Another week ends, another week closer to NFL season, I will soon be running some strategy articles for NFL DFS the closer we get to the season, and as you can tell I am excited for it since I am mentioning it at the end of June. With that being say lets focus on MLB for a few more weeks, we have a nice packed card tonight, every team is in action. Today I went a little different when constructing our lineup, I used 20% of our budget on pitching, something I usually don't do, but I feel is necessary tonight. So shall we get in to it? I think so.
All players' prices based on DraftKings values.
SP 1 - Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals, $10,900 - The Braves struggles against right handed pitching has been well documented in my articles, they strike out a ridiculous rate, and it's kind of hard to pass on Strasburg in this spot.
SP 2 - Dan Haren, Los Angeles Dodgers, $8,100 - Honestly he isn't my first choice here, but I am not really fond of the options tonight pitching wise. Out of the entire Dodgers' pitching staff, Haren is most likely to make the Padres look good, but I am willing to take the risk on him.
C - Derek Norris, Oakland Athletics, $4,000 - Norris destroys left handed pitching, and he should be started against Felix Doubront tonight, no questions asked.
1B - Matt Adams, St. Louis Cardinals, $3,900 - I am going back to Adams tonight due to the fact that we actually paid for pitching tonight. Adams is a affordable and efficient first basemen, who brings value at his price tag.
2B - Ben Zobrist, Tampa Bay Rays, $3,500 - I love Zobrists' price right now, and considering that I am not overly whelmed by the 2B options tonight this is a fair play. Cosart takes the mound for the Astros tonight, and while the Rays aren't exactly an offensive juggernaut, they have some worthy pieces for DFS.
3B - Pablo Sandoval, San Francisco Giants, $3,700 - It should be interesting to see what the Giants can do in Arizona this weekend. I feel that they are the team to beat in the NL West right now, and I like their hitters tonight. Sandoval makes a good play at his price, and has been playing excellent baseball as of late.
SS - Jed Lowrie, Oakland Athletics, $3,500 - Lowrie isn't producing like he was last season, but he is a still a serviceable shortstop for DFS. As you may know, I don't have much faith in Doubront, and Lowrie is a switch hitter so he has the advantage anyway.
OF 1 - Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies, $4,400 - Blackmon is my player of the day. He has cooled off since April but is still producing at an elite level. With Marco Estrada heading to Coors tonight, you can expect a high scoring game.
OF 2 - Khris Davis, Milwaukee Brewers, $4,200 - Davis is the cheapest Brewer outfielder, and he is producing the most DFS points over the last week. Anytime a team comes in to Coors Field, they take a day to adjust to the altitude, so if he doesn't produce much today, stick him in your lineup for Saturday as well.
OF 3 - Adam Eaton, Chicago White Sox, $3,700 - I am a little disappointed with Eaton thus far this season, he is starting to play as I expected him to, but still has a lot of ground to gain. Eaton is always a runs/stolen base threat, and when facing a hittable right-handed pitcher like Ricky Nolasco he is a worth a gamble.
As always be sure to check the weather in the city your players are playing in. Don't forget to check lineups either, nothing worse than having a rostered player on your squad that isn't in the lineup