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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For Fanduel & DraftKings 4/15/17


on is back for this huge Saturday 4/15/17 slate. Let’s take a look at some plays we like in the form of Top and Value Pitching, Value bats, and some Top BVP plays to go along with some pitchers we think you should avoid today as well.

Fanduel Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (4/15/17): MLB DFS Advice

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Daily Matchups for 4/15/2017

Top Pitchers

Chris Sale- There honestly isn’t a Red Sox pitcher who we would want to take this season other than Sale. When Sale isn’t on the mound, the Sox are just terrible. Sale has back to back great 7+ inning starts with 51 FP and 46 FP respectively against both DET and PIT. He has a terrific match-up against a TB team he has handled well in the past.

Career vs Current Rays Roster

AVG: 0.156 [14 for 90], BABIP: 0.233, K%: 31.3, BB%: 5.2
FIP: 1.41 Strikeout: 30 Groundout: 21 Single: 12Flyout: 10 Pop Out: 7 Walk: 5 Lineout: 5Double: 2 Grounded Into DP: 1 Field Error: 1Forceout: 1 Hit By Pitch: 1

Jake Arrieta- He’s the second highest pitcher on the slate today but for good reason. He has a great track record against the Pirates and has back to back great starts and is 2-0 to start the season. He had a 52 FP outing against the Brew Crew and a 46 FP outing against the Cardinals to start the season. Arrieta makes a great cash play or even a GPP play but remember, we told you  the $8k range is where you’ll take a pitcher to build around to take down the average GPP.

Career vs Current Pirates Roster

AVG: 0.208 [50 for 240], BABIP: 0.267, K%: 24.9, BB%: 6.1
FIP: 2.72 Groundout: 66 Strikeout: 65 Single: 38Flyout: 22 Walk: 16 Lineout: 14 Double: 8 Pop Out: 7 Grounded Into DP: 5 Forceout: 4 Home Run: 4 Hit By Pitch: 4 Fielders Choice Out: 3Field Error: 2 Bunt Groundout: 1 Double Play: 1Sac Bunt: 1

Lance McCullers Jr- You’re reading this thinking stud?! He’s had back to back 46 FP outings over on Fanduel and I absolutely love his match-up against an Oakland team that has started the season 5-6 and hasn’t been hitting as well as people may have thought. It’s true his stats against the A’s isn’t the best, but he’s been a strike out pitcher this season so far with 17 Ks in only 2 starts. Look for him to be an under-the-radar play today.

Career vs Current Athletics Roster

AVG: 0.382 [13 for 34], BABIP: 0.480, K%: 20.0, BB%: 15.0
FIP: 5.34 Single: 9 Strikeout: 8 Groundout: 7Walk: 6 Double: 3 Flyout: 2 Lineout: 2 Pop Out:1 Forceout: 1 Home Run: 1

Other Stud Pitchers: Jose Quintana, Justin Verlander, Kenta Maeda

Value/Sleeper Pitchers:

CC Sabathia- Sabathia has turned from a dominant strikeout pitcher to more of a finesse pitcher the first part of last season and the start of the 2017 campaign. He’s not striking out as many batters as you’re used to  (3 against BAL, and 2 against TAM) but he’s gotten the job done for the Yankees. He has dominated the St. Louis Cardinals in the past (when he was with the Brew Crew) and he should fair well again today as long as the offense sticks to the course and continues with their 5 game winning streak.

Career vs Current Cardinals Roster

AVG: 0.147 [5 for 34], BABIP: 0.160, K%: 23.1, BB%: 10.3
FIP: 3.96 Strikeout: 9 Flyout: 7 Groundout: 5Double: 4 Walk: 4 Lineout: 3 Grounded Into DP:2 Sac Fly: 1 Home Run: 1 Pop Out: 1 Field Error:1 Forceout: 1

Marco Estrada- The Blue Jays’ offense has to come around soon right? I mean, they’ve started the season 1-9 (which is hilarious by the way) and looked like absolute trash. If they are going to break out of this slump it should be today against Alec Asher. He’s only been in the NL so hasn’t seen them much but has given up 7 hits in only 12 batters faced. This game is being played in Toronto and if they can’t win this game and give Estrada the run support since he’s dominated the Orioles in the past, it’ll be time to really panic if you’re a Blue Jays fan.

Career vs Current Orioles Roster

AVG: 0.189 [34 for 180], BABIP: 0.175, K%: 22.7, BB%: 12.6
FIP: 6.37 Strikeout: 47 Groundout: 39 Flyout: 32Walk: 25 Pop Out: 17 Single: 14 Home Run: 13Lineout: 9 Double: 7 Intent Walk: 1 Forceout: 1Grounded Into DP: 1 Hit By Pitch: 1

Adam Conley- So he was supposed to start yesterday’s game but got pushed back due to the 16 inning game where here had to come in for some relief. He’s facing a Mets team that we suggested him against last week and he didn’t disappoint. Unfortunately he only lasted 5 innings but only gave up 1 hit, walked 3, struck out 6, got the W and 36 FP. 36 FP in only 5 innings?! Yes please.

Career vs Current Mets Roster

AVG: 0.188 [18 for 96], BABIP: 0.222, K%: 22.1, BB%: 5.8
FIP: 3.12 Strikeout: 23 Groundout: 17 Pop Out:15 Flyout: 13 Single: 11 Lineout: 8 Walk: 5Double: 5 Forceout: 2 Home Run: 2 Sac Fly: 1Hit By Pitch: 1 Intent Walk: 1

Other Value Pitchers: R.A. Dickey, Tanner Roark, Ervin Santana

Value Batters:

 Michael Brantley

Welington Castillo

Victor Martinez

Jonathan Schoop

Joe Mauer

Josh Bell

BvP Plays:

 Miguel Cabrera vs Corey Kluber- 21 for 47 (.447 BA), 14 singles, 2 doubles, 5 HRs

Carlos Santana vs Justin Verlander- 13 for 67 (.197 BA), 4 singles, 2 doubles, 7 HRs

Teams To Stack:

 Indians vs Justin Verlander

Rockies vs Matt Moore

Red Sox vs Jake Odorizzi

Braves vs Clayton Richard

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