MLB DFS has a seven-game main slate on DraftKings and FanDuel, and a five-game slate on 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.
Berrios is the fourth highest rated pitcher in the Team Rise or Fall MLB DFS Study Hub for DraftKings. He’s taking on a Seattle squad that has a -6 run differential at this early point of the season.
Jose has a 24.3 strikeout percentage and a sub .300 wOBA against him. I’m looking for him to handcuff the Mariners today and pick up the win.
The Twins are rolling out seven right-handed batters against left-handed Marco Gonzalez. I like the 1-5 stack (of course) but the Twins as a whole give us plenty of stacking options. Miguel Sano bats seventh but definitely has two home run potential. Andrelton Simmons is a righty that bats better against right-handed pitchers so maybe you avoid him. Especially with him batting eighth. Max Kepler is batting sixth and he’s a lefty that’s bad against left-handed pitchers. I’ll be avoiding him for the most part.
Lynn is the second highest rated pitcher in our MLB DFS Study Hub for FanDuel. He’s the third most expensive pitcher on the slate so you can grab good production at a bit of a reduced price.
Lynn is striking out 25.8% of the batters he faces while walking just 8.3%. If he pitches to his averages today we could be looking at a really good score. A score that will show up in the optimal lineups.
The Cubs grade out as the third best stack in our MLB DFS Study Hub for FanDuel. We’re projecting them to be the fourth highest owned stack which is a big reason why I like them today.
I prefer road teams that I feel are in good spots. That way I’m guaranteed nine innings of at bats. The Cubs fill that role today. I like the Chicago right-handed batters today, but you’ll have to mix in a lefty like Rizzo or Pederson to build solid stacks. I’d prefer Rizzo (better numbers against lefties, batting higher in the order) over Pederson but this is baseball. Anyone has the potential to have a big game. We just have to roster them on the right day.
You didn’t really believe that I would totally ignore a game at Coors Field did you? The Dbacks are projected for just over five runs. Our MLB DFS Study Hubs have Arizona as the top stack on DraftKings and the second best stack on FanDuel.
Arizona is rolling out four left-handed batters and two switch hitters to take on the right-handed Jon Gray. I’m not expecting a ton of home runs from the Diamondbacks but rather a “death by a thousand paper cuts” approach. A lot of hits and runs being driven in.
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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