MLB DFS has a five-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.
Burns comes in as the best value and the highest rated pitcher in the Team Rise or Fall MLB DFS Study Hub for DraftKings. There’s a lot to like about Corbin tonight.
Burnes has a 30.8 K% and only an 8.8 walk percentage. So he’s striking people out and not handing out free passes to first base. He’s fourth on the slate in soft contact percentage as well. I know Minnesota hit bombs like crazy like season but I’m looking for Burnes to hold their bats in check today.
The Padres grade out as the second best stack, but the third highest owned stack in our MLB DFS Study Hub for DraftKings. I like being able to grab a top-tier stack that’s projected to carry less ownership than a couple of other stacks.
The current lineup order projection is Pham, Tatis Jr., Machado, Hosmer, Myers, Cronenworth, Profar, and Caratini. I like any combination of the first six batters in the order. Profar is an ok choice if you want to dip down to the 7th slot, but his numbers drop against lefties and Arizona is starting lefty Caleb Smith.
I like Burnes on both sites because his rating is just too good on both sites. Corbin has a 107.85 rating in our MLB DFS Study Hub for FD which is 34.18 more than the second highest rated pitcher on the slate. That makes him the clear choice as stud on the slate.
The Whitesox rank as the third best stack and the fourth highest owned stack in our MLB DFS Study Hub for FanDuel. Vegas gave this game an implied total of nine runs so they’re expecting a decent amount of scoring.
The current lineup order projection is Anderson, Eaton, Abreu, Moncada, Grandal, Garcia, Robert, Mercedes, and Madrigal. I think you can get creative with your stacks here, especially if you’re willing to fade Garcia and sprinkle in some Robert or Mercedes. Leury Garcia is better against left-handed pitchers but unfortunately for him the Angels are starting right-handed Alex Cobb.
The Dodgers high powered offense is still in Colorado so it’s really hard not to like them overall. Just know that while they are the top stack in our MLB DFS Study Hub, we’re also projecting them to be the highest owned stack on the slate. That just means you’ll need to get creative with your pieces around the stack, and your overall stack build.
The current lineup order projection is Betts, Seager, Turner, Bellinger, Muncy, Pollock, Lux, and Barnes. Using the 1-5 hitters will be the most common Dodgers stack. I wouldn’t be opposed to fading Mookie Betts in some stacks and then working in A.J. Pollock or Gavin Lux. You can take a chance on Austin Barnes in the 8th spot (If he plays) as a purely Coors Field play.
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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