We had a four-game main DFS slate on Monday July 1 after the Angels-Rangers game was postponed with the announcement of the passing of Tyler Skaggs. With a very limited slate, there was definitely more lineup parity. All points and dollar values are from DraftKings.
Kevin Kiermaier ($3,900)
Kiermaier went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and a run scored last night against the Baltimore Orioles. The home run put him in double digits for the season. With a low price tag attached and Kiermaier beginning to heat up at the plate, lock him into your lineup for today.
Kiermaier’s DFS Outlook
Kevin Kiermaier is 4-for-his-last-8 in his last two games. The Rays are looking like they are turning around after a bad month of June and Kiermaier could be the launching-off player the team needs. The next game is today against the Orioles and they will face Asher Wojciechowski, who hasn’t pitched in the Majors since 2017. This is a big chance for Kiermaier to continue his mini hot streak.
Clayton Richard ($4,500)
Clayton Richard had his best outing of the season as he picked up his first win against the Kansas City Royals. In this start, he went six innings and gave up three runs on seven hits with a walk and four strikeouts. His ERA was lowered to 6.51. Even off his best start, stay away from Richard in his final start before the All-Star break.
Richard’s DFS Outlook
Clayton Richard hit the minimum qualifications for a quality start. In his last seven starts, he is 1-4 with a 7.02 ERA in 33.1 innings. His control has been off as well, with 15 walks to 17 strikeouts. His next scheduled start is Saturday against the Orioles. The Orioles have been on fire offensively as of late and Richard having one good start shouldn’t change your opinion on him.
Alex Gordon ($4,500)
Alex Gordon went hitless in his four at-bats last night with a run scored against the Toronto Blue Jays. His average fell to .263. Fade Alex Gordon for the forseeable future.
Gordon’s DFS Outlook
Alex Gordon is struggling on the road this season. He’s batting .239 and has an OBP of .319 when away from Kauffman Stadium. He is displaying power this season but is struggling with getting on base. The Royals travel back to Kansas City to face the Cleveland Indians and Trevor Bauer. He is one of the A.L.’s best pitchers and Gordon should be faded.
Manny Machado ($5,100)
Manny Machado struggled against the San Francisco Giants last night. He went 0-for-2 with a RBI before being lifted in the top of the eighth inning. The RBI was a sacrifice fly to the second baseman with heads-up baserunning by Fernando Tatis Jr. Find a way to keep Machado in your lineup for today’s slate.
Machado’s DFS Outlook
Manny Machado is arguably the hottest hitter in baseball over the past 15 games. In that stretch, he is batting .412 with 10 homers, 23 RBI and 20 runs scored. The series continues between the Giants in San Francisco and Machado faces Tyler Beede, who is posting a 1.86 WHIP. Make sure to figure out a way to fit Machado into your lineup.
The Atlanta Braves placed reliever Anthony Swarzak on the 10-day IL with right shoulder inflammation.
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