There was a full 15 game slate for MLB DFS on Tuesday, July 16th. Points and salaries are based on DraftKings.
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Bryce Harper ($4,100)
Bryce Harper put up a big game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at home Tuesday, and hit a walkoff two RBI double to win it for the Phillies. Harper went 2-for-3 and hit a home run to go with that double. He had five RBI, scored once, and walked twice. Harper scored 31 fantasy points. He has a good batting average in July at .282, but his other numbers are down. Harper has an OPS of .774 compared to .850 on the year and hit only his second July home run. He is now 6-for-18 after the All-Star break with a home run and two doubles.
The Phillies have two more home games against the Dodgers before heading to Pittsburgh for a series against the Pirates. The Dodgers have had one of the best pitching staffs in the league all year with a team ERA of 3.38 and have came out of the All-Star break right on par with that number up until Tuesday night. They have been susceptible to the home run as of late. The Dodgers have given up 10 home runs in five games since the break. I like Harper the rest of this series and into the second half of the season for MLB DFS.
Garrett Cooper ($4,000)
Cooper and the Marlins beat the Padres at home on Tuesday, 12-7. Cooper had a big night, going 2-for-3 with a home run. He added three RBI and scored three times. Cooper scored 29 MLB DFS points. He is now batting .315 with 11 home runs and 37 RBI on the season. He has come out of the gate hot in the second half and is 6-for-14 with three home runs.
The Marlins have two more home games against the Padres before they head to Los Angeles to face the Dodgers. San Diego sits exactly at 16th in team ERA this season but they are much better at home than on the road. They have a 4.56 total team ERA and a 5.00 team ERA on the road. Cooper should be able to continue his hot start after the break against a weak Padres pitching staff.
Glenn Sparkman ($4,300)
This is one of the lesser known names we have covered, but it is hard to not mention him after he threw a complete game five hitter on Tuesday. Sparkman and the Royals hosted the Chicago White Sox and got the win 11-0. Sparkman was lights out, walking only one and giving up five hits while striking out eight. He scored 41.65 MLB DFS points. Sparkman came in at about as low of a salary as you will find for someone starting, but put up huge points Tuesday.
Sparkman will make his next start at Cleveland against the Indians on Sunday, July 21st. Cleveland has had a sub-par offense all season and average 4.49 runs per game, but they have heated up in July. This month the Indians average 6.22 runs per game with a team batting average of .298. This game seems to be bit of a fluke as Sparkman has a K/9 of only 5.16 and has been more of an inning eater than anything. Don’t let this one great performance pull you into the trap of chasing points. Stay away from Sparkman in his next outing.
Logan Allen ($9,200)
Allen and Padres faced off against the Marlins in Miami and got walloped on Tuesday. He was only able to get through 2.1 innings and gave up seven earned runs on seven hits and three walks. He did not strike out a batter and scored -14.75 MLB DFS points. Allen’s ERA is now at 7.08 as he has slumped after his first two starts. His K/9 is low at 5.76 and he has been getting shelled lately.
Allen’s next projected start will come against the Cubs in Chicago on Sunday, July 21st. The Cubs have been good in the month of July, scoring 5.4 runs per game and have a team batting average of .287. Allen has not pitched well lately and should not be counted on against the Cubs and should only be looked at when he plays at home, in a very pitcher friendly park.
Freddie Freeman ($5,100)
Freeman and the Braves took a beating on Tuesday when they visited the Brewers in Milwaukee. Freeman went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in the 13-1 loss and was even pinch hit for late in the game when it was out of reach. He now has a batting average of .299 with 25 home runs and 74 RBI. His OPS is in great shape at .963.
Freeman and the Braves have been one of the hottest teams in the league and have one more game in Milwaukee Wednesday. The Braves will face off against Chase Anderson who has been good, not great lately. In Anderson’s last four starts he has given up no more than two earned runs in each game but has not been able to get through six innings in any of them. Freeman also gets the platoon advantage against the righty and should be a great MLB DFS play in Miller Park Wednesday.
Jay Bruce exited the game Tuesday in the third inning with an oblique injury. This looks like an injury that could land him on the IL.
Adalberto Mondesi hurt his arm diving for a ball Tuesday.
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