Yours truly had ample time to mentally dive through Tuesday’s selections as I trekked across the country and rocked out with energy drinks. That isn’t a predictor of success, of course, but let’s just say that I thought about Brandon Belt’s recent hot stretch, how electric Tyler Mahle has looked, and J.D. Davis’ splits against lefties more than anyone not spending 12-plus hours in a vehicle should.
With that in mind, I’ve compiled a collaboration of my favorite plays across the slate, whether they be cash, GPP, or up for consideration in both.
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FanDuel DFS Pitchers
Mike Clevinger – SDP vs. COL ($9,600)
Clevinger’s debut with the Padres was a solid performance, but it lacked strikeouts. He was also outmatched by Angels southpaw Andrew Heaney, blocking him from earning the win and further capping his points total. Entering Tuesday, he gets to shift to Petco Park for the first time, while also being matched up against Chi Chi Gonzalez, who has won a single road start since 2015. While Colorado’s offense boasts a plethora of All-Star talent, they’ve proven to be not nearly as lethal away from Coors Field this season, posting a collective .665 OPS through its first 19 non-Coors affairs. The triumvirate of Nolan Arenado, Charlie Blackmon, and Trevor Story, has combined to go 0-for-5 in their careers against Clevinger, with much of their power neutralized by the pitcher-friendly environment that’ll take centerstage Tuesday.
Tyler Mahle – CIN @ CHC ($7,900)
The last time that Mahle and the Cubs squared off, things appeared that they would go sideways for the Cincinnati right-hander, and quickly. With two solo home runs in the first inning at Great American Ball Park, it appeared that Mahle’s home run bugaboo would strike again — only, it didn’t. He finished the start with two runs allowed (the homers) and struck out a season-high 11 batters.
Now, he runs it back against Chicago, this time at Wrigley Field, and to make things even more tantalizing, the wind is set to be blowing in. Mahle has averaged 29 FD points per appearance this season, which goes right in line with his price tag. Having posted a .197 xBA to this point,…