DraftKings MLB Lineup Advice: Friday (7/12)

by Josh Shepardson | @BChad50 | Featured Writer
Jul 12, 2019

Bundy has some upside tonight against the Rays

Last night regular season games resumed, and tonight treats us to a 13-game main slate. There are high team over/under totals abound on this slate, and there’s ample pitching value to select from. With those things in mind, I’ve selected a quartet of pitchers priced under $9,000 to mix and match on GPP rosters tonight. They’re joined by a pair power-packed one-off plays and a four-man stack with massive upside that is likely to be extremely low owned and fly under the radar.

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Caleb Smith (MIA): $8,600 vs. Mets
Smith’s likely to be a popular option in GPPs as a result of a ceiling that belies his salary. Having said that, that’s a good reason for rostering him even as a probable chalky play. An IL stint leaves Smith a bit short of reaching the innings needed to be a qualified pitcher this year, but among starters with a minimum of 70 innings this season, he ranks ninth in strikeout rate (31.1% K%), 14th in SIERA (3.64), and tied for seventh in swinging-strike percentage (14.6%), according to FanGraphs. He’s also thoroughly enjoyed pitching in MLB’s most pitcher-friendly park (0.826 park factor for runs in Miami) since joining the Marlins last year. In 66.2 innings pitched at home with the Marlins, he has a 2.57 ERA (2.74 FIP), 1.07 WHIP, and 30.2% K%. The Marlins are -111 favorites, per Pinnacle, and the visiting Mets’ team over/under total of only 3.5 runs is tied for the lowest on the slate.


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3Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
4Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
5David Johnson (ARI)RB
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8James Conner (PIT)RB
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14Travis Kelce (KC)TE
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17Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
18JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT)WR
19Michael Thomas (NO)WR
20Mike Evans (TB)WR
21Keenan Allen (LAC)WR
22Antonio Brown (OAK)WR
23Aaron Jones (GB)RB
24Kerryon Johnson (DET)RB
25Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
26Damien Williams (KC)RB
27Derrick Henry (TEN)RB
28Adam Thielen (MIN)WR
29Amari Cooper (DAL)WR
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14Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
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16Trea Turner (WSH)SS
17Anthony Rendon (WSH)3B
18Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
19Xander Bogaerts (BOS)SS
20Starling Marte (PIT)CF
21Walker Buehler (LAD)SP
22Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
23Juan Soto (WSH)LF
24Pete Alonso (NYM)1B,DH
25Manny Machado (SD)3B,SS
26Whit Merrifield (KC)1B,2B
27George Springer (HOU)CF,RF
28Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B
29Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
30Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
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16Jimmy Butler (MIA)SG,SF
17Kemba Walker (BOS)PG
18Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
19Kyrie Irving (BKN)PG,SG
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
25Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
26Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
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28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
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