P- Carlos Martinez (vs. Cincinnati Reds): $10,600. Martinez is coming off one of his best starts of the season after striking out 13 Brewers hitters on Monday. Over his last three starts, he has a 2-0 record, 1.29 ERA, and 25 strikeouts in 21 innings pitched. In 70 career at bats against Martinez, the Reds’ offense is hitting .229 with a .289 OBP and 17 strikeouts.
P- Eduardo Rodriguez (vs. Oakland A’s): $6,500. The Oakland A’s have really struggled over the past week hitting only .184, with a .260 OBP, and a .278 slugging percentage. On the other hand, Rodriguez has been very good recently. In his last three starts, he has a 3.31 ERA, and 14 strikeouts. Since being called up from Triple-A, E-Rod has given up three or less earned runs in seven of his eight starts. Sunday will be his first start against the A’s.
P- Matt Moore (vs. Philadelphia Phillies): $8,400. Thursday is an absolutely brutal day for potential starting pitcher choices in daily fantasy. I decided to go with Matt Moore as he makes his debut for the San Francisco Giants. Over his last three starts with the Rays, he has a 2-1 record, 2.14 ERA, and 12 strikeouts. Over the last seven games, the Phillies have a .694 OPS, which is ranked 20th in baseball. They also rank 28th in OPS against left-handed pitchers this season, which is a great sign for Moore. If Moore can limit his walks, he could go very deep into this game.
P- Nathan Eovaldi (vs. New York Mets): $7,300. Eovaldi had a terrible June, but he has been very sharp recently. Over his last six appearances, he has only allowed six runs. The New York Mets’ offense has been very lackluster this year, so hopefully Eovaldi shows more success. I would typically go with a more “for sure” option, but the pitching slate is very slim on Thursday.
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P – Archie Bradley (vs. San Diego Padres): $8,500
P – Jerad Eickhoff (vs. Atlanta Braves): $8,400
P- Clayton Kershaw (vs. Atlanta Braves): $14,100. I don’t care how expensive Kershaw is, he is a must start against one of the worst offenses in baseball. In 104 career at bats against Kershaw, the Braves’ offense is batting .240, with 35 strikeouts, and a .288 OBP.
Kershaw is currently on pace for one of the best seasons in baseball by a pitcher in a long time. In his 86.2 innings pitched in 2016, he owns a 7-1 record, 1.56 ERA, 51 hits against, 105 strikeouts, and only 5 walks.
P- Bartolo Colon (vs. Miami Marlins): $7,000. In 262 career at bats, the Marlins’ offense is batting .279 with a .287 OBP. In his last 10 starts, Colon has given up more than three runs in only one of those starts. He won’t put up elite numbers, but he is a very viable option for solid statistics.
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