Your Big DFS Plays Start With The Big K Today
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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Clayton Kershaw ($8,500) – Don’t get cute. Jacob deGrom is tempting, but the Orioles have been on fire of late. For reference, they have a Top 8 wOBA and wRC+ over the past two weeks and already had a Top 8 wOBA and wRC+ against righties on the year. Meanwhile, Kershaw has a 1.30 ERA with 132 strikeouts in 103.2 IP since May 26. He’s basically Kershaw, and the Athletics have just a .299 wOBA and wRC+ against lefties and are a +205 dog.
Bryce Harper ($6,000) – Harper in Colorado? Check. Against a weak righty? Check. Actually, “check” that… Hale is a terrible righty with a 5.69 ERA with a .383 and .556 SLG% against at home and a 2.02 HR/9 this season. Are you salivating at the potential yet?
Robinson Cano ($5,200) – Something clicked for Cano on June 19. Since then, Cano is hitting .317 with a .553 SLG%, 11 HRs, 33 R and 34 RBI. That’s the Cano the Mariners paid for, and he’s been one of the better hitters in Fantasy during that stretch. Now, he faces Chi Chi Gonzalez, who doesn’t strike anyone out and has a 9.47 ERA in his last four starts (12 Ks, 9 BBs). Cano also hits righties better with higher marks in every category (AVG, SLG%, wOBA, etc.).
Mark Teixeira ($5,450) – Teixeira not only hits better at home (.265 AVG) but he hits righties better as well (.270). In fact, at home and versus righties, Tex actually has a .306 AVG with 12 homers, a .441 wOBA and 186 wRC+. Whoa. Mike Pelfrey was looking good earlier this season, but since June 13, he has a 5.23 ERA with just 28 Ks in 62.0 IP, and that even includes two great outings against the Cardinals and Mariners. The Yankees are a -165 favorite with a 8.5 O/U, so make sure you have Teixeira in there.
River Card (cheap option to make lineup work)
Chris Coghlan ($4,650) – Coghlan is a strict platoon player, as he’s hitting .261 with 13 home runs (299 ABs) against righties and just .100 and zero homers (30 ABs) against lefties. But that’s okay for DFS, as Coghlan presents great value going against Anibal Sanchez. He’s been killed by the long ball this year with a 1.63 HR/9 and has a worse ERA, BAA, wOBA, etc. on the road. Save some money with good potential in Coghlan.