Joe Musgrove looked better in June and his road numbers reflect
a more positive DFS outlook. But he is always prone to a blowup start and could
be in some danger at Wrigley Field tonight. I would opt for Anthony Rizzo at
$4700 on DraftKings and Kyle Schwarber at $4100. Victor Carantini is just $3700
if he is in the lineup. Kris Bryant is worth the $4800, as he is hitting .333
with two homers and five RBI over the past week. Jayson Heyward (4800) is
hitting .304 with three homers and 10 RBI in the past week. I will consider
several Cubs as DFS GPP plays.
Trent Thornton held down the Red Sox on June 21 in Fenway
but I do not believe he will do so again at home, seeing Boston again in such a
short time span. Rafael Devers ($4,900) is hitting .556 over the past week and
J.D. Martinez ($4600) is at .529 with two homers and five RBI in that span.
Jackie Bradley Jr. is at just $3600 and is hitting .500 over the past week and
Xander Bogaerts ($4800) is at .357 with two homers and six RBI. Brock Holt is at $3700 if he is in the lineup.
The Rays will be facing Asher Wojciechwoski, who has not appeared in an MLB game since 2017. He has a 6.64 career MLB ERA. Tampa Bay offers some friendly priced DFS options. Willy Adames ($3900) is hitting .308 with three homers and five RBI over the past week. As noted in our Winners and Losers column today, Kevin Kiermaier ($3700) may be starting to heat up as well. Ji-Man Choi is just $3600 and Brandon Lowe is at $4200 for the lefty/righty split. Yandy Diaz ($4400) is always worth consideration when the Rays are in a spot to fare well.
Zack Wheeler allowed six homers in five June starts with a
pair of two-HR games, so you should expect him to surrender at least two
longballs against the Yankees. Aaron Judge (4,300) , D.J. LeMahieu ($5300) and
Didi Gregorius ($3600) have all homered twice in the past week. Judge and
Gregorious give you nice DFS exposure to a powerful lineup against an erratic
starter. Their prices are friendly after recent long injury layoffs.
Chase Anderson’s first name is fitting because that what
opposing hitters seem to do to him often this year. He only has lasted past 5.1
IP once. The Reds hammered him for six runs on June 21 and should “chase” Anderson
again to your DFS delight. Joey Votto is at just $4100 and is hitting .364 over
the past week. Eugenio Suarez is at a nifty $4200 and is hitting .364 with
three HRs and seven RBI over the past week. Jesse Winker gives you a lefty/righty
split at $4000, and so does Scooter Gennett at $3900.
Jose Suarez had a 5.57 ERA in four starts earlier this year
and now returns from the minors to face the Rangers. Joey Gallo ($5,500) is is
hitting .328 with seven homers and 28 RBI vs. LHPs this year, and Elvis Andrus ($4,600)
is at .317 with 12 RBI and 13 runs scored. Both hitters are worth spending up
for in DFS tonight.
The Houston/Colorado game is very stackable in DFS tonight from both sides, as German Marquez is way more hittable at home. Houston prospect Jose Urquidy has pitched pretty well in the minors this season, so I lean to the Astros bats in this one. Yuli Gurriel ($4,100) is hitting .350 over the past week and Alex Bregman ($5,000) has hit .348 over that span, as has Josh Reddick ($4,200). You will have to check on the status of Gurriel, though, as an ankle issue caused him to miss Sunday’s game.
Cleveland stacks will also be popular against Jakob Junis.
Jason Kipnis ($3600) and Bobby Bradley ($3300) are some DFS salary savers
Minnesota bats will certainly get consideration against
Daniel Mengden, but the park factor may make it better to steer in some other
directions tonight when the schedule is so full. Nelson Cruz ($4,900) is
hitting .435 with three home runs and 10 RBI over the past week.
Dodgers bats will get DFS play against Taylor Clarke, too,
as he saw them just a week ago. Cody Bellinger ($5,700) homered against him and
Alex Verdugo is a very good play at $4400.
The Padres have been hot and should tear up Tyler Beede.
Spend in DFS for Manny Machado at $5200. Eric Hosmer ($4,600) is at .481 with
nine RBI over the past week. If Greg Garcia ($4,300) is in the lineup, he has
hit .308 over the past week.
Let’s have some Subway Series fun here. In my DFS hitting outlook for the Yankees above, I indicated that Zack Wheeler could give up at least two homers. So he may not last long enough to go over 6.5 strikeouts. I will take the under. Wheeler lasted 4.2 innings last time he faced the Yanks and finished at six Ks. Paxton had his worst start of the year against the Mets last month, lasting only 2.2 innings with one strikeout. I’ll take the under on both in another high scoring Subway Series affair. Play MLB Props for tonight and get 100 percent bonus!
Scott Engel is a 20-plus year veteran of the Fantasy Sports industry and an inaugural member of the Fantasy Sports Association’s Hall of Fame. He is a four-time FSWA Award winner and nine-time finalist. He won the CBS SportsLine Hall of Fame Award for his longstanding service and was a featured Fantasy analyst for ESPN.com. Scott is a longtime and award-winning host on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. He was the Managing Director and driving content force behind RotoExperts.com for more than a decade and helped launch the FNTSY Sports Network.