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!
Top Value Play – Jake Lamb
I’ve noted a few times how key value is at the INF/OF positions on OwnersBox as it allows you to spend up comfortably on pitching. We hit Rowdy Tellez last night, and tonight we are gifted Jake Lamb at the minimum price of $3,000. You’ll read below why I like the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight, but it’s a great spot especially for the left-handed hitters. It’s a very small sample size, but Lamb has been a great addition to this lineup and does hold a 33% line-drive rate thus far.
Top Pitcher – Cristian Javier
Aaron Nola wins the name-brand top pitcher award tonight…but how can we argue the form that Javier has been in? He’s coming off back-to-back double-digit strikeout starts and has generated over 13% swinging strikes this season. We attacked this Royals offense with Luis Garcia last night, and Javier is simply a better version of Garcia. I noted yesterday that it appears the Royals don’t strike out a lot as a team, but that number is bogged down by two bats. If we isolate the two bats at the top of the order, there are actually a ton of strikeouts to be had below them and the ceiling in this spot is not lower than usual. They also just aren’t a good offense, with their projected lineup sporting a .309 wOBA vs right-handed pitching this season. Nola will likely be the highest-owned option tonight but I’m all-in on Javier once again.
Top Super-Flex Play – Alex Cobb
This guy frustrates me to no end, but I’m going to continue going back to the well until I receive that sweet gratification from a good start. He continues to be one of the unluckiest players in baseball this season, owning an expected ERA two full runs lower than his actual ERA. He also has strong strikeout ability with a 26% strikeout rate in 2022. I love this match-up for him against the Arizona Diamondbacks, whose projected lineup sports just a .293 wOBA against right-handed pitching. They don’t have much power either, and if Cobb can be efficient with his pitches he should easily be able to go five or six strong innings here with some strikeouts.
Top Stack – Los Angeles Dodgers
It’s not often that we see 6+ run team totals in non-Coors Field games but that’s what we have tonight. Los Angeles matches up with Jose Urena who might be the worst pitcher in baseball. He hasn’t topped more than three innings this season, but has been regularly starting at Triple A and the results have not been great…he’s posted over a 7.00 ERA with 13% strikeouts. He’s bad to both sides of the plate, but especially lefties allowing a .368 wOBA in the split the last two seasons. I wouldn’t isolate my stack to one side of the plate, however, and I would be focusing on Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman + whoever else you can jam in from this lineup.
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)