DFS pitchers for May 18
We’re diving into the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) craze and will be bringing you the two pitchers we’re using in Draft Kings with other possibilities as well.
Rubby De La Rosa: The D-backs flame-thrower is our favorite bargain at $6,900 for a start in spacious Marlins Park against Miami and Dan Haren. De La Rosa is one our favorite buy-low opportunities in roto leagues too with his xFIP of 3.49 well below his 4.50 ERA. The strikeout rate is up to 8.6 K/9 with the walk rate down to 2.5 BB/9, so combined with a fastball averaging 94.0 mph we like De La Rosa here and beyond. Using De La Rosa allowed us to get stacks of right-handed Astros against A’s lefty Drew Pomeranz and Phillies lefties against Rockies righty Jordan Lyles at Coors Field.
Corey Kluber: Along with Chris Sale and Matt Harvey, Kluber is our favorite ace going today thanks to the matchup against a shaky White Sox offense. Coming off his 18-strikeout masterpiece, he will be a popular pick, but $10,100 could be a bargain thanks to facing another ace in Sale.