MLB DFS: DraftKings & FanDuel Main Slate Strategy Notes & Live Show Link – Thursday 8/10/23

The Thursday night slate is extremely short with just four games on both DraftKings and FanDuel and an early 6:40 ET start time. Three of the four games run in the early evening from the East Coast with a three-hour delay until the start of the final game in Los Angeles at 10:10 ET. The slate includes two premium pitching talents and an interesting veteran also-ran option on the mound ahead of a very limited group in the bottom two-thirds of the board. The focus has to be on Dodgers’ ace Clayton Kershaw on the mound, he tops our projections and is in, by far, the best matchup in baseball facing the Rockies as a left-handed pitcher, a spot we will pursue aggressively through the end of this season. Kershaw will be on a pitch count in his return to action but he projects at the top of the limited board even with that accounted for against the low-end Rockies. Getting to a strong blend of bats that covers a wide range of potential outcomes on a slate of this size is easier than usual, but attention must be paid to differentiating constructions, particularly when it comes to lineups built around the pricey stud starters. Embracing risk on the mound or utilizing less-likely players from later in lineups is critical to keep constructions unique and leveraged against the field.

Don’t miss our Suggested Stacks feature and our Power Index for more on the top opportunities at the plate tonight.

Join us at 4:15 ET for a rundown on today’s slate.

Note: All analysis is written utilizing available projected lineups as of the early morning, pay close attention to confirmed lineups and adjust accordingly. This article is posted and updated as it is written, so if a game has not been filled in, check back in a few minutes. Update notes are provided as lineups are confirmed to the best of our ability. Still, lineup changes are not typically updated as lock approaches, so stay tuned to official news for any late changes.

MLB DFS: Game by Game Main Slate Overview – 8/10/23

Washington Nationals (+231/3.48) @ Philadelphia Phillies (-259/5.66)

The Nationals draw Phillies ace Aaron Nola who has covered 143.1 innings in 23 starts this season. Nola has a 4.58 ERA but a 3.81 xFIP, he has not been the same pitcher through much of this year, those marks are both well up from his 3.25 ERA and 2.77 xFIP last year, and his strikeout rate has dipped from 29-30% each of the last two seasons to just 25.1% so far this year. Nola has still been sharp in limiting opportunities with a 5.8% walk rate but even that is up two points year over year. Nola has been in the midst of a downturn during a down season over his last few starts, he has not been on form at all of late but he comes into tonight as a heavy favorite against a lousy Nationals club that has a collective 84 WRC+, the 29th-ranked team in baseball against righties. Washington has a collective 19.6% strikeout rate that is quite good, but Nola is fairly adept at generating strikeouts and he will not have to worry about much opposing power with the Nationals’ active roster carrying just a .133 ISO against righties this season. Nola costs $10,500/$10,000, there is not much of a discount for his struggles but the matchup is very strong and the righty has a very long track record of success. Nola ranks second on our pitching board with a believably strong projection tonight. The Nationals are in play simply due to the slate size if nothing else. Washington’s low-end lineup opens with CJ Abrams who has a 95 WRC+ with 11 home runs and 27 stolen bases in a nice breakout season. Abrams surged after his promotion to the leadoff role, in 124 plate appearances at the top of the lineup Abrams has a 132 WRC+ while slashing .321/.369/.491. Outfielder Lane Thomas has had a strong overall year at the plate, he is slashing .284/.329/.487 with a .203 ISO, 20 home runs, and 15 stolen bases in a high-quality line for MLB DFS output. Thomas costs $4,500 in the outfield on DraftKings, he is somewhat expensive at $3,700 on the FanDuel slate. Joey Meneses has hit for more power of late, he is up to 11 home runs in 462 plate appearances while slashing .279/.325/.419 while creating runs exactly at league average. Dominic Smith has not done much at the plate this season. The lefty first baseman has five home runs and a .079 ISO in his 435 plate appearances, he puts the ball in play regularly with just a 15.4% strikeout rate and a 7.6% walk rate but his 4.9% barrel rate and 29.2% hard-hit rate are uninspiring. Smith is slashing .266/.338/.345 with a 90 WRC+ on the season. Keibert Ruiz has blasted 12 home runs in his 392 plate appearances, the cheap catcher is a decent source of positional power when stacking Nationals bats. Jake Alu has a 51 WRC+ over his first 39 plate appearances in the Show, the 26-year-old is a low-end prospect for production or go-forward value. Ildemaro VargasBlake Rutherford, and Alex Call slot in at the bottom of the lineup with WRC+ marks of 73, -100, and 72, although Rutherford’s -100 comes in only 14 plate appearances. Rutherford is a former first-round pick who has produced moderate numbers in the minors but hit his stride this season, he was slashing .349/.400/.547 with a .198 ISO and four home runs in 120 AAA plate appearances this season and had been at .341/.390/.612 with a .271 ISO and seven home runs in 141 opportunities in AA earlier in the year. The Nationals are not a good stack, but everyone is in play on the short slate.

The Phillies are one of the leading teams of the day and a major priority at the plate against Nationals’ southpaw Patrick Corbin. The lefty has allowed a 4.10% home run rate on 8.8% barrels and 45% hard hits with a 90.9 mph exit velocity while pitching to a 5.03 ERA and 4.55 xFIP. Corbin has been a target for bats in most of his starts for some time now, this season has been even more targetable with fewer strikeouts and more hard hits. Corbin has a 15.2% strikeout rate with an 8.8% swinging-strike mark and 25% CSW%. The lefty costs $7,500/$7,800, he is very cheap and would be considered a very low-probability dart throw even as a cheap SP2 on the DraftKings slate. Corbin is not off the board entirely, given the dearth of options overall, but he is difficult to recommend in this matchup, the Phillies are ranked second on the board for fantasy points and second for home run potential in the matchup. Kyle Schwarber has a monster 17.49 mark in the home run model today. The left-handed slugger has 30 long balls with a .250 ISO this season with 11 of the homers coming in just 167 plate appearances against same-handed pitching. Schwarber draws fewer walks against fellow lefties, his 13.2% walk rate is still very good but it is low compared to 17.5% against righties. His ISO actually climbs in the same-handed matchup this season with a .254 mark against lefties and a .248 against righties, but his WRC+ dips below the waterline at 98 on this side of splits. Schwarber is a play for home run potential as usual. Alec Bohm is in a valuable spot in the lineup and he is a sturdy contributor at the plate, the corner infielder has a .293/.345/.440 triple-slash and has created runs 13% better than average for the season, for just $4,400/$3,200 he is in play at either first or third base on both sites. Bryce Harper has seven long balls and a matching total of stolen bases, he has created runs 20% better than average and has a terrific triple-slash with 12.7% barrels and 44.3% hard hits. The Phillies’ star costs $5,600/$3,400, he is affordable for his talent at first base on DraftKings and with eligibility at first and in the outfield on FanDuel. Nick Castellanos is still affordable at $4,600/$3,100, he has 19 home runs and seven stolen bases in a strong overall season. JT Realmuto is a high-end option behind the plate, the catcher has 13 home runs and 12 stolen bases with a 97 WRC+ and he makes reliably sturdy contact in a strong position in the lineup. Trea Turner has a 5.89 in our home run model, he has 11 on the season and has stolen twice as many bases, but he is mired at just 82 WRC+ in a down year overall. Rodolfo CastroEdmundo Sosa, and Johan Rojas round out the projected lineup as mix-in plays at low prices and a range of positions that covers everything but first base and catcher.

Play: Phillies bats/stacks, Aaron Nola, Nationals bats/stacks as a small-slate mixer

Update Notes: There is a threat of rain throughout this game. The confirmed Nationals lineup runs mostly as projected with Ruiz moving up to fourth and Smith hitting fifth and Vargas and Alu trading places at the bottom of the lineup. The Phillies lineup is confirmed with Schwarber-Bohm-Harper-Castellanos-Bryson Stott-Turner-Realmuto-Weston Wilson-Rojas. Stott is a strong positional player at second base for $4,500/$3,300, he has 10 home runs and 21 stolen bases with a 111 WRC+ and a .302/.346/.438 triple-slash in a good season. Wilson is a 28-year-old non-prospect making his fourth MLB plate appearance the first time he comes up, he has a home run and a stolen base in his first three tries.

St. Louis Cardinals (+167/4.08) @ Tampa Bay Rays (-183/5.53)

Tampa Bay righty Zack Littell is pushing slate-leading marks for home run potential in the direction of the Cardinals bats today. Littell has thrown 35.2 innings in five starts and a few outings out of the bullpen overall this season and he has made two full starts of five and six innings in his last two outings. Littell has a 4.04 ERA and 3.55 xFIP with a 20.3% strikeout rate in the small sample, he has allowed just a 2.61% home run rate but that comes on 9.5% barrels and a 50.9% hard-hit rate with 92.3 mph of exit velocity that is playing up to the St. Louis bats. For $6,900/$7,200 Littell is not a strong option on the short slate, he ranks third from the bottom of the pitching board, but that also of course puts him sixth overall, one spot behind Patrick Corbin. Lars Nootbaar has a dozen home runs and eight stolen bases in 361 plate appearances. The toolsy lefty outfielder costs $4,500/$3,200 with a 130 WRC+ and a .378 on-base percentage coming into tonight, he is a premium option atop a stack of Cardinals hitters and he has individual upside with a 10.40 in our home run model. Paul Goldschmidt is slashing .275/.361/.449 with a 124 WRC+ and 18 home runs on the season. Nolan Gorman is our overall home run pick of the day with a 14.72 in our home run model, he has 24 on the season to tie Nolan Arenado for the team lead. Arenado has a 125 WRC+ in the cleanup role, the star third baseman is affordable at $5,700/$3,300, and the Cardinals are cheap overall on the FanDuel slate with the entire top four priced below $3,400. Willson Contreras has a viable upside behind the plate, he has 12 home runs and a 116 WRC+ with a .252/.345/.429 triple-slash this year. Alec Burleson costs $2,600/$2,300 with eligibility at first base and in the outfield on both sites, the lefty has eight home runs and a .176 ISO with a 98 WRC+ in 255 plate appearances. Jordan Walker costs $2,900/$2,700 despite a strong season with 10 home runs and five stolen bases in 288 plate appearances over which he has created runs four percent better than average. Dylan Carlson and Tommy Edman are playable parts from the bottom of the lineup, they have WRC+ marks of 86 and 90 on the season but they are good sources of counting stats who can help turn the lineup over on the right night. The Cardinals are a high-priority stack with a ton of power in our model tonight.

Lefty Matthew Liberatore has a 6.93 ERA and 5.92 xFIP with a very limited 12.6% strikeout rate and an ugly 9.8% walk rate over 37.2 innings in nine starts in the Show this season. Liberatore has not delivered in any way at this level, he has allowed a 9.5% barrel rate with 43.8% hard hits and 90.7 mph of exit velocity, though that has amounted to just a 2.19% home run rate. Liberatore has a 3.72 ERA and 3.97 xFIP with a 29.7% strikeout rate in 58 innings and 11 starts in AAA this season, but he has not shown anything approaching that ability in any of his outings in the majors. For $5,700/$6,100, Liberatore is an unlikely option as an extreme value dart on this slate, the Rays are the strongly favored side of the matchup and they are carrying a 5.53-run implied total. Yandy Diaz costs $5,000/$3,500 with eligibility at first and third base on the blue site but only at third base on DraftKings. Diaz has been 58% better than average for run creation over 424 plate appearances this season, he has 16 home runs on the board and has been excellent with a 16.3% strikeout rate and 10.8% walk rate. Wander Franco costs $5,900/$3,600 as a star shortstop option on a thin positional slate. Franco has a 126 WRC+ over 477 plate appearances with 16 home runs and 29 stolen bases, he and Kansas City’s Bobby Witt Jr. are wrestling for the title of best shortstop on this tiny slate, with Mookie Betts throwing his hat in the ring on the FanDuel slate with triple-position eligibility. Franco is a premium option and he is well worth the salary both in Rays stacks and as a one-off option at a key position. Isaac Paredes checks in third for only $4,000/$3,100, he fills three positions on the FanDuel slate and has 22 home runs to sit second on this team over just 388 plate appearances. Paredes has monster power with a a.252 ISO on just 6.9% barrels and 28.4% hard hits, an astounding but consistent combination. Randy Arozarena is a star outfielder with power and speed, he has 18 homers and 12 stolen bases while slashing .255/.361/.427 with a 127 WRC+ on the season. Harold Ramirez is cheap hitting fifth and filling a spot in the outfield, he has been 22% better than average for run creation over 299 plate appearances on the season. Rookie Curtis Mead costs just $2,100 at third base on both sites, he has done nothing in his 11 plate appearances since his promotion but he is a highly regarded prospect who was slashing .291/.379/.453 with a .162 ISO, a 12.8% walk rate, and a 14.7% strikeout rate with three homers and three steals in 211 plate appearances in AAA this season. Mead hit 13 home runs and stole seven bases across 331 plate appearances over AA and AAA last season, he is expected to hit for a good triple-slash and mid-range power at this level and is a good option as a mixer in stacks of Rays bats for the cheap price. Manuel Margot is a minor contributor on offense, he has an 89 WRC+ over 270 plate appearances this year, Christian Bethancourt is similarly middling from the bottom of the lineup as a cheap catcher mix-in, but Jose Siri is a major bat for this team lurking in the eighth spot. Siri has 23 home runs and a .303 ISO and 14.1% over his 281 opportunities at the dish this season, he has a 112 WRC+ and he costs just $3,800/$3,000 in the outfield. The Rays are a high-end stack in the matchup against Liberatore, this game has quality on both sides at the plate.

Play: Cardinals bats/stacks, Rays bats/stacks

Update Notes: the confirmed Cardinals lineup runs as expected through the top four with powerhouse righty Tyler O’Neill joining the party hitting fifth ahead of Burleson-Andrew Knizner who steps in for Contreras in a minor downgrade behind the plate. Knizner has eight home runs in 146 plate appearances with a .213 ISO and 9.6% barrel rate. Taylor Motter is also in the lineup, he hits eighth ahead of Edman and offers very little at the plate other than a $2,000 price tag at second or third base on both sites.

Kansas City Royals (+210/4.19) @ Boston Red Sox (-233/6.45)

Boston lefty James Paxton is a bit of a wildcard on this slate. The southpaw is in a very strong matchup against the Royals but the hitting environment in Fenway Park is less than ideal and Kansas City has a not insignificant 4.19-run implied team total in Vegas. Paxton has been a mixed bag on the mound this season, he has a 3.60 ERA and 3.69 xFIP with a 27.3% strikeout rate but he has allowed a 3.90% home run rate on 8.5% barrels and 39% hard hits. Paxton has been somewhat shaky of late, after a strong start to the season, he had a 33.8% strikeout rate and 3.60 xFIP for the month of May, a 29.3% strikeout rate with a 3.12 xFIP in June, then cratered to a 22.1% strikeout rate with a 4.20 xFIP in July and has so far posted a 15.4% strikeout rate with a 5.49 xFIP in his lone August start, a five-inning four-run four-strikeout three home run mess against the Blue Jays last week. Paxton is likely to find success against a Royals squad that has a 92 WRC+ collectively against lefties this season. The Kansas City active roster has a 23.3% strikeout rate and .145 ISO in the split, they are targetable with good pitching but Paxton will need to avoid coughing up the crucial long balls that tend to cut into his scores. On the Royals’ side, shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. is the primary focus for star power, he has 20 home runs and 34 stolen bases with a 110 WRC+ over 493 plate appearances. Witt strikes out at a 19.5% clip and walks 5.3% of the time, he puts the ball in play regularly and has a solid 11.7% barrel rate and 43.3% hard-hit mark. Maikel Garcia leads off ahead of Witt, he has an OK triple-slash at .278/.325/.378 but just a .100 ISO and 90 WRC+. Garcia helps average down the cost of Witt who is the team’s most expensive player at $5,800/$3,900. Matt Duffy is projected to hit third for $2,000/$2,100. Duffy offers triple-position eligibility on the FanDuel slate and he checks in at first or third base on DraftKings for the minimum. The righty has a 75 WRC+ with a single home run on the board in 156 plate appearances this season, he is not a major source of power but he has a somewhat reliable hit tool and a good position in the lineup on the strong side of splits. Salvador Perez checks in cheap at catcher for $4,400/$2,700, he hit 48 home runs in 2021 but has only been a mid-level power bat with 17 and a .175 ISO this season. Freddy Fermin has been surprisingly good over 166 plate appearances with a .303/.339/.542 triple-slash and a .239 ISO while creating runs 37% better than average in the tiny sample. Fermin is a cheap second catcher in this lineup on DraftKings for $3,400, with Perez also picking up eligibility at first base on that slate. Fermin is priced at the same salary as Perez at the catcher position on FanDuel. Edward Olivares is a low-end option with a bit of contact-oriented ability at the plate and the chance of swiping a bag if he makes his way to first base. Samad Taylor costs $2,300 and fits in at second base or in the outfield on both sites, he has a 57 WRC+ over his first 52 plate appearances but he has managed to steal six bases despite a .294 on-base percentage in the tiny sample. Drew Waters and Dairon Blanco are low-end options with WRC+ marks of 89 and 84 over 209 and 83 plate appearances respectively. Waters has managed seven home runs in his 209 chances, he has a .168 ISO with a 12.7% barrel rate for just $2,700/$2,500 in the outfield as a mix-in talent.

The Red Sox are, once again, drawing a massive implied team total in Vegas at a slate-leading 6.45. All of the home teams are strongly favored tonight and they are all carrying implied totals above 5.5 runs, but the Sox are nearly a full run higher than everyone else and they are sure to draw attention in the matchup against lefty Austin Cox, who will be making the third start of his career, appearing in an opener role. Cox has worked 27.2 innings between the bullpen and the rotation, he has a 3.58 ERA and 4.89 xFIP with a 20.7% strikeout rate and 12.6% walk rate and he has allowed a 45.2% hard-hit rate in the tiny sample. Alec Marsh is expected to work in bulk relief, he has a 6.75 ERA and 5.40 xFIP with a 24.4% strikeout rate and a ridiculous 7.63% home run rate on 11.5% barrels in his limited 28 innings and six starts. Neither of the Royals pitchers are appealing on this slate, they are simply a target for what should be an extraordinarily popular Red Sox stack. Pablo Reyes leads off the confirmed version of the Red Sox lineup against the lefty opener, he has a 112 WRC+ with a home run and two steals in 92 plate appearances this season and has a good chance to deliver on the strong side of splits for just $2,600/$2,100 atop this lineup. Rafael Devers moves up to second in today’s lineup, the third base masher has 26 home runs on the season, he hit just 27 all of last year and his ISO is up more than 25 points. Devers is a massive source of power for just $5,200/$3,600, he is underpriced for his talent at third base on the short slate. Adam Duvall lands third for Boston tonight, he costs just $4,400/$2,900 with 10 home runs and a .266 ISO in his 198 opportunities this season. Triston Casas has been one of the top hitters in the game for the last month-plus, he hit his 18th home run of the year as our overall home run pick last night and looks like he has a shot to come right back with an 8.8 in the model today. Trevor Story has been slow to get started at 0-8 with a 75% strikeout rate over his first two games back in the lineup, he has a good chance to get things going in the matchup today and he should be prioritized once again at just $5,000/$3,300. Alex Verdugo has eight home runs with a .275/.348/.430 triple-slash and a 110 WRC+ in 440 opportunities, the lefty outfielder is cheap at $3,800/$2,900. Jarren Duran drops in the lineup with the lefty opening but his first plate appearance may come against Marsh, or he will come up against Cox in a spot to drive in runs if the Red Sox have pushed the lineup this far early in the game. Duran has been excellent this season, he has a 126 WRC+ with eight home runs and 23 stolen bases while slashing .302/.350/.498 over 337 plate appearances. Luis Urias has cheap power at multiple positions in the infield on both sites and Reese McGuire is a viable mix-in catcher for a low salary.

Play: Red Sox bats/stacks aggressively in whatever proportion you choose to the public, James Paxton as a third-ranked option with popularity, Royals hedge/short-slate stacks

Update Notes: there is a looming threat of rain throughout this game.

Colorado Rockies (+313/2.95) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (-359/5.69)

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has not pitched since late June but he comes back in a position in which he is absolutely primed for success even if he is limited to only 75 pitches in his return to action. The Rockies have been by far baseball’s worst team when facing left-handed pitching this season and Kershaw is an elite lefty when he is not dealing with injuries. We are always wary of shoulder issues, particularly for oft-injured veteran pitchers like this one, but there is not a better matchup in the game and Kershaw’s 27.7% strikeout rate and terrific 14.1% swinging-strike rate look too good when cast against a collective 30.8% strikeout rate for the Rockies active roster in the split against southpaws. Colorado has mustered just a 56 WRC+ in the split and they have a .140 ISO against lefties that is not threatening to Kershaw. Colorado ranks in the middle of the league with 892 plate appearances in the split for the current version of the active roster, there are a few small samples but overall only Nolan Jones has shown any acumen for hitting left-handed pitching with a 117 WRC+ and a .226 ISO in 68 same-handed matchups so far in the Show. Kershaw is a strong buy for $10,200/$10,700, even with a five-inning expectation he leads the pitching pool today. The Rockies are a very low-priority stack but they are in play simply because everything is on a short slate. Nolan Jones is an absolute must in stacks of Colorado hitters, he has 11 home runs in 219 plate appearances overall and has been excellent while remaining cheap in his rookie season. Jurickson Profar and Ezequiel Tovar are lousy options from the top of the lineup who are both well below average on the season and in splits against left-handed pitchers this season. Profar costs $3,700/$2,700 in the outfield, he has made 442 plate appearances and has managed just eight home runs, one stolen base, and a 78 WRC+. Tovar has a 75 WRC+ with better counting stats in his 420 opportunities. Ryan McMahon loses all of his quality in same-handed matchups, which greatly diminishes the overall quality of this terrible lineup. Brendan Rodgers has a WRC+ of just 8 in his 25 plate appearances in an irrelevant sample so far this season. The infielder hit 13 home runs in 581 opportunities with a 92 WRC+ last year and he had 15 with a league-average 100 WRC+ the season prior. Elias Diaz is a playable catcher option at a cheap price, he has had a serviceable season and is a value when stacking this team. Jones slots in sixth ahead of fellow rookies Elehuris Montero and Michael Toglia, both of whom have believable right-handed power in their ledger across the minors despite just five combined home runs in their 259 plate appearances over which they have WRC+ marks of 28 and 23. Brenton Doyle is an infrequent contributor from the ninth spot in the lineup, he has seven home runs and 15 stolen bases in 268 opportunities.

The Dodgers are an elite option against lefty Ty Blach, though he has been moderately effective at limiting home runs in his short career so far. Blach has allowed a 2.56% home run rate on 6.9% barrels in his 26 innings and three starts this season and he allowed a 2.07% rate on six percent barrels in 44.1 innings and one start last year. The lefty is otherwise quite limited on the mound, he has a ridiculous 9.4% strikeout rate with a very good 3.4% walk rate and a 4.85 ERA with a 4.76 xFIP. Blach has induced a 6.2% swinging-strike rate, he looks a lot like 2023 Adam Wainwright in terms of pitching to contact, though he has been more successful at checking both power and runs in his tiny sample. Blach has made three straight appearances as a full starter, working three innings, five innings, and 4.2 innings with two strikeouts in each appearance. He did not allow a run in either of the first two starts, facing the Marlins and Athletics, who are notably not the Dodgers. In the most recent outing, the 4.2-inning start, Blach allowed four earned runs on a home run and eight hits while facing 23 Cardinals. Blach is not a good option for $5,500/$5,700, he has not worked more than five innings all season and he seems extremely unlikely to succeed while pitching to contact against the Dodgers, who come into the night carrying a 5.69-run implied total as by far the biggest favorites on the board at -359. Mookie Betts has 31 homers, eight stolen bases, a 13.2% barrel rate, a 16.2% strikeout rate, and an ongoing stat line of excellence atop the lineup. Betts is pricey at $6,400/$4,400 but he is entirely worth the effort in any matchup, let alone this one. The superstar fits into the outfield or second base and he adds invaluable shortstop positioning on the blue site. Freddie Freeman costs $6,200/$4,500 at first base, he is also a superstar at the top of this loaded Los Angeles lineup. Freeman has a 17% strikeout rate with a 10% walk rate, he is constantly involved in the offense and has a team-leading 174 WRC+ over 519 plate appearances. Freeman has 23 home runs and he has added a positionally-elite 16 stolen bases, making him the top first baseman for MLB DFS not named Matt Olson, who hits for more power but does less overall. Will Smith is a stout option at the catcher position for $5,500/$3,500, in an odd twist there are actually more high-quality catchers on this slate than there are shortstops or second basemen. Amed Rosario fills both second base and shortstop on DraftKings, giving his multi-category ability some value at just $4,100/$2,800, though he is only a shortstop on the FanDuel slate. Rosario has five home runs and 10 stolen bases with an 87 WRC+ primarily from his time in Cleveland, he is in a good spot in a far more productive lineup and helps to average down salary if nothing else. Max Muncy has 27 home runs and a .281 ISO on the season, his massive lefty power should play well against all the available contact tonight. Chris Taylor has hit 12 home runs and stolen 10 bases in a part-time role over 259 plate appearances, he has a .205 ISO overall but a .292 mark against lefties. Taylor has hit seven of his 12 home runs on this side of splits, he is a looming power threat late in the lineup who costs just $3,400/$2,600 with eligibility at third base and in the outfield on DraftKings and adding shortstop to the equation on the FanDuel slate. Enrique Hernandez has an OK right-handed bat that has not delivered much quality this season, the veteran utility man has a 69 WRC+ over 367 plate appearances between Boston and Los Angeles this year but he is cheap with multi-position eligibility on both sites. Miguel Rojas and Austin Barnes close out the lineup in low-end fashion.

Play: Dodgers bats/stacks aggressively as much or as little against the field as you like, Clayton Kershaw over the field despite a pitch count of around 75.

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