Nighlty DFS picks 05/22/19
Hope you were all able to win big in your DraftKings and Fanduel contests last night, we are back again this afternoon to help you out and hopefully continue increasing your bank role.
High End Pitcher
Gerrit Cole $12,000 SP – I know he’s expensive but with the way the White Sox are striking out this series should make it worth it. Astros pitchers are mowing this lineup down with Peacock putting up 30 and Verlander with 42. I look for this to continue with another elite pitcher in Gerrit Cole who owns a 2.76 SIERA, 35%K rate and is a massive -330 favorite. Match that up with the White Sox lineup who is striking out at a 26% rate and we have ourselves the best pitching play of the slate. There is also plenty of value to fit him in tonight.
Jose Urena $6,200 SP – If we are going to spend up for Cole and want to play Astros and Yankees tonight we are going to have to get a cheap SP2. I think Urena fits the bill nicely tonight in a matchup vs Detroit who struggles mightily vs right handed pitching. They have a 27% K rate and a low team iso and wOBA. The thing about Urena is that he’s pretty bad vs lefties but overall pretty solid vs righties and the Tigers should roll out about 7 of them.
High End Bat
Michael Brantley $5,200 OF – Brantley is one of my favorite players to use in DFS. He hits in the heart of the order for the best offense in the league sandwiched between a ton of righties so he usually doesn’t see much lefties on the mound when they bring in relief pitchers. On to the matchup, it’s a great one vs Ivan Nova who is a gas can, especially vs lefties. Nova is giving up a .216iso vs lefties and only has a 12%K rate vs them. Match that with Brantley’s elite contact rate (8% K rate) and .205iso vs righties, the ball is going to be put in play it’s just a matter of where.
Mid Range Bat
Max Kepler $4,100 OF – Kepler is a guy I’ve played a lot this year and it’s simply because DK refuses to price him above this price range. The guy produces night in and night out vs right handed pitching and now he gets a soft matchup vs Harvey who struggles with lefties giving up a .235iso and tons of hard contact. This year Kepler has a .250 iso vs righties and he will be batting leadoff.
Kendrys Morales $3,500 1B – Got scratched yesterday unfortunately but should be back in the lineup in an excellent matchup vs the gas can Dan Straily. The Yankees are implied over 6 runs tonight and are the top overall stack. The matchup for Morales is excellent vs Straily who gives up tons of power and homers to both sides of the plate and Morales has good career BVP numbers vs him as well with 2 career home runs.