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Dallas Keuchel, HOU vs. KC ($9,200): Keuchel may have regressed in 2016, but the important stat for this game is that his numbers were still solid when pitching in Houston. His xFIP was 3.17 at home, 0.47 better than on the road, and the same goes for his wOBA allowed (.284 at home, .344 away). To back that up, Keuchel looked just fine in the opener, going seven strong and keeping the Mariners in check.
Madison Bumgarner, SF at SD ($12,500): Bumgarner didn't have an amazing first outing, but his 11 strikeouts are all that's needed at DraftKings. The Giants are listed as the biggest favorite of the day in terms of betting odds, so Bumgarner could have the same kind of success that Clayton Kershaw had against San Diego on Opening Day (7.0 IP, 1 ER, 8 SO). Sometimes you have to spend to get what you want.
James McCann, DET vs. BOS ($2,900): McCann may not be consistent, but whenever he faces lefties, he's an easy catcher to use in fantasy. McCann had a wOBA of .357 against lefties last season compared to .227 vs. righties. To help even more, this will be Eduardo Rodriguez's first start of the season after he dropped off in 2016 with an xFIP that fell to 4.72 from 4.05 the year before.
Jose Abreu, CWS vs. MIN ($4,300): Things didn't go as smoothly for the White Sox on Friday, but Abreu continues to hit well with an RBI in each of his first three games. That streak should continue with rookie lefty Adalberto Mejia on the mound. Mejia was great in the spring, but this is a different level, especially facing Abreu in Chicago. The first baseman hit a stout .425 wOBA in home games against lefties last season, and that's reason enough to take him at a good price.
Rougned Odor, TEX vs. OAK ($4,400): Things have been close to perfect for Odor in the early going already with three home runs and a hit in every game. The good news is that the run will probably continue against another righty in Kendall Graveman. Odor's .340 wOBA vs. righties last season is solid, but maybe more importantly, Graveman struggled against lefties on the road, allowing a .348 wOBA in those instances.
Evan Longoria, TB vs. TOR ($4,200): This isn't a bad spot to put a little more money in, and Longoria is one of the few higher-priced guys at the hot corner who doesn't face a truly elite pitcher in Aaron Sanchez. The bonus is that Longoria found more success against righties (.362 wOBA) last season as opposed to his career numbers (.348 wOBA).
Addison Russell, CHC at MIL ($3,900): Russell hasn't seen many lefties thus far, but that will change against Tommy Milone. Russell had a .343 wOBA against lefties last season compared to .306 against righties and Milone isn't much of a threat. He struggled in relief in the opener and has never been an elite pitcher with last season's xFIP of 4.41 showing that.
Starling Marte, PIT vs. ATL ($4,400): Marte is dealing with a minor ankle injury, but there are no signs that he'll need a day off Saturday. While he hasn't had success against R.A. Dickey in six previous at-bats, I'm not willing to believe in that number yet. Marte had a .358 wOBA against righties last season and his K rate the last two seasons is much lower than it ever has been prior (dropped from 24.0 percent to 19.4 percent in 2015, and stayed there in 2016).
George Springer, HOU vs. KC ($4,400): A lot of people are using Springer after hitting three home runs in four games, but there's more to his value than just a hot start and a cheap price. Springer has started great against righties this season, but last season he was dominant against lefties (.400 wOBA) and that's exactly what he'll get in Danny Duffy.
Yoenis Cespedes, NYM vs. MIA ($4,200): Cespedes closed Friday night showing some of his power with his first homer of the season, but Saturday features a matchup against lefty Adam Conley that he should thrive in. Not only did Conley give up all 13 of his home runs to righties last season, but Cespedes was a much different batter against southpaws, as his wOBA stood out at .441 against lefties compared to .352 vs. righties.