- Shane Bieber – Aaron Nola is the obvious pay up here on both DK and FD as he’s priced lower than Bieber and gets an ideal matchup in Miami. He’s certainly a good play but he’ll also be the chalk. Bieber has put together some massive performances this year, in the past couple months in particular, and this Royals lineup is light hitting on the backend if he can navigate the better bats at the top. He should come in at relatively low ownership compared to Nola with plenty of upside.
- Martin Perez – Perez is priced a bit higher than we’d like on DK (priced well on FD) but this one is all about matchup. If we look down this Tigers lineup, there’s not a single batter we fear. The Twins are also big favorites here so Perez is likely to pick up a win as well. I don’t love using Perez, but the mid-to-low tier pitching is weak today, and he’s an ok pitcher with the best matchup.
- Honorable Mention: Reynaldo Lopez against a strikeout prone Rangers squad.
- Brock Burke – Burke has pitched the majority of his innings in AA this year where he’s been solid, compiling 49 Ks in 45 innings. In his major league debut against the Angels, he threw six shutout innings with four strikeouts on 99 pitches. Today he gets a decent matchup against the White Sox, though the return of Moncada to the lineup isn’t ideal. Still, there’s not a lot to work with today for cheap pitching, and Burke is a decent option.
- ATL righties (sneaky)
HITTERS BY POSITION
Good for both DraftKings and FanDuel GPPs
C – Garver, Grandal, Realmuto, Flowers, Castillo
1B – Santana, Lamb, Hoskins, Alonso
2B – Albies, Altuve, Van Meter, Hiura
3B – Bregman, Rendon, Donaldson, Davis
SS – Lindor, Anderson, Rosario, Galvis
OF$$$ – Trout, Acuna, Springer, Yordan, Brantley
OF$$ – Dickerson, Choo, Braun, Calhoun
OF$ – Marwin, Cain, Stewart