It’s another Saturday afternoon/evening split on DraftKings with six early games and ten late games.
The afternoon slate features the premier pitching of the day, with Jake Arrieta ($12,600), Corey Kluber ($11,400) and Jose Quintana ($10,600). I look at Arrieta as an automatic with Quintana looking like the safer cash game play. The Red Sox offense has been red hot and it is unlikely that Colin McHugh will slow them down. The problem is the price, with six of the starters pricing between $4,000 and $5,200. With two of the high-priced pitchers, you will likely be able to fit three Red Sox and have to look elsewhere for offense.
The evening games will give you plenty of money to spend on offense. While Stephen Strasburg ($13,200) is expensive, the second starter looks like a choice between Hisashi Iwakuma ($7,700) and Aaron Nola ($9,500). You can then load up on your offensive choices using Mets, Rockies, Giants, Diamondbacks, Tigers and Orioles.