MLB DFS Pitcher Chart & Lineup Advice – 8/29/2017
Last Updated: 8/29/2017 – 6:21 AM CT
Sale faces the Blue Jays in the Rogers Centre. He’s the largest favorite on the slate, and has the lowest OTT. He has a 36% strikeout rate this year, highest on the slate. The Blue Jays are in the middle of the league in both strikeout rate and wRC+ against lefties. Even though Sale is the highest priced pitcher, he’ll be locked into my cash games.
Santana is my favorite tournament play. He’ll face the White Sox in Target Field. The White Sox have the 8th highest strikeout percentage and the 4th worst wRC+ against righties. As the second largest favorite on the slate, Santana has a great shot at getting the win in this game and consistently goes deep into games, providing a high floor. I think Santana is priced too high for cash games, but makes for an intriguing tournament play.
Weaver is priced at just $7,600 and is a much more talented pitcher than he’s priced. He faces the Brewers in Miller Park and while the park isn’t great, the Brewers strike out at the highest rate in the league. The strikeout rate of the Brewers and Weaver’s price give him plenty of upside. I love Weaver as an SP2 on DraftKings and will have exposure to him in both cash games and tournaments.
Although it is a Coors slate, the only Coors bat I’m considering in cash games right now is Miguel Cabrera. The Coors bats are priced up a bit too high considering the opposing pitchers. Giancarlo Stanton is the top overall play today with Mike Trout a close second. I’d lean toward Trout in cash for the discount and Stanton in GPPs. Ryan Braun is priced at $3,200 on DraftKings, way too cheap considering his talent and the ballpark. Even against a solid pitcher in Luke Weaver, Braun has to be in consideration. For $2,600 on DraftKings, Chris Young is a great punt if he’s batting in the top 5 of the order. Brian Dozier is a near lock in cash games facing James Shields in Target Field.
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|C. Flexen||NYM||R||+149||5.5||3.5||-2||14.3||5 1/3|
|S. Romano||CIN||R||-162||4.5||4.5||0||18.6||5 1/3|
|R. Hill||LAD||L||-120||4||6||2||28.8||5 2/3|
|M. Moore||SFG||L||+109||4||5||1||19.5||5 1/3|
|J. Garcia||NYY||L||-109||4.5||5||0.5||18||5 2/3|
|E. Ramirez||SEA||R||+125||5||3.5||-1.5||18.6||4 2/3|
|D. Bundy||BAL||R||-135||4.5||5||0.5||20.8||5 2/3|
|C. Sale||BOS||L||3||8.5||5.5||36||7 1/3|
|J. Shields||CHW||R||+192||5||3.5||-1.5||19.4||4 2/3|
|A. Cobb||TBR||R||+101||4.5||3.5||-1||16.2||6 1/3|
|J. Junis||KCR||R||-109||4.5||4||-0.5||19.2||4 2/3|
|C. Smith||OAK||R||+144||5||3||-2||4.4||5 1/3|
|G. Marquez||COL||R||-141||5.5||5||-0.5||21.4||5 1/3|
|E. Jackson||WAS||R||3||3||15.5||4 1/3|
|V. Worley||MIA||R||3||3||15.1||4 2/3|
|M. Perez||TEX||L||3||3||14.3||5 1/3|
|M. Fiers||HOU||R||5.5||5.5||22.9||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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