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Gonzalez will face the Padres in Nationals Park. He’s a heavy favorite and has the second lowest OTT (see pitcher chart) on the slate. The Padres strike out 26.3% of the time, highest rate in the league. It’s a good matchup for Gonzalez, but he’s priced at $11,900. The price makes me hesitant, especially in tournaments. Gonzalez is a good bet for 18-23 DK points, but I’d be surprised to see him with a ceiling game of 30+ points.
Tanaka will face the Rangers in Globe Life Park. The Rangers strike out 26.3% of the time, tied with the Padres for the highest rate in the league. The Rangers also have the third lowest wRC+ in the league. Tanaka is priced affordably, but is risky for cash games due to his inconsistency this season. I will have tournament shares of Tanaka and may end up with him as my SP2, but I’d like to see the Rangers lineup before plugging him into my cash game lineup.
Berrios will likely be the highest owned player on Monday. He’ll face the Tigers in Target Field. The Tigers don’t strike out often, but some of that is their home park suppresses strikeouts. Berrios is a big favorite and is tied with Gonzalez and Tanaka for the second lowest OTT. The more righties the Tigers plug into their lineup, the better play this will be, and I currently have Berrios locked into my cash game lineup.