Happy Monday, my fantasy junkies. It’s back to the grind and while your humble-but-nonetheless-handsome Guru has been off a few days working on the tanlines, I’m ready to dive back into the deep end of the DFS pool and soak up the cash.
Last week proved to be a moneymaker overall and we’ll look to build that bankroll tonight. We have 10 games on the schedule we need to watch the Doppler in Chicago, Kansas City and Colorado.
Here’s your dirty turbaned Guru’s team for Monday 6/23. Good luck, cheers.
All values are based on DraftKings pricing.
SP 1 – Alex Cobb, $8,700: Ok, I know, King Felix and a couple other aces are on the bump today, but they be pricey. Cobb has 17 K’s in his last 13 innings and gets a Pittsburgh lineup that is ninth in the NL in strikeouts.
SP 2 – Matt Cain, $7,400: Cain has been terrible this season, but if he’s going to get back on track tonight is the night as he faces the Padres who are the worse hitting team in baseball.
C – Wilin Rosario, $4,200: Cardinals starter Lance Lynn has given up six homers this year and may give up that many tonight. Rosario has nine hits in his last five games including a homer, three runs and six RBI.
1B – Edwin Encarnacion, $5,200: Encarnacion has four homers in the last seven days and will make it five in eight tonight. E5 is the Guru’s Dong of the Day.
2B – Ben Zobrist, $3,500: The Rays have been bad this year, but they have hit well off right-handers. Tonight they get Edison Volquez. The Rays could make a sneaky stack.
3B – Cody Asche, $3,400: Third base is kind of thin tonight so let’s look to save a bit. Asche has been hot since coming off the DL and will face Nathan Eovaldi who has given up six home runs to lefties this season.
SS – Jhonny Peralta, $3,700: Love the Cardinal righties tonight even if it goes against my philosophy of not starting hitters their first night at Coors.Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin is allowing a .354 wOBA to right-handers this season and I expect the Cards to score big tonight.
OF 1 – Matt Holiday, $4,900: Matt Holiday + a bad pitcher ÷ Coors Field = $$$$.
OF 2 – Corey Dickerson, $4,700: Dickerson is averaging 17 FPTS over his last five games and has been batting fifth in that Rockies lineup that can drop a crooked number on any team at home.
OF 3 – Melky Cabrera, $4,200: The Melk man’s price is right tonight. He has nine hits in his last 19 at-bats and a .357 wOBA against right-handed pitchers this year.
Make sure to check the lineups, give a look at the weather and buy me a mojito with your winnings.
Featured Writer: The Guru