Happy Father’s Day weekend DFSers. We’ve got the US Open, Father’s Day prep and an eight game FanDuel main slate for you tonight. Let’s try to pad your wallet so you can get an extra rib eye for the grill this weekend, shall we? To do that, we’re looking at Frankie Montas ($8,700) and his plethora of strikeouts. As we know by now, Ks pay the bills in DFS and Montas is currently rocking a 9.4 K/9 and has two 10 K games under his belt already. Montas is at home (something we always love in our DFS pitchers) and he gets to face the Seattle Mariners. The Mariners appear to have given up on the season and are swinging at absolutely everything. They lead the majors in strikeouts by a hefty margin and I love Montas to have a big game tonight. Lock and load my friends.
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Noah Syndergaard, SP: $9,000 – You can nab Thor if you like, and at this price, I could see it. Still, I prefer other options tonight. Not to mention, the Cardinals don’t strike out that often (25th in the league). Pick your poison.
Jake Odorizzi, SP: $10,000 – Odorizzi has been amazing and I don’t see that stopping tonight. His 2.70 FIP indicates he might see a bump in his 1.92 ERA, but come on, what do you want? KC is among the bottom third in team OPS and Odorizzi is at home. I’m in.
Mike Minor, SP: $9,500 – Minor isn’t in the best spot, but Cincy is also bottom third in team OPS, so maybe we shouldn’t worry too much about Great American Ballpark being a factor. Minor has one of the spinniest (totally a word!) 4 seamers in the game and it’s leading to him pitching like one of the best arms in the game right now. He’s pricey but he could also have a field day.
Tanner Roark, SP: $6,600 – If you find yourself wanting to make a diverse GPP lineup, I’d suggest Roark. Yes, I also just recommended Minor, but it happens. The Rangers strikeout the third most in the league and that could net Roark a lot of points for a little price.
Eric Hosmer, C/1B: $3,700 – I mean, I’d still lean towards Coors if I’m going to pay over 3 grand. Your call though.
Matt Olson, C/1B: $3,400 – I know LeBlanc has been unconscious the last couple times out, but maybe people will avoid him because of that. I’ll be betting on history that LeBlanc just isn’t very good and the A’s will tag him. LeBlanc also sports reverse splits for his career, so check in on those possibly under-owned A’s lefties.
Austin Hedges, C/1B: $3,000 – More Coors exposure here, but hopefully in a way that keeps us different from the other lineups in a GPP.
Nicky Lopez, 2B: $2,500 – Nicky, Nicky, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind. Hey Nicky! Seriously, he’s fine, nothing special, but he’s cheap.
Josh Donaldson, 3B: $2,900 – I’m old enough to remember when Josh Donaldson was a thing, it was only 3 months ago during draft season. He hasn’t exactly lived up to expectations this year but Aaron Nola isn’t looking like a match to shrink away from. Donaldson’s price tag is cheap enough to take a shot on tonight.
Adalberto Mondesi, SS: $3,700 – How is the number 4 player on the player rater this cheap? Beats me, but I’ll take it. It’s a tough match-up against the Odor man but Mondesi can overcome it.
Joc Pederson, OF: $3,600 – Obviously, we’re trying to squeeze in Coors bats while we can, but you could also target the human Coors field of Yu Darvish. Joc has certainly cooled off but a match-up with Yu could fix that.
Nick Markakis, OF: $3,200 – Tiny sample size alert: Markakis has two dingers off Nola in the past and that was before the terrible version of Nola we’re seeing this year.
Josh Naylor, OF: $3,200 – Naylor might be the cheapest Coors exposure you can get that isn’t named Austin Hedges and he’s been hitting second on occasion. It’s a tough match-up with Marquez, but we’ve seen him be mortal at home.
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Doing Lines In Vegas
With openers and bulkers and middlers and whatever else MLB teams are throwing out there these days, it’s wreaking havoc on Vegas lines. There are several games without lines at the time of this writing (Friday night), but of those with lines, Coors has the highest over/under with 11. The lowest total of the night is 8 in the Walker Buehler vs. Yu Darvish tilt. I’m expecting a majority of those runs to come from the Dodgers. The biggest favorite on the night is Jake Odorizzi and the Twins at -240.