Daily Fantasy MLB Hitter Stacks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 8/17/17

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Daily Fantasy MLB Hitter Stacks for FanDuel and DraftKings - 8/17/17 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.   Early Slate Chicago Cubs vs. Scott Feldman(CIN) I liked this stack from simply a matchup standpoint long before I saw the weather forecast or run line this morning. Scott Feldman has been struggling lately giving up 12 earned runs in his last 10 innings pitched including five long balls. That is bad news as the Vegas total has eclipsed that of the Coors Field game thanks to a 16-20 mph winds blowing straight out to dead center field. The Cubs offense has also been rolling lately with a .343 wOBA, 109 wRC+ over the last 14 days with 19 home runs. Lock and load as many Cubs combos as possible. Top Hitters to Stack: Jon Jay, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Kyle Schwarber Secondary Hitters to Target: Ben Zobrist, Alex Avila       Main Slate Texas Rangers vs. Reynaldo Lopez(CWS) The main slate is chalk full of weak offensive teams(PHI, SF, SD, STL, PIT) and that has me gravitating right to the Rangers. They have the highest run line(6.01) of any team on the main slate by a mile as they are coming off three straight wins where they scored 28 runs. While I am not expecting double-digit run production three night's in a row it is entirely possible as the White Sox will throw Reynaldo Lopez to the bump tonight. He is a top pitching prospect who came over in the Adam Eaton trade with the Nats. He has strikeout upside but has also shown that he can give up some long balls in the minors. He was touched up by Mike Moustakas in his first start, giving up two solo shots and now he has to deal with a Top 10 offense in one of the best hitters parks in the bigs, especially in the heat of summer. Top Hitters to Stack: Shin-Soo Choo, Elvis Andrus, Nomar Mazara, Adrain Beltre Secondary Options: Joey Gallo, Robinson Chirinos, Roughned Odor       Try out InGame Fantasy for a totally new DFS experience. Promo code: DFSR   GRAB A FREE TRIAL OF OUR PROJECTION SYSTEM, AND CHECK OUT DFSR...

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Daily Fantasy MLB Pitchers for FanDuel and DraftKings – 8/17/17

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Daily Fantasy MLB Pitchers for FanDuel and DraftKings - 8/17/17 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 Mike Fiers FD 7400 DK 7500 Opponent - ARI (Corbin) Park - @HOU FD - 29.27 DK - 15.09 Sp2 on DraftKings is a little tricky, to say the least, this afternoon. For me, I will be playing GPP only on this slate on DraftKings and will take my chances with the struggling Mike Fiers. He has allowed four or more earned runs in three straight games and struck out more than two just once in that time. If he can get the walks under control I think he is a candidate to bounce back today even though the matchup is a tough one vs. the Diamondbacks. He has strikeout upside (8.72 K/9) and the Diamondbacks have been ice cold lately with an 82 wRC+ and 26.7% strikeout rate over the last 14 days. I don't love it but his mid $7K price tag allows us to pay up for Archer and still get some upside bats in our lineup.   Main Slate Jeff Samardzija FD 8900 DK 9300 Opponent - PHI (Nola) Park - @SF FD - 36.85 DK - 19.65 It's the same story on the five-game main slate tonight as the pitching options are limited with a couple high priced options(Severino, Nola), especially on DraftKings. Shark's price has gone back up in the $9K range on both sites but he can still be considered a top play on both sites tonight. Despite a few blow-ups along the way(what pitcher hasn't) he has been consistent this season with a 3.36 xFIP and has also shown some upside with a 9.25 K/9 rate. The big issue most days is that the win potential is down due to the Giants offense sucking this season. I like that matchup tonight despite writing up Rhys Hoskins in the main article. The Phillies are one team that has actually scored fewer runs than the Giants and they also strike out 23.5% of the time vs. right-handed pitching. Again, I don't love it but he is almost necessary if you want to get some upside bats in your lineup(ie. Aaron "I...

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Daily Fantasy MLB Baseball Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 8/17/17

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Daily Fantasy MLB Baseball Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings - 8/17/17 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 Chris Archer FD 10300 DK 11900 Opponent - TOR (Rowley) Park - @TOR FD - 35.3 DK - 23.42 Today we have a pair of five-game slates and the pitchers are split up fairly nicely. The early slate starts with Chris Archer who I slightly lean over Jon Lester due to the strikeout upside and the fact the Reds(facing Lester) have been one of the hottest teams in the league over the past couple weeks. Not that Lester doesn't have K upside but Archer sits in some elite company with his 11.1 K/9 and 13.5% swinging strike rate. He has been good vs. both handedness this season but has limited right-handed bats to a .283 wOBA and 35.8% hard contact(7% less than vs. LH). The Jays have mostly righties in their lineup(Bautista, Donaldson, Pearce, Barney, Refsnyder) and for the most part, the lefties are not that dangerous(Goins, Lopez). The Rays open as -165 favorites and I am projecting Archer to rack up about 7-10 strikeouts today. Option for SP2 on DraftKings or GPP Play on FanDuel: Carlos Carrasco(CLE) vs. Twins     Main Slate Luis Severino FD 9400 DK 12500 Opponent - NYM (Matz) Park - @NYM FD - 39.21 DK - 25.72 After getting blown up for eight earned runs in his last start vs. the Red Sox, Severino has seen his price reach a season-high on DraftKings. While it does seem a little bit odd we have to consider a lot of that shift has to do with the small slate, large Vegas odds(-195), and the matchup. There is no middle ground with Severino who has gotten blown up a few times this season but has been near elite in his other starts. He carries a 3.32 ERA, 3.12 xFIP, and 10.4 K/9 rate into tonight's matchup vs. the Mets who have been really struggling lately with a .303 wOBA and 28% K rate over the last 14 days. It is a little riskier on DraftKings with the high salary but on FanDuel he is the top pitcher in all formats.     Catcher Early Slate Juan Centeno FD 2100 DK 2800 Opponent - ARI (Corbin) Park - @HOU FD - 3.81 DK - 2.91 Max Stassi FD 2200 DK 2200 Opponent...

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Daily Fantasy MLB Hitter Stacks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 8/16/17

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Daily Fantasy MLB Hitter Stacks for FanDuel and DraftKings - 8/16/17 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.   Texas Rangers With so many bad pitchers on this slate, we may be able to throw a squad of 9 together and put up some runs in a couple of these parks. I mean, I can't fathom the reason for guys like Homer Bailey and Anibal Sanchez to be around. Do these teams not realize how absolutely horrid they are? Is there no point in trying to get a young guy some experience in the majors or try to transition a strong bullpen arm into a starter? I guess these franchises just want to lose now and in the future. I don't get it. Mostly because a guy like Anibal Sanchez is almost as bad as you can possibly be. You won't see a pitcher put up much worse numbers over the same time period. What are these horrid numbers I speak of? Against righties, .409 wOBA. Lefties? .363. In 70 innings of work, he's allowed an astounding 21 home runs. He now moves from Comerica Park to Globe Life, which is a top 5 hitting park in the summer months. The Rangers hold an implied team total over 6 and is an offense you almost need exposure to. Joey Gallo and Rougned Odor are my 2 favorites, with Mazara and Choo just about tied with them. You can go anywhere in this order and obviously guys like Adrian Beltre can go nuts. That goes without being said. Main Stack - Rougned Odor, Joey Gallo, Nomar Mazara, Delino Deshields Sneaky Stack - Rougned Odor, Joey Gallo, Adrian Beltre, Elvis Andrus Chicago Cubs While most people let their fandom get the best of them, I may be the opposite. As a Cubs fan, I sometimes find myself trying to stay away as I try not to lean towards my bias. In result, it skews my results the other way. Tonight is not the night where I'll be considering the option of fading. I'm playing these Cubs and I'm willing to go down with the ship. Homer Bailey, who's basically the Cincy Anibal Sanchez, doesn't have much left in the...

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Daily Fantasy MLB Pitchers for FanDuel and DraftKings – 8/16/17

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Daily Fantasy MLB Pitchers for FanDuel and DraftKings - 8/16/17 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 Carlos Carrasco FD 8900 DK 11100 Opponent - MIN (Gibson) Park - @MINFD - 35.73 DK - 23.62 We touched on Yu Darvish and Marcus Stroman in the main picks article. They remain my top 2 options in both cash games and tournaments. With that being said, there is a very, very close 3rd in Carlos Carrasco. Carrasco is a better pither than Stroman, but doesn't have as good of a match-up. Carrasco is facing ff with the Twins, who are very average against righties. They've ranked 17th in the league with a .321 wOBA and a 22.1% K rate. They are basically whatever the pitcher wants to make out of them. If a pitcher is off, the Twins will let you know. If a pitcher is dealing, they won't do much to stop it. Carrasco is kind of the same way. You will know exactly how your night will turn out aftr the 2nd inning. If he's walking batters and going 3-2 to a catcher, it'll be a quick night. He'll hit 100 pitches after 6 innings and get yanked. There's also the possibility of Carrasco being on his game and mowing this team down. Absolutely nobody would be surprised to see Carrasco as the highest scorer on the slate. He's still my 3rd option, but I'll have plenty on 2 pitcher sites like DK. John Lackey FD 7300 DK 6900 Opponent - CIN (Bailey) Park - @CHCFD - 33.55 DK - 22.01 After Darvish, Stroman, and Carrasco, the steep fall to number 4 may be deeper than the grand canyon. I will not roster John Lackey. I won't roster anyone that isn't in that top 3. However, if you forced my hand, I'm going to Lackey. He's the only guy I can trust to work through 5 or 6 innings and limit the damage. he's at home in Wrigley Field and facing off with the lowly Reds. The Reds K nearly 23% of the time and while there are some bats that will give him trouble, find me a pitcher without them. Lackey has been a bit better...

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Daily Fantasy MLB Baseball Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 8/16/17

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Daily Fantasy MLB Baseball Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings - 8/16/17 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 Yu Darvish FD 9800 DK 13700 Opponent - CHW (Rodon) Park - @LAD FD - 44.62 DK - 29.43 The baseball gods have been throwing some very interesting slates at us and it won't stop today. To start us off, we have a very intriguing 6 game early slate that will draw interest. Starting at the typical 7 PM slate time, we have a 9 game slate. A slate that consists of just 3 teams projected to score under 4.20 runs. The offenses should run rampant on this slate and a good pitcher will be at a premium in both cash games and tournaments. The safest of them all is Yu Darvish. Darvish and the Dodgers host the White Sox, who have been one of the bottom barrel teams in the sport against righties. Since the start of the season, they have ranked 3rd worst with a .305 wOBA and 23% strikeout rate. They now move into a pitcher-friendly Dodger Stadium where Darvish figures to dominate. They're projected for just 2.71 runs, at the lowest by far. We know how good Darvish can be, but he's also shown consistency this season. A 3.64 xFIP and 10.15 K/9 are extremely impressive in Globe Life Park and with him moving to one of the top pitcher parks in the game, I fully expect Darvish to make that leap to top-end elite starting pitchers. As for tonight, play him. Marcus Stroman FD 8300 DK 11600 Opponent - TB (Faria) Park - @TOR FD - 33.53 DK - 22.15 As your SP2 on DK or pivot on FD, both Carrasco and Stroman are worth considering. The projection system is slightly leaning Marcus Stroman and I definitely agree. While Salazar showed the exact upside Carrasco can have against the Twins just tonight, I don't think it's nearly the match-up Stroman has. Stroman and the Jays move to Tampa to face off with the god-awful Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays strikeout 25.2% of the time and have given up some monster performances on the season. Stroman is a guy you don't want to go out of your way to target, but also don't want to ignore when in the right match-up. He can go for an easy 7...

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