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5 FREE FanDuel and DraftKings MLB DFS Picks 5/17

MLB DFS has a 8-game main slate on DraftKings, and FanDuel.

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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Top 5 MLB DFS Picks: DraftKings and FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks

DraftKings MLB DFS Picks (Pitcher) – Gerrit Cole, NYY @ TEX, O/U 8

Gerrit Cole is the ace you want tonight. Cole’s price tag is $700 more than Yu Darvish who is in a great spot himself tonight. Cole comes into his eighth start of the season with a 5-1 record and a low 1.37 ERA. In reviewing the MLB Study Hub, we can see that he has a 36.6% K-rate – the highest on the slate. Fire him up with confidence.

DraftKings MLB DFS Picks (Stack) – New York Yankees, NYY @ TEX, O/U 8

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Yankees are rated as the best stack of the night on DraftKings in the MLB Study Hub. They’ve seen their bats wake up over the last three games in which they’ve scored 5, 6, and 8 runs. Tonight, the Bronx Bombers get right-handed pitcher Jordan Lyles. Lyles has started 8 games this season and sports a 1-3 record with a 6.63 ERA. Lyles allows a .370 WOBA and a .224 ISO to lefties and a .205 ISO to righties.

FanDuel MLB DFS Picks (Pitcher) – Yu Darvish, SD vs COL, O/U 6.5

I don’t blame you if you want to go Cole here on FanDuel as well, but I’m going to go with the $1200 savings and take Yu Darvish. Darvish faces the feeble Rockies offense that struggles away from Coors. According to the MLB Study Hub, we see that Darvish has a 30.7% K-rate coming into tonight’s game while having a 6.8% BB-rate. One other thing that may attract the attention of DFSers is going to be the low Vegas implied total which is the smallest on the slate at an implied 6.5 runs.

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

The Los Angeles Angels are getting lots of love from our MLB Study Hub. They are currently rated as the second-best option trailing only the Yankees. Tonight they’ll face a relatively unknown starter in Sam Hentges. In a small sample size, we see that he’s struggled against right-handed batters giving up a .445 WOBA and a .317 ISO. The numbers may be skewed due to the small sample size but I don’t mind taking a chance with the Angels bats.

MLB DFS Lineup Winning Pick – Chicago White Sox, CWS @ MIN, O/U 9

The White Sox will face off against Twins starter J.A. Happ. They rank second and third in the DraftKings and FanDuel study Hubs respectively. Happ has a relatively low K-rate of 23.3%. In this matchup, I’m specifically looking into Chicago’s right-handed sticks. Happ gives up a .337 WOBA and .234 ISO to the right side of the plate.

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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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