striking out seven and walking none. On the season, Lester is sporting a 4.33 ERA a 1.32 WHIP with 180 strikeouts in 180.2 innings. Despite his metrics being down a bit, Lester has performed right around the top 50 starters in fantasy. He is averaging three walks per nine innings, and the strand rate of 68.1% is down from a whopping 84.9% in 2016. His FIP of 4.20 is his highest since 2007. Despite the down numbers, he has still performed well, and is a nice middle of the rotation piece, and should be treated as such headed into 2018.
Wil Myers (1B, SD) - Myers finished 2 for 4 with a solo home run Saturday as the Padres edged the Giants 3-2. The 26-year-old owns a .243/.328/.464 slash line along with 30 home runs, 74 RBI and 20 stolen bases. While he has fallen short of his 40/40 goal that was set in the offseason, Myers has still been a very productive fantasy piece. His K% remains nearly 4% higher than 2016, as it sits currently at 27.8%, which is perhaps evidence of him pressing a bit to hit his goal. The BABIP is a bit low at .296, and despite the negatives, he remains one of the few first basemen with the ability to post a 20/20 season. His eligibility in the outfield is nice as well. Rank him around the tenth first baseman heading into 2018.
Domingo Santana (OF, MIL) - Santana did some yard work Saturday, despite the Brewers coming up on the short end of a 7-6 score to the Cardinals. The 25-year-old finished 3 for 5 on the day with a home run and two RBI. On the season, he is sporting a .278/.371/.505 slash with 30 home runs, 85 RBI, 15 stolen bases. Much like teammate Travis Shaw, Santana is having a
breakout season of his own. When looking at his metrics, the 29.4% K% jumps off the page, but the .360 BABIP offsets some of it, and helps the OBP to be a solid number. His .368 wOBA along with his 124 weight runs created plus show just how big of an impact he has on the Brewers offense. If he can keep doing things to offset the strikeouts, he is a nice mid round target to help in multiple categories in 2018.
Johnny Cueto (SP, ARI) - Cueto looks to be a solid option if you want to fade the top couple of pitchers on the slate, as he takes on San Diego in what will be the final regular season DFS slate of the season. At $8400 he is a nice pivot to save a few bucks for bats. Cueto seems to have regained his form after a rough beginning to the year. He is coming off two straight quality starts against two solid offenses in Colorado and Arizona. He makes for a solid option on the last day of the season.
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