Trey Mancini is a Strong DFS Play and Garver is One to Fade

Trey Mancini

Projected for 14.3 FanDuel pts Trey Mancini is the #1 ranked C/1Bs. At $3400 he is expected to be the #16 C/1Bs. Based on the projection, Mancini is worth $5.2K. C.J. Cron is also priced at $3400, and Mancini is a better option at this price. Edwin Encarnacion (11.8 FP), Carlos Santana (11.5 FP), Freddie Freeman (12.5 FP), Anthony Rizzo (12.4 FP), and Christian Walker (5.2 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Mancini but have higher salaries. Based on salary, he is expected to have 9.3 FPs, a value reached in 75 of 247 games (30%). The combined 'cover percentage' for shortstops expected to start is 44%.

There are 2 other options at $4300 (Mark Canha, Renato Nunez) and Mancini is the best option of these 3. Edwin Encarnacion (8.6 FP), Carlos Santana (8.5 FP), Anthony Rizzo (9.1 FP), Josh Bell (9.6 FP), and Matt Olson (8.3 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Mancini but have higher salaries. Based on salary, he is expected to have 8.2 FPs, a value reached in 74 of 247 games (30%). The combined 'cover percentage' for first basemen expected to start is 37%.

Justin Smoak and Nolan Arenado are also good values on both FanDuel and DraftKings on 7/21.

Mitch Garver

Garver is not the best option on DraftKings with a projected 2.2 DK pts (#31 among catchers). He is the #1 highest priced catcher ($5400). Based on 7/21 salaries and projected points per dollar, Garver is worth $1.8K. These are 5 better options at lower salaries: Jeff Mathis (3.4 FP), Robinson Chirinos (5.2 FP), Chris Iannetta (4.9 FP), Matt Wieters (5 FP), and Welington Castillo (4 FP). Based on salary, he is expected to have 6.6 FPs, a value reached in 55 of 154 games (36%). The combined 'cover percentage' for catchers expected to start is 47%.

Garver is not the best option on FanDuel with a projected 2.9 FD pts (#99 among outfielders). He is the #14 highest priced C/1Bs ($3500). At his projected points, he is worth a salary of $1.1K (expected pts per $ is calculated daily based on the average of healthy starters). Miguel Sano is also priced at $3500 and is a better option at this price. Instead of Garver consider these better options at lower salaries: Albert Pujols (10.2 FP), Miguel Cabrera (9.8 FP), Jeff Mathis (4.4 FP), Robinson Chirinos (7.1 FP), and Russell Martin (3.2 FP). Based on salary, he is expected to have 9.6 FPs, a value reached in 46 of 154 games (30%). The combined 'cover percentage' for outfielders expected to start is 44%.

Hunter Pence and Shohei Ohtani are also bad values on both FanDuel and DraftKings.

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TODAY'S GAMES (AVG O/U 9.8) AND PROJECTED FANTASY LEADERS

BOSTON RED SOX VS BALTIMORE ORIOLES O/U 12.5 (o-118, u-102)

  • Andrew Cashner (SP) 29.5 FD $7.9K, 14.7 DK $7.4K
  • Asher Wojciechowski (SP) 21.9 FD $5.7K, 10.9 DK $5.5K
  • Mookie Betts (OF) 16.3 FD $4.4K, 12.1 DK $5.4K
  • Rafael Devers (3B) 15.1 FD $4.5K, 11.2 DK $5.5K
  • Xander Bogaerts (SS) 14.7 FD $4.2K, 10.9 DK $5.6K

KANSAS CITY ROYALS VS CLEVELAND INDIANS O/U 11 (o-103, u-117)

  • Zach Plesac (SP) 27.5 FD $6.9K, 14.6 DK $7K
  • Glenn Sparkman (SP) 21.8 FD $5.9K, 10.9 DK $5.8K
  • Francisco Lindor (SS) 11.7 FD $4K, 8.9 DK $5.1K
  • Jose Ramirez (3B) 11.7 FD $4.1K, 8.8 DK $4.6K
  • Carlos Santana (C/1B FD, 1B DK) 11.5 FD $4.3K, 8.5 DK $4.8K

OAKLAND ATHLETICS VS MINNESOTA TWINS O/U 10.5 (o-108, u-112)

  • Daniel Mengden (SP) 25.4 FD $7.4K, 13.1 DK $7.2K
  • Michael Pineda (SP) 23.8 FD $8.4K, 11.7 DK $8.7K
  • Marcus Semien (SS) 11.7 FD $3K, 8.9 DK $4.3K
  • Matt Chapman (3B) 11.7 FD $3.4K, 8.8 DK $4.7K
  • Matt Olson (C/1B FD, 1B DK) 11 FD $3.6K, 8.3 DK $4.5K

COLORADO ROCKIES VS NEW YORK YANKEES O/U 10.5 (o-105, u-115)

  • German Marquez (SP) 32.5 FD $6.4K, 17.4 DK $8.1K
  • James Paxton (SP) 30.9 FD $9.3K, 16 DK $9.5K
  • Nolan Arenado (3B) 15.8 FD $4K, 11.8 DK $4.2K
  • Charlie Blackmon (OF) 15.6 FD $4K, 11.8 DK $4.9K
  • Trevor Story (SS) 15.5 FD $4.1K, 11.7 DK $5.2K

TORONTO BLUE JAYS VS DETROIT TIGERS O/U 10.5 (o-105, u-115)

  • Jacob Waguespack (SP) 27.1 FD $6.5K, 13.5 DK $7.6K
  • Tyler Alexander (SP) 22.1 FD $5.5K, 10.4 DK $4.9K
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (3B) 13.9 FD $3.1K, 10.5 DK $3.4K
  • Justin Smoak (C/1B FD, 1B DK) 14 FD $3.3K, 10.3 DK $3.7K
  • Randal Grichuk (OF) 12.8 FD $3.4K, 9.6 DK $3.6K

LOS ANGELES ANGELS VS SEATTLE MARINERS O/U 10.5 (o-105, u-115)

  • Dillon Peters (SP) 29.6 FD $5.5K
  • Yusei Kikuchi (SP) 22.7 FD $6.1K
  • Shohei Ohtani (OF) 9.1 FD $3.8K, 6.8 DK $5.2K
  • Mike Trout (OF) 14.8 FD $4.8K
  • Kole Calhoun (OF) 13.3 FD $3.3K

WASHINGTON NATIONALS VS ATLANTA BRAVES O/U 10 (o-115, u-105)

  • Joe Ross (SP) 27.4 FD $5.5K
  • Kevin Gausman (SP) 23.6 FD $5.7K
  • Anthony Rendon (3B) 13.4 FD $4.4K
  • Trea Turner (SS) 12.6 FD $4K
  • Juan Soto (OF) 12.5 FD $3.9K

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES VS PITTSBURGH PIRATES O/U 10 (o-115, u-105)

  • Dario Agrazal (SP) 25.6 FD $6.3K, 12.2 DK $6.6K
  • Drew Smyly (SP) 21.7 FD $5.5K, 10.7 DK $4.5K
  • Josh Bell (C/1B FD, 1B DK) 12.8 FD $4.2K, 9.6 DK $5K
  • Bryce Harper (OF) 12.7 FD $4.1K, 9.4 DK $4.7K
  • Rhys Hoskins (C/1B FD, 1B DK) 12.1 FD $4K, 8.9 DK $4.6K

ST LOUIS CARDINALS VS CINCINNATI REDS O/U 10 (o-110, u-110)

  • Jack Flaherty (SP) 31.1 FD $8.2K, 17.2 DK $8.5K
  • Anthony DeSclafani (SP) 25.9 FD $7.7K, 13.6 DK $8.3K
  • Paul DeJong (SS) 11.4 FD $3.6K, 8.7 DK $4.2K
  • Paul Goldschmidt (C/1B FD, 1B DK) 11.1 FD $3.3K, 8.5 DK $4.1K
  • Yasiel Puig (OF) 11 FD $3.4K, 8.3 DK $4.4K

TEXAS RANGERS VS HOUSTON ASTROS O/U 9.5 (o101, u-121)

  • Rogelio Armenteros (SP) 29.2 FD $5.6K, 15.2 DK $7.8K
  • Lance Lynn (SP) 29.6 FD $9.6K, 14.7 DK $10.5K
  • Joey Gallo (OF) 14.6 FD $3.7K, 10.7 DK $5K
  • Danny Santana (C/1B FD, 2B DK) 13.2 FD $3.3K, 10.2 DK $5.4K
  • Alex Bregman (SS FD, 3B DK) 12.5 FD $4.6K, 9.2 DK $4.5K

SAN DIEGO PADRES VS CHICAGO CUBS O/U TBD (Sim Projects: 9.2)

  • Kyle Hendricks (SP) 33.5 FD $8.7K, 18.3 DK $10.2K
  • Javier Baez (SS) 14.5 FD $4.4K, 10.8 DK $4.6K
  • Adrian Morejon (SP) 25 FD $5.5K
  • Kris Bryant (3B) 14.3 FD $4.3K, 10.7 DK $4.9K
  • Anthony Rizzo (C/1B FD, 1B DK) 12.4 FD $4.6K, 9.1 DK $5.1K

MILWAUKEE BREWERS VS ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS O/U 9 (o-104, u-117)

  • Brandon Woodruff (SP) 31.8 FD $10.1K
  • Alex Young (SP) 28.2 FD $6.3K
  • Christian Yelich (OF) 14.2 FD $4.9K
  • Mike Moustakas (3B) 10.7 FD $4.2K
  • Jesus Aguilar (C/1B) 10.2 FD $2.5K

MIAMI MARLINS VS LOS ANGELES DODGERS O/U 8.5 (o-105, u-115)

  • Walker Buehler (SP) 38.6 FD $10.8K
  • Jordan Yamamoto (SP) 27.1 FD $8.3K
  • Cody Bellinger (OF) 11.2 FD $4.6K
  • Max Muncy (2B) 9.9 FD $3.8K
  • Joc Pederson (C/1B) 9.4 FD $2.8K

CHICAGO WHITE SOX VS TAMPA BAY RAYS O/U 8 (o-110, u-111)

  • Blake Snell (SP) 35.6 FD $10K, 20 DK $11K
  • Dylan Cease (SP) 23.6 FD $6.8K, 11.1 DK $9.1K
  • Austin Meadows (OF) 14.2 FD $3.9K, 10.8 DK $4.5K
  • Thomas Pham (OF) 13.2 FD $3.8K, 9.9 DK $4.2K
  • Kevin Kiermaier (OF) 12.3 FD $2.8K, 9.2 DK $3.8K

NEW YORK METS VS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS O/U TBD (Sim Projects: 7.7)

  • Steven Matz (SP) 28.3 FD $6K
  • Pete Alonso (C/1B) 10.7 FD $4.3K
  • Kevin Pillar (OF) 10.2 FD $3.1K
  • Dominic Smith (OF) 10 FD $2.5K
  • Amed Rosario (SS) 9.8 FD $3.4K