MLB DFS Daily Fantasy Picks For FanDuel – 7/4/16
Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner)
One of the biggest blunders made by many gamblers is betting against themselves. We are going to simplify the process, so if you win, you can really win – none of this barely break even nonsense.
Our new Draft Strategy is now here. Please read after the post. You can use our formula for your own wanted and given stacks and pitchers. This process wheels them all in alignment.
Now here is what we are going to do for today’s MLB DFS FanDuel style.
We Will Give You – Daily
3 – 7 team stacking options ( We are going to draw most of our players from these squads).
3 – 5 Pitching candidates (High level, midlevel and budget).
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Stacking Options – Todays Rankings
NY Yankees vs James Shields (Just watch the lineup as the Yankees are traveling from San Diego on Sunday Night. Brian McCann, Mark Teixeira and Jacoby Ellsbury all had nice Sunday’s but if 2 of the 3 are not in the lineup Monday at Us Cellular I may fade the stack.)
White Sox vs CC Sabathia (There is no doubt that what CC is doing is incredible, however he has shown cracks in the armor, and he is due to be bounced by a heavy HR sided RHB lineup like Todd Frazier, Melky Cabrera, Jose Abreu and Brett Lawrie must all be in play here.) If you take the Justin Morneau numbers in BVP (not even on the roster), then the Pale Hose have decent numbers vs the veteran Southpaw
Houston Astros vs Wade Miley (The former Red Sox and D’Backs pitcher has yielded at least 4 ER in 5 of his last 6 outings, which equates to 26 ER over his last 30.2 IP. Add that with a heavy talent of RHB from the Stros, and look out).
Boston vs Nick Martinez (The Red Sox finally started to hit yesterday, and I think the Rangers LHP will have a tough contest in stopping them in Fenway tomorrow. Even if David Ortiz sits, the Red Sox can put a vaunted lineup in the mix.
Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds (Even if Cody Reed can stave off a big Cubs lineup, that bullpen has been speedbagged on all year, and might send some baseballs onto Waveland Ave. )
Kyle Hendricks, CIN @ CHC, $9200 (Yes Joey Votto has 2 HRs in 6 career AB, but Joe Maddon should just give him the Bryce Harper treatment, and let the rest of the Reds lineup to try and beat the Cubs. After being swept by the Mets you would figure the Cubs would be motivated to take it out on the Cincy club that is 25 – 53 in their last 78 Games.
Lance McCullers JR., SEA @ HOU, $8700, (In his brief history vs the Mariners he has fanned 17 guys in 42 AB, as he has also K’d 56 batters in just 46 IP this year. There is always a risk to using JR, but I think the lineup will stake him to a lead, and if he can go 6+ with 8 or 9 SO and get the win, he is full value for the $.)
Matt Harvey, MIA @ NYM, $8400 (If this was last year. this price would be a hell of a lot more for the Dark Knight He has owned the Fish for his career, and the clubs offense over the weekend has instilled some confidence in me that he can win the game outright tomorrow. (Marlins playing the ESPN Sunday Night game late as well.)
I almost picked Jerad Eickhoff vs the Braves, but he just doesn’t strike out that many hitters. Carlos Martinez vs the Bucs was intriguing, but there are weather factors, and the Pirates have played the Cardinals tough this year.
Team Stacks will most likely have 3 – 4 players on each club and is preferred if they are in order of the batting lineup. In some case ministacks of 2 – with them back to back in the Batting Order can be used in expensive player picks.
NYY/CWS + (Henricks, McCullers JR, Harvey = 3 Rosters
NYY/HOU + (Henricks, McCullers JR, Harvey = 3 Rosters
NYY/BOS + (Henricks, McCullers JR, Harvey = 3 Rosters
NYY/CHC + (Henricks, McCullers JR, Harvey = 3 Rosters
CWS/HOU + (Henricks, McCullers JR, Harvey = 3 Rosters
CWS/BOS + (Henricks, McCullers JR, Harvey = 3 Rosters
CWS/CHC + (Henricks, McCullers JR, Harvey = 3 Rosters
HOU/BOS + (Henricks, McCullers JR, Harvey = 3 Rosters
HOU/CHC + (Henricks, McCullers JR, Harvey = 3 Rosters
BOS/CHC + (Henricks, McCullers JR, Harvey = 3 Rosters
These are just 3 of the 30 Lineups we will construct for the night (5 team stacks wheeled x 3 pitchers, in the end, each of the 5 teams will have 12rosters, so each player will be listed a lot of (4 – 6) times each. If you like the conventional way of selecting players. we refer you to dailyrotohelp.com (our partner website for a great list of player to select from, that isn’t exclusive to team stacks).
Sample Lineup 1
P –Kyle Hendricks, CIN @ CHC, $9200
C – Willson Contreras, CIN @ CHC, $9200
1B – A.J. Reed, SEA @ HOU, $2300
2B – Ben Zobrist, CIN @ CHC, $4000
3B – Kris Bryant, CIN @ CHC, $4100
SS – Didi Gregorius, NYY @ CWS, $3100
OF – Colby Rasmus SEA @ HOU, $3300
OF – Carlos Gomez, SEA @ HOU, $3600
$34, 800, 000 ($200 left)
Sample Lineup 2
P – Lance McCullers JR., SEA @ HOU, $8700,
C – Brian McCann, NYY @ CWS, $3700
1B – Hanley Ramirez, TEX @ BOS, $3500
2B – Starlin Castro, NYY @ CWS, $3100
3B – Chase Headley, NYY @ CWS, $3100
SS – Xander Bogaerts, TEX @ BOS, $3500
OF – Jackie Bradley JR. TEX @ BOS, $3500
OF – Jason Heyward, CIN @ CHC, $3100
$ 34, 900, 000 ($100 left)
Sample Lineup 3
P – Matt Harvey, MIA @ NYM, $8400
1B – Jose Abreu, NYY @ CWS, $3700
2B – Starlin Castro, NYY @ CWS, $3200
3B – Todd Frazier. NYY @ CWS, $3100
SS – Tim Anderson, NYY @ CWS, $2900
OF – Adam Eaton, NYY @ CWS, $2600
OF – Jacoby Ellsbury, NYY @ CWS, $3400
$ 34, 800, 000 ($200 left)
If you’re not familiar with the points breakdown, here’s the format utilizing a $35 million salary cap.
Scoring System: https://www.fanduel.com/spring-training?t=lobby
1 Starting Pitcher (SP)
1 Catcher (C)
1 First Baseman (1B)
1 Second Baseman (2B)
1 Third Baseman (3B)
1 Short Stop (SS)
3 Outfielders (OF)
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