Tony Gonsolin - Los Angeles Dodgers (vs. Tampa Bay Rays)
Gonsolin will be on full rest for this matchup after facing Tampa Bay on just three days rest in Game 2 of the World Series. Gonsolin only lasted 1.1 innings, allowing one run off one home run. According to Marc Topkin, “Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Monday that they hope to get 5-6 innings from Tony Gonsolin in Game 6 of the World Series against the Rays on Tuesday.” While this is a “hope”, it is realistic for Gonsolin to perform well tonight (despite his Game 2 performance). Gonsolin’s on full rest for this one. Don’t let his rough outing in Game 2 deter you from investing in LA’s starting pitcher tonight. Gonsolin has averaged 13.5 DK points per outing over his last 10 games. He’s allowing a .262 batting average against with a 1.01 WHIP. Gonsolin is a completely viable play tonight for GPP purposes.
Other Pitching Option: Blake Snell - Tampa Bay Rays (vs. Los Angeles Dodgers)
Will Smith - Los Angeles Dodgers (vs. Blake Snell)
In 114 at-bats throughout the 2020 season, Smith is batting .294 against left-handed pitchers and .288 against right-handed pitchers. All eight of his home runs were against opposing righties this season. Smith is averaging 6.9 DK points per game over his last 10 games. Over the same span, his batting average is low at .176. Smith is batting 5th in the order and because of this, he should see increased RBI opportunities. The Dodgers are currently favored at -145 with an 8.0 O/U,
Ji - Man Choi - Tampa Bay Rays (vs. Tony Gonsolin)
In-Game 2 of this World Series, Choi went 1 for 3 with two runs scored. No, he did not get a hit against Gonsolin. In his only at-bat against the right-hander, Choi struck out. With that said, Choi is looking like he’s in midseason form offensively and defensively. He’s batting .300 over his last 10 games and has made some amazing picks at 1st base. Choi is averaging 5.1 DK points over his last 20 at-bats. If Tampa is going to win tonight, they’ll need some production out of their left-handed batting first baseman who will likely be in the clean-up slot.
Brandon Lowe - Tampa Bay Rays (vs. Tony Gonsolin)
Lowe was the batter who hit the 1st inning home run against Gonsolin in Game 2. He was struggling big time. As I mentioned in my last write up, “Lowe is struggling big time right now. He’s batting just .108 over his last 10 games only averaging 3.7 DK points per game. So, why do I like him? Well, he’s going to be an unpopular play and his salaries are low. His potential remains though. Lowe will come through eventually and when he does, it will be at low percentages/salaries. I can’t see Lowe not reaching value in a Tampa win.” Well, guess what? I was right. Does the same apply tonight in Game 6? It’s tough to say. Since Game 2, Lowe has one lonely, three-run homer amongst an 0 for 11 skid with six strikeouts. This is a boom or bust play. Lowe is not hitting for average but he has gone deep off Gonsolin. Either side is in play but considering his high projected roster percentages, I’ll be fading Lowe tonight.
Justin Turner - Los Angeles Dodgers - (vs. Blake Snell)
Turner is batting .342 with three home runs over his last 10 games. He’s averaging 11.0 DK points per game. The right-handed Turner will see the left-handed Snell. Snell is allowing right-handed batters to hit .232 with seven home runs, while lefties are batting just .217. Turner is my GPP play of the night. Turner’s odds to hit a home run is at +450. This is a solid bet to me.
Willy Adames - Tampa Bay Rays (vs. Tony Gonsolin)
Adames is still cold. He’s batting .172 with only 4.7 DK PPG (points per game). Adames should have low percentages but doesn’t carry a high ceiling. Not that you have to roster a SS because it's a showdown slate but Seager is not a viable play for me tonight against the left-handed Snell (at such a high salary). Tampa’s SP is on six days' rest. If you want to get different with your Showdown lineups, Adames is the way to do it!
Mookie Betts - Los Angeles Dodgers (vs. Blake Snell)
Betts is stealing bases, driving in runs, he does it all! Mookie is unfadable tonight averaging 9.7 DK points per game. Yes, that’s not particularly high but against the left-handed Snell, grab the points where you can. Mookie’s floor is high tonight and we all know that he carries a ceiling. Invest in the Dodgers’ right-handed Outfielder over any other DFS play for tonight’s slate.
Make sure to check out tonight’s MLB Top Plays by Brad Johnson!