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?!
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Top Play – Brandon Belt
This is a clear misprice, and one we should be taking advantage of on Sunday afternoon. San Francisco doesn’t have a massive team total, but 4.5 is a respectable number in a pretty good match-up against Adrian Sampson. Sampson is not an elite pitcher by any means, and Belt is one of the best hitters in this lineup so he simply shouldn’t be priced at the minimum. All of his underlying numbers are great against right-handed pitching including a .403 expected wOBA. He also owns a .484 expected wOBA against sinkers — which happens to be Sampson’s most-used pitch. This is a guy with legitimate power priced too low, and he is a top play in all formats for me.
Top Pitcher – Carlos Rodon
Unlike Saturday, we do have a standout ace on this afternoon’s slate in Carlos Rodon against the Cubs. It’s clear why the Giants bought into Rodon this past offseason, he has been one of the best pitchers in the NL this season. He strikes out 31% of batters faced, and the Cubs projected lineup carries a combined 29% strikeout rate into today…yikes! This lineup also tends to struggle with sliders, and Rodon has one of the best sliders in baseball to finish batters off with. He’s listed as a big -188 favorite today, and with how bad the bottom of the order is for Chicago I think he could really carve them up. He is worth the spend-up in all formats.
Top Super-Flex Play – Sean Manaea
Typically, I look to spend-up for two pitchers and we can comfortably do so on Sunday. There’s plenty of value to be had at the INF/OF spots. Manaea hasn’t been great this season, but he is a decent pitcher when it comes to strike outs and I actually like the match-up against Minnesota. The Twins have been sliding since the All-Star break, and outside of the top three hitters in their lineup there is really nothing to fear. It appears that their lineup has a low-overall strikeout rate, but that is buoyed by the 10% and 11% rates of Luis Arraez and Jose Miranda. There is plenty of strikeouts to be had after those two, and I don’t think it’s as tough as a spot as it looks. There’s a reason Manaea is installed as a pretty sizable favorite, and I think he sets up for a solid game today.
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)