MLB DFS Daily Fantasy Picks For FanDuel – 7/17/16


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). 

Jacob deGrom

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We are fading Max Scherzer today despite him being the top option dollarwise on the FanDuel price grid.  The Pirates offense is one I would never typically roster a pitcher against, and especially at that price.  In addition to this, we are advising against using Michael Fulmer on Sunday.  There is no doubt the man has been impressive, but the Royals are pesky, and he will be heavily owned.  The Tigers bullpen will also be worn out from lugging all of those innings on Saturday night, so could easily blow the game for him upon exiting.

Stacking Options  – Todays Rankings

Since the ALL – Star Break was this week, there may not be as many usual Sunday day’s off for regulars.  As such. this is a great day to play DFS for a change.

Cincinnati Reds vs Zach Davies (Cincinnati prices for their offense is undepriced in my opinion.  The Reds have plenty of firepower and lose most of their games courtesy of their pitcher.  The squad has clubbed 57 HRs in 44 games at Great American Ballpark, while thieving 31 Bags.  The OF stack combined will only cost you $9200, and bat 2, 4 and 5 most days in the lineup.)

Milwaukee Brewers vs Dan Straily (The matchup at GABP may provide the most offense across the board on this slate.)

Baltimore Orioles vs Jake Odorizzi (Contrarian Stack.  We have been beating the topic to death all year here at our website..  The Rays are not that good, and their Starters have a penchant for doling out home run balls.  Baltimore leads the league in HRs with 140 longballs.  They also have great BVP numbers against Tampa Bay’s RHP Sunday.)

Cleveland Indians vs Kyle Gibson (The Tribe has fared pretty good against their Division rivals. Watch out for weather here, however with it being a day game – every effort will be made to get this game in.)

Miami Marlins vs Michael Wacha ( I like the Fishes offense right now, and it will take a few days before the heart of the lineup will all be in the $4000 range, and in particular Giancarlo Stanton.)

3 Pitchers to use

Jacob deGrom, NYM @ PHI, $10, 400 (Phillies are in for a long second half regression. deGrom is always a massive Strikeout threat, and  for some reason, Citizens Bank Park is 28th in MLB for offense this year.  Ryan Howard has good numbers against him, but who is going to put down money that this will continue.)

Adam Conley, MIA @ STL, $8800 (The RedBirds are just not the same with catalyst Matt Carpenter in the lineup.  Add Brandon Moss to the sickbay, and I like this matchup for the Marlins.  Miami may be poised for a big run in the National League here.)

Dylan Bundy, BAL @ TB, $5500 (This is a straight GPP move in where we think the O’ will stake him to a lead.  I caution anyone to use this for anything but a GPP play.  There is likely a 75 – 80 pitch limit.  However, with a strikeout happy struggling Rays club, I could envision a line where he throws 5 Innings, K’s 7 guys, and is in position for the win.  Bundy also doesn’t allow HRs (0.7 HR/Per 9 IP), and that is the Rays primary scoring method.  His price will help you roster impressive offensive stacks.)

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.  All of these wheeled stacks are 3 rosters of the pitchers combined with the offenses.

MIL/CIN ( Jacob deGrom, Adam ConleyDylan Bundy, 2 Team Stack + 3 pitchers = 3 Rosters)

MIL/BAL ( Jacob deGrom, Adam ConleyDylan Bundy, 2 Team Stack + 3 pitchers = 3 Rosters)

MIL/CLE ( Jacob deGrom, Adam ConleyDylan Bundy, 2 Team Stack + 3 pitchers = 3 Rosters)

MIL/MIA ( Jacob deGrom, Adam ConleyDylan Bundy, 2 Team Stack + 3 pitchers = 3 Rosters)

CIN/BAL ( Jacob deGrom, Adam ConleyDylan Bundy, 2 Team Stack + 3 pitchers = 3 Rosters)

CIN/CLE ( Jacob deGrom, Adam ConleyDylan Bundy, 2 Team Stack + 3 pitchers = 3 Rosters)

CIN/MIA ( Jacob deGrom, Adam ConleyDylan Bundy, 2 Team Stack + 3 pitchers = 3 Rosters)

BAL/CLE ( Jacob deGrom, Adam ConleyDylan Bundy, 2 Team Stack + 3 pitchers = 3 Rosters)

BAL/MIA ( Jacob deGrom, Adam ConleyDylan Bundy, 2 Team Stack + 3 pitchers = 3 Rosters)

MIA/CLE ( Jacob deGrom, Adam ConleyDylan Bundy, 2 Team Stack + 3 pitchers = 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 12 rosters, 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 (our partner website for a great list of player to select from, that isn’t exclusive to team stacks).

Sample Lineup 1

P  – Jacob deGrom, NYM @ PHI, $10, 400

C  –  Yan Gomes, CLE @ MIN, $2400 (Should play Sunday because he was off yesterday and has good BVP vs Gibson)

1B –  Joey Votto, MIL @ CIN, $3600

2B –  Jason Kipnis, CLE @ MIN, $3500

3B – Eugenio Suarez, MIL @ CIN, $2700

SS – Francisco Lindor, CLE @ MIN, $3600

OF  – Rajai Davis, CLE @ MIN, $2900 (Should be back in the lineup Sunday after a day off as well, with Jose Ramirez going to play 3B vs a RHP).

OF – Billy Hamilton, MIL @ CIN, $2900

OF – Adam Duvall, MIL @ CIN, $3000

$35, 000, 000 ($0 left)

Sample Lineup 2

P  – Adam Conley, MIA @ STL, $8800

C  – Jonathan Lucroy, MIL @ CIN, $3300

1B – Chris Carter, MIL @ CIN, $3300

2B –  Jose Peraza.  MIL @ CIN, $2000 (Should play with Brand

3B – Martin Prado, MIA @ STL, $3700

OF  – Giancarlo Stanton, MIA @ STL, $3800

OF – Christian Yelich, MIA @ STL, $3700

OF –  Ryan Braun, MIL @ CIN, $3700

$34, 900, 000 ($100 left)

Sample Lineup 3

P – Dylan Bundy, BAL @ TB, $5500

C  – Jonathan Lucroy, MIL @ CIN, $3300

1B – Chris Davis,  BAL @ TB, $4000

2B –  Derek Dietrich, MIA @ STL, $2900

3B – Manny Machado, BAL @ TB, $4200

SS – Jonathan Villar, MIL @ CIN, $4400

OF  –  Mark Trumbo, BAL @ TB, $3600

OF –  Jay Bruce, MIL @ CIN, $3300

OF –  Ryan Braun, MIL @ CIN, $3700

$35, 000, 000 ($0 left)

If you’re not familiar with the points breakdown, here’s the format utilizing a $35 million salary cap.  

Scoring System:

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)

Game Types:


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