DFS pitchers for May 2
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.
Brandon Morrow: Our favorite combination of value and ceiling is the Padres righty who is off to a stellar start with a 2.67 ERA and 1.04 WHIP – he costs just $6,900 for a matchup with the Rockies in Petco Field. When healthy and the matchup is right, Morrow is a tremendous play.
Jake Arrieta: If you want elite ace upside without the accompanying price, the Cubs righty is your man today for his home start against the light-hitting Brewers. Backing up last year’s breakout with a 2.03 ERA and 0.94 WHIP, Arrieta costs $9,100 compared to $10,200 for David Price. There are a lot of weak pitchers going today, so saving room to stack your lineups with stud bats comes in handy.
We like a bunch of pitchers today: Chris Archer faces the Orioles on the “road” for $8,600 in a game being played at Tampa Bay because of the Baltimore riots, Houston’s Collin McHugh vs. Seattle for $7,900, Seattle’s Taijuan Walker at Houston for $7,100, Oakland’s Drew Pomeranz at Texas for $5,400 and the Dodgers’ Scott Baker vs. Arizona for $5,000.