Happy Opening Day!!!

The long, cold winter has finally passed. The blanket of snow has lifted, the frozen tundra has thawed and like the Phoenix rising from the ashes, baseball is back, baby!

Now the question is -- is that moist, green organic that our feet tread upon simply the springtime grass or giant stacks of cash just waiting to be frolicked in by savvy DFS players?

Eloquent enough for you? Good. Now let's get down to business.

For MLB Opening Day, FanDuel is offering a juicy 14-game slate while Draft Kings is breaking things up into an early 5-game slate with a 9-game main slate. Sorry to those wanting to get in one that Red Sox/Mariners game, but if you really want it, you can do the Showdown thing. Today's Playbook will cover the 14 games FanDuel is offering, so you'll have some options for both the early and main slate on Draft KIngs as well, though we may have to go outside the actual Playbook for DK lineups. We'll cross that bridge when we come to it, though, so for now, let's get to the top plays at each position.

KEY:
     
  In Lineup
     
  Not In Lineup
     
  Lineup Pending
(Max 3)
                       
Pos PlayerLineup MatchupOpponent Pitcher DraftKings*Own % FanDuel*Own % Yahoo! DailyBreakDownWeather
SP J. Verlander (R) HOU@TB
Thu 4:00
B. Snell (L) $UPGRADE $UPGRADE $UPGRADE
SP M. Tanaka (R) BAL@NYY
Thu 1:05
A. Cashner (R) $UPGRADE $UPGRADE $UPGRADE
SPUPGRADE UPGRADE
SPUPGRADE UPGRADE
SPUPGRADE UPGRADE
SPUPGRADE UPGRADE
C J. Realmuto (R) ATL@PHI
Thu 3:05
J. Teheran (R) $UPGRADE $UPGRADE $UPGRADE
C W. Contreras (R) CHI@TEX
Thu 4:05
M. Minor (L) $UPGRADE $UPGRADE $UPGRADE
CUPGRADE UPGRADE
CUPGRADE UPGRADE
CUPGRADE UPGRADE
1B P. Goldschmidt (R) STL@MIL
Thu 2:10
J. Chacín (R) $UPGRADE $UPGRADE $UPGRADE
1B M. Muncy (L) ARI@LA
Thu 4:10
Z. Greinke (R) $UPGRADE $UPGRADE $UPGRADE
1BUPGRADE UPGRADE
1BUPGRADE UPGRADE
1BUPGRADE UPGRADE
2B W. Merrifield (R) CWS@KC
Thu 4:15
C. Rodón (L) $UPGRADE $UPGRADE $UPGRADE
2B C. Hernández (B) ATL@PHI
Thu 3:05
J. Teheran (R) $UPGRADE $UPGRADE $UPGRADE
2BUPGRADE UPGRADE
2BUPGRADE UPGRADE
3B K. Bryant (R) CHI@TEX
Thu 4:05
M. Minor (L) $UPGRADE $UPGRADE $UPGRADE
3B A. Bregman (R) HOU@TB
Thu 4:00
B. Snell (L) $UPGRADE $UPGRADE $UPGRADE
3BUPGRADE UPGRADE
3BUPGRADE UPGRADE
3BUPGRADE UPGRADE
SS T. Story (R) COL@MIA
Thu 4:10
J. Ureña (R) $UPGRADE $UPGRADE $UPGRADE
SS J. Báez (R) CHI@TEX
Thu 4:05
M. Minor (L) $UPGRADE $UPGRADE $UPGRADE
SSUPGRADE UPGRADE
SSUPGRADE UPGRADE
CF M. Trout (R) LAA@OAK
Thu 4:07
M. Fiers (R) $UPGRADE $UPGRADE $UPGRADE
RF A. Judge (R) BAL@NYY
Thu 1:05
A. Cashner (R) $UPGRADE $UPGRADE $UPGRADE
RF B. Harper (L) ATL@PHI
Thu 3:05
J. Teheran (R) $UPGRADE $UPGRADE $UPGRADE
LFUPGRADE UPGRADE
CFUPGRADE UPGRADE
LFUPGRADE UPGRADE
RFUPGRADE UPGRADE
RFUPGRADE UPGRADE
LFUPGRADE UPGRADE
LFUPGRADE UPGRADE