Sunday, Glorious Sunday! Welcome to our MLB DFS Building Blocks, DraftKings and FanDuel picks for 7/17/22! In this article, I’ll break down by top overall plays for today’s main slate. We have already found a lot of success to start the year off and there is plenty more to come! A big KARMA takedown is imminent and only a matter of time. I will be providing Core Plays for every main slate (and day baseball) this season — you can gain access to that as well as our premium discord here. You can also try out the Core Plays package with a $5 day pass. Let’s get to the plays…
We have a lot of solid options on today’s slate for our SP’s. Aaron Nola sticks out for me as a fantastic option against Miami. Nola owns a 28% strikeout rate and gives up a little above 30% of hard contact. Miami is known to strikeout with 80% of their lineup doing so over 20% of the time. Aaron is under 10k on DK which is a little too cheap for him considering his upside and favorable matchup. Four our SP2, some decisions will have ot be made. I pesonally am fading Gerrit Cole today as Boston seems to be his kryptonite. The last time Spencer Strider played Washington, he struck out 11 batters. Now, I think its unfair to expect that many K’s again but he is in line to have a solid day. They strikeout a ton and besides a gae or two, Strider has been elite across the board. He actually owns a near 40% strikeout rate against this current roster which is asinine! I also think you can play Shane Bieber here against Detroit. Shane also struck out 10 batters the last time he played. If you’re looking for value, David Peterson is your guy! Solid matchup against the Cubs and has been great striking batters out in his last four starts.
We are going to need some value today to fit in expensive stacks. Reyes is looking like some of the best value on the slate. Surprisingly, he has the highest hard contact rate on the team (54%). It is a bit smaller of a sample size but nonetheless, it is impressive. He is cheap across all sites and gets a favorable matchup against Tyler Alexander. I also don’t think Detroit has a bullpen that is scary at all. The three pitches he thows most often are a cutter, sinker and a fastball. All of which Franmil hits very well. His ownership will be up there as it is no secret but it is a cheap play with massive upside that I want exposure to here.
It’s hard to not notice or to undermind what Riley has been doing lately. He gets a great matchup against Erasmo Ramirez and the Nats. He currently owns the highest hard hit contact rate on the team (55%). He also destroys cutters and sinkers for homeruns as half his homeruns are off those pitches. It just happens that Erasmo throws the two pitches over 40% of the time. Austin comes with massive upside with hitter friendly weather and is an elite option today. Starting your builds with him is highly suggested for a great lineup.
RILEY DOUBLE DONGS!
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