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Draftkings Best MLB Showdown Picks: Yankees vs. Blue Jays 6/27/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for this evening's Yankees vs. Blue Jays matchup.

New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays
June 27, 2024 7:07 pm EDT

Major League Baseball presents a matchup between the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays. Let’s take a look at this MLB game from a Draftkings perspective.

Before we dive into the New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays game let’s review the rules for the Draftkings single game showdown contest.

Draftkings Single Game Showdown Contest Rules

You have $50,000 to utilize on five players from either team. However, one of those players will be designated as your team captain. The captain accumulates 1.5 times the standard fantasy points. Additionally, the captain is 1.5 times the standard cost of the flex position.

The remaining four players in your lineup will receive the standard fantasy points. Having stated that, it is highly important for you to identify the correct player for your captain position if you hope to win a large field DFS GPP (guaranteed prize pool) showdown contest.

If you have additional questions regarding the rules for the single game showdown contest, I recommend that you check out the Draftkings website for more details.

*I recommend that all readers review the starting lineups for both teams prior to setting your DFS lineup for this one game slate.

Here are my Draftkings picks for tonight’s New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Carlos Rodon, Pitcher, New York Yankees $11,600

On Thursday night, Major League Baseball presents the first game of a four game American League series between the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays.

How are these two teams playing entering tonight’s MLB game? The New York Yankees arrive at tonight’s game with the Toronto Blue Jays on the heels of a three-game losing streak that culminated with an embarrassing 12-2 loss to the New York Mets last night. The Toronto Blue Jays have lost seven of the team’s last eight games, including a 7-6 loss to the Boston Red Sox two days ago.

Now that we have determined how both teams are currently playing let’s turn our attention to tonight’s game. New York Yankees pitcher Carlos Rodon has established himself as a valuable member of the New York Yankees starting pitching rotation this season. Having stated that, how has Rodon been playing from a statistical standpoint? Let’s review Carlos Rodon’s recent game data to answer that question.

In the 16 games that Carlos Rodon has played for the New York Yankees in the 2024 MLB regular season, Carlos Rodon has posted a 3.86 ERA (Earned Run Average) and added 84 strikeouts while allowing 25 walks.

As I noted in the rules section above, selecting the correct captain is absolutely vital if you hope to win a large field GPP (guaranteed prize pool) contest. In summary, I am rolling with New York Yankees starting pitcher Carlos Rodon as my captain for this one game MLB DFS slate.

Flex Plays

Aaron Judge, Outfielder, New York Yankee $9,800

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge is playing simply outstanding baseball. In his last three games played for the New York Yankees, New York outfielder Aaron Judge accumulated five hits in ten plate appearances. Additionally, of those five hits just mentioned, two were home runs. Clearly, Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge is swinging the bat well entering tonight’s contest with the struggling Toronto Blue Jays.

Additional flex plays I like (Draftkings price noted): Jose Berrios, Starting Pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays) $11,200: Juan Soto, Outfielder, (New York Yankees) $9,200: Ben Rice, First Baseman (New York Yankees) $4,400: Justin Turner, Third Baseman (Toronto Blue Jays) $6,000: Trent Grishman, Outfielder (New York Yankees) $3,400.

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Hans Geevers

I have been an avid fan of sports since I was a kid. Additionally, I have been betting on sports for the better part of the last two decades! I have been married to my wife Dawn for over 21 years. I am also the proud father of Hannah! These ladies provide me the inspiration to live each day to it's fullest.

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