Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks/Lineups For Fanduel – 8/1/16


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

(I would have stacked vs CC Sabathia – but with too many Mets on the injured list, (Jose Reyes, Asdrubal Cabrera, Yoenis Cespedes, David Wright) it is not worth the risk.  While I am still not rostering Sabathia as a pitcher on this slate, with a 5.93 ERA in July, I will avoid this game – say for a value play with a few bats.)

Toronto Blue Jays vs Doug Fister (The Jays may be without Troy Tulowitzki on Monday, however they are still a great play vs a chucker that doesn’t miss bats.  Fister’s wife is also pregnant and due any minute. so he could go on maternity leave and the Jays would then see Joe Musgrove make his debut.  Another reason to stack the high flying’ Canadian club’s ‘O’)

Cleveland Indians vs Jose Berrios (Cleveland is 2nd in the Majors with a .830 OPS at home.  They scored 19 runs in 3 straight wins over their weekend series with the A’s. The prices for their main guys are growing higher, however they are still a good play versus the Twins rookie pitcher.  Berrios had surrendered 17 ER in 15 IP in his brief career thus far.)

Seattle Mariners vs Eduardo Rodriguez (The Mariners are fully capable of clubbing it vs a LHP, and provide some cheap stack options.)

3 Pitchers to use

We also use 1 ace, 1 midlevel and one bargain SP if we use 3 guys, otherwise I would have gladly used Danny Salazar in the slate as well.  Should you use the Tribe’s Righty, then this is a great move too.

Stephen Strasburg, WSH @ ARI, $11, 600 (The RHP is well on his way to compete for a Cy Young this season if Clayton Kershaw does not come back.  His 47.6 PPG is well worth paying extra even in the Chase Field venue.)

Kyle Hendricks, MIA @ CHC, $9100 (One of the most underrated DFS players this year, and he he has great BVP numbers in a few starts vs the FISH).

Jimmy Nelson, MIL @ SD, $7200 (The Padres are not the same offense as they were a week ago.  The trades of Matt Kemp and Melvin Upton JR. will begin the downfall of the second half for the Pod Squad.  Nelson totes a 2.83 ERA in July – spanning 5 starts, and is a cheap value play.  The Brewers may be without Ryan Braun or Jonathan Lucroy on Monday, but still have better weapons than San Diego.

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.

TOR/CLE ( Stephen Strasburg, Kyle Hendricks, Jimmy Nelson, 2 team stacks + Pitchers = 3 Rosters)

TOR/NYM ( Stephen Strasburg, Kyle Hendricks Jimmy Nelson, 2 team stacks + Pitchers = 3 Rosters)

CLE/NYM ( Stephen Strasburg, Kyle Hendricks  Jimmy Nelson, 2 team stacks + Pitchers = 3 Rosters)

These are just 3 of the 9 Lineups we will construct for the night (3 team stacks wheeled x 3 pitchers, in the end, each of the clubs will have 6 STACKED rosters, so each player will be listed 2-  3 times each on average.  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).  Should you choose to use your own stacks it is easy to workout the wheeled stacks. Take the 1st team you ranked for a stack, and write all of the teams with it.  Once you have completed that, you take  the team to the right in the 1st stack, and run down the right side for all the clubs underneath in the lines.  Each time you complete one club, you go down one line to the far right to follow the same template, until you hit your final two clubs.  Each wheeled 2 team stack will have all pitchers you are going to roster to be combined with it.  We like to use 3, 5, 7 or 9 team stacks.

Sample Lineup 1

P  – Stephen Strasburg, WSH @ ARI, $11, 600

C  –   Chris Gimenez, MIN @ CLE, $2000

1B – Carlos Santana, MIN @ CLE, $3900

2B –  Devon Travis, TOR @ HOU, $3000

3B –  Jose Ramirez, MIN @ CLE, $3000

SS –  Darwin Barney, TOR @ HOU, $2300 (TULO is suffering a chip fracture in his thumb, so Barney should draw in as the #9 hitter here.)

OF  – Brandon Nimmo, NYY @ NYM, $2200 (Abraham Almonte here at $2200 if Davis doesn’t start in favor of him)

OF – Rajai Davis. MIN @ CLE, $3000 (Kevin Pillar, TOR @ HOU, $2900  if Davis doesn’t start)

OF –  Jose Bautista,  TOR @ HOU, $3900

$34, 800, 000 ($200 left)

Sample Lineup 2

P  – Kyle Hendricks, MIA @ CHC, $9100

C  – Chris Iannetta, BOS @ SEA, $2700 (Mike Zunino, $2300 as backup in same game)

1B –  Edwin Encarnacion, TOR @ HOU, $4500

2B – Starlin Castro, NYY @ NYM, $2600

3B – Josh Donaldson,  TOR @ HOU, $4800

SS –  Darwin Barney, TOR @ HOU, $2300

OF –  Shawn O’Malley, BOS @ SEA, $2400 (Brandon Nimmo as backup, $2200)

OF –  Franklin Gutierrez, BOS @ SEA, $3500

OF – Leonys Martin, BOS @ SEA, $2900

$34, 800, 000 ($200 left)

Sample Lineup 3

P – Jimmy Nelson, MIL @ SD, $7200

C  –  Chris Gimenez, MIN @ CLE, $2000

1B – Mike Napoli, OAK @ CLE, 4000

2B – Jason Kipnis, OAK @ CLE, $3800

3B –  Kyle Seager,  BOS @ SEA, $3700

SS –  Francisco Lindor, OAK @ CLE, $3600

OF – Nelson Cruz, BOS @ SEA, $3900

OF –  Franklin Gutierrez, BOS @ SEA, $3500

OF – Leonys Martin, BOS @ SEA, $2900

$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:

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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