Pitchers
Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal.
SP Hyun Jong Yang (L) KIA A. Sampson (R) $9,900
Yang is one of the KBO’s finest talents as he’s coming off a season in which he featured a 2.29 ERA with 22 of his 29 starts registering as quality outings. He was off to a great start in 2020 until his last time out but rough outings do happen. His track record suggests a bounceback here. Afterall, he gets a Lotte Giants offense with a .253 team average -- 4th lowest in the league -- and the 17 home runs they’ve hit is the second fewest in the KBO.
SP Warwick Saupold (R) HAN Y. Jo (R) $9,500
We saw flashes of the absolute peak for Saupold the first start of the year but haven’t come close since. He’s been solid, but nothing spectacular. The problem with paying the premium price tag for Saupold is the fact that he sports a 4.5 K/9. He’s been fortunate enough to limit damage on the contact he’s allowing as opponents have a .288 BABIP against him. Still, he’s yet to allow more than 3 ER in any one of his five starts this year and has put up double-figure DK points in 4-of-5.
SP Casey Kelly (R) LG Y. Heo (L) $8,800
This is probably my favorite play of the day. Kelly is coming off a dandy of a start, throwing six shutout innings while punching out 10, good for 33 DK points. Kelly is in one of the better spots on the board considering Samsung is in the bottom half of the league in most offensive categories. Kelly has two shutouts in his last three starts and has 9 K/9. He’s an elite play all formats.
SP Young Gun Jo (R) KIW W. Saupold (R) $4,900
Look, there is clear risk to this play. He’s pitched one inning -- on Saturday -- but is getting a chance to start in this spot. He was stretched out as a starter in the KBO minor leagues, so it’s not like his arm can’t handle the workload. It just depends on how deep his coach is willing to go with him. He draws a Hanwha offense that ranks dead last in essentially every statistical category. GPP’s only.
Hitters
Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal.
C Seung Taek Han KIA A. Sampson (R) $3,800
Sampson is making his second start of the year, but won’t throw a full complement of pitches which means Han will likely get multiple at-bats against their bullpen. Han has slashed .419/.455/.806 with four home runs just over his last 10 games. He’s a nice value at a position without a lot of depth.
C Eui Ji Yang NCD G. Lee (R) $5,800
Imagine paying 5.8K for a catcher in MLB DFS? Not even a thought. Considering we’re talking about last year's leading hitter in the KBO, things are a bit different. We’re talking about a guy with an OPS over 1.000 for two straight campaigns and has topped .900 in 4-of-5. He’s as elite as they come.
1B Jin Sung Kang NCD G. Lee (R) $3,800
Great value for a guy giving us multi-position eligibility. Not only that, but he’s hitting .450 on the year with five bombs and 19 RBI. He wasn’t really an everyday player but injuries thrusted him into the spotlight and he hasn’t disappointed. Kang works as a one off or in a game stack.
1B Jae Il Oh DOO H. So (R) $3,600
Thanks to his injury that kept him sidelined for six games we’re getting Oh at an extremely discounted price tag. He had four hits on Tuesday and is a player who’s posted an OPS of .866 or better for four straight campaigns while belting 20+ homers and driving in 80+ runs during the same span. Take advantage of the price while we can.
1B Ming Sang Yoo KIA A. Sampson (R) $3,300
It’s about time KIA gave Yoo an everyday role. Yoo has dominated while given the chance, hitting .519 with a 1.218 OPS his last 10 games. He actually has nine hits in his last three games alone. Ride the hot hand while he's this cheap.
1B/2B Jose Fernandez DOO H. So (R) $6,200
This game is now at 12.5 O/U implied, but started at a whopping 13. So let's gravitate towards the league's best hitter right now, shall we? He had another two hits on Tuesday, one being a homer, and now has driven in 17 runs in the span of 10 games. He’s slashing .465/.495/.707 has 14 XBH, 21 R and 27 RBI. His opponent? An 18-year old with a 7.06 ERA, 1.66 WHIP and has an 8:44 K:BB ratio across 21.2 IP.
Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal.
2B Kyung Soo Park KTW Y. Lee (R) $3,600
Park hasn’t had a ton of success of late, but he’s hitting .288 and has an .834 OPS this season. 2B is so bad if you don’t play Jose Fernandez and Park provides us with some solid value. Park has had five straight seasons of 10+ HR and 60+ RBI.
2B/SS Jin Hyuk No NCD G. Lee (R) $3,400
It’s not a sexy play, but getting exposure to a guy in the premier lineup in the league who is batting .304 with an .843 OPS isn’t too shabby. We get multi-position eligibility at two positions (2B & SS) that are extremely weak. We also get the RH/LH advantage to boot.
SS Jae Ho Kim DOO H. So (R) $2,400
Although he’s struggling a bit, Kim is hitting .342 on the year and he’s being handed to us for free. This is the fifth Doosan player I’ve suggested and if you don’t suggest a LOT of players in 13 game totals, you’re doing it wrong. It’s a no-brainer to stack this one up.
SS/3B Jeong Choi SK S. Choi (L) $4,500
Choi is riding a five-game hitting streak and has caught fire. During that stretch, he has driven in nine runs, has scored six more, has 5 XBH and even has a SB to boot. We get the RH vs. LH match-up and this game has risen, in terms of O/U, all the way to 10.5. He’s gone for 10+ DK points in 5 straight.
3B Kyoung Min Hur DOO H. So (R) $2,600
Having Hur at the bottom of the lineup for Doosan is like having a second leadoff hitter. I’m sure some of you just had flashbacks to your little league coach telling you that. Anywho, Hur has been great offensively hitting .311 and reaching base at a .350 clip. He's done almost all his damage vs. RHP this year hitting .321 with four XBH & 12 of his 14 RBI. He's also chipped in 3 SB, so he's a threat to run.
OF Kun Woo Park DOO H. So (R) $3,600
Look, he’s simply better than what his numbers say. His .233 BABIP is going to balance out and the hits will begin to fall. They’ve actually begun to fall a little more of late as he has two straight multi-hit games and has double-digit DK points in 3-of-4. Hyeong Jun SO, KT starter, has allowed RHH to bat .404 on the year. Park should continue his upwards trend here.
OF Mel Rojas Jr. KTW Y. Lee (R) $6,100
I mean, talk about being on fire. Rojas hit his third home run in his last two games on Tuesday and fifth over his last 10. Being a switch hitter he’ll always have the split advantage and this game has a 12.5 O/U. He’s as elite of a spend up as they come.
OF Jeong Dae Bae KTW Y. Lee (R) $2,400
Bae is quite the value on this slate considering his .379/.415/.575 slash along with his 13 XBH and 15 RBI. He’s not an elite power hitter, but has 10 2B & 2 3B. Bae hits second in the KT order and although he’s never proven to be a viable bat, he’s still only 24. Maybe he figured it out.
OF Sung Bum Na NCD G. Lee (R) $5,300
Na is an elite power-hitter, it just is what it is. He has a .275 ISO, .982 OPS and seven bombs on the year. He’s honestly just an elite hitter. He was a rookie back in 2013 and in every season since he’s hit above .300, posted an OPS north of .880 and has had 58+ XBH in each campaign he’s played at least 100 games.
OF Eun Sung Chae LG Y. Heo (L) $3,400
A strong value at just 3.4K, Chae is riding an eight-game hitting streak into this one and gets a rookie making his second career start. Chae gets to face off against a LHP and he has done most of his damage to RHP, but still hits a respectable .294 vs. southpaws.
OF Jared Hoying HAN Y. Jo (R) $4,800
I like the price tag for the upside we can get from Hoying. I understand he hasn’t done much at the dish but it’s been a bit unlucky considering his .280 BABIP. He’s also hit 48 combined home runs his first two seasons so the power surge is coming & it could start here.
Team Stacks
1 DOO Bears   Opp. Pitcher Hyeong Jun So
Stack Jose Fernandez Jae Il Oh Kun Woo Park Kyoung Min Hur Jae Ho KIm
The 13 game total we have in this one is the largest we’ve seen to date. Both teams are deploying pitchers that are expected to not be long for this one. Doosan’s offense is batting .305 as a team -- second in the league -- and they’re third in runs batted in and fourth in home runs to boot.
2 NCD Dinos   Opp. Pitcher Geon Wook Lee
Stack Eui Ji Yang Sung Bum Na Jin Hyuk No Jin Sung Kang Aaron Altherr
There’s no real sample size for SK starter Geon Wook Lee as an SP considering he’s only started one game in the three campaigns he’s appeared in the KBO. He’s been shelled in the past so how long can he make it here? The league’s best team is out for blood as the game total has risen to 10.5 and they’re -200 favorites.