DFS MLB DraftKings/FanDuel Lineup Advice and Pitcher Chart 6/17/2018

Apr 21, 2017; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles pitcher Dylan Bundy (37) throws a pitch in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Pitchers

Aaron Nola

Nola will face the Brewers in Miller Park. Among the options on Sunday, Nola is the most expensive, but also the most talented. The Brewers are a solid offense, but strike out at the 8th highest rate in the league. Nola has an OTT (see pitcher chart) of 3.5, tied for the lowest on the slate. It’s a slate with limited quality pitching options which makes Nola a better play than he typically would be at $12,800 on DraftKings. Even at the lofty price, I’m considering Nola for both cash games and tournaments.

Lance McCullers Jr. 

McCullers will face the Royals in Kaufmann Stadium. At first glance, this looks like a great matchup. McCullers is the biggest favorite on the slate, and is tied for the lowest OTT. The issue I’m having is the strikeouts. McCullers doesn’t go deep into games, so he needs to gather his fantasy points through strikeouts. Over his past ten games, he’s averaged 4.7 strikeouts per game. The Royals won’t help his upside as they strike out at the lowest rate in the league. I’m avoiding McCullers in both cash games and tournaments even though he may be popular.

Dylan Bundy

Bundy will face the Marlins in Camden Yards. He’s pitched well recently after a slow start to the season. The Marlins will gain a DH in this matchup, but have the second worst wRC+ in the league. Bundy has an OTT of 3.5, tied with Nola and McCullers for the best on the slate. With his price rising $3,000 since his last start, I’m leery of selecting Bundy, but with limited quality options he remains firmly in play.

Pitcher Chart

The pitching chart will be updated often. Make sure to check back for the newest information, especially if a column is currently incomplete!

Last Updated: 6/17/2018 – 9:17 AM CT
PitcherTeamL/R$LineOTTK+/-K%IP
A. DeSclafaniCINR+1254.54-0.524.45 2/3
J. MusgrovePITR-13544.50.521.95 2/3
A. NolaPHIR-1103.57.5425.96 1/3
C. AndersonMILR+10244.50.516.75 1/3
J. QuintanaCHCL-1123.55.5223.45 2/3
J. FlahertySTLR+10445126.15 1/3
C. StrattonSFGR+134440195
C. FergusonLADL-1454.54.5020.74 2/3
Z. WheelerNYMR+1244.54.5021.15
C. BuchholzARIR-13444020.25
B. HardyDETL-1024.54-0.517.95
J. ShieldsCHWR-1064.54.5015.85 1/3
L. McCullersHOUR-2333.551.524.15 1/3
B. KellerKCRR+2135.53-2.5164 1/3
A. HeaneyLAAL-11445.51.522.85 2/3
D. MengdenOAKR+1054.54-0.515.35 2/3
E. RodriguezBOSL-1223.562.526.66
M. LeakeSEAR+1134.54-0.5155 2/3
T. RichardsMIAR+1444.54-0.520.15 2/3
D. BundyBALR-1563.56.5327.36
T. RoarkWASR-1204.550.520.56
S. GaviglioTORR+1114.53-1.521.64
J. GrayCOLR-1354.55.5126.86
Y. GallardoTEXR+1255.53-2.510.55

Tutorial

Key

L/R = Lefty or Righty
$Line = Money Line
OTT = Opposing team’s run total
K = Projected Strikeouts
+/- = K-OTT
K% = Strikeout Percentage
IP = Innings Projection

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