We had a successful Saturday slate, so we’re ready to keep rolling on this Sunday card. We have all but six teams to discuss, with most games being played at 1ET and 4ET. We will fade the Coors Field game, though, because that’s a standalone matchup starting at 3ET. These sites love to avoid those because Rockies games can be a nightmare from a DFS perspective. In any case, we still have 24 teams to talk about, so let’s get into it!
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Starting Pitcher Rankings
|PLAYER||DK SALARY||FD SALARY||VALUE||RISK|
|Cristian Javier (HOU) at OAK||$10,100||$10,800||Low||High|
|Drew Smyly (CHC) vs. CIN||$7,900||$8,700||Medium||Low|
|Dylan Cease (CWS) at DET||$8,500||$9,500||Medium||Medium|
|Patrick Sandoval (LAA) vs MIA||$7,900||$8,300||Medium||Medium|
Starting Pitcher Strategy
We had a ton of pitchers we loved yesterday, but the pool today isn’t as pretty. It was challenging to find four guys we wanted to recommend, but one stands out above the rest. With that in mind, let’s start there!
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Cristian Javier (HOU) at OAK
Javier is the top option on this slate, and it’s not really close. This Oakland offense is the worst in baseball, ranked last in runs scored, OBP, OPS, and xwOBA since the start of last season. That won’t go well against Javier, who has a 3.07 ERA and 0.95 WHIP. He’s also had his way with the A’s, allowing three runs or fewer in 10 straight starts against them. That’s why CJ and the Stros are a -250 favorite in this spot!
We had an easy lineup constriction slate yesterday, but this one isn’t quite as simple. The plays don’t stand out like they did yesterday, but there’s still plenty of value to build around. We love stacking teams like the Astros, Cubs, Rangers, Cardinals, Giants, Angels, and Mariners. There’s a multitude of options between those talented offenses, and it should be easy to pair those guys with some of the cheap pitchers mentioned above. This is one of those slates where you might leave some salary on the table, but that’s OK since there’s so much value out there!
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