MLB DFS 7/5/22 – Ben’s Building Blocks | DraftKings & FanDuel Picks - DFS Karma
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MLB DFS 7/5/22 – Ben’s Building Blocks | DraftKings & FanDuel Picks

Welcome to our MLB DFS Building Blocks, DraftKings and FanDuel picks for 7/5/22! In this article, I’ll break down by top overall plays for today’s main slate. Last year was an extremely big year for the Karma team in MLB, and we are looking to continue that success in 2022. 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. Let’s get to the plays…

Above is an example of the Core Plays given out to Subscribers on Friday May 13th


This is an insanely bad pitching slate, and one that will give us plenty of room to spend up for whatever stack or bats we want. The most expensive pitcher on the slate is Nick Pivetta at $10,300 against the Tampa Bay Rays. While Pivetta is having a great year for the Red Sox, the fact that he’s projecting for only around 15% ownership shows that people aren’t going to be inclined to spend up for SP on Tuesday night. Luis Garcia is projecting for over 50% ownership, as well as the most fantasy points. I do agree he is the best option tonight, matched up with a pretty bad Kansas City offense. He has one of the highest strikeout rates on the slate tonight, but doesn’t bring quite as much risk as guys like Yusei Kikuchi. Kikuchi is the second-highest projected owned pitcher tonight due to his match-up with the Oakland A’s. I’m going to take a stand and avoid him tonight as chalk, the A’s will be able to pack righties in against him and he’s really struggled with them in 2022. My two favorite options for second pitcher are between Alex Wood and Spencer Howard. Wood is over $9,000, but has one of the best match-ups on the board against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Howard has routinely struggled in the big leagues, but has an elite spot vs the Orioles. He’s coming off a huge double-digit strikeout start, and has always shown strikeout ability. He was once a top prospect for the Phillies, and I do believe in the lng-term skillset when it comes to the swing and miss stuff. He’s only $5,700 tonight and I think he’s worth the risk on DK.

Building Blocks

Mookie Betts

I hate to see what has happened to German Marquez this season, but he has fallen off hard. He’s really struggling with right-handed batters allowing a .369 wOBA and .267 ISO in the split. Mookie Betts has been one of best hitters on the Dodgers against right-handed pitching since joining the team, and his .264 ISO actually leads the team this season. Betts just recently returned from injury and he is priced at only $4,400 on DraftKings despite being maybe the NL MVP favorite before going on the injured list. This is a clear buy-low spot and I will continue to play Betts while he is this price.

Franmil Reyes

Another player that continues to be cheap is Franmil Reyes, despite the power upside he possesses. It’s no secret that he’s struggled this season, but he still owns a 22% line-drive rate and 48% hard-hit rate against right-handed pitching this season. Cleveland’s team total is up a full run since opening and now sits north of 5 runs tonight. He will likely be pretty chalky on both sites, but I’m comfortable with him at high-ownership at this price even as a one-off.

Bold Call

Dodgers score 7+ runs!

Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)

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