I know it’s a little early for Throwback Thursday, but my Baltimore Boo is visiting later this week, so Thursday can’t get here fast enough. Â I’m endorsing two guys tonight who have been racking up DFS points like a young MJ over their last six starts. Â Brad Peacock, $22,400 is facing the not-so Fightin Phil’s in Philly tonight and he could easily rack up double digit K’s versus the lowest scoring team in baseball. Â Peacock has been shaking his tail feathers all over the mound in his last six starts, averaging a solid 24 points per start. Â A quick look into the numbers and you can easily see why he deserves to be strutting around; he’s 5-0 with a 1.84 ERA to go along with his 11.8 K/9. Â I Â know the Phillies play in a hitters park, but Peacock should easily post 25 points tonight and if he can get through 6 innings, he could possibly eclipse the 30 point mark. Â Jacob deGrom, $26,100 is the most expensive player on the night, but he’s facing a Padres lineup who rank third in K’s versus RHP. Â Apparently Jacob got his groove back because over his last six starts, he’s 6-0 with a 1.62 ERA to go along with an improved 8.6 K/9. Â Obviously deGrom will be highly rostered tonight, so if you want to zig when others zag, then follow my lead to see what’s next.
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Hyun-Jin Ryu, SP: $15,300 – I don’t typically roster pitchers coming off the DL, but with the new 10 day DL, I feel like the Dodgers have been treating their pitchers with kids gloves. Â I can’t disagree with the strategy, as they own the league’s best record at 68-31. Â I’m hoping Ryu is stretched out, because he could post a sneaky high score against the faltering Twins.
Kevin Gausman, SP: $14,400 – If you feel like gambling tonight, I advise you to throw some Gas into the mix and hope he stays hot. Â This is a big risk, big reward play, as he’s facing a strikeout prone Rays lineup.
Nolan Arenado, IF: $10,400 – He’s not in Coors, but I heard from a reliable source that the winds at Busch Stadium just picked up and there’s a category 5 Homerun hitter entering the park.
Wilmer Flores, IF: $6,900 – The Lefty killer is facing Clayton Richard who is coming off an 11 run outing. Â Richard is back in Petco, but it’s not enough to help him from getting lit up again tonight.
Daniel Descalso, IF: $6,900 – I’m hoping he’s in the lineup tonight, because he’s 8/13 vs R.A. Dickey. Â I know Dickey’s been dealing, but he’s in Arizona and I don’t think the knuckle ball will be dancing tonight.
Scott Schebler, OF: $6,600 – He hasn’t hit a HR in his last 11 games and I’m thinking tonight he might be good for 2. Â He’s way overdue and he can’t use the Home Run Derby as an excuse.
Iâ€™m Only Happy When It Rains
It looks promising for a full slate today. Â The only games that have a chance of rain are the following:
MIA at TEX 34%
HOU at PHI 33%
Doing Lines In Vegas
Kyle Hendricks return to Wrigley leads the board at -270 against their cross-town rival, followed closely by Zack Greinke, -220 vs the Braves. Â The Marlins vs the Rangers, 10.5 O/U and the Reds vs the Indians, 10 O/U are tapped to be the highest scoring of the night.