Streaming options Week 5 offers potential for strong outings. While not all will load up on strikeouts, they will have the potential to give you a win with a low ERA and WHIP. Two Seattle Mariners headline Week five, as they make a trip to the the Big A to take on the Halos. These options can provide strong options in DFS, especially those that utilize two starting pitchers.
James Paxton – Seattle Mariners
(Tuesday at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)
James Paxton has found his form in his last two outings, only allowing three earned runs and getting 14 strikeouts. Paxton will have a chance to put up an impressive outing in his next start, a road date with the Angels. He should be able to approach double digit strikeouts again in this match up and allow two earned runs or less. The match up against Garrett Richards isn’t ideal, but has a solid chance at getting a win.
Roenis Elias – Seattle Mariners
(Wednesday at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)
Roenis Elias will be making his third start of the season Wednesday against the Angels. He has been working to go deeper into games. Elias has the potential to put a strong number of strikeouts shown by six and eight totals in his first two appearances. He has allowed five earned runs in his first two starts, which gave me some pause, but I still feel Elias is worth the risk here, especially with the strikeout potential.
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Dan Haren – Miami Marlins
(Thursday at San Francisco Giants)
Dan Haren has been solid all season. He is currently 3-1 with 21 strikeouts in five starts. He can walk a few too many batters at times, which leads to shorter outings. He has an opportunity against a Giants lineup that doesn’t keep pitchers up at night. AT&T Park will also allow Haren avoid the long ball with the pitcher friendly ballpark. I wouldn’t expect a massive strikeout performance but 3-5 K’s with low earned run total and low WHIP will be useful.
Miguel Gonzalez – Baltimore Orioles
(Friday at New York Yankees)
Miguel Gonzalez has a great opportunity in his start Friday at the Yankees. Thus far, Gonzalez is 3-1 and has 27 strikeouts. He has allowed one earned run or less in three of his five outings. In his first start against the Yankees, he racked up 10 strikeouts over seven innings and only allowed four hits.
Nathan Karns – Tampa Bay Rays
(Friday vs Texas Rangers)
Nathan Karns has been solid this season, allowing two earned runs or less in four of his six starts. The home start provides a solid opportunity against a struggling Ranger team that is 2-8 in their last 10 games. Karns needs to prove he can go deeper in games if he wants to be a reliable streamer. He has a chance at a handful of strikeouts, low earned run total and a good chance at a win going against Yovani Gallardo.