Welcome to the Monday edition of Daily Fantasy Baseball Draftkings Picks For May 8.
On tonight’s 10 game slate we have some interesting options for pitching. While DeGrom is the most expensive pitcher, I don’t know if the Mets have enough bats to get him the win. Although they do get Matt Moore.
The Cubs are in town versus the Rockies. So we are paying down for pitching tonight and this article may write itself.
Other park factors to look for include Oakland for pitching, and Cincinnati for hitting.
Lets’ get to the Draftkings Picks For May 8
Draftkings Picks For May 8
Kendall Graveman, OAK vs. LAA ($6,500)
This should tell you all you need to know about pitching tonight. I’m not sold on the top options at all. Graveman is my guy tonight to build around.
Blake Snell, TB vs. KC ($7,400)
The Royals suck. Tampa Bay has a fairly pitcher friendly park. The Royals have scored 82 runs this season which is dead last. They are 23 runs behind the Giants who rank 29th. So, this tells me all I need to know about Snell tonight.
Gary Sanchez, NYY at CIN ($4,800)
Ok, Sanchez is the most expensive catcher today. While I’m giving you plays away from Coors, Sanchez is a very good option in Cincinnati. He will go low owned due to the game in Coors and the fact that people will generally punt catcher.
Tucker Barnhart, CIN vs. NYY ($2,500)
Strictly a tournament play. He is a switch hitter and playing in the Great American Small Park.
Edwin Encarnacion, CLE at TOR ($4,300)
This guy used to play for Toronto and now plays for Cleveland. Toronto wishes they still had him and Encarnacion wishes he never left. Enjoy narrative street.
Cody Bellinger, LAD vs. PIT ($3,600)
So Bellinger has had two straight 30-plus point games in a row. The dude has been straight fire over the last week. I’m looking for him if I’m staying off of Coors tonight.
DJ Lemahieu, COL vs. CHC ($4,400)
I really didn’t want to recommend a player from the Rockies or Cubs but second base leaves me no choice. Yes, you could go Ben Zobrist here, but Arrieta does have control problems and Coors is unforgiving. If you make a mistake, you pay for it. DJ is starting to come to life after a slow April start.
Starlin Castro, NYY at CIN ($3,400)
I’m sticking with my man Castro against Rookie Davis tonight. Another 30 point outburst on Saturday is all you need to know about how Castro has been playing this year.
Evan Longoria, TB vs. KC ($4,100)
The Rays get to face their former teammate, nasty Nate Karns tonight. Karns has been up and down this year so I like the spot Longoria is in tonight. The Rays always go low owned so they are great for tournaments.
Justin Turner, LAD vs. PIT ($3,600)
While you are sleeping, everyone’s favorite lawn gnome Justin Turner has put together a 16 game hit streak and faces some awful pitching tonight against Pittsburgh who is basically starting their bullpen.
Trevor Story, CHC at COL ($4,600)
You knew I was going to write about him. Although, there hasn’t been much to write about, but we are going to target Story and Rockies bats due to the marathon that happened in Chicago last night. While Arrieta does have command issues, Story does K a lot so once again I think Story will be one of the lower owned bats.
Corey Seager, LAD vs. PIT ($4,400)
The trash can that is the Pirates starter is all we need to know about Seager and the Dodgers tonight. Rightie versus leftie is only the tip of the iceberg here.
Aaron Judge, NYY at CIN ($4,600)
Judge has really been playing well. His ownership fluctuates a bit depending on where he bats in the order. I really don’t care where he bats, I want all the Judge shares I can handle. He is still grossly underpriced and now we get him in Cincinnati. Just make sure you keep an eye on the Yankees lineup due to the marathon last night.
Jay Bruce, NYM vs. SF ($4,400)
Even though the Mets had one GD hit last night, I still like Bruce against Matt “Gimmie some” Moore. He has been a really dependable bat for the Mets this season despite, umm, toy gate and Matt Harvey’s nonsense.
Joey Rickard, BAL vs. WSH ($3,000)
Rickard’s price has come up a bit since Sunday, but he still comes at a great discount. If you want to get away from the Coors game, Rickard provides great relief and does bat lead off.
Remember we can only stack five hitters. However, as I mentioned before, the three team requirement is gone. So, with pitching fairly spread out tonight you should be able to fit the Coors game in nicely. Just watch the lineups especially with the Cubs and Yankees. Lastly, it looks like it may rain in Colorado. Watch the weather and if your stones are big enough this could be perfect as people won’t take the chance on a postponement. So, we could really leverage ownership.
- New York Yankees
- Baltimore Orioles
- New York Mets
- Los Angeles Dodgers (sneaky)
Best of luck today and I hope you enjoyed my Draftkings Picks For May 8.
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