Featuring in-depth analysis of the starting pitchers on the Monday, September 26, 2016 (9/26) MLB DFS slate on FanDuel & DraftKings.
Building winning MLB DFS lineups on FanDuel and DraftKings starts with making the right pitcher selections.
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The start of a new week brings us a 10 game slate. This is the last week of the regular season, and with so many pieces of the playoff puzzle still up in the air, it should be a fun 7 days as we head towards the 2016 postseason.
Let’s take a closer look at how things are shaking out today.
7:05pm EST StartJaime Garcia vs CIN (-190; 3.6) The ground ball specialist is back in the rotation for the Cardinals and heads into this matchup in a good position against the Reds. He is a big favorite and has been throwing well once again for the Cards. His price is very attractive today as an option on both sites and is one of the top plays on the board overall. It’s worth noting his 10.4 K/9 over the last 24.1 innings and 3.41 SIERA as well – a far cry from the 5.92 ERA in that time (helping artificially push his price down to a nice spot). Tanner Roark vs ARI (-184; 3.6) Roark can be a bit of a curious case. He has a near 50% ground ball rate and 23% hard hit rate over the last month, but a 4.41 SIERA in that time as well which is way higher than his 1.13 ERA suggests (almost a 3.3 full difference in terms of runs). His price is high, so I would tread lightly here as there is some risk – but as a big favorite at home he’s in play. Martin Perez vs MIL (-180; 4.3) Big favorite and a soft opponent here for Perez, but I must admit that I am not a huge fan of what he brings to the table as there is a ton of inconsistency. That said, he’s been pretty good over his last 4 starts with no more than 2 ER in any of those starts, and it would not shock me if he turns in a useful DFS outing. The Brewers have one of the highest team K rates in the majors, and he also brings a nice ground ball skill as well.