The Daily Overlay: Bad Porcello by Justin Mason August 11, 2020 We have a 12 game slate on DraftKings for Tuesday! Don’t forget to check your lineups before lock. I am back from the IL after experiencing COVID-like symptoms, but my test was negative and I am now feeling better. I apologize for the lack of content last week. AGENDA 1. The Daily Overlay DK Contest 2. Casual Weather 3. Favorite Stacks 4. Favorite Hitting Plays 5. Favorite Pitching Plays 1. The Daily Overlay DK Contest Join our contest running on Tuesday’s and Friday’s all season long! Take the money of Justin Mason, Paul Sporer and other fantasy analysts in this fun contest! Next season we will make a DFS League if there is interest. Join the Daily Overlay’s Draftkings contest here: https://www.draftkings.com/contest/draftteam/89596210 2. Casual Weather ATL at NYY- 20% chance of rain, but it looks like that decreases as the night goes on. BAL at PHI- 20% chance of rain at game time, but it seems more likely to be delayed than postponed. CHC at CLE- 15% chance of rain at game time. Seems fairly safe to get in. WAS at NYM- 20% chance of rain, but it looks like that decreases as the night goes on. 3. Favorite Stacks Right handed Astros vs Tyler Anderson– Anderson has been shaky with the Giants and the Astros bats are scary good for even strong starters. Right-handed Rays versus Martin Perez– Perez has been awful thus far and too hittable. Left-handed Nationals versus Rick Porcello– If the bad Porcello shows up, it will be another long day for the Mets. Right-handed Indians versus Jon Lester– I have no faith that Lester can put up another strong outing. 4. Favorite Hitting Plays Catcher (Expensive): Wilson Contreras Catcher (Punt/Value): Martin Maldonado vs SF. Facing a lefty should mean Maldonado plays and it’s a nice matchup. 1B (Expensive): Christian Walker 1B (Punt/Value): Justin Smoak vs MIN. Smoak is starting to put it together and it is a bullpen game. Also consider Austin Slater, Eric Hosmer, and Miguel Cabrera. 2B (Expensive): Jose Altuve 2B (Punt/Value): Danny Mendick vs DET. Mendick should play with both Madrigal and Garcia hurt. He is only $2,200 on DK. Also consider Tommy LaStella. 3B (Expensive): Alex Bregman 3B (Punt/Value): Yandy Diaz vs BOS. Diaz has crushed lefties in his career and Martin Perez is a bad one. Also consider Edwin Rios, Carter Keiboom, Eric Sogard, Eduardo Escobar, and Asdrubal Cabrera. SS (Expensive): Francisco Lindor SS (Punt/Value): Niko Goodrum vs Gio Gonzalez. Goodrum is coming into his own right now and Gio isn’t a safe pitcher. Also consider Carter Kieboom, Eric Sogard, Willy Adames, OF (Expensive): Mike Trout, Ronald Acuna, Christian Yelich, Juan Soto, and Starling Marte. OF (Punt/Value): Dylan Moore, Mike Tauchmann, Josh Harrison, Jacoby Jones, Jordan Luplow, Jo Adell, Hunter Renfroe, Austin Slater. 5. Favorite Pitching Plays Cash Games: Max Scherzer at NYM, Zach Wheeler vs BAL, Mike Minor vs SEA, Alex Cobb vs PHI Tournament: Max Scherzer, Zach Wheeler, Mike Minor, Dylan Bundy, Ross Stripling vs SD, Jordan Montgomery vs ATL, Gio Gonzalez vs DET, Alex Cobb vs PHI, Marco Gonzales at TEX Contrarian Plays: Garrett Richards at LAD, Kyle Freeland vs ARI, Touki Toussant at NYY, Tyler Alexander vs CHW The Daily Overlay will be running Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday this season, so stay tuned for more DFS content next tomorrow.