Monday night’s nine-game slate is all about strikeouts. There are not many strong pitching options that combine a favorable matchup with strikeout upside so I am going to just focus on the pitchers that have big strikeout upside and hope that they can limit the runs and hits.

Ace

Max Scherzer (FD-$10,000 / DK-$10,800)

Scherzer’s price tag is reduced from its typical level today as he travels to Coors Field to face the Rockies. Scherzer has the pitches to succeed in Coors with his fastball/slider combo and ability to miss bats. His ownership percentage might be reduced a little bit due to Coors but I expect him to rack up a lot of strikeouts making him worth both Cash and GPP consideration.

Value

Robbie Ray (FD-$7,800 / DK-$9,600)

Ray has a 32.5% strikeout rate since the All-Star break with a 2.65 xFIP over five starts. He will face a Mets’ team that has struck out 22.0% (13th highest) with the ninth worst wOBA against lefties this season. Ray is a good GPP option and potential Cash game option if you want to save salary.

Drew Smyly (FD-$8,500 / DK-$9,000)

Smyly has a chance to record double-digit strikeouts Monday against a Padres’ offense that has a 24.4% strikeout rate against lefties this season. He has also limited hard hits over his last two starts allowing just 14.3% and 18.8% hard contact. The Padres have had success against lefties when they do make contact so I would suggest limiting exposure to Smyly to only GPPs.

Darkhorse

David Phelps (FD-$6,100 / DK-$4,000)

Phelps will be making his third start of the season for the Marlins on Monday. He has been gradually ramping up his pitch count and innings over his first two starts and should be able to pitch deeper into the game tonight against the Reds. It isn’t often you can get a $4,000 pitcher (on DK) who is a road favorite but that is the situation tonight with Phelps. He is worth strong GPP consideration and could potentially be used as a #2 SP option on two-pitcher sites.

On the Hill – Results

Friday

Type Pitcher DK $ DK Pts Grade
Ace Stephen Strasburg 12400 8.60 D
Value Yu Darvish 11200 20.80 A
Value Jon Gray 8900 3.75 F
Dark Dylan Bundy 7400 17.75 C

 

Season

Type A+ A B C D F Tot DK Cost DK Pts DO Score
Ace 34 7 6 6 6 8 67 $11,927 23.84 6.13
Value 27 16 16 32 9 37 137 $8,709 15.99 3.44
Dark 22 10 6 9 9 15 71 $6,672 15.94 4.44
  • DK Cost is the average DraftKings cost per pitcher selected
  • DK Pts is the average DraftKings points scored per pitcher selected
  • DO Score is the Daily Overlay score for each type

Come back to DailyOverlay later today for the MLB Consensus list and some sample MLB lineups.

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