I Talk Sports DFS Affordable 5- August 24- Draftkings
Eduardo Escobar, SS/3B, Arizona Diamondbacks ($4,900)
The Arizona Diamondbacks will have a matchup with the struggling Erasmo Ramirez. Ramirez has been crushed by lefties in his 4 starts in 2018, lefties are crushing .341BA, .795 slugging percentage. Escobar has 15 of his 18 homers as a left handed batter this season. This matchup screams extra base hits. Arizona lefties will be a huge play on today’s slate. With Escobar you can get great value at $4,900 with multiple position potential.
Dallas Keuchel, P, Houston Astros ($9,200)
Dallas Keuchel was dominate is his last start vs. the Los Angeles Angels, going for 29.5 Draftkings points. Playing lefties vs the Angels is one of my favorite plays all season with a stat line of .226/.296/.373 during the season. I was hesitant at first when I saw that Mike Trout was returning to the lineup up but, Keuchel sits nearly $600 less than the other starter I was interested in Rich Hill. Go with Keuchel to save and most likely get the 4 points for a win.
Omar Narvaez, C, Chicago White Sox ($3,400)
Looking for value, Omar Narvaez of the White Sox has been one of my favorite part time plays over the last few weeks. Narvaez is 5 for 7 in his career vs Tigers starter Michael Fulmer. Fulmer has also had his trouble with lefties this year giving up a 5.31 ERA against them this year. 10 of 14 homers vs Fulmer this season have come against lefties.
Greg Allen, OF, Cleveland Indians ($3,800)
Greg Allen has emerged from lineup as a force. Double digit Draftkings points in 3 of 4 games establishing himself in the Cleveland outfield. Allen won’t bring you the power you may be looking for but his potential for stealing bases and scoring runs will be a huge asset for the Cleveland team with a high implied run total. Grabbing a player at $3,800 with the potential upside of Allen can put you in the money.
Jake Bauers, 1B/OF, Tampa Bay Rays ($3,600)
Bauers has a .208 ISO vs righties this season. Coming off a 14 point night he can be a valuable low cost option in the outfield that can give you the opportunity to pay up for some higher priced studs. Bauers also feeds off of the home crowd with higher statistics in every category at Tropicana Field. With Bauers in the middle of the Tampa Bay lineup he can will also have a higher chance to produce with runners on base. Give Bauers a look especially sense outside of last night he has had some struggles, which means most likely low ownership.
Potential Team Stacks:
Washington vs. Jason Vargas
Cleveland Indians vs. Brad Keller
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Ryan Borucki