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5 FREE FanDuel and DraftKings MLB DFS Picks 4/16

MLB DFS has a 14-game main slate on DraftKings, FanDuel, and SuperDraft today.

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.

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DraftKings MLB DFS Picks (Pitcher) – Jacob deGrom, NYM @ COL, O/U 9.5

deGrom is the highest rated player in the Team Rise or Fall MLB Study Hub for DraftKings. He’s one of the most dominant pitchers, if not the most dominant pitcher in baseball. The only three knocks on him for tonight are A) The Mets are 36-42 in deGrom’s last 78 starts, B) The game is in Colorado where things can get goofy, and C) There’s a possibility of snow in Colorado today.

If you want to roster the best pitcher regardless of ball park then it’s deGrom all the way. If you like to look at ball park factors then the Rockies are going from pitcher friendly Dodger Stadium back home to batter friendly Coors Field.

DraftKings MLB DFS Picks (Stack) – Oakland As, OAK VS DET, O/U 8.5

The Oakland Athletics are the second ranked stack, but projected to be the 13th highest owned stack in our MLB DFS Study Hub for DraftKings. I’ve liked the A’s a lot over the past week. I’ll go back to the Oakland well one more time tonight.

Matt Olson is questionable for tonight but guys like Laureano, Lowrie, and Chapman are solid building blocks for your Oakland stacks. I also like the potential of a 7-2 stack if you’re looking to get very creative.

FanDuel MLB DFS Picks (Pitcher) – Max Scherzer, WAS vs ARI, O/U 8

The Nationals pitching staff allowed 11 runs to the Diamondbacks yesterday so who do you call to put out the fire? Max Scherzer of course.

Scherzer grades out as the second highest rated player in our MLB DFS Study Hub for FanDuel. Max has a 34.3 K% and a 5.8 BB%. I’m looking for a great performance from Scherzer to get the Nationals a win tonight.

FanDuel MLB DFS Picks (Stack) – Los Angeles Angels Stack, LAA vs MIN, O/U 9

The Angels rank as the third best stack but the 10th highest owned stack in the Team Rise or Fall MLB DFS Study Hub for FanDuel. I love getting exposure to a low-owned offense that has the potential to explode.

If you’re trying to do a standard stack then I’d look at 1-6 and fade Pujols in the five hole. There will probably be a couple of times this season where Pujols looks a little like the old Pujols (Like April 2, 2021 when he put up 20 fantasy points). I believe there will be more days where he looks like the new Pujols which, funny enough, is old.

MLB DFS Lineup Winning Pick – New York Mets Stack, NYM @ COL, O/U 9.5

The Mets are the top rated offense for both sites in our MLB DFS Study Hubs. They’re playing at Coors Field so of course, everybody will love them as well.

New York should roll out a left-handed heavy lineup to take on Colorado’s Chi Chi Gonzalez. There was a stat floating around that Jacob deGrom (three) had more hits than any other Mets player during his starts this season. That’s a little terrifying when you’re considering a team your top stack of the night. Well, the trend has to break some time and I’m predicting that to be tonight.

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