Pitching Streamers & DFS Plays for Tuesday, August 16th August 16, 2016  |  Justin Bales


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Justin Verlander (vs KC) – Verlander is surprisingly expensive on DFS sites, but he has been on fire over his last 10 games. Over that span, he has a 5-1 record with a 2.81 ERA and a 9.8 K/9. He was rocked against the Indians Notebook” href=”http://www.rotoballer.com/mlb-fantasy-news/?team=CLE”>Indians in one of those games, but looked outstanding in each of his other nine starts. He gets a decent matchup against the Royals Notebook” href=”http://www.rotoballer.com/mlb-fantasy-news/?team=KC”>Royals, who Verlander has dominated twice this season. He will also be throwing at home, where he is a better pitcher. Verlander is a -135 favorite in a game set at 8 runs. He’s available in 5% of leagues on Yahoo, and he’s an elite option tonight.

Corey Kluber (vs CWS) – Kluber has had a few rough games this season, but he has looked outstanding for the most part. Over his last 10 games, he has a 6-2 record with a 2.63 ERA and a 9.1 K/9. He has been pitching deep into games, which is one of the best aspects of his game. He has been a better pitcher at home this season, and he gets a great matchup against the White Sox Notebook” href=”http://www.rotoballer.com/mlb-fantasy-news/?team=CHW”>White Sox. Kluber dominated Chicago in their only matchup this season, and he’s a -171 favorite in a game set at 7.5 runs. He can safely be used in all leagues tonight.
 

 
Ervin Santana (at ATL) – Santana has quietly been an elite pitcher in the MLB over his last nine starts. Over that span, he has a 4-2 record with a 2.05 ERA and a 6.5 K/9. His strikeout rate isn’t elite, but he has been a consistent pitcher, and he’s a -135 favorite in a game set at 8.5 runs. He gets a great matchup against a weak Atlanta lineup, and Santana is available in 55% of leagues on Yahoo. He’s a great streaming option in all leagues.

Blake Snell (vs SD) – Snell has looked good through his first 11 starts, as he has a 3-5 record with a 3.18 ERA and a 9.2 K/9. He has flashed great upside early in his career, but he has also displayed a ton of risk. He gets a great matchup against the Padres Notebook” href=”http://www.rotoballer.com/mlb-fantasy-news/?team=SD”>Padres in a pitcher friendly stadium, and Snell is a -158 favorite in a game set at 8 runs. He’s available in 61% of leagues on Yahoo, and Snell is a boom or bust streaming option tonight. 

Dallas Keuchel (vs STL) – Keuchel has really been struggling this season, but he has been heating up a bit over his last 10 games. Over that span, he has a 4-3 record with a 3.44 ERA and a 7.4 K/9. He’s coming off a complete game shutout against a tough Rangers Notebook” href=”http://www.rotoballer.com/mlb-fantasy-news/?team=TEX”>Rangers offense, and he gets a decent matchup against the Cardinals Notebook” href=”http://www.rotoballer.com/mlb-fantasy-news/?team=STL”>Cardinals, who have struggled quite a bit at times this season. Keuchel has been a significantly better pitcher at home, and he’s a -152 favorite in a game set at 8 runs tonight. He is available in 6% of leagues on Yahoo, but he’s best suited for tournaments on this slate.

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