Today will be my last day contributing to the DFS Playbook on a regular basis due to a shift in responsibilities at FantasyAlarm.com. I hope the research and insight I have put in has been rewarding to you over these past dozen weeks or so, both in an enlightening fashion as well as financially.  You guys are already in good hands with the Man, Jeff Mans and he just dropped one of the best DFS informational and strategic articles you will ever find in the How To Use The DFS Playbook. I recommend, or as Jack Bauer would say, “I wasn’t asking, I was just being courteous,” read that article now before going any further. I GUARANTEE you will be glad that you did.

Then bookmark these pages as a complement to the Playbook:

Fantasy Alarm MLB Daily Lineups

Weather Report   

Batter vs Pitcher Stats

Daily Fantasy Baseball Projections

Player Pos. DraftKings DraftStreet FanDuel Reasons
Masahiro Tanaka P $11,600 $24,805 $11,200 Tanaka looking to become 1st pitcher since 1914 to record a QS in first 17 starts and should have little trouble vs MIN in pitcher friendly Target Field
Max Scherzer P $10,400 $20,999 $10,300 If you haven't figured it out, spend on pitching tonight. Vegas has given Scherzer and the Tigers the greatest odds of winning among any team going tonight
Matt Shoemaker P $6,800 $14,064 $6,600 Bounce back beauty of the night right here folks as Shoemaker will face the youngest team in MLB, who not surprisingly, strike out more than any other team in baseball
A.J. Ellis C $3,100 $4,643 $2,500 RvL vs COL SP Franklin Morales in Coors; Ellis hitting .294 (5-17) over last 6 gms
Chris Gimenez C $3,000 $5,229 $2,300 Chris Gimenez has a small sample size of success of going 3-for-6 vs BAL SP Wei-Yin Chen giving him some upside among your potential punt options at this position tonight.
Paul Goldschmidt 1B $5,100 $6,555 $4,900 Albert Pujols if you want to save some money
C.J. Cron 1B $3,600 $6,730 $3,100 Ike Davis if you want to save the most money; if you Don't Like Ike and still need a cheap bat, with good matchup, and you are playing day game then Marlins 1B/OF Garrett Jones
Derek Dietrich 2B Not In LU If you can't afford DET 2B Ian Kinsler who is rollin hot and has decent sample size of succes vs TB LSP Erik Bedard
Neil Walker 2B $3,700 $5,723 $2,600 Brandon McCarthy blows and our projections have Walker providing the best F$/Pts value among all 2B going today with Derek Dietrich ranked 2nd
Adrian Beltre 3B $5,100 $9,667 $4,300 Continues to quietly mash and you can save at 1B in order to spend here
Nick Castellanos 3B $3,300 $5,211 $2,600 .293 (22-75) w/ 3 HR vs LHP this season and hitting about 90 pts higher at home than on the road at .311
Jimmy Rollins SS $4,000 $6,444 $2,800 6-for-14 (.429) during 3-gm hit streak w/ two 2B and a SB and has owned MIA P going 19-for-50 (.380) w/ 2 HR
Elvis Andrus SS $3,900 $5,511 $2,300 like the price, love the matchup
Josh Hamilton OF $4,300 $5,368 $3,400 Hopefully you have been rolling with my recommendation of Hamilton who appears to have found his power struck, finally. Add in he will be glad to see HOU as he is 10-for-25 (.400) w/ 3 HR vs them and is 2-for-3 w/ HR and 3B career vs Brett Oberholtzer. Could be a great GPP play as many may shy away from him due to the LvsL matchup
Starling Marte OF $4,100 $6,703 $3,400 If you guys aren't going to throw me a party on my last day with the Playbook at least I know Marte Parte will (Cutch probably will too but you save over $1K with the darling Startling)
Christian Yelich OF $4,300 $6,444 $3,800 Lvs homer friendly righty Kyle Kendrick in MIA
Alex Rios OF $4,100 $6,295 $2,700 Owns BAL LSP Wei-Yin Chen; Michael Choice an interesting discounted option too
Scott Van Slyke OF $3,300 $5,529 $2,700 When there is a lefty facing the Dodgers than SVS should be considered; bonus game is in Coors
J.D. Martinez OF/UTL $4,200 $6,600 $3,800 AL Player of the Month gets RvL matchup plus is still swinging a hot bat through 1st two games of July



Comments

Joey Ligs 

Thanks for the help, Michael! Good luck with your new responsibilities.

thedagger 

good stuff man congrats on whatever you are doing now.


Leave a Comment

About Michael Pichan

Michael Pichan (@FantasyNomad) is a Staff Writer at FantasyAlarm.com, host of the Fantasy Alarm podcast, FSWA member, 2013 Top 10 ranked Expert in Fantasy Baseball, 2014 FSWA Fantasy Basketball Champ, lover of PBR and Daily League Play.

Michael Pichan on Twitter

@RealSweetLou247 @justinboone @allinkid @4for4_John @mikeblewitt Cadet's value, if he has any, would be in PPR formats not standard btw

@mnorrad @jcraig24 you see the match with no fans?

@RealSweetLou247 best bet is to find a team who lacks some depth and try and get a 2 for 1 deal done with them