Welcome to the final weekend of DFS fun everyone. We only have two full slates before we slip into 2-4 game slates and 75% roster rates. We’ve got nine games tonight before a full-on slate tomorrow. The trick this weekend is finding teams with things to play for, or finding teams that are totally out of it. What we don’t want, is a team that’s already clinched and will be prone to rest starters. Under normal circumstances, Lucas Giolito vs. DET and even Corbin Burnes @LAD would be our top choices, but I don’t expect either of those guys to go more than 4 innings as they tune up and rest up for what really matters, the playoffs. Zac Gallen ($8,400) on the other hand, he’s got five months to rest after this start and should be good to leave it all on the field against the Rockies. The Rockies, as we know, are trash on the road. With absolutely nothing for them to play for, they could be even more trash than usual. Gallen held the Rockies to three hits in Coors back in August and I like him as the top choice in the penultimate large slate of the DFS season.
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Chris Flexen, SP: $9,100 – Gallen got the lede nod based on two factors, a little more lineup flexibility with pricing and his name made a better pun. The Mariners have plenty to play for and Flexen should deliver.
Triston McKenzie, SP: $8,200 – I love McKenzie in this spot, looking to finish his season strong so we can all overrate him again for next year.
Jose Abreu, C/1B: $3,900 – The White Sox should smash Matt Manning as they shoot to earn home-field advantage over the Astros in their first round playoff match-up. The Astros own the tie-breaker so the White Sox will need every win they can get. Oh, and Matt Manning has been throwing BP all year.
Andres Gimenez, 2B/SS: $2,400 – Remember all the hype Gimenez got coming into this season? Well, after a demotion back to AAA, he’s back and with 3 dingers in his last 10 games, he’s already got me post-hyping him for next year.
Francisco Lindor, SS: $3,600 – Wouldn’t it just be the most Lindor thing ever to finish the season with a huge weekend when it doesn’t matter? Jesse Chavez is getting tossed out there by the Braves as they rest their way into the playoffs.
Daulton Varsho, OF: $2,300 – Finally, a very budget OF, hitting near the top of the lineup
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
Why not throw some rain into the mix this weekend to really shake things up. We’ve got potential showers in [email protected], [email protected], and [email protected] We’ll have to watch these spots very closely as we approach lineup lock.
Doing Lines In Vegas
The lowest over/under on the slate tonight is a seven run total in LA where Burnes faces Urias. As I mentioned, I don’t think Burnes last too long in this one and I’d take the over here. Our highest total is in HOU where the A’s visit. I didn’t mention anyone from this game but Starling Marte and any of the Astros would be nice plays. The White Sox are the biggest favorites on the slate at -270, but it’s risky whether or not Giolito sticks around long enough to qualify for the win.