There was a 15 game DFS slate on Tuesday July 2nd but weather only allowed 14 games to be played. Although no one put up a performance like Josh Bell’s from Monday, there were still some good outings. Salaries and points are based on DraftKings.
Rafael Devers ($4,900)
The Red Sox visited the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday and got the win, 10-6. Devers had a big DFS outing, going 4-for-5 with two home runs. He finished with six RBI and two runs scored and scored 42 fantasy points. Devers has played really well all year and has a batting average of .329 to go with an OPS of .926. He has now hit 14 home runs and has 56 RBI. Devers has 15 hits over his last six games played. The Red Sox have two more games on the road against the Blue Jays.
The Toronto Blue Jays have been bad this year from a pitching standpoint. They are tied for 23rd in the league with a team ERA of 4.89. Toronto had the worst team ERA in the month of June at 5.81. TOR also allowed the highest opposing batting average in June at .289. They allow a .262 batting average to lefties. All this adds up to a plus DFS matchup for Devers and the rest of the Red Sox. Roster Devers with confidence for the remainder of the series.
Charlie Morton ($10,600)
The Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles at home on Tuesday 6-3. Morton pitched seven great innings and only gave up one earned on four four hits. He was able to strike out 12 while walking only one and giving up one solo homer. He scored 38.75 DFS points and has an ERA of 2.36 to go with a great WHIP of 1.03. His K/9 is very high at 11.1. This was a good bounce-back after taking the loss in his last outing against the Twins.
Morton’s DFS Outlook
Morton’s next projected start will come after the All Star break. He has had a great first half of the season and has shown no signs of slowing down. He has been a great DFS pitcher while racking up the strikeouts. Morton had given up only 12 earned runs in his last eight starts and will carry great momentum into the second half of the season. He should be one of the top options the rest of the way.
Yuli Gurriel ($4,100)
Gurriel and the Astros got the win in a high scoring game at Coors Field against the Rockies. They won 9-8 and Gurriel was a big reason why. He went 3-for-5 with two home runs and a double. He finished with four RBI and two runs scored. Gurriel has had a pretty good first half of the year and has a batting average of .272 to go with his OPS of .756. Gurriel has hit 10 home runs and has 41 RBI.
The Astros have one more game at Coors Field before heading home to face the Angels. Gurriel and the rest of the Astros’ offense should be in high DFS demand for the game on Wednesday. Peter Lambert has an ERA of 6.57 and a WHIP of 1.46. He has started five games and has given up seven home runs. The entire Astros’ offense will be highly owned.
Jake Odorizzi ($9,900)
The Minnesota Twins faced the Oakland Athletics Tuesday and Odorizzi was roughed up. He was only able to get through three innings and gave up five earned runs. Odorizzi allowed four hits and walked three while giving up two home runs. He was able to strike out two. Odorizzi has been a big part of the Twins’ success this year and has an ERA of 2.73 to go with his WHIP of 1.07. His K/9 is in good shape at 9.88.
Odorizzi has one more projected start before the All-Star break and it comes on July 7th against the Texas Rangers. Texas has had one of the better offense all year and has not slowed down. They have the seventh most runs scored this year and average nearly 5.5 per game. The Twins rank number two in the league in strikeouts and K nearly 10 times per game. This should be a big upside DFS spot for Odorizzi.
Freddie Freeman ($5,100)
Freeman and the Atlanta Braves could not get anything going on Tuesday and lost 2-0. Freeman went 0-for-4 and struck out once. The Braves were only able to get four hits on Tuesday. This is a rare down DFS game for Freeman and he has a batting average of .309 to go with an OPS of .979. He has hit 22 home runs and has 65 RBI. FF is coming off a huge June in which he hit .322 with an OPS of 1.066. Freeman hit nine home runs and had 33 RBI in June as well.
The Braves have two more home games against the Phillies. The Phillies pitching has been just below average this year and they have a team ERA of 4.61. They have been worse than that lately, with a team ERA of 5.63 in the month of June, 28th in the league. Freeman should bounce back against the Phillies and put up good numbers as a great MLB DFS option.
Tommy La Stella left Tuesday’s game after fouling a ball off his knee. He had to be helped off the field which shows this is something to watch moving forward.
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