MLB DFS has a nine-game slate on DraftKings and an 11-game slate on FanDuel to start the 2021 MLB season.
These are the early morning Top 5 MLB DFS Picks for DraftKings and Fanduel. Be sure to dive into the MLB DFS Rankings, Cash Picks, and Player Pool or the GPP Picks and Player Pool afterward. And of course, the Rise or Fall MLB DFS Projections, ownerships, player ratings, and data are a good place to start for daily fantasy sports.
Glasnow is the highest rated pitcher in the Team Rise or Fall MLB DFS Study Hub for DraftKings. Vegas is projecting the Marlins to score 3.48 runs and that can’t happen without Glasnow shutting down Miami for a good portion of the game.
Tyler has a 32.4 strikeout percentage over his last three seasons. That places him with the fourth highest percentage on the slate, only trailing Gerrit Cole, Max Scherzer, and Jacob deGrom. Let’s rack up some strikeouts and points with Glasnow in our lineups.
Seager and the defending world champions start of their 2021 campaign in the friendly confines of Coors Field in Colorado. If you’re new to MLB DFS Coors Field is one of the best hitting environments and can lead to teams putting up a lot of runs.
Seager is projected to bat second, and the lefty will face right-handed pitcher German Marquez to start the game. Corey is in an excellent spot and to top it all off, he’s the highest rated batter in our MLB DFS Study Hub for DraftKings. Most of the Dodgers rate well today and are in great spots. I just happen to like Seager the most.
Bellinger comes in as the highest rated player in our MLB DFS Study Hub for FanDuel. If you read what I wrote above about Corey Seager, some of the same will apply to Bellinger. He gets the lefty vs righty matchup against Marquez, and he’ll benefit from the friendliness of Coors Field.
The Dodgers will be chalky as a chalk can get today so be sure to mix things up with players outside of your main stack. Or you can target a few Dodgers players for your mini stack and use another team as your main.
Beiber is the second highest rated pitcher in the Team Rise or Fall MLB Study Hub for FanDuel. He’s also the highest priced pitcher on the slate at 11.5k. That leaves you with some decisions to make. Do you roster Beiber against the Tigers or do you pay down at pitcher and try to squeeze in Dodger and/or San Diego Padres stacks?
If you’re playing contests with 150 entries I think you can do a little of both. If you’re playing 20 max or smaller contests then I think you have to make a stand. I see nothing wrong with going all in on a pitcher early in the MLB season.
Pham had a helluva offseason with the whole getting stabbed at a strip club ordeal. He’s fine now by all accounts, and ready to get back to playing ball.
Tommy costs 3k on DK and 3.1K on FD so he’s reasonably priced as he faces Madison Bumgarner. Pham has a .397 WOBA against lefties although his ISO is just .164. I’m looking for Pham to be a table setter, getting on base a lot, while letting the hitters behind him drive him home.
The MLB DFS Core Builds are also referred to as our MLB DFS Building Blocks. Each staff member identifies the core players they would build their Cash or GPP lineup around for both DraftKings and FanDuel. These MLB DFS Picks are basically the Building Blocks of their MLB DFS Lineups.
The MLB Strategy Notebook gives our staff a place to write notes specific to each slate for members to read regarding strategy for each slate. They will mention which stacks they are targeting, which players make more sense for GPP formats over Cash formats and other lineup building tidbits!
The MLB DFS Picks and Pools for GPP’s is crucial for Single Entry players. This list of priority picks are players with slate-winning upside each night. They aren’t just the top projected players, they are picks that take into consideration the Rise or Fall ownership projection, tournament leverage, and daily fantasy baseball roster construction.
The MLB Stacks will display the top stacks of the day using the data from the MLB Study Hub! This will display what teams project the best, which will be higher owned, and a player-by-player breakdown to show which players could be going overlooked.
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