Monday 7/27 Crush Spot
7/27/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

How was your weekend? Finally had a full weekend of baseball! It was splendid for DFS purposes. Then today we woke up to the reality of this pandemic.

NYY/PHI and BAL/MIA are CANCELLED

On Fanduel their Main slate (6:05p) consists of 10 games. With two cancellations. On Draftkings their Main slate (6:40p) 9 games.

TOR @ WSH (10.5)      CWS @CLE (9.5)
CHC @ CIN (10)           KC @ DET (9.5)
ATL @ TB (8.5)             SEA @ HOU (9.0)
MIL @ PIT (9.5)            NYM @ BOS (11.0)

NYY @ PHI and BAL @ MIA have both been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

So this begs the question, how much longer will the MLB season continue? I’d be remiss if I told you writing and talking DFS was exciting at the moment. I’m a level headed guy. I also think I’m smart man. How much longer with the MLB season carry on? If it does, how often will games be canceled? How often will a player be a late scratch after lock lets say? It’s going to be a sticky situation.

I’ve said a few times the last few weeks in both, my writing and broadcasts, its going to be strange season. A lot of odd situations and lineup abnormalities. I don’t have a crystal ball and I can’t see the future. As long as there are games being played I will write about them.

Crush Spot is an article to inform the DFS player the best possible play at each position. Maybe a second or third option as well! Let’s get right into it!

1B/C – Pete Alonso NYM @ BOS (FD-$3,600)(DK-$5,600)

Pete hasn’t done much his first three games. 11 AB’s and only one hit. The Polar Bear is too talented and facing BOS LHP Josh Osich. Excuse me, who? Josh has a career 4.86 ERA and gives up HR’s. 15 of them in 67.2 innings pitched last season. Alonso is going yard tonight. Book it!

2B- Howie Kendrick WSH v TOR (FD-$2,600)(DK-$4,600)

Little early to do a full blown analysis of these guys. Three games in is hardly enough to make your mark. Howie should be batting 4th after Trea, Eaton and Castro. All known for getting on base. I love the clean up spot Howie is in tonight at $2,600 on FD facing TOR RHP Trent Thornton. (4.84 career ERA.)

3B – Alex Bregman HOU v SEA (FD-$3,900)(DK-$5,100)

Bregman has hit safely in all three games to start the shortened 2020 season. Tonight in HOU Kendall Graveman takes the mound for SEA. To me, Alex is still a tad too cheap for the production he delivers! Bregman should continue hitting 3rd or 4th in this Astros line. Kind of set it and forget thing!

SS – Xander Boegerts BOS @ NYM (FD-$3,400)(DK-$4,200)

If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m stacking the BOS @ NYM game. With an O/U implied run total of 11 it’s hard not to! Xander’s price vs. match-up tonight is just too sweet to pass on! NYM SP Michael Wacha is more of an innings eater SP then a strike out finesse guy. There should be ample opportunity from Xander tonight batting 4th.

OF – Christian Yelich MIL @ PIT (FD-$4,400)(DK-$5,900)

Yeli’s average right now is .077, so again too early to start burying guys. On Saturday he hit a HR and two RBI. I’ve never been big on spending up in the OF department but $4,400 tonight for Yeli in PIT isn’t an every day occurrence. Steven Brault and his 4.88 ERA won’t last long in this one. Start your Brewers!

OF – George Springer HOU v SEA (FD-$3,900)(DK-$5,400)

I love the idea of a lead off HR by Springer tonight at home! It’s what he does right?

OF – Michael Conforto NYM @ BOS (FD-$3,100)(DK-$5,000)

Mike is batting .500 right now and usually is higher in the order when facing a RHP. Tonight, as I’ve said, LHP Jeff Osich is on the mound for BOS. Regardless Conforto is their starting right fielder. Plenty of fireworks in Boston tonight! Get in on it!

UTIL – Jeff McNeil NYM @ BOS (FD-$3,000)(DK-$5,300)

6, 6.7 and 3. Those are Jeff’s fantasy points on FD his first three games of the season. I’m fully expecting him to surpass 12 tonight. 3k in your utility spot is the perfect place for him. Have I mentioned the O/U is at 11 tonight?

Others I’m looking to use tonight!

2B – Cavan Biggio (FD-$3,400)(DK-$5,300)

3B – Eugenio Suarez (FD-$3,400)(DK-$4,600)

SS – Bo Bichette (FD-$3,000)(DK-$6,200)

OF – Andrew Benintendi (FD-$2,700)(DK-$3,700)

OF – Jorge Soler (FD-$3,600)(DK-$3,800)

OF – Kyle Lewis (FD-$2,900)(DK-$3,900)

Kyle has been red-hot to start the season! 18.7, 21.7 and 19.2 fantasy points to start the season! For $2,900 on FD is perfect for a one off!

FD 7/27

Here are a few sample lines I’m going to use tonight! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible! Also understand we’re a few hours away from lock. Only a few teams have submitted their starting lineups tonight! Make sure to check back again before lock!

DK 7/27

Any questions or comments?

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