If the Houston lineup was not depleted by injuries, they
would be the obvious stack against Wade LeBlanc. But if you can also consider
the Dodgers lineup against Robbie Ray. The Diamondbacks starter has not been
terrible this season, and he is 2-0 with a 3.32 ERA at home. But the Dodgers
are the best lineup on the slate tonight and they are second-best in the league
against LHPs with 99 runs scored.
Don’t worry about platoon splits with Alex Verdugo at $3900 on
DraftKings as he is hitting .354 with six RBI and seven runs scored vs. lefties.
Consider spending up for Cody Bellinger at 5800, as he is hitting .333 with
seven homers, 20 RBI and 15 runs scored vs. lefties. Kike Hernandez (3900) has
15 RBI and 12 runs scored vs. lefties. You can also use catcher Will Smith to
save some salary at a cool 2700.
Of course, you can also opt to attack LeBlanc instead since
Ray is clearly the better pitcher. LeBlanc has an 8.31 home ERA and has allowed
six of eight home runs in Seattle so far, where he has four of his six starts.
Derek Fisher (4,000) already has five hits in nine ABs vs. lefties since he was
recently called up so go lefty on lefty there. Jake Marisnick (4,100) is
hitting .463 with nine runs scored vs. LHPs but he is likely to hit lower in
the lineup. Josh Reddick (3,900) is at .375 vs. lefties and Michael Brantley (4,600)
is at .333 with 11 RBI against them, and both can be used even though they are
LHBs. Alex Bregman is at 4,900.
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.