Pitching Streamers & DFS Plays for Sunday, October 2nd
October 2, 2016 | Justin Bales
Justin Verlander (at ATL) – Verlander has been enjoying an outstanding season, as he has a 16-8 record with a 3.10 ERA and a 10.0 K/9 through 33 starts. He gets a great matchup against the Braves, who have been one of the worst offenses in the MLB this season. While Verlander has been a slightly better pitcher at home this season, his numbers don’t differ very much in terms of fantasy. He’s available in 5% of leagues on Yahoo, and he’s a great option today.
Max Scherzer (vs MIA) – Scherzer has been one of the most dominant pitchers in the Majors this season. He has a 19-7 record with a 2.82 ERA and an 11.2 K/9 through 33 starts. He gets a great matchup against the Marlins tonight, and Scherzer will be throwing at home, where he has been a significantly better pitcher this season. He should have no problems dominating Miami today, and the Nationals should be able to provide him with plenty of run support. Scherzer can be used in all leagues.
Sean Manaea (at SEA) – Manaea struggled a bit early in his career this season, but he has looked outstanding over his last 10 starts. Over that span, he has a 3-4 record with a 2.92 ERA and an 8.1 K/9. He has been better at home this season, but he will be throwing in another pitcher friendly stadium today. He gets a good matchup against the Mariners, and Manaea is available in 61% of leagues on Yahoo. He’s a great streaming option on this slate.
Matt Moore (vs LAD) – Moore is coming off an elite start against the Rockies, and he will be playing for the playoffs today. He gets a somewhat tough matchup against the Dodgers, but he has found some success against them this season. Moore is a player that comes with great upside, but he also is a fairly risky option. He has great strikeout potential in any given games, and Moore is available in 42% of leagues on Yahoo. He is best suited for tournaments, though, as he is a boom or bust pitching option.
Martin Perez (vs TB) – Perez has struggled for much of the season, as he enters this game with a 10-11 record, 4.37 ERA, and 4.7 K/9. His strikeout rate leaves much to be desired, but he does possess decent upside because he has the ability to pitch deep into games. He gets a great matchup against the Rays, who have been one of the worst offenses in the MLB since the trade deadline, as well. Perez is a high risk, high reward option, but he is available in 76% of leagues, and makes a good streaming option on this slate.
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