DFS – Fantasy Baseball – MLB DraftKings Lineups, Picks & Advice – 6/23/18 (7:15 pm)
MLB - Late Slate (7:15 PM) - DraftKings Lineup for 6/23/18
DFS – Fantasy Baseball – MLB DraftKings Lineups, Picks & Advice – 6/23/18
Update (6:25 pm) - Someone just let me know that the last photo I posted was oversalary! My fault...didn't notice that the lineup didn't save!
I'm going to replaced Smoak with Marwin Gonzalez of the Astros!
Have a good one and good luck!
We have a limited slate for tonight's contests as we just have 4 games going (SEA/BOS, KC/HOU, LAD/NYM, TOR/LAA) and we're going be loading up on quality bats while taking some chances with our pitchers.
Let's start with pitching. deGrom is always a solid bet however, as I don't love the value on the offensive tonight, I'm not going to be able afford deGrom and still do what we want to do for our offense. Generally, I would take Kershaw agianst the Mets, who struggle agianst LHP, however, he will be on a pitch count tonight and not worth the cost. McCullers Jr. has a solid matchup agianst the Royals, but in the end I've decided to take my chances with Eduardo Rodriguez of the Red Sox and Marcus Stroman of the Blue Jays.
Eduardo Rodriguez has pitched well as of late, not allowing more than 2 ER's in any of his last six starts which included a solid performance against the Mariners in his last start (6.0 IP, 2 ER, 9 K). Rodriguez has an impressive 10.4 K/9 rate and I think he has nice upside for just $8,500. Marcus Stroman obviously brings much more risk as he is coming off the DL, but now that he is healthy, I'm thinking we're going to start the see the Stroman of old and not the pitcher who has a 7+ ERA so far this season. Stroman was excellent against the Angels last season and although he'll most likely be on a pitch count, I I'm hoping that he can last 5 or 6 innings and get us about 15-20 points.
With what we saved on pitching.....we're are going to be loaded on our offense tonight!
We have Jose Altuve and Carlos Correra in their solid matchup agianst Ian Kennedy who has struggled on the road this season, posting a 6.16 ERA while allowing opponents to hit .311 against him.
We're hoping for another monster Red Sox day as we are stacking Rafael Devers, Andrew Benintendi, J.D. Martinez, and Jackie Bradley Jr. Mike Leake has really struggled agianst the Red Sox as he is allowing the current roster to post a .321 average and .825 OPS. Leake lasted 6 inniings against the Red Sox in his most recent start but didn't pitch great as he allowed 5 ER's on 8 hits.
to fill in the rest of our offense, we post in Salvador Perez who is 4 for 9 with 2 HR's agianst McCullers Jr. in his career and Justin Smoak who although has struggled this season, has a decent matchup agianst Jaime Barria and has HR-upside.
Please check back later as I'll post any updates to the lineup that need to be made due to "confirmed lineups" and/or weather!
Enjoy the start to your weekend and good luck tonight!