Grab a cup of coffee and let’s dive into my MLB GPP picks for the main slate on DraftKings and Fanduel. Be sure to subscribe to get in-depth analysis, Study Hubs, tiered rankings, player pools, and $20 of FantasyCruncher credit monthly for Ronin members! I’m going to highlight plays that have tournament winning upside. Let’s get into it.
Yu Darvish- At $11,500 on DraftKings and FanDuel, Darvish is priced up for a matchup against Cincinnati. Darvish has been rock solid in 2020 posting a K/9 of 11.3 and a FIP of 2.01. The Reds are in the middle of the pack in wRC+ but, they have a lot of power. As long as Darvish can avoid the home run ball, he should dominate this lineup. Darvish will be the cornerstone of my pitching exposure.
Clayton Kershaw- At $10,500 on DraftKings and $11,000 on FanDuel, Kershaw is priced up for a matchup against Arizona. Kershaw has been elite in 2020 posting a K/9 of 10.3 and a FIP of 3.26. Arizona has struggled on offense all year with a wRC+ in the bottom 5 in the league. I don’t foresee Kershaw having any issues with this Diamondbacks lineup. I’ll have Kershaw in tournaments.
Dane Dunning- At $6,500 on DraftKings and $7,700 on FanDuel, Dunning is priced down for a matchup against Pittsburgh. I am more interested in Dunning on DraftKings than I am FanDuel. Dunning has gotten off to a strong start in his MLB career posting a K/9 of 11.6 and a FIP of 2.79. He struggled with command in his last start but, I look for him to get back on track on today’s slate. Pittsburgh has been pedestrian on offense with a wRC+ near the bottom of the league and little power in the lineup. This is a great spot to save salary for expensive stacks. I’ll have Dunning in tournaments.
Los Angeles Dodgers- The Dodgers have a matchup against Taylor Clarke with an implied run total of 5.53. Clarke is not an overpowering pitcher by any means posting a K/9 of 8.9 and a FIP of 4.72. The Dodgers have been an elite offense all season with power threats throughout the order. I especially like this spot if the roof is open in Arizona. Focus on Mookie Betts, Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy, and Corey Seager.
Atlanta Braves- The Braves have a matchup against Pablo Lopez with an implied run total of 4.93. Lopez has been solid in 2020 posting a K/9 of 8.9 and a FIP of 2.55, which may scare the field off this spot. It bodes well for Atlanta that Lopez isn’t a high strikeout guy. I’ll lean on the high run total in this spot. Focus on Ronald Acuna Jr., Freddie Freeman, Marcell Ozuna, and Adam Duvall.
San Diego Padres- The Padres have a matchup against Antonio Senzatela with an implied run total of 5.22. Senzatela has struggled in 2020 posting a K/9 of 5.7 and a FIP of 4.3. Slam Diego has consistently hit all season and I do not expect that to change on today’s slate. The Padres should score early and often in this spot. Focus on Fernando Tatis Jr., Manny Machado, Trent Grisham, and Mitch Moreland.
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