We have another monster slate here today with 11 games on tap over on DraftKings and FanDuel for us to sink our teeth into! Today's slate is going to be interesting as there is a clear choice at who the top pitcher should be, but the types of lineups you can create with him given the price tag could be a challenge. 




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MLB DFS Picks & Daily Fantasy Playbook 

MLB Weather: Today, 5/14

Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves

  • Summertime in Atlanta. There is always the potential for pop-up thunderstorms and if they end up over the ballpark, then we could see some type of delay.

MLB DFS Lineup Construction Thoughts

Ok, so, Dylan Cease is the top priced pitcher on the slate, and he draws the Colorado Rockies. This is an absolute ace spot for Cease who has already been pretty dynamite this season. I really see no reason NOT to play him. So, that said, we need to find enough value or a cheaper SP2 on DraftKings to pair him with because if you watched the MLB DFS Preview Show, you saw that Howard and I really went back and forth on our example lineup.

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Dylan Cease, Chicago White Sox

Coming off seven shutout innings with 12 strikeouts against the Cubs, Cease now draws an even better matchup with a home start against the Colorado Rockies. The price tag isn't cheap but there is a clear reason why he is not only the most expensive but the most popular pitcher on today's main slate to roster.

Sonny Gray, St. Louis Cardinals

Great bounce back opportunity here for Gray who got lit up against the Brewers in his most recent outing. Gray draws a start against the Angels today, a lineup that ranks 21st in wOBA, 17th average and a strikeout rate of 24% against right-handed pitching this season.

Gavin Stone, Los Angeles Dodgers

In the mid-tier Stone has some win equity with the Dodgers powerful lineup behind him in this matchup against the Giants. Stone has allowed just one earned run in each of his last three starts while going at least six innings in those outings. We'd like to see more strikeout upside but if we can get another 18-20 FP here today we will be happy.

Slade Cecconi, Arizona Diamondbacks

Pure GPP play here but the Diamondbacks are -120 favorites at home here today and the Reds offense has struggled on the road against right-handed pitching this season. Cecconi has looked good in three of his four outings this season but has just one win to show for it. If the DBacks can get him in position for those win points he will easily pay off the price tag.




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Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Guardians

We got the Rangers sending Jack Leiter out to the mound for his third career MLB start. His first two did not go well as he allowed 13 runs (11 ER) over 7.2 innings to begin his MLB career while facing the Tigers and A's. The Guardians will toss a lefty-heavy lineup at him today and Ramirez has the ability to impact the game both at the plate and on the base paths. 

Oneil Cruz, Pittsburgh Pirates

Yes, he still strikes out way too much but Cruz is hot right now, hitting .368 with four homers and a stolen base over his last 10 games. He now has seven homers and four steals on the season. Today he steps into the box against Brewers righty starter Joe Ross and Cruz owns a .204 ISO and .392 wOBA against right-handed pitching this season.

Brent Rooker, Oakland Athletics

Rooker is on another level right now, going 2-for-3 last night with a double which brings his last 10 games totals to a .474 average and an OPS of 1.450. He has four homers during that stretch and draws Ronel Blanco today, a pitcher whose underlying numbers scream regression as he draws a HOT hitting Oakland Athletics lineup.

Jake Meyers, Houston Astros

How about Jake Meyers for an outfield value play today? The Astros righty is hitting .313 with an OPS of .840 over the last 10 games and with a lefty on the mound he should be in today's lineup. Meyers owns a .360 ISO with a .391 wOBA against left-handed pitching this season.

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