DFS pitchers for May 6
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.
Gerrit Cole: The Pirates ace has been sensational this season, going 4-0 with a 1.76, so we’re riding him until his pricing matches his production. Cole costs $9,500 for his matchup at home against the Reds, which is the third-most expensive on the day. If you go without a cheap pitcher today, you’ll need to find bargain hitters – we’re using Jason Castro ($3,400) against Mike Foltynewicz, Chris Taylor ($3,100) vs. C.J. Wilson and red-hot Kelly Johnson ($3,500) vs. Jerome Williams.
Scott Kazmir: The A’s lefty has been a stand-by for us so far, averaging 24.6 fantasy points and costing just $8,000 for a matchup at Minnesota. Using his halfway affordable price allowed us to afford Freddie Freeman ($4,900) against Jerome Williams and Joc Pederson ($4,400) vs. Wily Peralta.
One cheaper option we do like is Dodgers righty Joe Wieland, who is auditioning for a rotation spot at Milwaukee and costs just $5,700. Tigers righty Alfredo Simon for $5,300 at the White Sox is another way to save money for your batters.