Following are my top selections for the Mastersball Daily 50-50 GPP contest at RealTime Fantasy Sports on Monday, September 26, the final Monday of the 2016 regular season – unless there are any ties! As always, $135 in prizes are available for just a $5 entry fee. Do not delay joining, as the Mastersball contests remain very popular in 2016.
On a Washington Nationals staff with so many big names, Tanner Roark ($6600) has flown under the radar. Yet, the right-hander has been red-hot, with just four earned runs allowed over his last five starts, with 28 strikeouts over those 32 innings (1.13 ERA). His Monday night opponent at home is the going-nowhere Arizona Diamondbacks.
One hitter Roark should avoid, however, is Snakes’ star Paul Goldschmidt ($6800). Over his last two series, five games on the road at San Diego and Baltimore, the first baseman went 9-for-20 (.450) with three home runs and six RBI. In limited head-to-head career action, Goldy is 2-for-6 against Roark plus a walk and a sac fly.