The Astros continue to find ways to stay alive in the World Series and have forced a Game 6 in Houston. SuperDraft has a unique way to play DFS with the “multiplier” mode where there is no salary cap, so enjoy picking everyone you want. Instead, the safer/chalkier players have lower multipliers, while the players that appear to have more risk have higher multipliers, allowing for more upside.
With just one game, you will select a “Champion” that has a 50% boost on their “Superflex” multiplier.
Max Fried, Atlanta Braves (1x score multiplier)
Once again, I am surprised Fried’s multiplier is just 1x, especially considering he allowed 6 earned runs in 5 innings when he started Game 2 in Houston. As with his last start, I am more interested in the Astros hitters. I do expect Fried to make some adjustments, but we will have to wait and see how that plays out. If his multiplier were higher, I would be more interested because of the high risk involved facing the Astros, especially as a lefty.
Luis García, Houston Astros (1.4x)
García is going to start Game 6 on just three days’ rest after allowing 1 earned run in 3.2 innings pitched in the Game 3 loss. With him on short rest, I have very minimal interest in playing him outside of a large-field GPP. I think it is more likely he only throws a few innings before Dusty Baker turns to someone else, especially since the bullpen had Monday off to travel. That’s if the Braves don’t force him out of the game earlier, especially considering he had trouble keeping the Braves off the bases in Game 3, allowing three hits and four walks.
Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves (1.35x)
With García on short rest and it being an elimination game for the Astros, I’m expecting a lot of pitching changes. With this expectation, I want the best overall hitter on the Braves. and that’s Freeman. Since 2019, he has a .395 wOBA, .240 ISO and 42.7% hard contact rate. Those are incredible numbers so I’m ecstatic to have Freeman at a multiplier above 1x. I have no issue playing him in the Champion spot with a 2.05x multiplier.
Eddie Rosario, Atlanta Braves (1.65x)
Rosario has slowed down a bit from his obnoxious level of success leading up to the series. I’m still interested in him, especially with Garcia as the starter. He should get at least one at-bat against Garcia who is allowing a .352 wOBA and .208 ISO to left-handed hitters in his career. Plus, García has had little success this postseason and was fairly lucky to only allow one earned run in Game 2 to the Braves.
Yuli Gurriel, Houston Astros (1.65x)
Gurriel singled in his first at-bat against Fried in Game 2 and is coming off his best game of the series with three hits and two runs scored. Gurriel is fantastic against left-handed pitching with a .364 wOBA, .229 ISO and 133 wRC+ since 2019. Plus, he is hitting all of Fried’s pitches with at least a 118 wRC+ this season. I like his floor since he’s been one of the hottest hitters of the series and his ceiling, so I like him as a Champion where his multiplier is 2.45x.
Kyle Tucker, Houston Astros (1.55x)
Tucker comes into this game just as hot as his teammate Gurriel, reaching base three times while also scoring two runs in Game 5. You may not have initially thought of Tucker as a viable option with the left-handed Fried on the mound. However, he is a great lefty-on-lefty hitter with a .355 wOBA, .267 ISO, 40.4% hard contact rate since 2019. I have no issue using Tucker in the Champion spot, but I prefer Gurriel with the higher multiplier.
I have little interest in either starting pitcher. I think Fried’s mulitplier is too low for the amount of risk involved with pitching him. García is on three days’ rest, so I doubt he pitches more then four innings unless he is pitching so well that Baker is forced to leave him out there. I will likely roll out five hitters in my lineup with the four above plus one of Yordan Alvarez (1x), Jose Altuve (1.35x), Austin Riley (1.65x) or Joc Pederson (1.9x). My favorite Champions are Gurriel and Freeman.
This article expresses the personal views of the writer and does not reflect the view(s) of SuperDraft in any way.
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