Today’s recommendations are for the eight-game night slate where there are not any clear cut plays. It may be a good night to get the bats you want and then see what pitching option you have available as I don’t hate (or love) any of the top 10 options. Too bad that Adam Conley is on the day slate today (yes, play him today against the Braves). So with that let’s get to a few of my favorite plays at some different price points.
Cole Hamels (FD-$9,900 / DK-$10,400)
I have some concerns about Hamels due to the heat in Texas and his 3.97 SIERA (compared to his 2.88 ERA) but he still checks in as my top option if you want to pay up for a pitcher tonight. His opponent, the Reds, rank in the middle of the pack against lefties this season but they have the 3rd lowest wOBA (.281) and wRC+ (70) overall during the last 14 days. Hamels is a viable Cash and GPP option on both sites.
Trevor Bauer (FD-$8,100 / DK-$10,600)
Bauer gets the same script that led Corey Kluber to a complete-game shutout with nine strikeouts last night facing the Rays who strikeout 25.2% of the time and have the 8th worst wOBA (.304) against righties. I like Bauer a lot on FanDuel in Cash and GPPs where you can get him for just $8,100.
Jose Quintana (FD-$8,800 / DK-$7,900)
I almost put Quintana as my Darkhorse pick since I don’t expect many to choose him with a matchup against the Red Sox offense in Fenway Park but I’ll just go with him as a Value play since he has a decent shot to succeed tonight. Quintana has pitched very well this season with similar numbers to Chris Sale who limited the Red Sox offense to one run over seven innings last night. Quintana has also had great success against the Red Sox hitters during his career with a .188 wOBA allowed in 81 plate appearances. I like Quintana as a contrarian GPP option on DraftKings at a reasonable price.
Francisco Liriano (FD-$8,700 / DK-$5,800)
I actually considered Ubaldo Jimenez for this spot but I can’t bring myself to do it since he has been so bad but it feels like one of those spots where he all of the sudden puts together a great start. Instead, I will go with Liriano as a Darkhorse play on DraftKings only. He will face a Giants’ team that just put 15 runs on the board yesterday but they rank in the bottom 10 in ISO and wOBA against lefties so Liriano has a shot to pay off his low price tag on DraftKings as a #2 starter in GPPs.
On the Hill – Results
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- 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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