MLB DFS Breakdown

Here are some of our targets for both pitching and offensive stacks for tonight’s slate. If you have any questions, be sure to join me in the RotoPros Slack Chat. Not a RotoPros member yet? Get over to the site and sign up for a FREE one-week trial!

Top-Tier Pitching Targets:

Walker Buehler ($11,000 DK, $11,600 FD): The Padres only have an 87 wRC+ against RHP this season, and this number will most likely continue to drop with Tatis Jr. out for the rest of the season. Buehler has an extremely solid 3.16 ERA to go with a 3.31 xFIP which validates the accuracy of his low ERA. I prefer Castillo in Cash games for the discount however Buehler makes for a good GPP pivot. 

Luis Castillo ($10,000 DK, $11,000 FD): Although they’ve been ‘trolling’ recently at home, the Marlins still only have a .284 wOBA, 77 wRC+, and .126 ISO against RHP and have been striking out a very high rate versus RHP over the last month. Castillo will be chalk tonight and could easily be the high-scoring pitcher on the slate. 

Other options to consider:
Andrew Heaney, Patrick Corbin
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Mid-Tier/Cheap Pitching Targets:

Michael Pineda ($7800 DK, $9200 FD): Pineda squares off with the White Sox offense this evening in what should be considered a plus-matchup as the Sox only have an 82 wRC+ against RHP. Makes for a decent Cash option, however I prefer Houser due to the discount and home-field advantage. 

Adrian Houser ($5000 DK, $7500 FD): At this price, Houser really only needs around 12.5 points on DK to be well-worth it. He has gone for at least five innings pitched in five straight starts and has an ERA of 3.62 with an xFIP of 3.65 which suggest his solid pitching is not a fluke and should continue. Amongst the sharper contests on DraftKings this evening, I believe Houser/Castillo will be a. very popular combination. 

Other options to consider:
Masahiro Tanaka 
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Top-Tier Offensive Stack:

Washington Nationals:The Nationals face Aaron Brooks at home this evening who comes into play with an ERA of 6.21 and an xFIP of 5.26. Brooks also has a hard contact % of over 43%. Washington’s offense has been on fire over the past two weeks with a whopping .407 wOBA, 150 wRC+, and .267 ISO.

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Mid-Tier/Cheap Offensive Stack:

Oakland Athletics: Oakland has a .341 wOBA, 115 wRC+, and .223 ISO against LHP this year. They face off with Mike Montgomery who is sporting a hard contact rate of almost 45%, which suggests he is simply not fooling many opposing offenses with his stuff. 

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Home Run Calls:
Khris Davis, Juan Soto

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Fantasy Football: Hot Takes 
  1. Jay Ajayi (FA) will be signed by the Texans in the next week as a replacement for Lamar Miller. 
  2. Jimmy Graham (GB) will have 8 TD’s and a massive comeback season.
  3. Rob Gronkowski (FA) will return to the Patriots before Week 10. 
  4. AJ Green (CIN) will miss over half the season with injury.
  5. The Jaguars D will return to elite status.

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