DFS pitchers for May 8
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.
Jimmy Nelson: The Brewers righty has pitched well in four out of five starts (2.03 ERA besides bad start) and is a tremendous value at home against the strikeout-prone Cubs at a $6,200 price point. Using Nelson allowed us to use studs like Bryce Harper, Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson.
James Shields: The Padres ace has the No. 1 swinging strike percentage (15.1%) and is certainly enjoying his switch to the NL (3-0, 11.9 K/9, 3.72 ERA, 2.82 xFIP). He’s our favorite value of the high-priced aces today at $8,800 at the D-backs.
We also like Sonny Gray at Seattle for $9,800, Gio Gonzalez vs. Atlanta for $9,500 and Miguel Gonzalez at the Yankees for $6,300. We’re stacking from the Blue Jays-Red Sox matchup between Aaron Sanchez and Wade Miley.