Sunday’s 15-game MLB slate will get off to an early start at 1:07 p.m. There are plenty of quality fantasy options to consider ahead of the action, and we’ve identified some of the best arms and bats on the table at DraftKings. Here are a few players you should keep an eye on.
Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins ($10,700) — Few pitchers can guarantee an outstanding performance as often as Scherzer. The 26-year-old right-hander has tallied more than 21 DKFP in eight of his last 10 games. Miami is a bottom 10 team in hits, runs, and batting average, so we expect Scherzer to flirt with his DKFP average of 25.2/
Zach Wheeler, Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets ($10,300) — MLB’s fourth-leading strikeout artist has 122 Ks on the year and has a juicy matchup against a Mets team that’s dead last in hits and runs. This pick is pretty self-explanatory. New York can get hot at the plate but has stagnant batting more often than not. Don’t tread on the abysmal performance Wheeler had in his last start.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles ($6,200) — Guerrero is now the slate’s priciest bat. While he's no longer a bargain as a hitter, his consistency makes him hard to pass up on against an Orioles team that’s given up more earned runs than any team in MLB. Guerrero has scored at least 17 DKFP in three straight games, and Jorge Lopez has given up the 15th most earned runs this year.
Jose Altuve, Houston Astros vs. Detroit Tigers ($5,700) — Altuve has gotten on base three times in six at-bats so far during his team’s four-game series against the Tigers. The Astros leadoff man is batting just under .300 and has tallied two hits and one run against Detroit since last week. Tarik Skubal is no slouch but has given up 17 hits in his last 16 2⁄3 innings and could struggle against Houston’s dynamic attack.
Eduardo Rodriguez, Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees ($7,500) — Rodriguez stands out as a quality mid-tier option against a Yankees club that’s been up and down with its run production. The 28-year-old lefty has racked up at least seven Ks in three of his last five outings. Rodgriguez finished with 16.4 DKFP the last time he faced the Yankees and has reach double-digits in each of his last two starts.
Daz Cameron, Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros ($2,000) — Cameron has only played in 12 games this season and is already becoming an impact player for the Tigers. The 24-year-old outfielder is batting .256 with three home runs and nine RBIs. He’s tallied three multi-hit performances in his last 10 games while cracking 14 DKFP four times during that span. Few Players under $3K can offer this much upside.