Pitching Streamers & DFS Plays for Thursday, September 29th
September 29, 2016 | Justin Bales
Johnny Cueto (vs COL) – Cueto has had a few ups and downs this season, but he has been exactly what the Giants were expecting him to be. Through 31 starts, he has a 17-5 record with a 2.79 ERA and a 7.9 K/9. He gets a great matchup against the Rockies, who have struggled away from Coors this season. Cueto has also thrown well against the Rockies in three starts this season, and he’s a -186 favorite in a game set at 7 runs. He’s still available in 3% of leagues on Yahoo, and if you’re lucky enough to be in one of those leagues, he’s an elite pick up. He can be used in all leagues.
Danny Duffy (vs MIN) – Duffy has been struggling a bit recently, but that is essentially because of two games, in which the Red Sox and Tigers dominated him. He still has an impressive 12-3 record with a 3.43 ERA and a 9.6 K/9 through 41 games (25 starts). He gets a great matchup against the Twins, who he has found moderate success against this season. He’s a -171 favorite in a game set at 8 runs, and Duffy is available in 16% of leagues on Yahoo. Even though he has displayed some risk recently, the Twins don’t have the offense that the Red Sox and Tigers do, which means Duffy can be used in all leagues tonight.
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Jose Quintana (vs TB) – Quintana has been enjoying a great season, especially at home. He has a 7-4 record with a 2.76 ERA and an 8.0 K/9 through 13 home starts. Tonight, he gets a great matchup against the Rays, who have struggled to score runs since the trade deadline. Quintana has flashed the ability to pitch deep into games, which gives him upside, but he also comes with a bit of risk. He’s a -130 favorite in a game set at 7.5 runs, and he’s available in 8% of leagues on Yahoo. He’s a risky option, but the reward could certainly be worth it.
Julio Urias (at SD) – Urias continues to be a boom or bust pitching option, but it isn’t completely his fault. The Dodgers have been limiting his pitch count, and they have been pulling him before he even gets into serious trouble. Through his first 17 games, he has a 5-2 record with a 3.53 ERA and a 9.6 K/9. He also gets a great matchup tonight, as he’ll face off against the Padres in one of the most pitcher friendly stadiums in the MLB. Urias is a -165 favorite in a game set at 8 runs, and he’s available 66% of leagues on Yahoo. He’s a boom or bust streaming option on this slate.
Alex Reyes (vs CIN) – Reyes has been pitching extremely well for the Cardinals, especially when starting. Through his first 11 games (4 starts), he has a 4-1 record with a 1.58 ERA and a 10.4 K/9. He hasn’t been able to pitch deep into games, but he still possesses great upside because of his strikeout potential. He gets a great matchup against the Reds, who have struggled on the road, as well. Reyes is a -188 favorite in a game set at 8.5 runs. He’s available in 41% of leagues on Yahoo, and he’s an elite option on this slate.
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