Daily Fantasy Baseball News and Updates for FanDuel and DraftKings – 8/25/16

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks, featured, News | 0 comments

Daily Fantasy Baseball News and Updates for FanDuel and DraftKings - 8/25/16 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. 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 It's Thursday, so the slate is on the light side, but there's still plenty to like on tonight's nine-gamer. We've also got a pair of early games on tap, and the lineups are coming in for those, so let's get to it. Personnel Cameron Maybin is getting the day off, with Tyler Collins hitting second in his absence. Rookie phenom Andrew Benitendi is out of the lineup today after leaving last night with a leg injury. He's scheduled to undergo an MRI today. David Ortiz will take the day off. Aaron Hill will land at 3B, with Travis Shaw at 1B and Hanley Ramirez at DH in the corner spot shuffle for the Red Sox. Bryan Holaday is getting the call behind the plate today as Sandy Leon gets a breather. Jay Bruce left last night's game with a calf issue and is considered day-to-day. Nelson Cruz was removed yesterday due to back spasms. His status for tonight remains unclear as of this morning. Kyle Seager missed yesterday's game after fouling a ball off his foot on Tuesday. He could to the lineup as early as tonight. Carlos Gomez is expected to join the Rangers today. We'll have to wait and see if/how they plan to use him, though. Devon Travis sat again last night. He's dealing with a finger injury and is considered day-to-day for now. Tim Beckham will be on the bench today as he continues to deal with a hamstring issue that forced him out of Tuesday's game. Tournament Stacks Toronto Blue Jays If you read the picks column, or if you are in any way familiar with the post-2014 work of Jered Weaver, you probably knew this is where we were going tonight. The positives for the Blue Jays are obvious: Weaver has one of the worst K rates in MLB, gives up nearly 2 HRs/9, the Blue Jays are one of the league's top power-hitting teams, and Rogers Centre is a great place...

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DFSR’s Daily Fantasy Baseball Podcast for Thursday 8/25/16

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks, featured, News, Podcast | 0 comments

DFSR's Daily Fantasy Baseball Podcast for Thursday 8/25/16 DFSR's Doug Norrie and James Davis take to the pod to discuss Thursday's MLB games. There's a two game 1PM EST slate that is intriguing because of Drew Pomeranz in Tampa Bay and a possible DET/ MIN double stack. Then it's on to the evening games with Max Scherzer topping the starting pitcher list. There's also Robbie Ray, Adam Wainwright and J.A. Happ to consider. On the offensive side of things teams like the Blue Jays, Nationals, White Sox and Mariners make for intriguing plays. Be sure to subscribe to the DFSR MLB Podcast through iTunes or...

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Daily Fantasy MLB Hitter Stacks for FanDuel and DraftKings- 8/25/16

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks, featured, News | 0 comments

Daily Fantasy MLB Hitter Stacks for FanDuel and DraftKings- 8/25/16 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 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! 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 Seattle Mariners vs. Anthony Ranaudo (White Sox) Park - U.S. Cellular Field This is not a slate where I see the need to stack, to be honest. That being said, there is always a ton of merit in tournaments as you get a huge leg up if you are able to string together low owned production. The Mariners are a great team to target stack-wise as they seem to run hot and cold together. With Cano and Cruz obviously being the top bats, you always have a chance to string something huge together, no matter the inning. They will face off with Anthony Ranaudo tonight, who has been absolutely pitiful over the course of his entire career. With a .358 wOBA against righties and a .378 against lefties, there is absolutely no reason not to target the Mariners tonight. They are also receiving a huge ballpark upgrade as U.S. Cellular Field is regarded as one of the best parks in the league for both left handed and right handed power. While I do n;'t see the need to...

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Daily Fantasy MLB Pitcher Breakdown FanDuel and DraftKings- 8/25/16

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks, featured, News | 2 comments

Daily Fantasy MLB Pitcher Breakdown FanDuel and DraftKings- 8/25/16 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 Robbie Ray FD 8800 DK 10400 Opponent - ATL (Gant) Park - @ARIFD - 33.75 DK - 22.26 We touched on Scherzer and Wainwright and will now touch on a few other guys that can be considered. The first of which, Robbie Ray, can be considered in both tournaments and cash games. Ray and the Diamondbacks will be taking on the Atlanta Braves and while the ballpark is not great, I am willing to overlook it due to the level of horrid the Braves are at. Against lefties specifically, the Braves have sported a league worst .285 wOBA that is backed up by all of the necessary peripherals and batted ball rates. Robbie Ray on the other hand, has been absolutely phenomenal against left handers. Over the course of 130 innings, Ray has sported a .287 wOBA that is backed up by an 11 K/9 and a 2.51 xFIP. While Ray isn't regarded as such, those numbers are very close to elite. While Ray is going to cost a ton on DraftKings, he comes in at an affordable $8800 on FanDuel. While I said he was viable in both cash games and tourneys, I definitely prefer him in tournaments. In cash games, I am going to lean on Scherzer, though I will have a few shares of Robbie Ray in an ideal match up. Cole Hamels FD 10000 DK 9800 Opponent - CLE (Tomlin) Park - @TEXFD - 33.02 DK - 21.76 If you want to talk about tournaments, let's talk about Cole Hamels. Hamels is a strict GPP-only play...

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Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 8/25/16

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks, featured, News | 5 comments

Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings - 8/25/16   Close personal friends of Jered Weaver, be forewarned: It's not looking good for you guys. We've got the Blue Jays projected to do major damage against the soft-tosser tonight in Rogers Centre, while a Seattle stack could shape up nicely, as well. Read on for all of today's position-by-position picks. In case you didn’t notice, on Saturday we released our brand new NFL DFS suite of tools including full projections, optimal NFL lineups and Player Lab which includes filters to help you create NFL lineups for FanDuel and DraftKings. It’s a robust set of tools; well beyond anything we’ve ever had and something we feel will help our users *ahem* tackle the NFL season. Using tools like these for the NFL season is crucial and you can grab a free 2 WEEK trial to test out yourself. START YOUR FREE 2 WEEK TRIAL!   PITCHER Max Scherzer FD 10900 DK 11600 Opponent - BAL (Jimenez) Park - @WSH FD - 43.45 DK - 28.44 No matter on which side of the matchup you stake your claim, there's always some risk when the Orioles are involved. They've got one of the majors' most power-laden lineups, leading all of baseball in ISO against RHP and overall. But there's also plenty of swing-and-miss here, too, and that's what we're banking on tonight. That, and Scherzer's 11.22 K/9, of course. It also helps that he'll be going up against Ubaldo Jimenez, which is no doubt a big reason why the Nats have opened as a -230 favorite. Despite the fact that Scherzer is coming off a pair of pretty mediocre outings (one of which was in Coors), he's about as steady as they come for fantasy goodness, delivering double-digit K upside and working into the seventh and beyond more often than not. That combo gives him the elite upside we're looking for, and though he gives up his share of dingers, the Ks + IP + win probability means the floor is about as high as you'll find on this slate or any other. Adam Wainwright FD 8400 DK 6900 Opponent - NYM (Lugo) Park - @STL FD - 32.73 DK - 20.98 If you're looking to pivot away from Scherzer to save some cash, Pomeranz is probably the place you should turn on one-pitcher sites (assuming you're an all-day kinda guy/gal). But for your SP2 needs, Wainwright looks like a great value on DraftKings today. Nobody's mistaking him for the ace he used to be, but his 2016 line isn't that far out of whack. Yeah, he's nibbling a bit more and as a result giving up more walks than he...

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Daily Fantasy MLB Pitcher Breakdown FanDuel and DraftKings- 8/24/16

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks, featured, News | 0 comments

Daily Fantasy MLB Pitcher Breakdown FanDuel and DraftKings- 8/24/16 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 Rick Porcello FD 9700 DK 11900 Opponent - TB (Andriese) Park - @TB FD - 33.46 DK - 22.52 If paying up Fernandez doesn't work for you and Darvish's matchup in Great American Smallpark doesn't make you smile pivoting to Rick Porcello is a viable option today. With just an average strikeout rate (7.47 K/9) he lacks some upside we look for in tournaments, on DraftKings especially, but on FanDuel where the win counts for 12 points he is an elite play. He always has a high win expectation as the Red Sox have the top offense in the league and have provided Porcello with the highest run support(6.64 per game) of any pitcher this season. The Red Sox are early -155 favorites on the road in Tampa as they get a nice park shift tonight.     Rich Hill FD 9700 DK 9400  Opponent - SF (Cueto) Park - @LAD FD - 34.80 DK - 18.53 After dealing with a blister on his hand for the past month he will make his Dodger debut tonight. When healthy for the Athletics early in the season he was pitching elite with a 10.66 K/9 rate, 50% ground ball rate, 3.2% HR/FB rate while maintaining a 3.57 xFIP. The Dodgers are currently locked in a tie with the Giants for 1st in the NL West and while they face Johnny Cueto today, still are coming in as early moneyline favorites in the lowest projected total of the day. At a price under $10K on both sites I can almost trust him in cash games. The injury...

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