Ffffffft … BANG! That’s a bottle rocket in a nutshell. Actually, a bottle rocket in a nutshell isn’t feasible. What am I talking about? Oh yeah, happy Fourth of July, America. Bottle rockets are cool, but the fun doesn’t last long, and the finale is quick and to the point. That’s going to be the theme for this week’s article, because let’s face it, everyone’s in a rush to find some sand, sea, suds, and shorties. There’s always time for a little DFS action though, so head on over to DraftKings and set a lineup before you start grilling and/or chilling. In a rush? No worries, I have some players of interest you can peep, or just fire up any of Razzball’s DFS-friendly tools like Stream-o-Nator, Hitter-Tron and DFSBot. They’ll quickly provide the guidance needed, so you can get out there ASAP and enjoy being an American. We are damn lucky, so do it.
Chris Sale, SP: $11,000 – Clayton Kershaw is that dude, but I’m not feeling him at Coors tonight. He’s probably a great contrarian play, but the price is too high to roll the dice. I’ll take Sale at home against the Mariners, who rank 23rd in OPS versus LHP (.686).
Jose Abreu, 1B: $5,000 – Not many enjoy calling the Cell their home, but Abreu is one of those people. He’s slugging .642 with a .430 wOBA on the south side, and he’s on the right side of the platoon (not like it matters) against Seattle’s Roenis Elias.
Scooter Gennett, 2B/SS: $4,000 – He’s probably one of the most popular players in DFS this season and nothing changes tonight with Alfredo Simon as the opposing pitcher. Scooter McGavin owns a .909 OPS and .192 ISO against RHP – not too shabby for a moderately priced middle infielder atop a potent lineup. He gets no respect. Must be the stupid name.
Logan Forsythe, 2B/3B: $3,700 – Five consecutive multi-hit games? Okay, you have my attention. A dog wearing a hat? Okay, you have my attention. It’s safe to say Forsythe is on fire, and he hits lefties fairly well, so tonight’s matchup with Drew Smyly is something to grin about.
George Springer, OF: $4,200 – Something in Houston must sap his strength, because Springer’s power finds the warp zone when on the road. His ISO when away is an absurd .325 (as opposed to .142 at home), and he’s registered more counting stats in thirty less AB as a visitor. This kid loves the road more than Jack Kerouac. I like Springer’s chances of hitting a dinger off C.J. Wilson in Anaheim. Mark it eight.
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
We are speaking only of the late games (7:05 EST and on), so there’s not much to speak of other than the slight thunderstorm chances for TEX/NYM and LAD/COL. Keep your eye on those suckers.
Doing Lines in Vegas (5-9 overall)
I’m going streaking in the wrong direction but taking the over in KC/CLE (8) and the under HOU/LAA (7.5) will put an end to this slide.