Mr Clutch’s MLB DFS Quick Hits 8/4

Friday is always my favorite article to write, because well, it’s Friday! I’m short on time today, so I’m just going to post my plays with notes that I feel are most important. As always, just because I’m short on time to write this, doesn’t mean I’ve cut any corners doing research. Here we go.

Pitchers to Target

I’ve been having a lot of success lately paying down at pitcher to the mid and low price ranges, and this looks like I slate I will continue that trend.

Kevin Gausman – I’ve been riding the Gausman train for a while now, and there’s no reason to hop off yet. It’s risky, but a great tournament play because of his upside. In his last six starts he has posted 27 or more DraftKings points (3 times in a row most recently), and seven and negative four in the other two.

Jake Faria – Faria has plenty of strikeout upside in this matchup against the Brewers. I’ll have a few shares.

Anthony Banda – Banda held his own in his first start against one of the best offenses in the league. This time around, he’ll get the worst. He’s not as cheap as I’d like him to be, but against this anemic offense, I have no problems with him.

Brandon Woodruff – Most DFS players will look at his minor league ERA and move one. However, that 4.46 ERA was posted with all of his home starts in Colorado. He’ll get a pitcher friendly environment and a strikeout happy matchup. I’ll take my chances at $4,800.

Batters to Target

JD Martinez – He’ll go unowned against Bumgarner, but he is destroying lefties, with a .601 wOBA and a .600 ISO. And he’s only $3,900. Bumgarner gives up plenty of fly balls, so I have a feeling Martinez takes him deep.

Mike Trout – I’ve literally been plugging Trout into my lineup before anything else the last few nights and it’s paid off. I will be continuing that here.

Jean Segura – Jason Hammel has struggled against righties while Segura has excelled against the same. He’s perfectly priced and fits a weak position.

Stacks to Target

Texas Rangers – They’re facing Bartolo Colon. That’s all I’m going to say. No, it’s really all I’m going to say this time.

Houston Astros – I like Houston against a lot of pitchers, but most definitely against Cesar Valdez. He’s coming off a game where he gave up six earned in two innings against the Angels.

Colorado Rockies – The Coors stack goes on. After staying away most of the season, I’m stacking them up due to paying down at pitcher.

Any questions? Hit me up on Twitter @mrclutchdfs


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Eric has played fantasy football for nearly 20 years now and is primarily a GPP player in DFS. He estimates he enters lineups in football, basketball, baseball, golf, MMA, and Nascar contests roughly 350 days a year. As primarily a DFS tournament player, Eric is currently ranked inside the top 2% in Rotogrinders Tournament Player of the Year rankings. His favorite teams include the Detroit Lions, Oklahoma City Thunder, Oklahoma State Cowboys, and the Atlanta Braves.