Welcome back to the Tuesday edition of Fanduel DFS here on Razzball. Full slate tonight and almost zero weather concerns. It’s hot and humid across the land, and with not many aces going tonight, I’m expecting plenty of runs to be scored. We have a few solid pitching matchups at the top and not much else that jumps out. The heat gets me excited, particularly in KC and Philly for whatever reason. I’m looking for the overlooked stacks to mix in with that high ceiling semi-chalk.
Good luck tonight, and remember to stay positive and visualize that bank roll spiking. Visualize your success! You HAVE to believe it to be true before it can happen. Go with your gut and do it with confidence. Let’s go!
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Starting Pitcher Targets
Lance McCullers, SP: ($10,500) – Great matchup tonight in Seattle, though he will likely be the most popular pitcher on the slate. I’m not too concerned about ownership on the mound as long as he performs. At home vs RHP, Seattle strikes out 26.3% of the time and is the worst offensive team in terms of power and run production. McCullers’ opponent, Flexen, is better at home but the Astros should be able to get some runs up and put Lance in line for the W.
Robbie Ray, SP: ($10,000) – A much tougher matchup than McCullers, Ray takes on the Red Sox. He has been outstanding all season and with potential K numbers like Ray brings to the table, he should never be counted out as the possible top pitcher on the board regardless of opponent.
Julio Urias, SP: ($8,700) – The innings limit on Urias seems to be a thing of the past for the time being. The last time he faced the Giants in San Francisco he came away with the win after throwing 6 innings of 2 run ball with 10 Ks.
Charlie Morton, SP: ($8,600) – The Mets, like the Mariners, struggle to put up runs and produce power at home relative to the rest of the league. They also strike out over 25% of the time. Conforto and Nimmo are back, so they do have more pop from the left side, but the offense as a whole doesn’t scare me off. Morton has a quality start in 6 of his last 7, and if yesterday’s double header between these two teams (that produced a total of 3 runs) is any indication of tonight’s game script, Morton should be in good shape.
Jose Abreu, C/1B: ($3,600) – Hot and humid in KC where the Sox take on Brad Keller. They’re getting closer to full strength and Abreu will be in the center of the lineup that should put up some offense tonight. He should also go overlooked in ownership since there are so many places to go today.
Ryan Zimmerman, C/1B: ($2,600) – Should get the start vs lefty Matt Morre. Great spot for the Nats tonight in Philly. Both bullpens are hit or miss from one game to the next, so if the Nats get to Moore early, Zim should have plenty of opportunities to get a big return on his price.
Jean Segura, 2B (SS/3B): ($3,100) – Another great spot for hitting tonight. Use Segura and take the over on this game.
Nolan Arenado, 3B: ($3,900) – Great matchup and will be way overlooked at the position. 3 homers in his last 6.
Didi Gregorius, SS: ($2,700) – Gets Fedde in Philly on a hot day with the wind blowing out to right. Yes please!
Bryce Harper, OF: ($4,300) – Same logic as Gregorius. Please and Thank you!
Yordan Alvarez, OF: ($3,800) & Kyle Tucker, OF: ($3,500) – Houston as a whole will be lower owned than they should, but with all the options in the OF, I’m expecting these two to be criminally low owned. Flexen doesn’t scare me enough to stay away from a 5% owned Astros outfield.
Avisail Garcia, OF: ($2,700) – A nice value play at the position tonight. Something we might need with all the top options.
Brian Goodwin, OF: ($2,400) – Great value in a great matchup, hitting near the middle of a good lineup. Goodwin should be another overlooked Sox player tonight.
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
Rain looks to be heading into Boston later tonight and could be of concern if this game goes long. Also, Wrigley will be a hitter’s park tonight though the Cubs look like major chalk. When That’s the case I tend to fade them.
Doing Lines In Vegas
WAS @ PHI: o/u 10.5 – OVER
CWS @ KC: o/u 9.5 – OVER