Daily Fantasy Baseball News & Updates for FanDuel & DraftKings – 7/28/16

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Daily Fantasy Baseball News & Updates for FanDuel & DraftKings - 7/28/16 Welcome to the daily MLB updates and news article. We'll try and update it right up to line-up locks with as much information as comes across our desks. Let's get to it! Last night's picks can be found here, so you can wrap your mind around what you need to be looking at before lineups lock today. By the way - we keep our projection system updated with all of the batting lineup changes as they occur throughout the day right up until lineup lock. Every day. If you want access to that system so you can cut out a lot of the research element, click the button below! START YOUR FREE TRIAL! What We Know We've got a pair of early games, but the action picks up in earnest tonight with seven-game evening slate, replete with solid arms and a handful of offenses in good spots. The lineups for early games are starting to roll in, so let's get to it. Personnel Yoennis Cespedes and Jose Reyes are out today for the Mets. Reyes is dealing with an intercostal strain and unlikely to return before the weekend, while Cespedes' quad injury has flared up again. He's considered day-to-day for now. Denard Span was out of the lineup on Wednesday, but is expected to return tonight as the Giants host the Nats. Stephen Drew has been placed on the DL after missing the last week with what is being described as vertigo-like symptoms. Tournament Stacks Baltimore Orioles We need to start this by talking about hot/cold streaks and how much you believe in them. Actually, that's probably a bad way to phrase it. They definitely exist. Empirically, objectively, streaks are things that happen. What's more salient to this discussion is how much you believe in their predictive value. It's a tricky question. When you watch a guy (like Chris Davis, for example) struggle mightily for the better portion of two weeks, it's really hard to disregard that and keep plugging him in your lineups. But the numbers tell us there's no way to measure or predict when a guy will suddenly turn it around, become the guy he's always been, and start smashing a couple of homers per week. And since algorithms don't have eyes, our projection system is all about the numbers and shows no hesitation in recommending the Orioles here against Kyle Gibson, even though they've had the worst offense in baseball (in wRC+) over the last 14 days. Listen, if this is a fade for you, it's understandable. In fact, fading the Orioles probably puts you among a wide majority since we've all been burned by them recently, but that only...

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Daily Fantasy MLB Hitter Stacks FanDuel & DraftKings 7/28/16

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Daily Fantasy MLB Hitter Stacks FanDuel & DraftKings 7/28/16 Welcome to our new daily article breaking down some of the other stacking targets on this slate. We covered our system's top value plays in our daily picks article and pitching breakdown but here we will look at other dudes to consider. Now’s your chance to get DFSR Pro with MLB Optimal Lineups, Projections and Player Cards. Or try a free trial of our base package with projections for every player. While the seasons overlap, you'll get access to our tools for the NBA and NHL as well! 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 Ebook on building lineups, general strategy and more. We've got you completely covered. A quick heads up - we post an updates article every day in the early afternoon, EST, to catch everyone up on how things are changing as a result of whatever news has come through. We also have great talks in the comments of that article. Hope to see you there! Stacking in DFS MLB is such an important concept if you’re looking to take down a big tournament on FanDuel or DraftKings. It’s also a good way to diversify cash games because the variance in baseball can mean wild swings (ahem) in the scoring on a particular slate. The concept is easy. You want to pile players from one or two teams into your lineups because those guys compound scores by helping each other score runs when the going is good. Stack Targets Boston Red Sox vs. Jered Weaver (LAA) The Red Sox are my top stack of the night, and it isn't even close. They will be going up against Jered Weaver, who has struggled mightily this season. He is coming into this contest sporting an ERA, FIP, xFIP and SIERA well over five. It just sets this Boston Red Sox team perfectly. This is as good as a matchup you'll see in DFS, so don't try to be cute and fade a team that has the highest wOBA against right-handed pitchers, especially against one whose peripherals are just awful. The Sox lineup runs deep and have tough outs even at the bottom of the lineup My top 4 guys to stack: David Ortiz, Jackie Bradley Jr., Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez Minnesota Twins vs. Ubaldo Jimenez (BAL) With all these aces on the mound, there are not many stacking options, but I like the Twins tonight. They will be going up against Ubaldo Jimenez; another guy struggling this season. He is coming into this contest boasting a 1.97 WHIP to go along...

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DFSR’s Daily Fantasy Baseball Podcast 7/28/16

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DFSR's Daily Fantasy Baseball Podcast 7/28/16 Short Thursday in MLB land today. Doug Norrie and Austyn Varney discuss the two-game early slate and then the seven game evening. Tons of good pitching out there with guys like Jose Fernandez, David Price, Jacob deGrom and more. Then they go looking for some cheaper bats to pair with the higher-priced arms. Be sure to subscribe to the DFSR MLB Podcast through iTunes or...

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Daily Fantasy MLB Weather Report- 7/28/16

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Daily Fantasy MLB Weather Report 7/28/16 We’ve got Mark Paquette from MLB DFS Weather bringing you daily reports on today’s baseball slate. He’ll point out the where the sun is shining, any trouble spots around the league and where the wind may be in your favor. Be sure to to also give him a Twitter follow at @mlbdfsweather Another quiet evening for possible weather delays but not weather impacts! I say this because while there isn't alot of rain out there, there is alot of wind and warm temperatures that will influence games, making some parks very good for hitters! Please see the charts below for that information. TEX, MIN, ATL and CHC will all have to be watched in terms of the radar as there is the risk of some rain in these parks.    ...

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Daily Fantasy MLB Pitcher Breakdown FanDuel and DraftKings- 7/28/16

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Daily Fantasy MLB Pitcher Breakdown FanDuel and DraftKings- 7/28/16 Welcome to our new daily article breaking down some of the other pitching targets on this slate. We covered our system's top value plays in our daily picks article and our updates articles but here we will look at other dudes to consider. Now’s your chance to get DFSR Pro with MLB Optimal Lineups, Projections and Player Cards. Or try a free trial of our base package with projections for every player. While the seasons overlap, you'll get access to our tools for the NBA and NHL as well! 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 Ebook on building lineups, general strategy and more. We've got you completely covered. A quick heads up - we post an updates article every day in the early afternoon, EST, to catch everyone up on how things are changing as a result of whatever news has come through. We also have great talks in the comments of that article. Hope to see you there! Pitching Targets I mentioned Jose Fernandez, Johnny Cueto and David Price in the main picks article. Make sure to check out that article for explanations on those guys as well as 3 guys to target at every other position. Jacob deGrom FD 10400 DK 10300 Opponent - COL (Anderson) Park - @NYMFD - 38.21 DK - 25.1 Jacob DeGrom is going to be the early slate lock ad load and you really don't have any other option. The other 3 pitchers are Robbie Ray, Zach Davies and Tyler Anderson, all of which are below average pitchers. DeGrom and the Mets will be taking on a Rockies team that has held the league's second worst wOBA on the road at a putrid .292. They also strikeout at a 23.6% clip and there is really nothing positive to say about this team when they are outside of Coors Field. DeGrom on the other hand, has been dominantly lately against both lefties and righties and there is no sign of him slowing down. On the early slate, do not be cute and fade DeGrom. Plug him in. Aaron Nola FD 8000 DK 8400 Opponent - ATL (Wisler) Park - @ATLFD - 30.37 DK - 19.77 Nola comes in a bit cheaper and a lack of upside definitely comes with the discount. That being said, there is a ton of safety in this match up. While the Braves don't strikeout a ton against righties, they are one of the worst teams in the league and lack the ability to hit home runs and string together hits...

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Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 7/28/16

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Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings - 7/28/16   Welcome to Thursday baseball! We have an 8 game main slate on our hands with some aces and a few offenses in great spots to put up some runs. Make sure to check out our other articles as they will touch on more pitching options, tournament stacks and any weather concerns that may arise. Let's get into the top options at each position. Now’s your chance to get DFSR Pro with MLB Optimal Lineups, Projections and Player Cards. Or try a free trial of our base package with projections for every player. While the seasons overlap, you'll get access to our tools for the NBA and NHL as well! 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 Ebook on building lineups, general strategy and more. We've got you completely covered. A quick heads up - we post an updates article every day in the early afternoon, EST, to catch everyone up on how things are changing as a result of whatever news has come through. We also have great talks in the comments of that article. Hope to see you there!   PITCHER Jose Fernandez FD 11800 DK 13400 Opponent - STL (Wacha) Park - @MIA FD - 42.22 DK - 27.75 The pitcher position is pretty loaded tonight, though there is nobody that really stands up above the other elite options. That being said, there is only one team with a team total under 3, and that is the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals are a right-handed heavy that has struggled pretty mightily against right handers with high strikeout rates on the season. Jose Fernandez on the other hand, has demolished righties on the season as evident by the .216 wOBA against. Along with a great wOBA, he has sported a 28.7% hard contact rate and a 15.34 K/9. While there is a ton of top pitching options on the slate, Fernandez is on the top of the list for me. Johnny Cueto FD 10700 DK 11900 Opponent - WSH (Roark) Park - @SF FD - 35.73 DK - 23.78 In tournaments, Jose Fernandez is definitely the guy I am looking at the most. However, in cash games, Johnny Cueto is right up there. He has been very consistent this season with 16 of his 20 starts being that of quality. In 140 innings, he has sported a .263 wOBA to go along with 3.26 xFIP and a 26% hard contact rate. He will be taking on a Washington Nationals team struggling a bit against righties with a .314 wOBA...

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