MLB DFS Pitcher Chart & Lineup Advice – 8/23/2017
Last Updated: 8/22/2017 – 8:21 PM CT
Severino will face the Tigers in Comerica Park. He’s the largest favorite on the slate and has the second lowest OTT. Severino has at least 22 DK points in eight of his past ten games while scoring 32+ in four of his last ten. The Tigers strike out 22% of the time and rank 19th in wRC+ against righties on the season, but have a weaker offense since trading some of their top bats. At worst, Severino is a great tournament play, but he deserves cash game consideration as well.
Kluber will face the Red Sox in Progressive Field. He’s averaging 32.9 DK points per game over his past ten and has four 40+ point performances. He has the lowest OTT and is the second largest favorite on the slate. The Red Sox don’t have a high wRC+ this year, but they have such a slow strikeout rate that this matchup is a bit concerning for Kluber. He’ll likely be the top pitcher on the slate, but I don’t see as much upside against the Red Sox.
Weaver is simply too cheap considering his matchup against the Padres in Busch Stadium. I wrote up Weaver earlier in the year when he face the Brewers, and the same ideas fit again. Weaver is a top prospect, but is priced at only $6,900. The Padres strike out 25.3% of the time against righties, second highest in the league and have the third worst wRC+. Weaver will likely end up as my SP2 on DraftKings as long as we don’t see him on a pitch count.
Stanton will face Mark Leiter Jr. in Citizens Bank Park. He’ll see a park upgrade from Marlins Park and has been on fire in the second half of the year. Leiter Jr. has given up 1.75 HR/9 this season, so home run upside is there for Stanton. Stanton’s home run projection for today is one of the highest home run projections this season. He’s priced at $5,700, but I’ll likely pay for him in cash games. Fading Stanton in tournaments at high ownership might be the right play, but it will be tough not to click his name when building lineups.
I’m going back to the well with the Mariners in SunTrust Park. I’ve written them up the past few days, but the results could have been better. They’ll face R.A. Dickey this time and have a team run total of five. Kyle Seager and Robinson Cano have seen their prices drop a bit, making them easier to fit into lineups. Nelson Cruz is priced up, but I’m considering him for both cash games and tournaments due to his upside. He has a top three home run projection on the slate. Mike Zunino is my favorite catcher of the day given his price and his matchup. I’m strongly considering him for cash games. The Mariners are also my top tournament stack of the day.
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|M. Garza||MIL||R||+120||4.5||3.5||-1||15.4||5 2/3|
|M. Moore||SFG||L||-130||4||6||2||19.3||5 2/3|
|R. Hill||LAD||L||-158||3.5||5.5||2||28.4||5 2/3|
|Z. Godley||ARI||R||-153||4||5.5||1.5||26.6||6 1/3|
|C. Flexen||NYM||R||+141||5||4.5||-0.5||13.2||5 1/3|
|M. Montgomery||CHC||L||-142||4.5||3.5||-1||18.9||4 2/3|
|A. Wojciechowski||CIN||R||+131||5.5||4.5||-1||24.8||4 2/3|
|J. Chacin||SDP||R||+154||5||4.5||-0.5||19.7||5 2/3|
|L. Weaver||STL||R||-167||4||5.5||1.5||23.9||6 1/3|
|D. Gossett||OAK||R||4.5||4.5||16||4 1/3|
|M. Stroman||TOR||R||-115||3.5||5||1.5||19.9||6 1/3|
|A. Pruitt||TBR||R||+106||4||4.5||0.5||16.9||5 2/3|
|L. Severino||NYY||R||-210||3.5||6.5||3||28.4||6 2/3|
|J. Zimmermann||DET||R||+192||5.5||3.5||-2||15.2||5 2/3|
|C. Kluber||CLE||R||-188||3||7||4||35.1||6 2/3|
|J. Shields||CHW||R||+146||5.5||4.5||-1||18.9||4 2/3|
|A. Heaney||LAA||L||-146||4||5.5||1.5||21.7||5 2/3|
|E. Ramirez||SEA||R||-119||4.5||3||-1.5||18.4||4 2/3|
|M. Fiers||HOU||R||-172||4||5||1||22.8||5 1/3|
|A. Senzatela||COL||R||+108||4.5||3.5||-1||18.5||5 1/3|
|I. Kennedy||KCR||R||-117||4.5||4.5||0||20.4||5 1/3|
L/R = Lefty or Righty
$Line = Money Line
OTT = Opposing team’s run total
K = Projected Strikeouts
+/- = OTT-K
K% = Strikeout Percentage
IP = Innings Projection
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