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Despite the complaint about Jose Abreu yesterday (he went 2-3 with 2 RBI) we will continue to march through unreasonable expectations in today's DFS Playbook. A full slate of games is wonderful to those of us who put in the work and let the numbers point us toward the best plays of the day.
You will notice that I have Clayton Kershaw THIRD on the list of pitchers tonight and thus I should address this directly. I absolutely love Kershaw tonight and any night for that matter. The minor issue here is that he is extremely expensive (14,100/12,600/7800) and does have one of the tougher matchup in the Angels tonight. Also, Felix Hernandez saves you a lot of money, is also one of the best pitchers in the league and is at home with a great matchup. I list Charlie Morton second today because I am being real. Most nights we can figure out a way to get two stud arms in our DraftKings lineups but not tonight with these prices. So, the best bet is to select which stud you prefer (Felix or Kershaw) and pair them with a vlaue play (Morton or Keuchel). I am prepared for the "you like Charlie Morton more than Clayton Kershaw" remarks tonight so save your breath and eat a bag of dicks while you are at it.
If we're talking stacks tonight the team I like the most is the Chicago Cubs. It is not just because they are at Coors Field either. The Cubs have the city of Chicago and MLB buzzing today with the call up of Javier Baez who is in the lineup and hitting second. I don't have Baez in the Playbook because his price is already way too high ($4,000...really!?) compared to his body of work or lack thereof. But the Cubs are good against LHP and have been hitting the ball well as of late (.328 wOBA in past 7 games). Other stacks to consider are the Orioles and the White Sox.
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