The Daily Overlay: Hitter’s Paradise by Justin Mason July 31, 2020 We have a 12 game slate on DraftKings for Friday! Don’t forget to check your lineups before lock. 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. https://www.draftkings.com/contest/draftteam/88886333 2. Casual Weather BOS at NYY- There is a 15% chance of rain at game time, but there is rain expected most of the day. Definitely a chance of delay or postponement. TB at BAL- Another game that is risky. The weather report says Baltimore has a 25% chance of rain at game time, but it will have been raining all day. NYM at ATL- 45% chance of rain at game time and will be raining all day just like the above games. Chance of delay or postponement. CHW at KC- 10% chance of rain, but it sounds like this one is pretty safe. SD at COL- 15% chance of rain at game time, but it sounds like this is pretty safe as well and should play even if it starts late. TEX at SF- Slight chance of rain, but should be fine. 3. Favorite Stacks Left-handed Athletics versus Taijuan Walker– Walker looks awful and the A’s have a ton of power in their bats. Yankees versus Ryan Weber– Weber’s HR/9 this year is 4.91. It will go up. Rockies and/or Padres in Coors- Welcome back to the hitter’s paradise! Left-handed Braves versus Rick Porcello– Porcello has been truly awful for about a year and a half. Really all the Braves are in play. Right-handed Mariners versus Sean Manaea– Manaea has struggled with velocity and is a nice target for some of the right-handed power bats the Mariners have. 4. Favorite Hitting Plays Catcher (Expensive) Yasmani Grandal Catcher (Punt/Value): Dalton Varsho – Varsho is a top prospect that is offense first. If he plays he could rake right away. Also consider Jason Castro, Aaron Nola, or Austin Allen. 1B (Expensive): Matt Olson 1B (Punt/Value): Ty France – Not a lot of cheap options at first, but France is playing in Colorado and Eric Hosmer is dealing with a persistent stomach issue. 2B (Expensive): Ozzie Albies 2B (Punt/Value): Jose Peraza – Peraza has been leading off versus lefties and gets left Jordan Montgomery. Also consider Mike Moustakas, Ty France, and Cesar Hernandez 3B (Expensive): Manny Machado 3B (Punt/Value): Ian Happ – Happ has a nice matchup here versus Trevor Williams and has the power to do damage. Mike Moustakas, Todd Frazier, and Nick Solak, SS (Expensive): Fernando Tatis SS (Punt/Value): Adalberto Mondesi – Mondesi finally broke out of his slump last night and is still underpriced. Also consider Elvis Andrus and Carlos Correa. OF (Expensive): Tommy Pham, Giancarlo Stanton, Ronald Acuna. OF (Punt/Value): Michael Brantley – Brantley is extremely underpriced and is one of those guys that almost always delivers. Also consider Bradley Zimmer, Kyle Tucker, Edward Oliveras, and Kyle Lewis. 5. Favorite Pitching Plays Cash Games: Blake Snell at BAL, Yu Darvish vs PIT, Mike Minor at SF, Luis Castillo vs DET Tournament: Mike Minor at SF, Luis Castillo vs DET, Lance McCullers at LAA, Randy Dobnak, Alex Cobb vs TB Contrarian Plays: Spencer Turnbull vs CIN, Jon Gray vs SD, Garrett Richards at COL The Daily Overlay will be running Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday this season, so stay tuned for more DFS content next tomorrow.