The Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals will play Sunday at 12:35 p.m. ET. Righty Stephen Strasburg will make his season debut at home against righty Asher Wojciechowski. DraftKings will have Showdown DFS contests available for the matchup. We break down the ideal lineup strategy below, and you can play here.
Stephen Strasburg, P, Nationals: $16,200
Strasburg missed his season debut due to a nerve issue in his hand, but has continued his normal routine and should be able to go around 80 pitches against the Orioles at home. We know that he can get a bunch of strikeouts through 80 pitches and his price isn’t outrageous.
Juan Soto, OF, Nationals: $15,900
Wojciechowski has allowed a 2.07 HR/9 to lefties so far in his career and a 1.73 HR/9 to righties for that matter. Soto is the highest upside hitter for DK scoring in this game and destroys righties, especially of Wojciechowski’s caliber. Last season he had a 1.000 OPS, .415 OBP. .584 SLG, .302 ISO and .414 wOBA against righties.
Asdrubal Cabrera, 3B, Nationals: $8,200
Switch hitting Cabrera has been hitting well and shows more power from the left side, setting him up well against Wojciechowski. He’s hit safely in four straight games and has two doubles and a triple in that stretch.
Rio Ruiz, 3B, Orioles: $4,400
Ruiz has been hitting with power, with three home runs in 27 at bats. He’s not a safe play by any means, but I like him as a cheap, upside play in GPP leagues.