The Red Sox have such great talent on paper, but they are not contending with their AL East opponents that have less than impressive starting pitching. However, they are only 7 games behind a Wild Card spot. It seems that teams out of contention always come on strong towards the end, as if they have nothing to lose. Well, they do have nothing to lose, or gain. Seems as though the players are more confident than ever in the batter’s box. Good thing this is DFS! Mookie Betts is having a great season. He didn’t start off so hot as expectations were very high. With only a few weeks left in the regular season, Betts is worthy of being played everyday on DraftKings until he slows down. The Red Sox have hit pretty well against right-handed pitchers this season and today they’ll face a young unproven righty in Baltimore. Check out some of my other picks below.

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Clayton Kershaw, P: $15,500 – Here’s one of the few opportunities left to use Kershaw as we get towards the end of the DFS Baseball season. He’s the closest thing to guaranteed points. The Dodgers are at home against the Rockies.

Garrett Richards, P: $9,800 – Lately, Richards is looking like he did last year as he’s had 3 straight quality starts. His strikeout rate is still inconsistent but I’ll consider rolling out the hot hand.

Cole Hamels, P: $10,500 – It’s still hard to picture Hamels in a Rangers uniform isn’t it? The lefty vet gets the Astros at home. Hamels could rack up the strikeouts but there’s a good chance he won’t get the win.

Sonny Gray, P: $11,400 – His Ks per 9 IP are down, but Gray continues to have strong overall stats. Oakland is at the White Sox and that seems enticing, but I think I’m going to look elsewhere.

Aaron Nola, P: $8,300 – His lone bad outing this season was on the road against the Mets recently but that won’t stop me from starting the rookie right-hander at home against the Nationals. He’s still priced well too.

Jon Gray, P: $5,900 – The other Gray today could be a sneaky play. One of the top pitching prospects coming into this season has looked decent lately. If you spend hefty money on your hitters, consider Gray on the road against the Dodgers.

J. P. Arencibia, C: $2,600 – Did you even realize he was still in the league? Okay, but what team is he on? He’s been hitting homers of late, so check to see if he’s in the Rays lineup.

Travis D’Arnaud, C: $4,800 – He didn’t play yesterday, so it is safe to say he’ll be in today’s lineup against Justin Nicolino and the Marlins.

Joey Votto, 1B: $4,900 – He’s worth the money and he’s even stealing bases lately, but don’t expect that to continue. Votto’s value is in his bat and getting on base.

Logan Forsythe, 2B: $3,500 – He continues to be a reliable option at a good price in DFS. The Rays are on the road against CC Sabathia.

Jedd Gyorko, 2B: $3,100 – Of course the power and playing time comes around when we’ve all dropped Gyorko in our season-long leagues. He’s been hitless the past few games, but the power seems to have comeback. Good price at a tuff position.

Evan Longoria, 3B: $3,800 – Longoria is another player whose stats look good but seems to be forgotten about this season. He’ll be my third baseman today.

Xander Bogaerts, SS: $4,200 – His season-long fantasy stats look okay, but there’s nothing exciting. However, he continues to be one of my favorite players in DraftKings at this position. He’s a very good hitter and continues to bat near the top of the order.

Yoenis Cespedes, OF: $5,600 – If you’re in a small 50/50 you’re almost forced to take the hottest hitter in the league because you know your DFS opponents will own him at a high rate. If he does well, like he has been nearly everyday, then you could be doomed if you don’t take him.

Jackie Bradley Jr., OF: $4,500 – He’s only had 1 hit in his last 5 games, and after that hot stretch recently he might have burned you. However, he continues to start and is priced okay. The Red Sox are on the road in Baltimore.

Matt Kemp, OF: $4,500 – Today could be the first time all season that I’ll play Kemp in DraftKings. This is the Matt Kemp that we know. The power is there and he’s stealing bases.

I’m Only Happy When It Rains

Nothing exciting here which in a way, is very exciting!

Doing Lines In Vegas

I’ll go with a four team parlay, all favorites: Athletics at -120, Dodgers at -325, Mets at -177, and the Twins at -154. The Over/Under on the Rockies/Dodgers game is 6.5 runs. I’ll take the under.