Welcome to the MLB DFS Playbook for the Main Slate on Friday, April 5!

We've got a tasty 8-game slate tonight and no pitchers sitting in the five-figure amount. That should enbale us to build some real solid lineups for both cash and GPP.

Here's a look at some of my favorite plays for tonight.

KEY:
     
  In Lineup
     
  Not In Lineup
     
  Lineup Pending
(Max 3)
                 
Pos PlayerLineup MatchupOpponent Pitcher DraftKings*Own % FanDuel*Own % Yahoo! DailyBreakDownWeather
SP C. McHugh (R) OAK@HOU
Fri 8:10
F. Montas (R) $9500UPGRADE $8600UPGRADE $45UPGRADE
SP S. Bieber (R) TOR@CLE
Fri 7:10
T. Thornton (R) $9300UPGRADE $8900UPGRADE $35UPGRADE
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C J. Realmuto (R) MIN@PHI
Fri 7:05
J. Odorizzi (R) $4500UPGRADE $3500UPGRADE $19UPGRADE
CUPGRADE UPGRADE
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1B F. Freeman (L) MIA@ATL
Fri 7:20
P. Lopez (R) $4800UPGRADE $4500UPGRADE $23UPGRADE
1B J. Aguilar (R) CHI@MIL
Fri 8:10
J. Quintana (L) $4400UPGRADE $3800UPGRADE $15UPGRADE
1BUPGRADE UPGRADE
1BUPGRADE UPGRADE
1BUPGRADE UPGRADE
2B J. Altuve (R) OAK@HOU
Fri 8:10
F. Montas (R) $4600UPGRADE $3900UPGRADE $22UPGRADE
2BUPGRADE UPGRADE
2BUPGRADE UPGRADE
2BUPGRADE UPGRADE
3B A. Bregman (R) OAK@HOU
Fri 8:10
F. Montas (R) $4800UPGRADE $4200UPGRADE $20UPGRADE
3B J. Donaldson (R) MIA@ATL
Fri 7:20
P. Lopez (R) $4600UPGRADE $3400UPGRADE $17UPGRADE
3BUPGRADE UPGRADE
3BUPGRADE UPGRADE
3BUPGRADE UPGRADE
SS J. Báez (R) CHI@MIL
Fri 8:10
B. Woodruff (R) $4900UPGRADE $4500UPGRADE $25UPGRADE
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OF B. Harper (L) MIN@PHI
Fri 7:05
J. Odorizzi (R) $5500UPGRADE $4900UPGRADE $27UPGRADE
OF R. Acuña Jr. (R) MIA@ATL
Fri 7:20
P. Lopez (R) $5100UPGRADE $4400UPGRADE $22UPGRADE
OF J. Gallo (L) TEX@LAA
Fri 10:07
F. Peña (R) $4700UPGRADE $4000UPGRADE $19UPGRADE
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