The trade deadline hot stove is on fire right now, with lots of deals leading to huge fantasy implications. Quick thinking DFS players can use this information to their advantage by identifying players moving to favorable situations. One under-the-radar play is 3B/2B Eduardo Escobar ($3,000), who has joined the hot-hitting Brewers lineup. The Brewers are a high upside stack option against Touki Toussaint, as they will be low-rostered based on Toussaint’s recent success. However, Toussaint has a career 5.38 ERA and just had a 4.32 ERA in triple-A; he’s a young starter prone to blowups. Willy Adames ($2,800) and Rowdy Tellez ($2,300) are among the cheap Brewers bats who can pay off along with Escobar.
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Corbin Burnes, SP: $11,200 – While he’s the most expensive starter on the slate, Corbin Burnes is well worth the investment with a ridiculous 36.6% K-rate and 1.35 FIP. He should be the highest scoring pitcher tonight, so consider building around him and using some value bats.
Patrick Sandoval, SP: $8,800 – Sandoval is on an absolute tear, nearly no-hitting the Twins his last time out with 13 strikeouts. Over the last month he’s got a 2.93 ERA and will face an Athletics lineup that is below average with a .312 wOBA against lefties.
Salvador Perez, C: $3,100 – Perez is batting .319 with four homers over the last two weeks, and he will be in a hitter’s park in Toronto against Ross Stripling. Stripling has an extremely high 2.03 HR/9 this season, so Perez has massive power upside in this spot.
Jonathan Schoop, 2B/1B: $3,400 – The Tigers are a great lineup to stack as they face Matt Harvey, who has an abysmal 6.65 ERA. Schoop is batting .327 this month and can be paired with another hot hitter in outfielder Akil Baddoo ($3,600) atop the lineup.
Joey Gallo, OF: $3,000 – The Yankees acquired Gallo in a trade deadline deal with big fantasy implications, as Gallo now has potential for more runs and RBI in a loaded lineup. This is a team that can break the slate on any given night.
Mitch Haniger, OF: $3,400 – Haniger has 10 home runs in 58 games against left-handed pitching this year.
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
There should be no concerns with weather tonight.
Doing Lines In Vegas
Starters returning from the injured list are always a risky bet, so Cincinnati could pay off at +125 against Carlos Carrasco.