Prepare to be Mets-merized with Tuesday’s DFS Options
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 four players that make it worthwhile for you to push in your chips and give you a fifth player/river card that’s cheap and helps use the high priced players (prices used from FantasyAces.com).
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Noah Syndergaard ($7,500) – There is no pitcher with a more favorable Vegas line, and Syndergaard is actually the third highest priced pitcher. It’s not huge savings, but Thor should be tops given a -210 ML and an expected run differential over three. Now, that is huge. Jerome Williams toes the mound for the Phillies, and not only has he been one of the worst pitchers in the league, but have you seen the Mets offense lately? They’ve scored 49 runs in their last four games with 14 home runs, including eight last night. This is an easy pick… until Williams goes and throws a CGSO of course… because baseball.
Curtis Granderson ($5,150) – Sticking with the Mets, as mentioned, Williams has been awful this year. He’s especially poor against lefties, allowing a .407 wOBA and 26.9 HR/FB%. Somehow, he hasn’t allowed a home run at home to a lefty yet, but it’s only been through 15.2 IP, and with the way the Mets are hitting, that should change. No one seems to notice that Granderson is having a nice season with 22 HRs, 11 SBs and 70/55 in runs and RBI. That includes a .391 wOBA, 155 wRC+ and 21 of his 22 homers against righties.
Josh Donaldson ($6,000) – Woo buddy. Six thousand for a hitter? Are you honestly surprised with the way Donaldson is hitting this year? On top of that, the Blue Jays face Derek Holland in hitter friendly Arlington. Holland is making just his third start (only 7.1 IP so far) and his seventh overall since 2013. That said, Holland has a career of being weak against righties with a .335 wOBA and .450 SLG% against including a 12.2 HR/FB% (just 7.5 versus lefties). Donaldson has a .347 AVG, .468 wOBA and 206 wRC+ against lefties this year. There’s a reason he’s 6k.
Michael Brantley ($5,350) – Brantley is quietly putting up another great season that many are overlooking thanks to his late start. He’s hitting .322 against righties, but honestly, he’s doing nearly as well against lefties at .306. Like I said, really nice year. Brantley has 9 HR, 52 R, 68 RBI and 13 SB through 111 games, and he does get a decent split boost tonight. His highest wOBA and wRC+ is against righties at home (.390 and 154), and Wily Peralta has an xFIP of 5.00 on the road against lefties.
River Card (cheap option to make lineup work)
Daniel Murphy ($4,800) – Back to those Mets again. Murphy is hitting .304 against righties versus just .240 against lefties. In addition, nine of his 10 homers are off righties, his wOBA and wRC+ are .388 and 152 against righties on the road and he has a .990 OPS in August. The Mets are on fire, so use them where you can.