With one day game being played between the Cubs and Brewers we will be focusing our attention on the 14 game main slate being offered by Draftkings MLB this evening. If this is your first time on site don’t forget to sign up for a free FTA+ account to read the full article, and if you want to check out our paid offerings we have a fantastic DFS MLB cheatsheet that is updated right up until first pitch as well as LIVE chat with our MLB analysts to help you set those cash game lineups.
Draftkings DFS MLB Friday 5/19
Chris Sale – Boston Red Sox ($13000)
If you’re playing cash games on Draftkings MLB tonight I don’t see how you can fade Chris Sale. He has now struck at least 10 batters in 7 straight starts which is mind-boggling enough without also considering his miniscule 2.15 ERA. Even crazier is the fact that 5 of his 8 starts this year have come at home in one of the better pitchers ballparks in the major leagues (Fenway) and he gets a huge park upgrade tonight heading into Oakland to take on the As. The Atheltics currently average the 5th lowest RPG in the league (just 3.89) meaning Sale shouldn’t have to worry about getting blasted by homeruns making him one of the safest starts you can pick in cash with a 25 point floor and 40+ point ceiling.
Jacob DeGrom – New York Mets ($11100)
Yes, I know we’re paying an arm and a leg for pitching tonight, but its worth it. Hitters can always have an 0-4 night at the plate, while finding the right pitching options can give your cash lineup the floor it needs to find the cashline. While DeGrom has had his ups and downs he hasn’t lost his touch with striking hitters out considering his very solid 67 K’s in just 48.2 IP. The Angels head in to New York with the leagues 7th worth offense at just 4.07 runs per game, and outside of Trout few reliable power hitting options. Jacob should be good for at least 6 IP and 7-8 K’s tonight which should help pay off this $11000 price tag.
Other Options: Luis Severino, Gio Gonzalez, Taijuan Walker, Chris Tillman, Nate Karns
Rene Rivera – New York Mets ($2200)
Regular readers of my article know that when we pay up for pitching the first place to look for a punt is at catcher. While Rivera’s stats don’t leap off the page (.268 wOBA / .106 ISO against RHP), his opponent Ricky Nolasco is very hittable with a .389 wOBA allowed to righties including a 42% hard hit rate and 3.3 HR/9 allowed so far this season. If Rivera isn’t in the lineup be sure to look for another low priced punt play to help fit in the pitchers.
Other Options: Jonathan Lucroy, Alex Avila, Gary Sanchez, Brian McCann
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