I open up FanDuel to start building a lineup for Monday and there it is: $13,200! Clayton Kershaw's price. OK, shift over to DraftKings... $14,000. Shit. Well, let's dig in a little more.
Choosing Kershaw as your starting pitcher on FanDuel leaves you with $2,725 per remaining player. That's Brandon Moss, Maikel Franco, and Neil Walker territory. It's doable, you just won't have any studs in that lineup.
Among starting pitchers, the all time career leader in K%-BB% is Stephen Strasburg at 22.7%. Kershaw is at 33% for the year!
Kershaw gets the Reds in L.A. on Monday. Cincinnati has been an above average team against lefties this year with a team wOBA of .327 (8th best), and 99 wRC+ (10 best). They only strike out 18% of the time. However...