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MLB DFS Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 5/13/17



DailyRotoHelp is back with more mlb dfs analysis for  your 5/13/17 breakdown! 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 (5/13/17): MLB DFS Advice

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Daily Matchups for 5/13/2017


Cash Pitchers

Luis Severino- Whatever it was this off-season that Severino did, it has been absolutely amazing to see this transformation from last year to this year. He is coming into this match-up with the Astros with a 2-2 record, 3.40 ERA, .91 WHIP. He’s coming off a terrific performance against the Cubs where he pitched 7 innings of 4 hit ball allowing 1 ER and 9 Ks. The only thing we have to look out for today is the weather as it appears that rain is very likely.

Career vs Current Astros Roster

AVG: 0.188 [3 for 16], BABIP: 0.231, K%: 16.7, BB%: 5.6
FIP: 2.47 Groundout: 5 Strikeout: 3Single: 2 Pop Out: 2 Flyout: 2Double: 1 Hit By Pitch: 1 Walk: 1Grounded Into DP: 1


Chris Sale- If there was ever a definition of a pitcher putting the team on his back, it’s this guy right here. Sale has given every thing he has for the Red Sox. Sale has a 3-2 record but an amazing 1.92 ERA with that record. You’d think it would be higher than that but he’s losing games by 1 or 2 runs too often. He’s coming off back to back wins against both BAL and MIN where he has a combined 14 IP and 21 Ks. We definitely expect Sale to mirror his recent results against a Tampa Bay team that he has held to 17 hits in 114 ABs (.149 BA) with 43 Ks and a 34.1 K% to only a 7.9 W%.

Career vs Current Rays Roster

AVG: 0.149 [17 for 114], BABIP: 0.236, K%: 34.1, BB%: 7.9
FIP: 1.46 Strikeout: 43 Groundout: 24 Single: 15Flyout: 12 Walk: 10 Pop Out: 8 Lineout: 6 Double: 2Forceout: 1 Sac Bunt: 1 Grounded Into DP: 1 Double Play: 1 Field Error: 1 Hit By Pitch: 1


Jon Lester- It’s very true that the Cubs are underperforming so far this season as they sit in 4th place, but it’s not due to this guy. He has been his normal self coming into today’s match-up. Lester comes in with a 1-1 record, 3.27 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and 40 Ks. He’s coming off a great performance against the Yankees where he pitched 7 strong innings of 3 hits, 2 runs, 1 ER and 9 Ks. Most nights that would be enough but remember, this was the game I was supposed to be at and it was the 18 inning affair. He gets a great match-up against the Cardinals who he has dominated allowing only 27 hits in 150 ABs (.180 BA) with a 29.1 K% to only 6.7 BB% and 48 Ks. Look for this to be a great afternoon tilt against Michael Wacha.

Career vs Current Cardinals Roster

AVG: 0.180 [27 for 150], BABIP: 0.240, K%: 29.1, BB%: 6.7
FIP: 2.30 Strikeout: 48 Groundout: 37 Flyout: 21Single: 18 Walk: 11 Lineout: 10 Double: 6 Pop Out: 4Sac Fly: 3 Home Run: 2 Grounded Into DP: 1Forceout: 1 Bunt Groundout: 1 Sac Bunt: 1 Triple: 1

GPP (Tournament Pitchers)

Matt Moore- Moore is a very boom or bust-type pitcher as his 1-4 record with a 6.52 ERA and 1.55 WHIP would show. A lot of that is due to how terrible the Giants’ offense but if they could hit against anyone it should be the Reds who are rolling out Lisalverto Bonilla. More is pitching at AT&T PArk which is a pitcher’s park so that is just another factor that we can take advantage of.





Julio Teheran- Teheran is having a down year so far (2-3, 4.69 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, and only 30 Ks). He’s had success against the Marlins in the past but this is strictly a GPP-only play. He’s coming off back to back losses to the Cardinals and the Mets but he has the potential to go under-owned and bounce back today.


Career vs Current Marlins Roster

AVG: 0.290 [60 for 207], BABIP: 0.317, K%: 17.4, BB%: 7.4
FIP: 4.73 Single: 43Groundout: 42 Strikeout: 40Flyout: 30 Walk: 17 Pop Out:14 Lineout: 11 Home Run: 8Double: 8 Grounded Into DP:4 Sac Fly: 3 Forceout: 2 Sac Bunt: 2 Field Error: 1 Bunt Pop Out: 1 Triple: 1 Bunt Groundout: 1 Double Play: 1Hit By Pitch: 1

Zach Davies- This is the first time Davies has made our list of pitchers in the premiere section and he has a great match-up against Robert Gsellman and the mess known as the New York Mets. He’s also had some success against them and he’s a cheap option for a GPP pitcher or possibly even a SP2 over at DraftKings.

Career vs Current Mets Roster

AVG: 0.114 [4 for 35], BABIP: 0.077, K%: 18.4, BB%: 7.9
FIP: 5.28 Groundout: 12Strikeout: 7 Walk: 3 Pop Out:3 Home Run: 2 Field Error: 2Lineout: 2 Grounded Into DP:2 Flyout: 2 Single: 1 Double:1 Forceout: 1


Sandy Leon

Gary Sanchez

Yadier Molina

Miguel Montero

Cameron Rupp

First Base: 

Hanley Ramirez

Anthony Rizzo

Carlos Santana

Ryan Zimmerman

Chris Davis

Second Base:

Daniel Murphy

Dustin Pedroia

Starlin Castro

Javier Baez

Brian Dozier

Third Base:

Nolan Arenado

Chase Headley

Miguel Sano

Derek Dietrich

Mike Moustakas 

Justin Turner

Short Stop:

Xander Bogaerts

Didi Gregorius

Freddy Galvis

Corey Seager

Jose Iglesias


Jacoby Ellsbury

Bryce Harper

Marcell Ozuna

Shin-Soo Choo

Ian Desmond

Justin Upton

JD Martinez

Matt Kemp

Charlie Blackmon

Teams To Stack:

Rangers vs Sonny Gray: (DeShields, Choo, Rua, Gallo)

Tigers vs Ricky Nolasco: (Upton, JD Martinez, Cabrera, Castellanos)

 Yankees vs Mike Fiers: (Ellsbury, Headley, Castro, Judge, Hicks)

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REMEMBER: These are lineups we use, but feel free to pick and choose plays and make your own lineups. Don’t ALWAYS follow these as they don’t hit 100% of the time. We do use these but sometimes late scratches happen and it’s too late to update the lineup. Good luck and bring home the bacon.

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