Jordan Zimmermann ($11,100) is tops on the Stream-o-Nator on this fine Sunday afternoon. He’s listed as a $20 value according to SON and that’s a solid five bucks more than the next closest arm for the day. Zimmermann hasn’t put up huge strikeout numbers (7+ K/9) but over his last six starts he has gone at least six innings while giving up two or fewer earned runs. He faces a Cubs team whose wRC+ of 78 ranks 29th in baseball and is striking out at a 22% clip against right-handed pitching. I prefer Zimmermann’s match-up to the David Price draw against the Tigers, which will cost you $900 more. Price actually ranks 9th overall on SON today, for what it’s worth.

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Alex Wood, SP: $8,600 – Wood is one of the better values on DraftKings today. He’ll face a DBacks team that ranks 27th in baseball with a subpar 83 wRC+ against left-handed pitching. At a price under $9K, Wood is good.

Yasiel Puig, OF: $5,800 – Puig is pricey for sure, but I’ll be building my offense around him with Yohan Flande (L) on the mound. SON thinks Flande is hot garbage, ranking him dead last in value. Look for Puig and the other Dodgers hitters to flambe Flande.

Justin Morneau, 1B: $4,600 – The over/under on this game is set at 11, so I’d expect a lot of DFS drafts to load up on Rockies and Dodgers hitters. Morneau gets the platoon advantage against Beckett and he’s been totes en fuego of late, hitting .407/.413/.537 over his last ten games.

Kyle Seager, 2B/3B: $4,800 – I like being able to play Seager at either 2B or 3B depending on my lineup for the day. He’ll have the platoon advantage against Hector Noesi (R). Here’s a complete list of all the pitchers that SON hates more than Noesi: Yohan Flande.

I’m Only Happy When It Rains

There is a 30% chance of storms in Minnesota and Detroit. Other than that it’s smooth sailing.

Doing Lines In Vegas (8-13)

Five in a row is a nice streak. Let’s take the under for [email protected] (7).

  1. Joba says:

    Hey mix master mike, I’m in a weekly h2h pts/ 10 teamer, I sat d wright this week & started Carlos Santana at 3b over wright but my catcher is gattis & didn’t go on DL til tues AM, with wright back in lineup for NY would u move wright to 3b & Santana to catcher or look to add aramis Ramirez to start over wright? I could also start Ramirez at utility or IF if I wanted to, my current IF is d Gordon , (2b is pedroia), SS is Alexi Ramirez & utility is polanco I was thinking of benching jay Bruce who I was starting this week at OF

    If I kept Santana @ 3b here are available catchers, Wilson Ramos, yan Gomes, wilin Rosario & Derek Norris & mike zunino

    • Mike

      Mike says:

      I’d put Santana at catcher and go with either Wright or ARam

      • Joba says:


        Thanks 4 the response! Which do u like better, my wright or a ram off waivers at 3rd?

        Or go Santana (c), 1st is set, pedroia 2nd, wright 3b, Dee Gordon SS & aramis at IF over Alexei Ramirez?

        • Mike

          Mike says:

          Anytime…I like the second scenario you mentioned

  2. Chris says:

    Hey Mike,

    Not a fan of wood! LOL But I’ll take your advice and go for it

    What side do you like?

    Gomez-Taijuan Walker-Bud Norris
    Andrus-Khris Davis-Eovaldi

    Also, is Worley a good start this week? Hes at cin and @ stl.


    • Mike

      Mike says:

      Gomez side

  3. Chris says:

    Hi again Mike,

    Plzz help me sit 3 I will most likely be facing 12 starts and street as a closer
    Archer vs Tor
    Cobb vs KC
    Kuechel @ Tex
    Lincecum vs Ari
    [email protected] kc
    Ventura @ TB
    Walker vs Oak
    [email protected] and @ stl
    [email protected] and @stl
    Tomlin vs NYY

    • Mike

      Mike says:

      Worley, Putnam, Morton

  4. Chris says:

    Would you trade Josh Donaldson for Yu Darvish and Justin Verlander?

    • Mike

      Mike says:

      I probably wouldn’t, but I guess it depends on team needs.

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