Another day, another chance to win in your MLB DFS tournaments. There are 10 games happening over the course of Monday, with some great pitchers taking the mound. The Chicago Cubs finally get to play in front of their fans and celebrate the accomplishments from last year. What Theo Epstein has done in Boston and now Chicago is remarkable. It should be incredible night for the Cubs and their fans. Let’s try to make your night incredible too by winning you some money!
Low Scoring Play
Boston Red Sox @ Detroit Tigers – Justin Verlander vs. Chris Sale might be the pitching match up of the week. Both pitchers were in Cy Young talks last year with Verlander finishing in second place. Sale looked tremendous in his first start for Boston and I think he will be the factor to help the Red Sox get out of the American League. This should be a pitching duel, so either one will work well in a lineup for you. Verlander is cheaper and gives your lineup more flexibility if you’re struggling to make prices match.
Targets: Verlander, Cabrera
High Scoring Plays
Los Angeles Dodgers @ Chicago Cubs – Finally, the Cubs make their anticipated return home to celebrate their championship with the fans. Jon Lester takes the mound for the Cubs and he has potential to take this game over if they get momentum. However I don’t love the play for Lester. It is going to be a warm night in Chicago, around 71 degrees. The ball should be flying out of the park. I think the Cubs will take this game easily but I think the Dodgers can put some runs on the board. Lester is too much of a stretch for his price playing a great line up.
Targets: Bryant, Rizzo, Shwarber
St. Louis Cardinals @ Washington Nationals – Yesterday, Bryce Harper went 0-4 with 2 strikeouts. Expect Harper to bounce back and have a big day against Adam Wainwright. Neither pitcher is going to take this game over against these strong lineups. Daniel Murphy is starting this year off strong, which is surprising to me. I don’t love the price for him at second base, however, he is flexible and can also play the third base for you. I would look to take a cheaper second baseman.
Targets: Murphy, Harper, Fowler