Daily Player Picks, Stacks + Pitchers For FanDuel MLB DFS – 7/29/16
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).
If you are looking for daily picks in roster form for DraftKings exclusively, our DK preferred site is dynastydigest.sportsblog.com
If you are looking for more players themselves than stacking options (as oppose to full lineup cards with a lot of advance for both FD/DK, plus the additional website of www.fanpicks.com) – please visit we refer you to dailyrotohelp.com (for player picks all day)
July 29, 2016: All 14 Games on the Main Slate ( if you want to avoid the sharps, please head to www.fanpicks.com – and use the PROMO CODE: HELP25 – to start playing against normal players that are just looking to play a few dollars. Again for picks all day long hit up dailyrotohelp.com).
I am not in favor off putting forth lineups during this weekend, however we will give you stacking and pitcher options. For the record, I am glad I only played at www.fanpicks.com and the Quarter Arcade at DraftKings yesterday.
There is something to be said about the weekend before the Trade Deadline. It is also a weird time for pitchers – who may be out of rhythm since the ALL – Star Break. I am going to start putting forth big rosters again next week.
This is not to say I won’t play a couple of rosters at each entity (Fanduel, Draftkings and Fanpicks), but it will be relatively small.
Stacking Options – Todays Rankings
Boston Red Sox vs Tim Lincecum. (Timmy yielded 9 ER in just a few innings of work vs the Astros in his last start, and now he has to face the vaunted offense of the BoSox.)
Cleveland Indians vs Kendall Graveman. (Check out the wicked home splits for the Tribe at home, as they absolutely rake at Progressive Field.)
Cincinnati Reds vs Edwin Jackson. (There is no way Mr. Jackson can go several starts without giving up a lot of runs. Jay Bruce has homered in 5 straight, and Joey Votto and Billy Hamilton help provide a wicked stack option. Low ownership will be had with that 1040 PM EST start.)
St. Louis vs Jose Urena. (The Cards are an awesome road club. and they should put up nice numbers versus the young Marlins pitcher.)
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Zack Godley
(Texas Rangers vs Edinson Volquez is not on the list, however their value for plays are listed below with several players to use ranging from $2000 – $2700).
Another great contrarian stack is the Rockies vs Steven Matz, as Arenado, Story are both $3000 and CARGO is only listed at $2800. They could light him up – or he could leave around the 6th inning, and give a chance for Colorado to work over the tired Mets Bullpen.
If you decide to use Scherzer, may I suggest you pick 2 of the following 3 OF’ers from the Rangers, Mazara, $2200, Deshields Jr. $2100, or Gallo at $2000, and the fresh off a 31.4 PTS 2-16 debut Aaron Altherr of the Phillies is also at the minimum.
3 Pitchers to use
Jose Quintana, CWS @ MIN, $9100 (The man has given up some HRs to Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer here, but his numbers vs the rest of the Twinkies is good, and Quintana is always putting up quality starts.)
Trevor Bauer, OAK @ CLE, $8500 (Bauer has not pitched as effectively in the last month, however the A’s struggle vs RHP, and Bauer should have a great chance to score 12 points for a W, along with a decent night of pitching.
Tyler Chatwood, COL @ NYM, $6900 (is outstanding on the road and the Mets are starved for offense and injury plagued.
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.
Go to for the 5 teams listed here for the players listed in the projected starting lineups for the Red Sox, Dodgers, Indians. Reds and Cardinals tonight.
In addition to all of those 40 – 45 rostered players, here are some additional plays.
Other value picks:
Joey Gallo, OF – TEX @ KC, $2000 (If he plays. leave yourself $200 of flex cash so you can roster Mazara is Gallo is a NS).
Delino Deshields, OF – TEX @ KC, $2100
Mitch Moreland. 1B – TEX @ KC, $2700
Giancarlo Stanton, STL @ MIA, $3600
Aaron Altherr, PHI @ ATL, $2000
Dioner Navarro, C – CWS @ MIN, $2300
Evan Gattis, C – HOU @ DET, $2900
Jose Abreu, 1B – CWS @ MIN, $2700
Joe Mauer, 1B – CWS @ MIN, $3000
Brian Dozier, 2B – CWS @ MIN, $3200
Ryan Schimpf, CIN @ SD, 2B – $2200
Anthony Rendon, WSH @ SD, 3B – $2800
Nolan Arenado, COL @ NYM, 3B – $3000
Adeiny Hechavarria, STL @ MIA, SS – $2000
J.J. Hardy, BAL @ TOR, SS – $2100
Brandon Crawford, WSH @ SF,SS – $2500
Danny Espinosa, WSH @ SF, SS – $2600
Troy Tulowitzki, BAL @ TOR, SS – $2800
Trevor Story, COL @ NYM, SS – $3000
Bryce Harper, WSH @ SF, OF – $3900
George Springer, HOU @ DET, OF – $3700
Michael Saunders, TOR @ BAL, OF – $3400
Kole Calhoun, BOS @ LAA, OF – $3000
Kevin Pillar, TOR @ BAL, OF – $2600
Alex Gordon, KC @ TEX, OF – $2600
Nomar Mazara, KC @ TEX, OF – $2200
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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