Good morning to all of my DFS degenerates out there. It is a beautiful day to make some money with an early nine-game slate today on DraftKings. We have plenty of options and the weather doesn’t seem like it will be much of a factor except maybe in Chicago. Either way, we won’t let that rain on our parade. Let’s get to it, but first I would like to wish a happy 50th birthday to Hall of Famer Chipper Jones and a happy 45th to future Hall of Famer Carlos Beltran.
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On the Mound
Adam Wainwright @ Cincinnati Reds ($9,600)
Wainwright has picked up where he left off last year. The right-hander has 19 strikeouts to just four walks so far this season and has averaged nearly 20 DK points per game in DFS. He faces the Reds and their anemic offense today. Cincinnati is last in the National League with just 2.6 runs per game and has scored only nine over their last eight games including being shut out last night. This is a juicy matchup and Wainwright should be in at least a couple of your cash lineups.
Shane McClanahan vs. Boston Red Sox ($8,700)
The lefty for Tampa Bay has also continued his excellence from last season. He has pitched to a 2.40 ERA and has struck out 24 in just 15 innings. He is coming off a brilliant performance against the Chicago Cubs striking out nine without a walk. The only blemish over six innings was a two-run home run to Patrick Wisdom. The Red Sox haven’t been a run-scoring machine lately either. Boston has put up just 14 runs over their last six contests and were being no-hit through nine innings last night. Last year the young southpaw pitched well against the Red Sox allowing just five runs over three starts while striking out 18.
Chad Kuhl @ Detroit Tigers ($6,700)
If you are looking for a bargain for your second arm of the day, Kuhl is your man. Colorado’s right-hander has been very good over two starts this season. He shut down Philadelphia’s offense last time out allowing just two hits and a walk over six innings. That was at Coors Field. Today he goes to Comerica where the Tigers have scored more than three runs just three times over 11 games. Detroit also is not a threat for the longball as they’ve hit just seven over the fence in 14 games this season.
On the Dirt
Matt Olson 1B vs. Miami Marlins ($4,300)
This price is surprising as Olson has done nothing but hit this year. He leads the NL with 22 hits and eight doubles, and he is getting on base nearly half the time (.479 OBP). Maybe the salary is because Atlanta’s first baseman is lined up to face lefty Jesus Luzardo. However, Olson mashes lefties and blasted 22 home runs in just 222 plate appearances against them last season. He is my Home Run Call today.
Tommy Edman 2B @ Cincinnati Reds ($4,000)
Edman has been a machine this season. He has gone only one game without a hit and has averaged 9.2 DK points per game in DFS. The Cardinals switch-hitter has a 1.045 OPS on the year as well. He faces Nick Lodolo today as Cincinnati’s young lefty tries to learn on the job. He hasn’t been very good in his first two starts allowing 13 hits and five walks over nine innings. Runs should be plentiful for St. Louis today so don’t shy away from a stack of Cardinals today.
On the Grass
Andrew Vaughn @ Minnesota Twins ($4,600)
The slugging sophomore hit his third homer of the year on Friday and had a double last night. Vaughn is slashing .306/.375/.611 with three bombs and seven RBIs in just 11 games. He faces Chris Archer today who has been decent this season but hasn’t gotten out of the fifth inning. Also, his 2.16 ERA is not going to hold up as his FIP is 3.76 and he sports a .227 BABIP. Aside from that, the Twins bullpen hasn’t been good again this year. They’ve blown two of their four save opportunities and have allowed six of 14 inherited runners to score.
Myles Straw @ New York Yankees ($4,400)
Facing Gerrit Cole today in Yankee Stadium, Straw has a juicy matchup. While that sentence may sound weird, it is true in 2022. The Guardians outfielder leads the American League in runs with 14 and has four steals while sporting a .397 OBP. Cole, on the other hand, has been awful. He walked five and couldn’t get out of the second inning in his last start against the Tigers. The Yankees ace has also given up three homers in just 11.1 innings this season. While I am not expecting a home run from Straw, with the short porch in the Bronx, you never know.
Good luck with all of your DFS lineups today.
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