MLB DFS has an 8-game main slate on FanDuel and DraftKings. The main slate locks at 7:07PM EST / 4:07 PM PST.
These are the early morning Top 5 MLB DFS Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings. 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.
deGrom is the cream of the crop when it comes to pitchers tonight. I don’t know how much analysis needs to be given about this workhorse. He is projected as the highest-rated and highest projected pitcher on the slate. He comes into tonight’s game with a 32.9% strikeout rate and a 5.7% walk rate. He’ll face off against the Cubs who have an implied run total of 2.37 runs. Lock him in and move on.
The Twins are my preferred stack over on DraftKings. They come in as the second highest-rated stack in the MLB Study Hub while having the 4th highest ownership. Minnesota has an implied run total of 4.44 runs. They’ll face off against left-hander Justus Sheffield who is a natural splits pitcher giving up power and contact to righties.
If you’re not going to be paying up for Gerrit Cole or Jacob deGrom you’re going to want to pay down at pitcher to load up on some big bat stacks. If this is your plan of attack on this slate I’d be looking at Anthony DeSclafani. DeSclafani is coming off a complete-game shutout and has been surprising this season for the Giants. He has a 22.4% strikeout rate and a 7.1% walk rate coming into tonight’s game against Arizona.
The Mets appear as if they’ll be under-owned tonight according to the MLB Study Hub. The Cubs have not named a starter for tonight’s game to go opposite Jacob deGrom. They are the 5th rated stack on the MLB Study Hub. We saw last week that they have the capability to explode and put runs on the board. A lot will depend on who the Cubs put on the mound tonight.
MLB DFS Picks Top Stack – Atlanta Braves, ATL vs BOS, O/U 9.5
The Braves rank as the top stack in the FanDuel and the third-best stack on the DraftKings MLB Study Hub. They will carry ownership tonight because of the matchup. The teams put up a total of 18 runs last night and I don’t see that changing tonight. If you roll out the Braves as your main stack look to get contrarian with your secondary stack and pitcher.
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.
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.
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