Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for FanDuel & DraftKings 6/23/17

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks, featured, News | 0 comments

Daily Fantasy MLB Baseball Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings - 6/23/17 Now’s your chance to get DFSR PRO, which will give you access to our MLB optimizer, our NBA Optimizer, and our new player lab! Get started for free by clicking the button below. START YOUR FREE TRIAL NOW! First time with MLB? Be sure to read our free MLB and NBA Ebooks on building lineups, general strategy and more. We've got you completely covered.   Pitcher Chris Archer FD 10400 DK 12500 Opponent - BAL (Jimenez) Park - @TB FD - 38.6 DK - 25.45 With teams turning their rotations over and a full 15 game slate tonight, we get a couple elite pitchers right at the top. The system slightly favors Strasburg but I am going to be making my case for Archer as the top pitcher on the slate. You get a slight discount on FanDuel and on DraftKings you will likely get an ownership discount and, in my opinion, get the same and possibly more upside. Archer is striking out almost a full batter more per nine this season and the more I look at the matchup the more I like it. The biggest knock on Archer has been his walks(2.8 BB/9) but good news for him the Orioles walk the less than just two teams against right-handed pitching and strike out 22.9% of the time(9th most). Archer has also shown some dramatic splits this season as he has struggled with left-handed batters(.335 wOBA against) but has dominated right-handed bats(.249 wOBA against) and the Orioles are still without the services of their best lefty in Crush Davis. While this does take away a few strikeouts there are enough to go around throughout the lineup to make Archer safe in all formats. Stephen Strasburg FD 10900 DK 11700 Opponent - CIN (Castillo) Park - @WSH FD - 40.7 DK - 26.76 The system favors Strasburg and it makes sense as the Nationals are huge early favorites and I honestly rank them 1A and 1B tonight. Both have elite strikeout upside facing teams with K rate's over 20% vs. right-handed pitching but the reason I rank Strasburg slightly behind Archer is the fact the Reds have been Top 10 offense through two and a half months of the season. One could also make the case that Strasburg has had the easier road facing the Phillies, Braves, Padres and other NL opponents but we shouldn't worry too much as he is an elite pitcher. He has held opponents to two earned runs or less nine times in his 14 starts and has only allowed more than three earned runs twice. He also gets a boost in win expectation with the #1 offense in...

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Daily Fantasy MLB Hitter Stacks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 6/22/17

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks, featured, News | 0 comments

Daily Fantasy MLB Hitter Stacks for FanDuel and DraftKings - 6/22/17 Here's where you can find some recommendations for GPP stacks to target for FanDuel and DraftKings. Find our main set of cash game picks HERE. Now’s your chance to get DFSR PRO, which will give you access to our MLB optimizer, our NBA Optimizer, and our new player lab! Get started for free by clicking the button below. START YOUR FREE TRIAL NOW! First time with MLB? Be sure to read our free MLB and NBA Ebooks on building lineups, general strategy and more. We've got you completely covered.   Cleveland Indians vs. Wade Miley (BAL) I will be turning to the Cleveland Indians as my top stack. While they come in behind the Yankees in implied runs, I do think they will be lower owned on the road in a below average hitters park as compared to Yankee Stadium. Now consider that the Indians are the hottest team in the major league's over the past week with a .414 wOBA, 161 wRC+ and 62 runs scored. They have won seven of their last eight and look to close out the Orioles today for another series win. I will be looking to the top of their lineup for the bulk of my stack tonight and it starts with Francisco Lindor who has been moved to the leadoff spot and enters tonight with a .360 wOBA and 124 wRC+ vs. left-handed pitching. Jason Kipnis in the two hole can be skipped as he has struggled vs. lefties but after that is where the power lies with Edwin Encarnacion who is scorching hot in June and Jose Ramirez who holds a .353 wOBA and 119 wRC+ vs. left-handed pitching.       Seattle Mariners vs. Daniel Norris (DET) After the Yankees and Indians, I think there are a few teams who will battle for third in ownership and all come with upside. I lean in the direction of the Mariners who can be generally tough to stack due to their lefty/righty splits throughout their lineup. You can avoid lefty bats in Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager who both have a wOBA under .300 in the LH split but load up on Nelson Cruz who is known as one of the best hitters in the league vs. left-handed pitching. He has actually hit righties a tick better this year but elite vs. both overall. If Mitch Haniger is back up at the top of the order in the two hole tonight, he makes a terrific value as he has been tremendous vs. lefties with a .416 wOBA and 167 wRC+. If you are looking for a value option at the catcher position...

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Daily Fantasy MLB Pitchers for FanDuel and DraftKings – 6/22/17

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks, featured, News | 1 comment

Daily Fantasy MLB Pitchers for FanDuel and DraftKings - 6/22/17 Here's where you can find some recommendations for tournament pitchers target for FanDuel and DraftKings. Find our main set of cash game picks HERE.     Now’s your chance to get DFSR PRO, which will give you access to our MLB optimizer, our NBA Optimizer, and our new player lab! Get started for free by clicking the button below. START YOUR FREE TRIAL NOW! First time with MLB? Be sure to read our free MLB and NBA Ebooks on building lineups, general strategy and more. We've got you completely covered.   Pitchers Early Slate David Paulino FD 7400 DK 6300 Opponent - OAK (Hahn) Park - @OAK FD - 25.19 DK - 16.85 To get Carlos Martinez in your lineups on DraftKings along with a few big bats, you are going to have to sacrifice a little with your SP2 today. David Paulino makes an excellent choice for this spot as he comes with a mid $6K price tag on DraftKings and provides us with not only salary relief, but some upside as well. Through four starts he has a 9.2 K/9 rate and although he has struggled a bit giving up 11 earned runs in 19.2 innings, he sits with an impressive 4:1 strikeout to walk ratio. Today he faces an Oakland team that gets the majority of their runs through the long ball(9th in HR) and as long as Paulino can suppress the power, he should easily get through five innings as the A's rank right near the bottom of the league in overall runs scored. They also strike out just over 25% of the time vs. right-handed pitching giving Paulino some added upside for a very low cost.     Main Slate Jake Arrieta FD 9500 DK 8800 Opponent - MIA (Locke) Park - @MIA FD - 32.63 DK - 21.52 On the main slate, if you just can't stomach the price for Luis Severino it is an easy pivot down to Jake Arrieta. He comes at a huge discount on DraftKings and although he isn't the huge favorite Severino is, he has very similar numbers despite different pitch profiles. Both are striking out just under 10 batters per nine innings and for Arrieta that is a career high and he has also dropped his walk rate by a half batter per nine this year. The only knock on Arrieta is the home runs he has been giving up this year(16.4% HR/FB rate) and the 4.64 ERA he carries into tonight. Some of that could be a run of bad luck as he is currently operating with a BABIP of .319 which is 49 points higher...

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DFSR’s Daily Fantasy MLB Podcast for FanDuel & DraftKings Thursday 6/22/17

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks, featured, News, Podcast | 0 comments

DFSR's Daily Fantasy MLB Podcast for FanDuel & DraftKings Thursday 6/22/17 DFSR’s Doug Norrie and James Davis take to the post o discuss a double slate of Thursday baseball action. There’s a lot to like about today with some solid pitching options plus of course a game in Coors early. They start buy discussing the early slate of games where Carlos Martinez is the clear SP1 pitching option facing a Philly squad striking out the fifth most in the majors against righty pitching. They also get into Jose Quintana and David Paulino. Of course there are plenty of stacking options with Coors, the Jays against Martin Perez and the Brewers as well. For the evening Luis Severino is expensive but has the most upside of any arm on the slate. He’s a big money line favorite against the Trout-less Angels. All of this and more on a full Thursday MLB podcast for FanDuel and DraftKings. Be sure to subscribe...

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Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for FanDuel & DraftKings 6/22/17

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks, featured, News | 0 comments

Daily Fantasy MLB Baseball Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings - 6/22/17 Now’s your chance to get DFSR PRO, which will give you access to our MLB optimizer, our NBA Optimizer, and our new player lab! Get started for free by clicking the button below. START YOUR FREE TRIAL NOW! First time with MLB? Be sure to read our free MLB and NBA Ebooks on building lineups, general strategy and more. We've got you completely covered.   Pitcher Early Slate Carlos Martinez FD 10300 DK 13500 Opponent - PHI (Nola) Park - @PHI FD - 36.33 DK - 24.05 Things are pretty straight forward on the early slate from a pitching standpoint even though Carlos Martinez has reached a season high salary on both sites. With all the SP2 options on DraftKings coming in under $9.5K and so many value options at other positions, I don't think there will be a problem getting Martinez in your lineups. In his fifth season in the big leagues, he has taken his strikeout rate to another level which is currently sitting at 10.2 K/9 thanks to his wipeout slider that is creating a 19.1% swinging strike rate. He has held opponents to one earned run or less in three of his last four starts including a dominating complete game shutout with 11 strikeouts vs. these very Phillies. Martinez and the Cards go on the road to Philly this time around but I don't think it makes much of a difference. Also Consider: David Paulino vs. OAK   Main Slate Luis Severino FD 9800 DK 12300 Opponent - LAA (Chavez) Park - @NYY FD - 34.12 DK - 22.49 It is a similar story on the main slate tonight with Severino reaching a season-high salary on DraftKings and $100 off on FanDuel. Severino has also posted very similar numbers as Martinez with his 2.99 ERA, 3.14 xFIP, 10.0 K/9 rate and is actually walking over a half batter per nine less and allowing a hard contact rate under 30%. Before his last start where he let us down against the A's, he had limited opponents to two earned runs or less in five straight starts with 7+ strikeouts in each. The Yankees and Severino now get to face the Angels who are dealing with life without Mike Trout for a little while longer and currently rank 26th in wOBA(.301) and 21st in wRC+(93) vs. right-handed pitching. The only possible limit to his upside tonight is the fact the Angels don't strike out very much. If this worries you, stay tuned for my pitcher's article which will be looking at two other options for the main slate tonight.   Catcher Early Slate Russell Martin FD 2500...

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DFSR’s Daily Fantasy MLB Podcast for FanDuel & DraftKings Wednesday 6/21/17

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks, featured, News, Podcast | 1 comment

DFSR's Daily Fantasy MLB Podcast for FanDuel & DraftKings Wednesday 6/21/17 DFSR's Doug Norrie and James Davis take to the pod to break down the early afternoon and evening MLB slates for FanDuel and DraftKings. The pitching appears rather clear today with Max Scherzer likely the chalk cash game play on the early slate. He's been about the best pitcher in the National League this season and has a fine matchup with the Marlins. They also discuss Drew Pomeranz as a possibly SP2 on DraftKings. For the evening slate they take a look at Jeff Samardzija, James Paxton, Jose Berrios, Jordan Montgomery and more taking the bump. Plus we have another game in Coors, the Yankees in a great spot and the Twins against David Holmberg. All of that and more on a full Wednesday MLB podcast. Be sure to subscribe...

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