Another rich 15-game day provides plenty of DFS opportunity. Look out for rain in Chicago and Pittsburgh. Remember to ensure your guys are playing as the lineups for today have not been released when this is written.
Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw is always tempting in DFS, but $13,000 against the Cubs lineup is simply too steep. I’m going with Lance McCullers ($10,100) who hasn’t allowed an earned run since May 1. Andrew Triggs has been a solid bet for a quality start all season and has responded well after sub-par outings. He went seven scoreless innings with nine K’s April 29 after he was shelled on April 23, and bounced back with six innings of one-run ball on May 10 after he was pounded for five runs on May 5. I think he rebounds after his most recent rough start against Boston.
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Jett Bandy ($3,200) offers one of the better matchups at catcher for the day with a .373 wOBA against left-handed pitchers. I think he’s going to continue his recent success against Arizona’s Patrick Corbin, who’s been tagged for 23 hits over his last 18 innings pitched.
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Toronto’s Kendrys Morales ($3,600) is riding a five-game hitting streak and has two dingers in his last three games. I like his odds to extend the streak to six against the 1-4 Andrew Cashner.
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Jose Ramirez ($3,700) seems like a bargain considering he averages the same amount of fantasy points per game as Jonathan Villar ($4,500) and Dee Gordon ($4,400) who are both more expensive.
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I have to imagine Evan Longoria ($3,700) doesn’t stay silent against Minnesota’s Kyle Gibson (1-4, 8.62 ERA, 2.01 WHIP). He’s currently mired in an 0-for-8 slump, but he’s due to break out against a pitcher who’s been hammered for at least one home run in six of his seven starts.
Jean Segura ($4,500) has been one of the better DFS options at shortstop all season. His 9.4 fantasy points per game is tied with Zack Cozart for tops at their position. The tie-breaker over the cheaper Cozart is Segura’s success against righties. He sports a healthy .335 batting average and .382 wOBA against them over the last two seasons.
Marcell Ozuna slashing .311/.385/.559 for just $3,900? I’ll take it. Time for Mookie Betts ($5,100) to break out of his 0-for-7 skid against the struggling Christian Bergman (1-2, 6.30 ERA). Carlos Gonzalez ($4,900) was on fire with four straight multi-hit games before two hitless outings in against St. Louis. I think he rights the ship in the friendly confines of Coors Field.