A pitcher in Miami is always someone to look at for DFS purposes. Seeing that it’s Mad Max makes it 10x sweeter. Miami is already a pitcher’s ballpark and getting someone who has one of the highest upsides in all of MLB is that much prettier. On the road this season Scherzer holds a 2.76 ERA and a dazzling 13.01 K/9. He also has been completely dominant (.206 BAA) against righties with a 13.22 K/9. There’s zero reason to pivot off Scherzer here in DFS cash games. You can make a case for it in GPPs, but I wouldn’t even do it then on this slate.
Gerrit Cole vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
DraftKings $11,500, FanDuel $11,500
Cole has had a shaky season to say the least. Sometimes he seems untouchable and then he just blows up the next time out. He has been a tad worse ERA wise at home, but most of that is him giving up the long ball. Like Max Scherzer, Cole has amazing K/9 numbers sitting at a 14.30 K/9 at home. The Pirates don’t have a ton of strikeouts, but they do have the ability to swing and miss with the best of them. As a great DFS pivot off Schrezer for GPPs, I love Cole. As for cash, Scherzer is still the DFS play for me.
Jack Flaherty vs. Oakland Athletics
DraftKings $7,900, FanDuel $7,900
This DFS price is a complete joke. At home this season Flaherty holds a 2.49 ERA with a 10.15 K/9. This DFS price is completely reflective on his road ERA (6.68) and I’m taking full advantage. I’ll say this, Flaherty is a stone cold lock for me on DraftKings in all formats for my SP2 and is in strong consideration on FanDuel if I wanna pay down. Flaherty does struggle against lefties, but Oakland isn’t really lefty heavy and the ones they have down really care me. Against righties this season he holds a .206 BAA and a 11.49 K/9. Lock, lock, lock, lock.
Trevor Richards vs. Washington Nationals
DraftKings $8,000, FanDuel $7,800
This would be a DFS SP2 option if for some reason you haven’t fallen in love with Flaherty or you would like a pivot. Like I said before, I love playing pitchers in Miami because of the ballpark. The Nationals offense to me at least isn’t too scary, especially in Miami. He has a respectable 3.76 ERA at home with a 6.66 K/9. This is just a safe 15 DK point DFS option for me if Flaherty scares you off.
Won the FanDuel, 11K MLB Pickoff Single Entry Tournament in May of 2019. Started playing MLB DFS a couple years ago and have found success as mainly a cash game player. After playing season-long fantasy for five years I decided to give DFS a shot and have never looked back. Grinding all year around with MLB, NBA and NFL.