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1. Pitchers

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Gerrit Cole

Cole will face the Mariners in Safeco Field. He is a big favorite, is tied for the lowest OTT (see pitcher chart) on the slate, and has the highest strikeout rate this year by a wide margin. While he costs $13,300, and may be slightly overpriced, he’s the clear top option with Corey Kluber pitching against the Red Sox. I haven’t decided whether to pay for Cole in cash games, but he’ll have the highest pitcher projection on the slate by 3-5 DK points on Monday.

Zack Wheeler

Wheeler will face the Giants in Citi Field. He’s tied with Cole for the lowest OTT at 3.5. Wheeler has pitched well recently, recording double-digit DK points in each of his last ten games while averaging 22 DK points. The Giants rank 10th in strikeout rate this season and rank 24th in wRC+. It’s a good, not great matchup for Wheeler, but at a $4,000 discount from Cole, I’m very interested in him for cash games.

Marco Estrada

Estrada will face the Orioles in the Rogers Centre. He’s also a big favorite and has an OTT of four. It’s an exploitable matchup against the Orioles who traded away their top bats at the deadline. For $6,800, Estrada is a boom/bust tournament option, but one I can see putting up a solid stat line that exceeds value.

Chris Archer

It’s not the best matchup or park, and Archer has struggled since joining the Pirates, but I’ll have tournament exposure to him on Monday. I still believe in the talent and he’s $7,800 in the National League.

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