Matthew Boyd

Cleveland Guardians
Pos: SP | Hand: L
Status: Active
player props
FPTS 3 5 8 10 13 15 18 20 23 25 SAL $6.2K $6.6K $7.1K $7.5K $7.9K $8.3K $8.7K $9.2K $9.6K $10K
  • FPTS: 25.45
  • FPTS: 0
  • FPTS: 0
  • FPTS: 2.45
  • FPTS: 0
  • FPTS: 20.7
  • FPTS: 23.9
  • FPTS: 2.9
  • FPTS: 0
  • FPTS: 0
  • FPTS: 0
  • FPTS: 0
  • FPTS: 0
  • FPTS: 0
  • FPTS: 0
  • FPTS: 0
  • SAL: $6.5K
  • SAL: $6.9K
  • SAL: $7K
  • SAL: $6.8K
  • SAL: $10K
  • SAL: $5.8K
  • SAL: $5.8K
  • SAL: $6.2K
  • SAL: $6.1K
  • SAL: $10K
  • SAL: $6.2K
  • SAL: $6.2K
  • SAL: $10K
  • SAL: $6.1K
  • SAL: $6.3K
  • SAL: $6.2K
06/05 06/09 06/10 06/12 06/15 06/21 06/27 07/25 07/28 08/12 08/21 08/26 09/13 09/21 09/30
Date Opp DKSAL FDSAL DKFPTS FDFPTS k ip ab sho w hra l er cg ha 3ba bba sba ibba whip hbp qstart 1ba k/9 2ba
2023-09-30 vs. CLE $6.2K $7.7K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-09-20 @ LAD $6.3K $7.7K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-09-13 vs. CIN $6.1K $7.7K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-08-26 vs. HOU $10K $7.7K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-08-21 vs. CHC $6.2K $7.7K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-08-12 @ BOS $6.2K $7.7K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-07-28 @ MIA $10K $7.7K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-07-25 vs. LAA $6.1K $7.7K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-06-26 @ TEX $6.2K $7.7K 2.9 5 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.5 0 0 0 27 0
2023-06-21 vs. KC $5.8K $6.3K 23.9 43 7 6 24 0 1 0 0 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 10.5 2
2023-06-15 @ MIN $5.8K $7K 20.7 36 8 6 24 0 1 1 0 4 0 7 0 1 0 0 1.33 0 0 4 12 2
2023-06-12 vs. ATL $10K $7K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-06-10 vs. ARI $6.8K $7K 2.45 9 3 5 22 0 0 2 1 5 0 6 0 2 0 0 1.6 0 0 3 5.4 1
2023-06-09 vs. ARI $7K $6.8K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-06-05 @ PHI $6.9K $6.8K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-06-04 @ CHW $6.5K $6.8K 25.45 39 9 5 18 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0.6 0 0 2 16.2 1
2023-06-03 @ CHW $6.9K $6.9K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-05-29 vs. TEX $6.9K $6.9K 8.1 22 5 6 28 0 0 1 1 5 0 5 0 4 0 0 1.5 0 1 3 7.5 1
2023-05-24 @ KC $7.4K $7.1K 16.9 29 6 4 21 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 1.07 1 0 2 11.57 1
2023-05-19 @ WSH $7.1K $7.9K 15.15 26 4 5 21 0 1 1 0 3 0 4 0 1 0 0 0.88 1 0 0 6.35 3
2023-05-17 vs. PIT $9.4K $8.1K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-05-13 vs. SEA $6.5K $8.1K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-05-12 vs. SEA $6.6K $8.1K -10.4 -8 1 1 13 0 0 0 1 5 0 5 0 4 0 0 6.75 0 0 5 6.75 0
2023-05-06 @ STL $6.2K $7.8K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-05-05 @ STL $6.1K $7.8K 20.5 37 6 6 24 0 1 1 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0.83 0 1 3 9 1
2023-04-29 vs. BAL $6.6K -- 1.35 8 3 5 26 0 0 1 1 6 0 8 0 1 0 0 1.59 0 0 7 4.76 0
2023-04-24 @ MIL $6.6K $7K 23.65 39 8 5 21 0 1 2 0 2 0 5 0 1 0 0 1.2 0 0 3 14.4 0
2023-04-19 vs. CLE $6K $6.8K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-04-18 vs. CLE $6.3K $6.8K 9.05 18 4 5 22 0 0 1 0 3 0 5 0 2 0 0 1.4 0 0 3 7.2 1
2023-04-15 vs. SF $6.1K $6.8K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-04-14 vs. SF $374 $6.7K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-04-13 @ TOR $6.5K $6.7K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-04-12 @ TOR $6.5K $6.7K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-04-11 @ TOR $6.5K $6.7K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-04-09 vs. BOS $6.5K $6.7K 9.1 20 4 4 22 0 0 0 1 2 0 5 0 4 0 0 1.93 0 0 3 7.71 2
2023-04-08 vs. BOS $6.7K $6.6K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-04-06 vs. BOS $6.9K $6.6K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-04-05 @ HOU $7K $6.6K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-04-04 @ HOU $7K $6.6K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-04-03 @ HOU $7.2K $6.6K 8.75 16 3 4 19 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 1.15 0 0 2 6.23 0
2023-04-02 @ TB $7.7K $5.5K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-04-01 @ TB $7.5K $5.5K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-03-30 @ TB -- -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023-03-18 @ STL -- -- 7.4 15 4 4 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 5 0 1 0 0 1.5 0 0 4 9 0
2023-03-12 vs. MIN -- -- 23.8 36 6 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0.5 0 0 1 13.5 0
2023-03-07 vs. STL -- -- 22.15 33 7 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.33 0 0 0 21 0
2023-03-02 vs. BAL -- -- 8.7 15 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 1.5 0 0 1 18 0
2022-10-15 vs. HOU $4.7K $5.5K -0.45 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 6 0 0 1 0 0
2022-10-03 vs. DET $7.6K $5.5K 16.15 24 5 3 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.33 0 0 0 15 0
2022-10-01 vs. OAK $7.4K $5.5K 3.65 6 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
2022-09-27 vs. TEX $6.7K $5.5K -4.45 -5 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0
2022-09-25 @ KC $6.5K $5.5K 0.9 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.5 0 0 1 0 0
2022-09-22 @ OAK $6.9K $5.5K 9.9 15 1 2 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.5 0 0 1 4.5 0
2022-09-19 @ LAA $6.9K $5.5K 5.8 10 2 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.5 0 0 2 13.5 0
2022-09-16 @ LAA $7.1K $5.5K 3.05 6 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 9 0
2022-09-09 vs. ATL $7K $5.5K 9.9 15 3 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.5 0 0 0 13.5 0
2022-09-04 @ CLE $6.1K $5.5K 4.45 9 0 1 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
2022-09-01 @ DET $5.8K $5.7K 2.25 3 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Matthew Boyd Daily Fantasy News, Rankings, Projections

Matt Vierling has ben scratched Sunday.

Matt Vierling has ben scratched Sunday.

Giants-Tigers has been officially postponed Sunday due to inclement weather

Game note: Giants-Tigers has been officially postponed Sunday due to inclement weather

Giants-Tigers will be delayed Sunday due to inclement weather

Game update: Giants-Tigers will be delayed Sunday due to inclement weather

Beware the Dead Ball

Tinkerer of things that don’t necessarily need to be fixed, Rob Manfred has decided to deaden the baseballs prior to the 2021 season after having denied any livening effect over the last few years. According to a recent ESPN article just before the start of Spring Training, the anticipated result is a “1 to 2 feet shorter on balls over 375 feet”. One intended effect is more balls in play. Also from the article, “five more teams plan to add humidifiers to their stadiums”, bringing the total up to 10 parks. Did you even know that Fenway, Safeco and Citi Field added humidifiers last year? Neither did most fans. To make things even more difficult, the MLB memo did not name the five additional parks gaining humidors this year.

What does all this mean? Home run rates should decrease, making fly ball pitchers less risky/more valuable for daily fantasy players. Matt Boyd is the name that immediately comes to mind with a 41.5 FB% and 19.7 HR/FB last year. The effect shouldn’t be overwhelming, but be aware when relying on recent park factors early on. The guys who blast the ball over the wall are still going to get theirs, but lineups may not have guys in the eight or nine slots capable of hitting 20 HRs this year.

Pittsburgh is a great park for a HR prone lefty with a 30 K% last year

Matthew Boyd has been sitting for over a week, but finds a nice spot for a return in Pittsburgh. Last year, he accumulated a ton of strikeouts (30.2%), but was derailed by the 39 HRs he allowed (18.2 HR/FB). He’s allowed just one through 10 innings (despite a 25.7 GB%), yet still eight runs and has struck out only eight of 47 batters (10.7 SwStr%). The spin on his four seamer and slider are down a bit and he has a .412 BABIP due to a 40% line drive rate so far. Let’s not read too much into 10 innings though. He’ll be facing a Pittsburgh offense that was terrible against LHP last year (76 wRC+, 10.8 HR/FB) and has been awful this season overall (62 wRC+, 16.8 K-BB%). Concern about right-handed power is essentially non-existent in this lineup and park. While several Pittsburgh bats may be worth a look because they are very cheap, this is a spot where Boyd, at $7.9K on FanDuel, can be a top value tonight.

Elite Risk-Reward Option

I'll highlight Matt Boyd as my favorite GPP pitcher of the night. He has struggled through his first two starts of the year, but a lot of that is attributable to an unlucky .412 opposing BABIP. He did have six strikeouts and no walks in his last start, and now he gets a matchup against one of the worst offenses in the league in a pitcher-friendly park. I'll gladly be overweight on Boyd in all formats tonight. The strikeout upside will return to 2019 form at some point, and this is a great matchup to bank on his potential at likely lower ownership.

Ace Up Top Worth Paying For

I do think your SP1 decision comes down to Jack Flaherty vs Matt Boyd. I personally lean Boyd, but wouldn't call you crazy at all if you sided with Flaherty against a right-handed heavy Reds lineup. I like Boyd as he faces a Rays team that ranks 3rd in K% against lefties and ranks 21st in team ISO. Boyd also has a 31.2 K% I want to target. He has had home run issues so that is a concern, but I do think you need to prioritize one of Boyd or Flaherty today as your SP1 given the lack of quality pitching options.

Pick An Ace, Any Ace

There is not much separating all these aces tonight, but when factoring in salary and matchup, Matt Boyd gets my nod. The Mariners have the highest strikeout rate in the league against left-handed pitching and Boyd has been steadily above 30% K all season. He had his worst start of the season last week, but prior to that, had 8+ strikeouts in seven consecutive starts. His strikeout ability plus the strikeouts in the Mariners lineup give him a high floor and ceiling, good for all formats tonight.

Elite GPP Aces

Among starting pitchers with at least 50 innings pitched this year, tonight's short slate offers three of the top seven pitchers in the league in strikeout rate -- Mike Clevinger (36.9%), Chris Sale (34.6%), and Matt Boyd (32.6%). In tournaments, I will go for the upside of Boyd and Sale tonight. Their matchups offer more potential strikeouts than a date with the Angels does for Mike Clevinger. Based on salary usage and roster construction on the two sites tonight, I like Boyd as my top arm on FD and Sale as my top arm on DK.

Matt Boyd has best SIERA (2.87) and K-BB (31%) over past 30 days of any starter today

Matt Boyd has had a dominant breakout season that has seen him post a 3.33 xFIP, 3.23 SIERA, 32.5% K Rate, 5.3% BB rate and 14.2% SwStr. Boyd also has just a .284 xwOBA allowed and an 87.7 MPH aEV. Boyd has been especially locked in over the past 30 days, posting a 38% K rate, 2.87 SIERA, 2.63 xFIP, 16.1% SwStr and a .259 xwOBA allowed. Boyd gets a matchup vs. the Rangers in Globe Life Park tonight. The Rangers are a pretty lackluster offense without Joey Gallo, but the environment isn’t ideal as Globe Life Park is a very hitter friendly park. Fortunately, the Rangers have just a 94 wRC+ and 25.6% K rate over the past 30 days, and they have just an 88 wRC+ and 26% K rate vs. LHP on the year. They have just two batters in their projected lineup who have an xwOBA greater than .325 vs. LHP in 2019. Also working in Boyd’s favor will be a very pitcher friendly umpire in Eric Cooper. Boyd isn’t as safe as usual pitching in Globe Life Park, but we’re getting a bit of a discount on his price as a result, and he might see lower than usual ownership on him especially with other decent options on this slate. He also has plenty of upside given his ability to miss bats (especially over the last 30 days) and the Rangers’ K rate vs. LHP.