Friday’s back and FanDuel has us all-in with a 15-game slate. For those of you in season-long leagues, we’re in the home stretch and the grind is real! So, let’s see what FanDuel has in store for us tonight. For Jose Berrios ($8,500), its been a little up and down as of late, but sometimes in DFS, that gives us a discount in a good match-up. Berrios gets the Royals on Friday, and for me, the price is right. Nice match-up with K upside at a price that allows me to get some of the big bats in, which makes Berrios a really nice GPP play. Cash plays? We got cash plays…just keep reading.
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Max Scherzer, SP: $12,000 – You know the big dawg’s gonna eat. Just gotta find those cheapo bats to go with him.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP: $10,200 – Torn UCL? What torn UCL?? Tanaka’s been balling out recently, with 30 or more points in 9 of his last 10 starts.
Cole Hamels, SP: $9,500 – Speaking of balling out, Hamels found the Fountain of Youth, and apparently Ponce de Leon was looking in the wrong place. Spoiler alert, it’s in the South-side of Chicago.
Tyler Anderson, SP: $6,300 – Wait, what’s that? He’s actually better in Coors? Huh, um, well, this is awkward, I really thought being out of Coors and into SF (I think there’s a song here…..Get out of my Coors, get into my park) would be a good thing. Eh, whatever, I’m still using him in a GPP. Giants bats don’t scare me.
Carlos Santana, 1B: $3,100 – Santana’s plate skills are really underrated. He BBs (11%) more vs LHPs than he Ks (9.8%).
Jose Miguel Fernandez, 1B: $2,500 – As of this writing, Seattle hasn’t announced their SP, so keep an eye on that. Obviously if James Paxton starts, I don’t want you to look this way. But if Fernandez gets a favorable match-up, this is a nice pay-down option.
Jim Adduci, 1B: $2,400 – The Indians decided to push back Kluber’s next start, so Josh Tomlin’s starting tonight <insert laugh track here>. For the record, I hate laugh tracks. Don’t tell me when to laugh. Sorry, sidetracked. I just wish there was more pop in Detroit’s lineup.
Cesar Hernandez, 2B: $2,300 – This is just too cheap for a lead-off man. Let’s do some more anti-Marlins analysis. Miami played a double header vs the Mets on Thursday, so the bullpen might be slightly worse for the wear.
Jeimer Candelario, 3B: $3,200 – I’m reaching some, but I NEED to get some bats in vs Tomlin.
Jorge Polanco, SS: $3,000 – I definitely write about him every week. Fine, I love him, ok??? Happy now???
Nelson Cruz, OF: $4,100 – Yeah, he’s expensive. Big whoop wanna fight about it? Big boy’s got the pop to back up the price.
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Doing Lines In Vegas
A couple of huge favorites on the slate in the Yankees -280 vs Blue Jays and the Cubbies -220 vs Reds. Gives Hamels and Tanaka an extra little bump for the W bonus points. No double-digit totals for Friday, but we have a couple 9s (Mets/Red Sox, Tigers/Indians) and a 9.5 (White Sox/Orioles). I’m laying my cash on my lead, Berrios and the Twins, who are just a -120 favorite currently.