This article is part of our DFS KBO series.
The KBO's stretch run continues Friday with an intriguing five-game slate that features a trio of former MLB arms as its top pitching options. There are also three games with projected double-digit run totals, which gives us plenty to speculate on for DFS purposes in terms of our hitter choices.
As customary, I'll highlight what I consider to be two of the safer 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. I'll then break down the two stacks that I trust the most to potentially string some above-average offensive numbers together and pay off for you in tournaments.
Raul Alcantara ($11,000) is worth the investment as the most expensive arm on the slate, considering he checks in averaging 19.6 DK points per start, which bumps up to 20.3 when Alcantara toes the rubber at home. He has an 8-1 record, 2.52 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in 17 starts in his home park as well, and he's posted an impressive 12:1 K:BB in 13 innings over two prior starts versus the opposing Tigers. Kia is also averaging the fourth-fewest runs (5.1) and hits (9.4) per game, and Alcantara has piled up over 30 DK points in two of his last five starts alone, offering a glimpse at his extensive ceiling.
Dan Straily ($10,200) is an excellent pivot off Alcantara at $800 cheaper, and he's actually averaging a slate-high 20.9 DK points over his