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5 FREE FanDuel and DraftKings MLB DFS Picks 5/1

MLB DFS has a six-game main slate on DraftKings, FanDuel, and SuperDraft. The main slate begins at 7:05 PM EST/4:05 PM PST.

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) – Zac Gallen, ARI vs COL, O/U 8

Gallen comes into tonight’s action as the highest rated pitcher in the Team Rise or Fall MLB DFS Study Hub for DraftKings. He has the fourth highest strikeout percentage of the 12 pitchers on the slate. The only negative is he has the third worst base on balls percentage on the slate.

Gallen and the Diamondbacks have won two straight games while the Rockies have a three-game losing streak. I love piling on when a team is in a slump.

DraftKings MLB DFS Picks (Stack) – Boston Red Sox, BOS @ TEX, O/U 8.5

The Red Sox are the top ranked offense to stack in our MLB DFS Study Hub for DraftKings. They’re projected for 4.9 runs which is tied for the second highest run total on the slate.

I like to give you both sides of the coin so the negatives for Boston are they haven’t scored more than six runs in a game since Patriots’ Day on April 19th. I’ve recently used this space to predict a Boston offensive explosion and I was wrong to this point. But TODAY, TODAY is the day.

FanDuel MLB DFS Picks (Pitcher) – Blake Snell, SD vs SF, O/U 7.5

Snell enters tonight’s action with a 32% strikeout rate while walking 9% of the batters he faces. I believe there’s a theory out there that it’s best to roster pitchers that are facing teams outside of their division. The belief being that divisional rivals are more familiar with the pitcher. I don’t know. I think good pitchers can deal against anyone and I’m expecting Snell to get it done tonight.

FanDuel MLB DFS Picks (Stack) – Arizona Diamondbacks, ARI vs COL O/U 8

Arizona is the third highest rated offense while being projected to be the fourth highest owned stack in our MLB DFS Study Hub for FanDuel. The Diamondback woke up Saturday with a two-game win streak in their pockets, and take on the Rockies, losers of three straight games.

Now maybe I’m biased because a couple of nights ago a few Diamondbacks helped me take down the FanDuel Piggy (5 cents microstakes). It’s my second take down of the young season.

All biases aside, Arizona is a little light on power even with Josh Rojas homering in two straight games. What they lack in power they make up with timely hitting and true stack work. Two guys get on base, the third guy doubles them home, and you shoot up the scoreboard.

MLB DFS Lineup Winning Pick – Boston Red Sox, BOS @ TEX, O/U 8.5

The Red Sox rank as the top stack on both DK and FD in our MLB DFS Study Hubs. I mentioned above that the offense hasn’t scored more than six runs in a game in nearly two weeks. They’re not going to max out at six runs for the rest of the season (I don’t think at least). I’m looking for tonight to be the big game.

The good news about rostering players from the Red Sox is we’re projecting them to be the second highest owned stack on FanDuel, and the third highest owned stack on DraftKings. You can roster them and still have uniqueness. That’s an awesome combo.

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MLB DFS Core Builds (Cash and GPP)

The MLB DFS Core Builds are also referred to as our MLB DFS Building Blocks. Each staff member 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.

MLB Strategy Notebook

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!

MLB DFS Picks and Pools (GPP Priority Picks)

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.

MLB Stacks for DraftKings, FanDuel, and SuperDraft

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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