A stud is making his return off the DL and will be under-owned despite his awesome matchup. Commentary based on DraftKings strategy and scoring.
Sometimes teams just have a pitcher’s number and it certainly appears to be the case with the New York Yankees vs. Scott Feldman today. There’s not a huge sample size, but decent enough against a bunch of players to see that the Yankees are in play tonight. Stephen Drew, Jacoby Ellsbury, Chase Headley, Alex Rodriguez, and Mark Teixeira are all batting over .300 vs. Feldman with at least 10 ABs. The Yankee Stadium factor thrown in really boosts the offensive production possibilities tonight.
The Detroit Tigers are red-hot and I feel like the industry hasn’t noticed yet. No team has scored more DK fpts (by eligible players) over the L7 days. Miggy is back, hitting .500 in the L14 days, and the Tigers are responding. They know it’s not or never to make a playoff run and will face Keyvius Sampson tonight. Sampson got knocked around by KC in his last start, surrendering 9 hits in only 3.1. The small ballpark in CIN should be a nice boost to the visiting Tigers. The only problem is they will lose their DH tonight.
I have to point out David Wright ($4,300) who is going to be making his first start back off the DL tonight. I have no idea how cautious they will be with him, but I assume that if he’s starting, there’s a good chance he will play the entire game. I just suspect a lot of off days. If you’re feeling frisky, you could roster him in a good situation tonight. He gets lefty Adam Morgan, who is not a very good pitcher quite frankly. But Wright is a career .341 hitter off LHP and does some massive damage with a 1.007 OPS. The game being played at Citizen’s Bank Park adds a nice boost.
Eric Hosmer ($4,600) continues his really great season. He’s averageing 9.8 DK pts a game over his L10 and is batting .321 with 3 HRs in the L14. He’s going to get an old friend in Ubaldo Jimenez today who he has had great success off in his career (see below).
The man who once again leads the Hitter Value Chart is Andres Blanco ($2,100). He continues to produce at an almost-min salary for the Philadelphia Phillies. This guy is averaging 11.6 DK points a game over his L7. Only 13 players on the slate today have averaged more points in the same span and he is by far the least expensive. He’s been hitting second on this team and despite the tough matchup with Jacob deGrom, he needs to do very little to pay for himself.
One final surprise player is Wilmer Flores ($3,500). Flores is averaging 12. DK points/gm in the L7 which is the 12th most on this slate. His $3,500 price tag is more than reasonable against Adam Morgan and the Philadelphia Phillies. Flores is a .310 hitter this season vs. LHP with a .536 SLG.