Ffffffft â€¦ BANG! Thatâ€™s a bottle rocket in a nutshell. Actually, a bottle rocket in a nutshell isnâ€™t feasible. What am I talking about? Oh yeah, happy Fourth of July, America. Bottle rockets are cool, but the fun doesnâ€™t last long, and the finale is quick and to the point. Thatâ€™s going to be the theme for this weekâ€™s article, because letâ€™s face it, everyoneâ€™s in a rush to find some sand, sea, suds, and shorties. Thereâ€™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 Razzballâ€™s DFS-friendly tools like Stream-o-Nator, Hitter-Tron and DFSBot. Theyâ€™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 â€“ Clayton Kershaw is that dude, but Iâ€™m not feeling him at Coors tonight. Heâ€™s probably a great contrarian play, but the price is too high to roll the dice. Iâ€™ll take Sale at home against the Mariners, who rank 23rd in OPS versus LHP (.686).
Jose Abreu, 1B: $5,000 â€“ Not many enjoy calling the Cell their home, but Abreu is one of those people. Heâ€™s slugging .642 with a .430 wOBA on the south side, and heâ€™s on the right side of the platoon (not like it matters) against Seattleâ€™s Roenis Elias.
Scooter Gennett, 2B/SS: $4,000 â€“ Heâ€™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 â€“ 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 â€“ Five consecutive multi-hit games? Okay, you have my attention. A dog wearing a hat? Okay, you have my attention. Itâ€™s safe to say Forsythe is on fire, and he hits lefties fairly well, so tonightâ€™s matchup with Drew Smyly is something to grin about.
George Springer, OF: $4,200 â€“ Something in Houston must sap his strength, because Springerâ€™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 heâ€™s registered more counting stats in thirty less AB as a visitor. This kid loves the road more than Jack Kerouac. I like Springerâ€™s chances of hitting a dinger off C.J. Wilson in Anaheim. Mark it eight.
Iâ€™m Only Happy When It Rains
We are speaking only of the late games (7:05 EST and on), so thereâ€™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)
Iâ€™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.