We are beyond thrilled to “officially” announce our newest partners at OwnersBox. While being well known for their WFS (Weekly Fantasy Sports) product, they have recently launched their first ever DFS platform and have been using none other than Karma Nation to test it! You’re probably asking yourself right now, what is OwnersBox and how are they different?
What is OwnersBox? How are they different?
OwnersBox is the newest DFS lineup platform giving you more lineup flexibility than ANYONE else by creating a “SuperFlex“. For MLB, this roster spot allows you to lock in ANY infielder, ANY outfielder, and ANY starting pitcher! You are also not forced to play any specific position as their MLB lineup is simply 4 infielders, 3 outfielders, 1 starting pitcher, and the 1 SuperFlex spot!
Sounds interesting, how do I sign up?!
Glad you asked! You want to CLICK HERE to download their app on whatever mobile device you own. By doing that and using promo code KARMA, you will automatically get a FREE $5 added to your account! Once you decide to deposit, they will add another FREE $25 to your account, no matter how much you deposit! Make sure you get in our free Discord chat room to join all our 24/7/365 OwnersBox lineup discussions as well!
Every Friday we will be dropping a SuperFlex Fridays podcast on our YouTube channel to help you build your lineups. Here is today’s episode below:
Top Play – AJ Pollock
We have a smaller Friday slate on tap tonight starting at 8:09 EST, filled with strong pitching options and Coors Field bats. Obviously we are going to prioritize pitching as always, meaning we have to find value at the INF/OF positions. My top value play for tonight comes in the form of AJ Pollock against James Kaprielian. Kaprielian has been the epitome of average for Oakland this season, pitching to a 5.96 xFIP with only 16% strikeouts. He actually allows a higher wOBA to same-handed batters than lefties, which is good news for Pollock. This entire White Sox lineup has been horrific sans Luis Robert this season, but the underlying numbers suggest positivity for Pollock. Despite ugly surface numbers, he still owns a strong 23% line-drive rate and a .460 expected wOBA vs RHP. Chicago has a near five run team total tonight and Pollock will once again be locked into the top of the order.
Top Pitcher – Justin Verlander
There’s some big-name pitchers on tonight’s slate but I believe Verlander outclasses the field. He’s been one of the best pitchers in baseball this season, and has firmly entrenched himself in the AL Cy Young race. I love this match-up for him against the Mariners — we have a near 250 PA sample-size of him against this roster resulting in 24% strikeouts and only a .298 expected wOBA allowed. I think he has legitimate CGSO upside in this spot, and he’s installed as a -182 favorite making him one of the more likely SP’s on the slate to secure win points as well.
Top Super-Flex Play – Alex Cobb
Here we go again! I’m honestly getting sick and tired of writing this fella up, but on a slate where I would prefer to dip into the mid-tier for my second SP he is my favorite option. I’m not sure why, but his expected ERA is still over 1.5 runs lower than his actual ERA. We know he has strikeout ability, he just simply is letting one inning get the best of him in some of these outings. He has another quality match-up tonight against the Cubs, who strike out 23% of the time against right-handed pitching. A big pitch for Cobb is his splitter, and as a whole this lineup has struggled with that pitch when they’ve seen it. Overall, his upside is higher than this price-tag if he can put it together for an entire start and I’ll once again be riding with him.
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)