They call Draft fantasy for the people, and why not? It’s easy as Sunday morning. Sign up at Draft.com, do a quick snake draft of 3, 4, 6 or 10 players, and get a piece of the payouts. Here at Razzball, we recommend using Value-Based Drafting (VBD) to make the most of your roster. Using Rudy’s tools, you can easily sort values and take the projected points for the final player drafted at each position (P, IF, OF) and subtracting from all the players at that position, then re-ranking based on VBD. In other words, Razzball will give you the inside knowledge you need to dominate your DFS opponents.
We’re getting to the point in the summer known as the dog days. People a little too comfortable with their surroundings, don’t pay as much attention, think everything’s good and hey let’s listen to Sugar Ray…frankly, act like the knights of summer. But Cat Stark is right, winter is coming, and it’s known as your DFS entry on Draft today. Don’t get cute with someone like J.A. Happ, who’s in the newest of all new situations, the Yankees’ starting rotation, being asked to bring hope when Judge is out and the Yanks are staring at the play-in game. Or the most Texas name of all time, Lance McCullers, facing a Texas team who hits him to a .310 batting average and .865 OPS. Corey Kluber is the man. After his post-All Star game hiccup, he’s still carrying a 12-6 record with a 2.88 ERA and .95 WHIP. He’s facing Detroit, whose best players are collecting checks sitting by the rehab pool. Let the Klubinator loose and dominate like the Night King (for the love of R’hllor, George, finish the book!). Now let’s look at a few more early-, middle- and late-round picks for your Draft…drafts!
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Carlos Rodon, SP: Middle – He’s number 5 on Streamonator, but could be number 1 in our hearts. In July, this former first-round pick is killing it: 2-0 with a 1.71 ERA. He’s facing Toronto, who are selling off their best pieces who aren’t on the disabled list.
Khris Davis, OF: Early – Not only is Davis a major cog in the best story in the Major Leagues right now, but he gets to bring his big bat to Colorado today. He’s been hot lately and faces young right-hander German Marquez, who hasn’t exactly been lighting the world on fire.
Jose Ramirez, IF: Early – Ramirez’s Indians are making a playoff push and getting excited. Ramirez is one of the rare players who loves hitting in Comerica Park in Detroit. He’s hit .302 with a .987 OPS there. A worthy early-round pick.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF: Middle – He’s highly ranked in Hittertron for good reason: facing a righty. He hits them to .910 OPS, and he’s at home in Colorado, where he has a .978 OPS. All this adds up to someone who may be overlooked and makes for a great middle-round grab.
Marcus Semien, IF: Middle – Are you sensing a theme? Yes, Oakland in Colorado with shaky pitchers going equals a beautiful game for grabbing hitters. Semien has a career 1.038 OPS at Coors.
Max Kepler, OF: Late – This Twins outfielder is a great late-round play. He’s facing newly acquired Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, against whom Kepler has hit .500 with 2 home runs and a 2.071 OPS. Yes, it’s only in 6 at-bats, but that’s what late-round fliers are for.
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