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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For Fanduel & DraftKings 4/16/17


on is back for this huge Saturday 4/16/17 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 (4/16/17): MLB DFS Advice

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Daily Matchups for 4/16/2017

Top Pitchers


Jon Lester-  If you can take a pitcher on the Cubs, 9 times out of 10 you’ll be looking at an extra 12 points for the W over at Fanduel. He’s had 2 really good starts this season against both the Dodgers and Cardinals where he scored 40 and 33 FPs. Love his match-up against the Pirates today.

Career vs Current Pirates Roster

AVG: 0.279 [41 for 147], BABIP: 0.339, K%: 21.2, BB%: 6.7
FIP: 3.26 Strikeout: 35 Single: 31 Groundout: 31Flyout: 18 Walk: 11 Lineout: 8 Pop Out: 7Double: 6 Hit By Pitch: 4 Home Run: 3 Sac Bunt:3 Grounded Into DP: 3 Bunt Lineout: 1Forceout: 1 Triple: 1 Double Play: 1 Field Error:1

Cole Hamels- Absolutely love Hamels in this match-up considering the Mariner have been absolutely terrible to start the season. Hamels has had success against them in the past and looks to continue to build on his last start against the Angels where he pitched 7 innings giving up only 4 hits, walking 4, striking out 5 allowing 1 ER and getting the QSTART and 37 FP on Fanduel.

Career vs Current Mariners Roster

AVG: 0.257 [29 for 113], BABIP: 0.268, K%: 21.3, BB%: 8.7
FIP: 5.70 Strikeout: 27 Single: 21 Groundout: 18Flyout: 18 Walk: 11 Home Run: 7 Pop Out: 6Lineout: 6 Sac Bunt: 3 Forceout: 3 Grounded Into DP: 3 Field Error: 2 Double Play: 1 Double: 1

Gio Gonzalez- Love this match-up against the Phillies for Gio today. He has back to back great starts against STL (7 IP, 6 H, 0 BB, 6 SO, 1 ER, 1 QSTART, 1 W and 46 FP) and against Miami (6 IP, 7 H, 2 BB, 7 SO, O ER, 1 QSTART and 43 FP). I expect close to the same today and could see another 7+ innings and 6+ Ks for Gonzalez.

Career vs Current Phillies Roster

AVG: 0.206 [34 for 165], BABIP: 0.250, K%: 23.0, BB%: 6.6
FIP: 2.99 Groundout: 42Strikeout: 42 Single: 24Flyout: 16 Lineout: 14 Walk:12 Grounded Into DP: 8Double: 7 Pop Out: 4 Sac Bunt: 4 Forceout: 4 Home Run: 3 Field Error: 1 Hit By Pitch: 1 Batter Interference: 1

Other Stud Pitchers: Matt Harvey, Michael Pineda, JA Happ, Drew Pomeranz

Value/Sleeper Pitchers:


Dylan Bundy- He makes a great value play as he’s facing a Blue Jays’ offense that has been horrific to start the season. Bundy only had 23 FP in his last start against BOS but he faced this same Blue Jays team (minus Donaldson) where he pitched 7 innings, gave up only 4 hits, 0 walks, 8 Ks, 1 ER, and the W with 52 FP. I could see something very similar to that considering they will most likely be putting Chris Coghlan on 3rd again today.

Career vs Current Blue Jays Roster

AVG: 0.097 [3 for 31], BABIP: 0.143, K%: 30.3, BB%: 6.1
FIP: 1.66 Strikeout: 10 Flyout: 6 Groundout: 6Single: 3 Pop Out: 3 Lineout: 2 Walk: 2Grounded Into DP: 1

Jharel Cotton- So this one is more of a GPP play. He’s had a mixed bag of results in his first two starts of the season. His first game against the Angels he only pitched 4.1 innings and got 10 FP on FD. His last outing was much better against the Royals on Monday (7 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 6 SO, W, QSTART and 49 FP). The Astros are very hit or miss this season so I’m not sure you can trust them in cash but make sure to get a piece in a GPP lineup or two today.

Antonio Senzatela- We suggested him last time out and he dominated the Padres (7 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 5 SO, 2 ER, 1 W, 40 FP). He’s strictly only a GPP play until he can prove to us that he can sustain these numbers, but absolutely love him against Samardzija where he should probably give up a few runs to the Rockies today.

Other Value Pitchers: Matt Boyd, Charlie Morton, Hector Santiago

Batters To Target:

 Brian Dozier

Robinson Cano

Albert Pujols

Manny Machado

Freddy Galvis

Byron Buxton

BvP Plays:

 Brian Dozier vs James Shields- 11 for 29 (.379 BA), 3 singles, 5 doubles, 3 HRs

Joe Mauer vs James Shields- 14 for 42 (.333 BA), 10 singles, 2 doubles, triple, HR

Joey Votto vs Wily Peralta- 11 for 34, (.324 BA), 8 singles, 2 doubles, 1 HR

Teams To Stack:

 Twins vs James Shields

Mets vs Dan Straily

Rockies vs Jeff Samardzija

Yankees vs Adam Wainwright

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