Today’s targets will focus on the two-game playoff slate today, starting at 4pm EST. Any questions, please find me on Twitter @JasonWalkerDFS — let’s do this!
Marco Estrada – TOR vs. CLE – $9,400 – Cleveland is an excellent target for starting pitchers when they are away from Cleveland, especially against RHP, ranking in the bottom ten in most hitting categories in split. Estrada held this team in check in Game 1, scoring 24.3 DK points in Cleveland.
Julio Urias – LAD vs. CHC – $7,400 – It’s been a while since Dodgers manager Dave Roberts allowed Urias to pitch even five innings into a game, but now that he’s turned Rich Hill loose, perhaps it’s time for Urias to stretch. In his last three starts before Roberts began to limit his top end starters, Urias scored 25.9, 26.7 and 15.8 DK points, the highest point being against these Cubs in Los Angeles.
Josh Donaldson (3B) – TOR vs. CLE – $5,200 – Donaldson wasn’t the same auto-play as he was last season against LHP at home, but still posted a respectable 136 wRC+ and 41.1% hard contact rate in split.
Edwin Encarnacion (1B) – TOR vs. CLE – $5,400 – Encarnacion posted a 138 wRC+ and .323 ISO with his 41% hard contact rate against LHP at home.
Jose Bautista (OF) – TOR vs. CLE – $4,600 – CLE SP Ryan Merritt is a manage-the-damage type of starter, with a below average K-rate in his season in AAA. In his first start, he gave up a hard contact rate over 40% to RHH, a major problem against leadoff man Bautista and his RHH teammates.
Justin Turner (3B) – LAD vs. CHC – $4,400 – Turner’s well known reverse split came on strong late in the season, registering a 177 wRC+ and .423 wOBA since August 1st (55 PA).
Corey Seager (SS) – LAD vs. CHC – $4,200 – Seager, at home against RHP this season (218 PA): 174 wRC+, .274 ISO and .420 wOBA. CHC SP Lackey, since July 1st against LHH on the road (40 batters faced), gave up 50% hard contact and a 4.44 xFIP.
Carlos Santana (1B) – CLE at TOR – $4,100 – Santana is one of the only Indians to maintain their production away from Cleveland, scoring a 139 wRC+ and .269 ISO against RHP on the road.
Kris Bryant (3B/OF) – CHC at LAD – $4,900 – The best Cubs hitter in split is Bryant, who had a 200 wRC+ and .333 ISO against LHP on the road this season.
Yasmani Grandal (CATCH) – LAD vs. CHC – $2,700 – Grandal is priced a bit low in this split, as he had a massive .376 ISO in split and a 172 wRC+.
Russell Martin (CATCH) – TOR vs. CLE – $3,500 – Solid all season in split, Martin’s last three months were his best, with a 176 wRC+ and .273 ISO since July 1st.
Joc Pederson (OF) – LAD vs. CHC – $3,600 – Another Dodgers who crushed RHP at home this season, Pederson knocked a 182 wRC+ and .378 ISO for the entire season (162 PA).
Troy Tulowitzki (SS) – TOR vs. CLE – $3,600 – Since July 1st against LHP in Toronto (36 PA), Tulo has a 155 wRC+ and .303 ISO.
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