Turn the channel. Well, at least during the commercial breaks. Yes, the NFL season starts tonight (Tom Brady is going to do work, y’all), but it’s still baseball season. Admittedly, I’ll be watching the football game, but I’ll be channel surfing during the long commercial breaks to keep track of my DraftKings lineups.
I’m especially going to be checking in on the Mets and Braves game. No, I’m not a fan of either team, but I’m a fan of Bartolo Colon. He’s not a good pitcher, and what he did last week isn’t indicative for what he’s going to do tonight, but my god. He’s so entertaining to watch. Isn’t that what sports should really be about? ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?
Anyway, let’s get straight to the cash, homie.
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Jake Arrieta, SP: $13,700 — Ask the Orioles if they ever thought Arrieta would be priced at $13,700 on DraftKings. They’ll probably tell you they don’t care. Well, I do. It’s a lot, but there has been no one better than him over the past few months. Arrieta versus Gerrit Cole in a one-game playoff game? The format is dumb, but yes, please.
Miguel Montero, C: $3,400 — Montero is on pace to break his career-high in home runs this year, and he’s facing Adam Morgan. Leave a comment if you’re afraid of Adam Morgan. OK, just leave one anyway. I want to chat.
Adam Lind, 1B: $3,900 — Welcome back, A.J. Burnett. You get to face a team 20 games below .500 that absolutely owns your team. At least it’s at home this time. Lind continues to hit right-handed pitching despite cooling down from his unsustainable start.
Jung Ho Kang, 3B/SS: $3,600 — Another week, another day for Kang in DFS as long as he’s in the lineup.
Didi Gregorious, SS: $3,000 — Pure punt play here. Not a fan of the matchup but he has the most upside of anyone at his price.
Curtis Granderson, OF: $4,300 — Granderson for MVP? Not quite, but man has he had himself quite a season. Atlanta isn’t as bad for left-handed bats as it is right-handed ones, and I like his price point for the production of the red-hot Mets offense.
Gregory Polanco, OF: $3,700 — All Polanco needed to hear is that he wasn’t going to be sent down to the minors. Since then, he’s been as hot as they come. It should continue against the Brewers and Wily Peralta.
Rajai Davis, OF: $3,000 — I’m not buying into the recent power surge, but I will ride the hot hand for $3,000 in a lineup that can produce.
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
Rain could be a big factor for Thursday’s small slate, as there is a 90 percent chance of rain in New York for the Yankees game, a 58 percent chance in Philadelphia for the Phillies game and a 45 percent chance for the Mets and Braves game in Atlanta. Keep watch throughout the day.
Doing Lines In Vegas
The Philadelphia, Cleveland and Cincinnati games all are projected to have a combined eight runs scored. Take it for what it is.