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Adam Wainwright ($10,500) pitches in Chicago today against a Cubs offense that has the third-worst strikeout percentage in baseball. The Cubs also own a wRC+ of 86, which is good for 28th in MLB. For a price under $11K, Wainwright makes the best play given how few legit aces will be taking the mound. Weather could be an issue for a lot of games today, including this one. While a rain shortened Wainwright is still better than nothing, we obviously want a full game out of our starters for DraftKings play. The Stream-o-Nator likes this start to the tune of $18. It’s second only to Mike Minor‘s start against the Padres, but for the first time in a while I’m not recommending we throw somebody against the Padres. It’s just tough to trust Minor right now in a one-shot deal like DFS.

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Vidal Nuno, SP: $5,500 – The Phillies sit in the bottom third of the majors for both wRC+ and K% against left-handed pitching. This is a great value at under $6K and could pay off big. Stream-o-Nator really likes this start as well, hanging a $13 value on it where an “average” start is around $8.

Carlos Santana, 3B/C: $5,000 – Why mess with a good thing? Santana is on quite a roll, slashing .317/.432/.637 over his last ten games. The switch-hitter has posted better numbers against lefties and on the road. He’ll face left-hander Bruce Chen today. Ride the hot streak.

Josh Rutledge, SS: $4,200 – Rutledge is filling in for the injured Troy Tulowitzki (boy, I hope I spelled that correctly because it sure would be embarrassing if I didn’t). He’s always swung the bat well and now he’s getting some consistent playing time to put that to good use. As usual, Rockies hitters are a go at home and Rutledge makes an interesting option at middle infield against Edinson Volquez.

Stephen Vogt, C/OF: $3,800 – Miles Mikolas takes on the Athletics in what could end up being a high scoring affair. Vogt will have the platoon advantage against Mikolas and I think he is one of the better values in the Oakland lineup today (assuming he’s in it). Vogt has hit over .300 in his last ten games and I don’t think Mikolas solves him.

I’m Only Happy When It Rains

TOR@NYY, ARI@PHI, STL@CHC, and PIT@COL all call for a 30% chance of storms. The big threat is WAS@CIN with a 60% chance of storms. It’s the most eventful Sunday weather-wise that we’ve had all year.

Doing Lines In Vegas (11-13)

Here’s where Mike Minor sucking might actually be a good thing. I’ll take the over today for SD@ATL (7 1/2)

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  1. Ralph Lifshitz

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    I’m done with Braves pitching at the moment. Minor burned me Monday against the Marlins and Wood wasn’t much better Friday against the Padres. Even the usually reliable Teheran put up a sub 20 point day yesterday. It’s hard out here for DFS fiend.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Yup, I’m usually all over the Padres matchups, but not this one.

  2. Bryan says:
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    Hey mike!
    Keep or drop either keuchel or Alex wood to add Marcus the bro man snowman Stroman?

    Next which of these SP’s would you go w/ need just one out of this group;

    Odorozzi : vs Milwaukee in TB vs lohse, & then vs Angels in TB vs weaver.

    Ervin Santana: vs SD in ATL vs Kennedy & at SD vs Kennedy.

    Ian Kennedy: At AtL vs Santana & at SD vs Santana

    Would you drop aramis Ramirez or Adam Dunn?
    I’d be looking for someone who can play IF spot

    Looking at Chris Johnson, Lucas duda, chase headley, arismendy alcantara or or Josh Rutledge – matchup wise which players team has the better matchups this week, this is a weekly roster lock league

    Thanks mike!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d go with Santana vs. Pads

      keep Keuchel and Wood for now

      drop Dunn for Duda

      anytime…sorry for late response, this one didn’t make it too my inbox somehow

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