DFS - MLB - DraftKings - MLB Lineup - Main Slate - 7/27/2020
Monday, July 27th 2020 at 6:05 PM
Hope everyone is having a great start to their weeks.
Some tough news for MLB this morning as two games (BAL/MIA & NYY/PHI) were cancelled due to a few of the Marlins players coming down with COVID-19. The good news is that MLB is going to continue and although it’s going to be a concern that this could lead to a bigger problem, we’ll just enjoy the fact at this moment we still got baseball to watch!
For tonight’s slate, we’re are going to have to keep an eye on the weather as there are a few games we’ll need to keep an eye on.
The biggest one that is going to be affecting our current lineups is with the CHC/CIN game, however, as the day has gone on, it’s looking better and better. The one game that looks most likely affected as of right now is the CHW/CLE game.
Let’s take a look at your DraftKings lineup for tonight.
On the mound tonight, we’re going to be going with Houston’s Josh James and Kansas City’s Mike Montgomery
James was used more as a reliever down the stretch last season, but this is a talented pitcher that had a bunch of success as a starter down in the minors. James has some electric stuff and a great strikeout upside after posting a 13.8 K/9 so far in his limited exposure in the bigs. James can have issues with control, however, after getting some solid experience last season, I think he has the best upside on what is a weak pitchers slate.
Montgomery won’t be rostered much by me this season, but tonight he veteran pitcher isn’t looking to bad on this slate. Montgomery faces off a Detroit team that has shown that it can struggle with K’s and although Montgomery isn’t a strikeout pitcher, I still think he can get a couple. I think Montgomery can get through 5 innings in his nice match-up and as I expect to Royals to win this one I think he’ll hit value tonight at his $6,500 price tag.
On the offensive end, I’m going to be targeting the Boston Red Sox & Cincinnati Reds.
Boston struggled as chalk stacks the last two days, however, I like them tonight at home agianst Michael Wacha. Red Sox hitters seem to do much better against opposing pitchers that try to blow fastballs by them and that’s exactly the type of pitcher Wacha is, as he generally has relied on his 93-95 MPH fastball.
I think the Red Sox offense explodes tonight and I’m going with a 4-man stack of Christian Vazquez, Xander Bogaerts, J.D. Martinez, and Jackie Bradley Jr.
The Reds will be facing off against Jon Lester who is comes into this season way past his prime and has shown in recent years some major struggles agianst RHB. The wind will be blowing out to left field tonight in one of the best hitters’ ball parks in the league so I’m not going to be shocked to see many Reds stacks tonight.
For our lineup, we’re going with two guys that have had great success agianst Lester over their careers in Eugenio Suarez and Nick Castellanos.
We had plenty of salary left, so we rounded out the rest of our lineup with Pete Alonso and Whit Merrifield who all have plus matchups tonight.
Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter (@BrettCU05) as this is the best place for me to make any last-minute adjustments to the lineups.
Good Luck and stay safe out there!