Daily Fantasy MLB Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 5/27/18

Posted by on May 26, 2018 in Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks, featured, News | 0 comments

Daily Fantasy MLB Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings - 5/27/18 We're back with another full slate of pre-Memorial Day Sunday baseball! Should we play Chris Sale, Gerrit Cole, or Stephen Strasburg? With two bad pitchers going in Coors, do we need to prioritize bats from that game? Let's dive in and make sense of it all. Now’s your chance to get DFSR PRO, which will give you access to our MLB 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 Ebooks on building lineups, general strategy and more. We've got you completely covered. Pitcher Stephen Strasburg FD 10000 DK 12600 Opponent - MIA (Elieser Hernandez) Park - MIAFD - 41.92 DK - 23 It's an embarrassment of riches at the starting pitcher position right now, but as of now our system is really attracted to the value Strasburg brings to the table as a relatively cheaper option on FanDuel. To start, Strasburg is simply an ace. He's a slightly improved version of last year's monster, going 6.7 innings per start with slightly fewer Ks but fewer BBs as well. The ERA isn't quite where it was last year, but a lot of that can be chalked up to a 17.9% HR/FB ratio that's almost 6% higher than his career levels. Today he'll be heading into an excellent pitcher's park in Miami, and as you can likely guess, that also means he'll be up against the league's second worst offense (a .282 wOBA!) against right handed pitching. The Marlins also have a top 10 K rate versus righties while walking the second least, so from top to bottom, this is just an incredible spot for Stras. The price on DK might be a little high (more on that in a second) but on FD? I love him in the starting spot for any format. Chris Sale FD 11600 DK 11800 Opponent - ATL (Mike Foltynewicz) Park - BOSFD - 43.8 DK - 24.53 If our system likes Strasburg a hair more on FanDuel right now, it's positively confused as to why Sale is priced the way he is on DraftKings. It must be based on Atlanta's offensive success this season. And frankly, they really are no joke. They lead the majors in wOBA vs. lefties, and strike out the very least against them. So can we really play Sale in what currently represents the worst possible match-up for an opposing lefty? I say yes. No pitcher is match-up proof, but when you're one of the very best in the league at striking batters out AND one of the...

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Daily Fantasy MLB Pitchers and Stacks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 05/26/18

Posted by on May 26, 2018 in Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks, featured, News | 0 comments

Daily Fantasy MLB Pitchers and Stacks for FanDuel and DraftKings - 05/26/18 We already highlighted Aaron Nola and Alex Wood in our Saturday 5/26/18 picks article. We also highlighted the Rockies as a popular game stack. Here we will look at some other (possible GPP) considerations. Now’s your chance to get DFSR PRO, which will give you access to our MLB 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 Ebooks on building lineups, general strategy and more. We've got you completely covered. Pitchers Jack Flaherty FD 7500 DK 10900 Opponent - PIT (Trevor Williams) Park - PIT FD - 29.2 DK - 14.7 Flaherty is a play with huge upside potential on FanDuel given this disparity in pricing between the sites, but you can also consider Flaherty on DraftKings, as he is still cheaper than both Nola and Roark. I mentioned targeting Flaherty with Josh Harrison at second base in the picks article for today, and Harrison has played well since coming back off the DL, while the Pirates as a whole have been a solid offense this season. They're ranked eighth against RHP with a .322 wOBA. Still, there is a lot to like about Flaherty in today's matchup. With just four starts this season, Flaherty doesn't count as a "qualified" pitcher, but still, his 2.31 ERA is second best among today's early slate pitchers, and he's ranked equally as well in xFIP (3.34)with a 10.41 K/9 and an 11.5% swinging strike rate. The kids throwing straight heat, allowing just one earned run in three of his four starts, and sure statistically his worst showing of the season came against these same pirates in this same park, but that's why we're limiting Flaherty to tournaments. St. Louis comes into the day a slight -115 favorite and Flaherty is coming off of his best start to date against the Phillies last weekend. If he can keep that pace going in the steel city this afternoon he's going to crush on that FanDuel price while providing some salary relief on DraftKings to buy up on bats. Jose Quintana FD 8300 DK 8100 Opponent - SF (Chris Stratton) Park - CHC FD - 31.99 DK - 16.83 I had mentioned in the picks article to consider Jose Quintana as a pivot from Alex Wood who was our top pick for the main slate. I wanted to give you a third option here, but with just six games there isn't a whole lot to love on the hill for the evening set. McCullers and Carrasco face off, and I'm...

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Daily Fantasy MLB Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 5/26/18

Posted by on May 26, 2018 in Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks, featured, News | 2 comments

Daily Fantasy MLB Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings - 5/26/18 Welcome back for another edition of DFSR's Saturday picks. Memorial day weekend is upon us, and if you're like me, you stocked up on beer and burgers yesterday, leaving today wide open for a full day of daily fantasy MLB action. We've got plenty to break down as we look at today's split slate with nine early and six main slate games. Let's go through the positions and break down the top plays of the day as determined by our MLB projection system. Now’s your chance to get DFSR PRO, which will give you access to our MLB 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 Ebooks on building lineups, general strategy and more. We've got you completely covered. Pitcher Early Aaron Nola FD 9300 DK 12200 Opponent - TOR (Jaime Garcia) Park - PHI FD - 36.43 DK - 19.4 While DraftKings has six arms priced over $10K tonight, there's not a single pitcher with a five-digit price tag on FanDuel tonight. Aaron Nola leads the early slate at just over $9K, which is probably a bargain given the matchup and what the Philly right-hander is capable of doing on the hill today. After going just 5 and 5.2 innings in his first two starts this season, Nola has made it through at least six while going as deep as eight innings since, picking up as many as twelve K's while limiting the runs to three or less in every game prior to his last start against the Cardinals who took him for four in six. The Blue Jays are an average offense at best, with a .316 wOBA against RHP this season and a top ten 24.1 K% against the split. The Phitins' are the biggest favorites on the early slate today opening at -183 and you can consider Nola safe in all formats. Tanner Roark FD 8500 DK 11400 Opponent - MIA (Wei-Yin Chen) Park - MIA FD - 33.62 DK - 16.97 We've got another strong NL east arm in an elite matchup today for our second pick on the early slate. Tanner Roark and the Nationals are in Miami for a weekend set with the Marlins, who have been dead in the water through the early part of this season. Miami sports a paltry .279 wOBA against RHP this season, second lowest in the game, and like Toronto, they also strikeout at a top ten clip with a righty on the hill. Roark has struggled this season and sports a 4.00...

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Daily Fantasy MLB Pitchers and Stacks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 5/25/18

Posted by on May 25, 2018 in Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks, featured, News | 0 comments

Daily Fantasy MLB Pitchers and Stacks for FanDuel and DraftKings - 5/25/18 We already highlighted Max Scherzer, James Paxton and Ross Stripling in our https://www.dailyfantasysportsrankings.com/2018/05/25/daily-fantasy-mlb-picks-for-fanduel-and-draftkings-5-25-18/. We also highlighted the game in Coors as a popular game stacks at their respective team price points. Here we will look at some other (possible GPP) considerations. Now’s your chance to get DFSR PRO, which will give you access to our MLB 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 Ebooks on building lineups, general strategy and more. We've got you completely covered. Pitchers Corey Kluber FD 10800 DK 10800 Opponent - HOU (Dallas Keuchel) Park - CLE FD - 39.35 DK - 21.47 Max Scherzer is facing the Marlins, so he had to take the top spot in the main article. With that said, Corey Kluber is always right behind him. Even against a tough Astros lineup, they’re projected just 3.15 runs and Kluber is a big favorite. The Astros are obviously a lethal offense, but they are right-handed heavy and can go ice cold at times. They also strikeout a ton against hard-throwing righties. Corey Kluber is having another ho-hum cy Young worthy year. He’s held a .247 wOBA against both sides of the plate and is striking out 9 batters per 9 innings. With the masses on Scherzer and rightfully so, you can get a lower owned Corey Kluber in a high-upside spot. I’ll take advantage. Sean Manaea FD 8200 DK 8600 Opponent - ARI (Patrick Corbin) Park - OAK FD - 34.23 DK - 17.07 If you need to pay down, I like Ross Stripling against the Padres. Sean Manaea isn't necessarily cheap, but he's cheaper than most studs on this slate and in a similar situation. As we sit, he's favored against Patrick Corbin and the Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks are currently implied to score 3.30 runs, which is the third lowest on the entire slate. The Diamondbacks strikeout 26.4% of the time and have posted just a .317 wOBA against lefties on the road. Manaea has held a .246 wOBA against lefties and a .262 against righties. He's K'ing 7 batters per 9 innings and his peripherals are as strong as could be. He's not up there with Scherzer, Paxton, or Kluber but he's cheaper than he should be and is in play in all formats. Stacks Kansas City Royals vs. Mike Minor (Rangers) Jorge Soler FD 3300 DK 3800 Opponent - TEX (Mike Minor) Park - TEX FD - 10.71 DK - 8.07 Salvador Perez FD 3500 DK 4000 Opponent - TEX (Mike Minor)...

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DFSR’s Daily Fantasy MLB Podcast for FanDuel & DraftKings Friday 5/25/18

Posted by on May 25, 2018 in Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks, featured, News, Podcast | 0 comments

DFSR's Daily Fantasy MLB Podcast for FanDuel & DraftKings Friday 5/25/18 DFSR’s Doug Norrie and James Davis take to the podcast discussing a full slate of evening baseball action for FanDuel and DraftKings. There’s a lot to discuss especially with the schedule (finally) heading back to a Coors Field game. The Rockies have spent so much time on the road that we haven’t been treated to some of the highest implied run lines you’ll see on a slate. It’s going to make sense to try to get at least a few Rockies’ bats into lineups against Sal Romano. They discuss some of the top pitching options like Max Scherzer, Noah Syndergaard, and James Paxton all coming with favorable matchups. They also look at Ross Stripling on the cheap as a big favorite against the Padres at home. All of this and more on full Friday podcast for FanDuel and DraftKings. Be sure to subscribe...

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Daily Fantasy MLB Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 5/25/18

Posted by on May 25, 2018 in Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks, featured, News | 6 comments

Daily Fantasy MLB Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings - 5/25/18 Now’s your chance to get DFSR PRO, which will give you access to our MLB 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 Ebooks on building lineups, general strategy and more. We've got you completely covered. Pitcher Max Scherzer FD 12000 DK 14000 Opponent - MIA (Jose Urena) Park - MIA FD - 49.28 DK - 27.55 Welcome to MLB Friday! We have a jam-packed 14 game slate on our hands with a ton to look at across the board. To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Max Scherzer will head the night as our top pitcher. He’s a top option against any team, but especially the Marlins. They are easily one of the more lackluster offenses in baseball and provide no sort of power punch. Against righties, they rank 29th in baseball with a .279 wOBA. They nicely back that up with 24.1% K rate and putrid .113 ISO. Scherzer is the best pitcher in baseball right and striking out over 13 batters per 9 innings. The Marlins are implied to score just 2.45 runs tonight and Scherzer is the clear top dog. The problem lies in the price. If you can afford him with a lineup you’re happy with, don’t second guess it. James Paxton FD 9700 DK 11900 Opponent - MIN (Fernando Romero) Park - SEA FD - 41.34 DK - 22.46 You might have to pay down a bit if you plan on paying up for more than a bat or two. James Paxton is going to give you huge upside and a solid floor at a much lower price tag. Paxton has been an inning-eater this season and has struck out more batters than ever before on a per inning basis. He’s gone 9 innings in two of his last three games and has proven to be a workhorse with an iron arm. He draws a match-up tonight with a Twins squad that hasn’t been putting it together as of late. They are league average against lefties, but strikeout 25% of the time and rank 21st with a .154 ISO. Paxton is lethal when keeping the ball in the park and the Twins don’t have any righty to be all that scared of. It’s hard to expect another 8+ innings, but 7 innings and 7 strikeouts seems like a fair expectation and more than enough production for the price. He’s no Max Scherzer, but still a spend up pitcher in an solid spot worth paying up for in all formats. Ross Stripling...

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