MLB DFS Pitcher Chart & Lineup Advice – 4/19/2017
Last Updated: 4/19/2017 – 7:16 AM CT
My top plays for today are under the 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!
|B. Arroyo||CIN||R||+155||4.5||2.5||-2||4 1/3|
|S. Strasburg||WAS||R||-233||3||7||4||6 2/3|
|I. Nova||PIT||R||+109||4||4||0||5 2/3|
|J. Garcia||ATL||L||+111||4.5||5||0.5||5 1/3|
|J. Nelson||MIL||R||-120||4||4.5||0.5||5 2/3|
|T. Anderson||COL||L||+128||4.5||4.5||0||5 2/3|
|Z. Greinke||ARI||R||-139||4||6||2||6 1/3|
|J. Chacin||SDP||R||+129||4||4||0||5 2/3|
|U. Jiminez||BAL||R||+157||4.5||4.5||0||5 1/3|
|M. Andriese||TBR||L||+111||4||4||0||5 1/3|
|F. Liriano||TOR||L||-120||4||6.5||2.5||5 1/3|
|D. Holland||CHW||L||+143||4.5||4||-0.5||5 1/3|
|M. Fulmer||DET||R||-155||3.5||6||2.5||6 2/3|
|P. Hughes||MIN||R||+104||4||3.5||-0.5||5 2/3|
|J. Hammel||KCR||R||-113||4||5||1||5 1/3|
|A. Triggs||OAK||L||+140||4.5||4||-0.5||5 2/3|
|J. Musgrove||HOU||R||-152||4||5||1||5 2/3|
|D. Salazar||CLE||R||-180||3.5||7||3.5||6 2/3|
|J. Lackey||CHC||R||-119||4.5||3.5||-1||5 2/3|
|S. Wright||BOS||R||+110||5||4||-1||5 1/3|
Kershaw is on the mound again, in a home game against the Rockies. Kershaw is the top option by a wide margin and is a must play in cash games. At his high price, there is merit to fading him in tournaments, but I probably won’t.
Greinke worries me a bit every time I play him, but he’s facing a Padres team that is 25th in WRC+. The ballpark also helps, as Petco Park is one of the best pitchers parks in the majors. I would have expected to see Greinke’s price a little higher on DraftKings, but at only $8,700, I think you can pair him with Kershaw and still have enough money to fill out the rest of your lineup.
Tanaka also scares me every time I play him, but the White Sox strike out at 24.2% against right handers this year. Combine that with just the 24th best WRC+, and it looks like Tanaka has a solid chance of reaching value. Tanaka also comes in as the second largest favorite, only behind Kershaw.
Harper is the top hitter on the 11-game main slate. He’ll face Julio Teheran who gives up a career .342 wOBA to lefties while holding righties to just a .255 wOBA. This wide platoon split gives a talented hitter like Harper a clear advantage.
Billy Hamilton/Jose Peraza
We get to see Ubaldo Jiminez against the Reds today and both Hamilton and Peraza have a great chance at a steal if they can get on base. I prefer Hamilton to Peraza for raw fantasy points, but Peraza’s second base eligibility make him just as likely to make it into my lineups.
It’s a Kershaw day, so we need to find some punt plays that can do some damage. I’ll prefer Difo if he’s hitting near the top of the order, but on a day like today, he’s still viable if he’s hitting 8th. He’s the best point/dollar shortstop play even hitting 8th, so if he moves up, I’ll like him even more.
The best punt plays will likely be determined when lineups come out. Make sure to check back for the latest notes!
Kyle Hendricks is the clear top pitcher on the early slate!
Chris Archer will make a strong case for my SP2 on the main slate.
Many factors can change between the time I write this article and the time lineups lock. I’ll do my best to update the article, so checking back frequently is encouraged. You can also ask questions on Twitter @fantasbeast15. I’ll do my best to get to all of them!