The Takeoff 6.28.19






Pitcher Rankings



The "Expensive Stuff" Tier


Jacob DeGrom (11.2 FD & DK)- Oh man is this going to be a tough guy to fit into lineups today. Normally I wouldn't even harp on this matchup with him facing Atlanta, but the DeGrominator appears to be back to his old ways. He got off to a bumpy start this season, but over the last few weeks he's been as stellar as ever. DeGrom has K'ed nearly 34% of batters he's faced and has only walked a minuscule 1.5%. That's some insane numbers right there. The really telling part is his GB rate going to over 42% over his last 3 weeks. He's either allowing grounders or soft contact that ends up in a routine fly ball. His line-drive % allowed has shrunk to a 17% clip in that span. All that being said, I will either match or be slightly underweight from the field today on him. But I'm in no way going to talk you out of him. Cash and GPP playable.


Jose Berrios (10.5 FD, 10.8 DK)- I'm a big Berrios fan dating all the way back to his minor league days. Today he is projected at 8% ownership in FD and an 11% over on DK. This is a great leverage play today going against the CHW offense that has a 25.7% K rate vs. righties. He has as much upside as anybody on this slate. The one thing I don't love today is that he's pitching away, and he tends to have pretty big home/road splits. I'll be matching/ going over his ownership today.


Mike Clevinger (9.4 FD, 9.6 DK)- He's got a good opportunity today coming off his second DL trip this season, facing the Baltimore Orioles. Clevinger had