This article is part of our DFS KBO series.
We some solid pitching options on the hill for Friday's five-game slate, which makes it an interesting night for identifying both top arms and bats. It could certainly be a lower-scoring night overall with the likes of Raul Alcantara, Drew Gagnon, Mike Wright, David Buchanan and Odrisamer Despaigne in action, as that quintet boasts 41 combined victories. That's not to say some from that group aren't vulnerable, however, and that will be reflected in some of the recommended hitters.
As customary, I'll highlight two solid pitching options at different price points, followed by some one-off hitters across the salary scale that could also prove profitable for cash games and/or tournaments. Today, we'll close it out with just one stack, as there's only one team that, on paper, I can envision potentially putting together a robust run tally.
Drew Gagnon ($9,200) comes at a nice discount over top option Raul Alcantara ($10.5K), and with the Bears' right-hander facing a Wiz team that gave him some trouble in his last start, I actually slightly lean toward Gagnon over him Friday. Gagnon doesn't come completely without risk himself, but he's averaging a solid 15.6 DK points and is just two outs away from having posted quality starts in three of his past four trips to the mound. He also handled the middling Wyverns offense for the most part in his one prior encounter with them this season, posting 18.8 DK points after surrendering three earned runs on five hits