It may be a travel day, but with 12 games on the slate there is no reason not to fill out your DFS lineup cards tonight. With good pitching options and most of the big bats available there is plenty of scope for a big win tonight.
Best DFS MLB Pitchers for August 10, 2017
Which arms are your best bet for success tonight? We provide three options.
Jacob deGrom @Philadelphia Phillies: $12,700 DraftKings, FPPG – 18.7
An eight-game win streak for deGrom came to an end on July 29, though it was a 10K, two earned run start. His last outing against the Dodgers was a three-run, eight-strikeout day, and while both those were losses thanks to a lack of run support, any narrative that suggests he is struggling is mistaken.
Going against the terrible Phillies today, it’s no wonder that deGrom is the most expensive pitcher today, but a 10.6 K/9, 1.168 WHIP, and 3.67 FIP should slice through the Phillies with ease.
Sonny Gray @ Toronto Blue Jays: $10,900 DraftKings, FPPG – 17.9
Gray’s 3.41 season ERA, together with a 1.175 WHIP and 8.7 K/9, are all very nice indicators he will have a good start. The revival of the Yankees bats last night is a relieve to everyone in the Bronx and a positive for Gray’s chances of winning.
The Blue Jays have a lot of household names in their lineup, but they have not lived up to their reputations all year and I don’t think they will suddenly hit like it was 2014.
Gray’s one start with the Yankees so far was a reasonable six-inning, two-run, six-strikeout loss to the Indians which should only make you feel better about starting him tonight.
Brad Peacock @ Chicago White Sox: $9,500 DraftKings, FPPG – 12.7
Peacock’s last start was an anomaly as he gave up three homers and seven earned runs to the Blue Jays. It was easily his worst game of the season and not one that is likely to be replicated against the White Sox.
That said, the White Sox have scored 15 runs in the two games of this series so far. Houston has lost nine of their last 13 games, so this is not a slam dunk.
Best DFS MLB Hitters for August 10, 2017
With Boston, Texas, Atlanta, San Francisco, the Cubs, and the Rockies off there are still plenty of good bats to put in your lineup tonight.
Paul Goldschmidt vs Los Angeles Dodgers: $4,800 DraftKings, FPPG – 11.0
Yu Darvish is on the mound tonight which is why Goldschmidt’s price is so relatively low. However, should we really be that worried? Darvish has a 3.81 ERA, good but not great, and its mirrored by his 3.81 FIP, so it’s not like he has been getting unlucky. Darvish is carrying a 9.9 K/9, but Goldschmidt is slashing .322/.435/.596 and picked up his 26th homer last night off another elite pitcher in Alex Wood. When an bat like Goldschmidt is under $5,000 you should consider him.
Didi Gregorius @ Toronto Blue Jays: $4,200 DraftKings, FPPG – 8.1
A 3-for-5 night with his 18th home run of the season last night has us getting interested in Gregorius again. He’s on a five-game hit streak, which features four multi-hit games. Another homer, his second in August, also adds to the feeling that this hot streak will continue.
Christian Yelich @ Washington Nationals: $3,900 DraftKings, FPPG – 8.4
Yelich got the night off yesterday against Gio Gonzalez, so keep an eye on the Marlins card tonight, but if he is in it, this is a bargain price. 13 homers, 58 RBI, and a .278 average is a lot better than most sub-$4,000 you’ll find. If he starts, get him in your lineup.
Best stack options
So last night’s stack plan didn’t work. At all. Let’s try again…
Cleveland Indians vs Blake Snell (TB)
With a 4.98 ERA, 5.05 FIP, and 1.576 WHIP, Snell is far from an impressive player. He’s posted a 5.31 ERA in his last four starts and allowed four home runs too. Take a look at the Tribe tonight, with Francisco Lindor ($4,900), Jose Ramirez ($4,800), Bradley Zimmer ($4,200), and Carlos Santana ($4,200) all worth a stack.
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