As a reminder, the focus of the “Going All In” piece each week is finding the high priced DFS players that are worth your time. I’ll give you the best “hand” of five players that make it worthwhile for you to push in your chips (prices used from FantasyAces.com).
Don’t forget about playing for your chance to win $250k in the Fantasy Aces $250k World Baseball Championship live at Angels Stadium.
Corey Kluber ($8,000) – You see Max Scherzer going tonight, so he’s probably your first choice, but Klubot faces a team much more prone to strikeouts… despite the fact that Carlos Carrasco let us down last night. In addition, while the O/U is just 6.0 for CIN/WSH, the money line is -145 for the Nationals. Still a good favorite, but it’s not as good as the -170 line for the Indians with a low O/U of 7.0, too. The Astros strike out 25.0 percent of the time and it gets a small boost to 25.9 against righties. Kluber is a great option today with a bit of contrarian to him given Scherzer pitching and Carrasco disappointing.
Mike Trout ($6,000) – Heck, pick an Angel… no, not the Victoria Secret ones, the guys in Anaheim. This game has an O/U of 11.0. Yes, eleven! Chad Bettis is on the mound and at home. That’s great news for the Angels, especially Mr. Trout. I don’t need to tell you how good Trout is or that you should plug in more Angels than him with an expected run total over six for the Angels.
David Ortiz ($4,900) – Truthfully, his price could be much worse. Not only has Ortiz hit Haren well over his career (.348 AVG in 23 ABs), but we all know that he hits righties much better, especially at home. This year alone, eight of his 14 home runs are against righties at home. On top of that, Vegas has this game with a 9.0 O/U, but the Red Sox have a big line of -160. Expect the Sawx to put up a good amount of runs tonight with Big Papi in the middle of it.
Prince Fielder ($5,600) – Sure, it’s not lefty on righty as we might prefer, but Fielder actually has a higher HR/FB% against lefties this year, and he still has a .353 wOBA and 121 wRC+ against them. Again, he’s even better against righties, but the Rangers are a -145 favorite in a game with a 8.5 O/U. If you’re going big at CI, Fielder is your man. Adrian Beltre is the cheaper, nearly as good option for your Rangers CI spot.
Troy Tulowitzki ($6,000) – Andrew Heaney is actually a rather good young pitcher. He’s proven it already through his first couple of starts. That said, we already know this game has an insane O/U, and the Rockies are projected to score nearly five runs. It could be even more if they get to Heaney early, and Tulo will have to be a big part of that. He’s hitting .419 with a 1.092 OPS against lefties this year with a .459 wOBA and 182 wRC+. Wow! That’s must-own in DFS today.