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Week 17 Recap: Our Best FanDuel DFS Lineup Picks


Daily League Lineup Picks - Newsletter Recap

Jake deGrom New York MetsAs many of you already know, we take our DFS quite seriously here at RotoBaller. Each and every week since the start of the 2013 MLB and fantasy baseball season, we have been providing our premium subscribers with 3 cheat sheet style newsletters per week, full of our meticulously and passionately researched daily league fantasy baseball advice for FanDuel.

In order to give those of you not acquainted with DFS all a taste of what the DFS gaming style is like, we are going to give you a brief recap, and share a few of our picks from the last week's newsletters. You can play DFS leagues by comparing notes with our experts, and using our research to unearth some undervalued daily league sleepers with each newsletter.

 

Top Fanduel DFS Sleepers That Delivered on 7/22/14:

Jacob deGrom, SP ($7,700) - 14.3 FP

Rick Porcello, SP ($7,200) - 13 FP

Anthony Rizzo, SP ($3,800) - 11.5 FP

Lucas Duda, 1B ($3,400) - 8.5 FP

Jose Reyes, SS ($3,500) - 11.5 FP

Nolan Arenado, 3B ($2,700) - 6.25 FP

Corey Dickerson, OF ($3,900) - 7.25 FP

 

Top Fanduel DFS Sleepers That Delivered on 7/23/14:

Madison Bumgarner, SP ($9,000) - 18 FP

Jesse Chavez, SP ($7,600) - 14.2 FP

Ian Kennedy, SP ($7,500) - 13 FP

David Ortiz, 1B ($3,900) - 7.25 FP

Jose Bautista, OF ($3,400) - 9.5 FP

Yoenis Cespedes, OF ($3,000) - 14.5 FP

 

Top Fanduel DFS Sleepers That Delivered on 7/25/14:

Zack Greinke, SP ($9,400) - 21 FP

Freddie Freeman, 1B ($3,400) - 5.5 FP

Adam LaRoche, 1B ($2,900) - 4.5 FP

Dee Gordon, 2B ($3,300) - 9.5 FP

Carlos Gomez, OF ($4,100) - 6.25 FP

Jose Bautista, OF ($4,300) - 15.75 FP

Ichiro Suzuki, OF ($2,200) - 8.5 FP

 

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By Keith Allison on Flickr [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsAs you can see from our abundantly successful excerpts from week 17, we have a track record of hand-picking top performing stars for each and every matchup.

At RotoBaller we utilize sabertmetric daily league analysis, years of accrued fantasy baseball and MLB knowledge, and the passion to go along with years of DFS gaming experience, to perform our daily league analysis.

 

Get The Edge On Fanduel With RotoBaller's Expert Picks

We've said this before and we will continue to say it for the duration of the 2014 MLB season (and beyond).  If you are passionate and knowledgeable about fantasy baseball, then you should experience the thrill of drafting a new fantasy team every night, and competing to win cash (or pride) on any given day. We suggest you join in on the fun, especially if you are one of the unfortunate souls who has had a tough go at it in seasonal fantasy baseball formats.

Whether the injury bug bit your team, or whether your draft didn’t live up to your expectations (and hype), you now have a fantastic option (and reason) to keep playing fantasy baseball for the rest of the year. Roll our your lineups after you've compared your picks to our DFS Expert Picks Newsletter and enjoy the next 2 plus months of fantasy baseball like never before!

 




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Fanduel & DraftKings DFS Expert Picks: Last Week In Review

RotoBaller Expert DFS Picks Newsletter Recap

As many of you already know, we take our DFS quite seriously here at RotoBaller. Each and every week since the start of the 2013 MLB and fantasy baseball season, we have been providing our premium subscribers with 3 cheat sheet style newsletters per week (Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday), full of our meticulously and passionately researched daily fantasy baseball advice for Fanduel.

By bengrey on Flickr (Original version) UCinternational (Crop) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsIn order to give those of you not acquainted with DFS all a taste of what the DFS gaming style is like, we are going to give you a brief recap, and share a few of our picks from the last week's newsletters. You'll see just how much success you can have playing DFS by comparing notes with our experts, and using our research to unearth some undervalued daily league sleepers with each newsletter.

Editors Note: RotoBaller has just significantly lowered the price of our DFS Expert Picks Newsletter for the remainder of the 2014 fantasy baseball season. Purchase 1 month of our in-house expert picks for $29.99 and get the rest of the season for free. Don't miss this exciting sale, register today and get the edge and insider information you need to perform at a higher level on sites like Fanduel and DraftKings.

 

Top Fanduel DFS Sleepers That Delivered on 7/18/14:

Anthony Rizzo, 1B ($3,600) - 12.5 FP

Bryce Harper, OF ($2,900) - 7.75 FP

Adrian Beltre, 3B ($4,600 - 6.5 FP

Rougned Odor, 2B ($2,300) - 6.75 FP

rotoballer-fantasy-baseball-advice-bryce-harperAs you can see from our abundantly successful excerpts from 7/18/14 (we had a short week due to the MLB All-Star break or we'd have 2 other days to recap from last week), we have a fairly high percentage track record of hand picking top performing stars for each and every matchup. At RotoBaller, we truly specialize in deep sabertmetric daily league analysis, an abundance of accrued fantasy baseball and MLB knowledge, and the passion to go along with years of DFS gaming experience.

 

Get The Edge On Fanduel With RotoBaller's Expert Picks

We've said this before and we will continue to say it for the duration of the 2014 MLB season (and beyond).  If you are passionate and knowledgeable about fantasy baseball, then we urge you to experience the thrill of drafting a new fantasy team every night, and competing to win cash (or pride) on any given day. We highly suggest you join in on the fun, especially if you are one of the unfortunate souls who has had a tough go at it in seasonal fantasy baseball formats.

Whether the injury bug bit your team, or whether your draft didn’t live up to your expectations (and hype), you now have a fantastic option (and reason) to keep playing fantasy baseball for the rest of the year.Roll our your lineups after you've compared your picks to our DFS Expert Picks Newsletter and enjoy the next 2 plus months of fantasy baseball like never before!

 




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DFS Lineup Picks for 6/27: FanDuel, DraftKings & DraftStreet Advice

Are you just sick and tired of seeing your fantasy baseball team at the bottom of the standings? Can’t seem to make up ground even though you watch the games every night, and are very active on your league’s waiver wire (and even downloaded RotoBaller's FREE iPhone waiver wire app)? Have no fear, we have the perfect solution for you fellow RotoBallers and fantasy baseball freaks.

Enter daily league fantasy baseball, where you can use your accrued knowledge of fantasy baseball to compete each and every night from scratch with a new roster. Just draft your roster (slightly different style on all three of our favorite sites) using a salary cap based system, and sit back and enjoy the games for that night! With these types of leagues, you can leave the hopelessness of your seasonal fantasy formats aside, and focus on the next 3 plus months of fantasy baseball action.

Now the fun part - every Friday morning for the rest of the fantasy baseball season, we will be publishing this short teaser piece detailing one or two daily league player recommendations and sleepers, from three of our favorite DFS sites. This week’s featured expert analysis will include lineup value picks from FanduelDraftKings and DraftStreet.

Editors Note: If you want an even greater edge over your Fanduel and DraftKings competitors, check out RotoBaller’s highly effective Expert Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks Newsletter. In this simple to use cheat sheet format, we provide you a minimum of 15 daily league player recommendations (usually closer to 20 players), 3 days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday) throughout the fantasy baseball season. 

Alright fellow RotoBallers, without further ado, let’s get right to the meat and potatoes for Friday, June 27th 2014:

 
 

FanDuel Lineup Recommendations for 6/27

New York Yankees v San Diego Padres

Tyson Ross (SP) $6,700 - Facing the big bad Arizona Diamondbacks at home, this undervalued DFS stud is poised to make some Fanduel players some tournament money. This former A's great is bringing his home field 2.36 ERA and 1.05 WHIP to work tonight, and he has only given up 3 long balls in 53.1 IP (that grades out to only 12 HR allowed over a 200 IP workload for those of us good at quick math), while striking out 56 helpless batters in that span. Those are ace pitcher numbers in case you weren't sure, so save a few shekels and put the 13th most expensive starting pitcher into your Fanduel lineup tonight. You won't be able to afford him on DraftKings either, so this is your one chance for DFS glory.

 
 

DraftKings Lineup Recommendations for 6/27

By Keith Allison on Flickr (Originally posted to Flickr as "Brad Miller") [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Brad Miller (SS) $3,000 - Simply put, it ain't easy to find value every night across the boards on all of the DFS sites, but hey, that's what we're here for right? Upon scouring the lineup options for tonight on DrafKings (like some of us scour for barstool beauties with desperation circa 3AM at your local watering hole), we have come across a RotoBaller favorite in Brad "Used To Be Bad" Miller. The thing is this, if you look at his 2014 in-season batting average, you might choke on this recommendation and call us bat shit crazy, but when you dig a bit deeper (as we do 24/7/365), you will find a deep sleeper, at the hard to fill shortstop position (at least until they correct this undervalued price tag in a day or two). Ladies and gentleman, this young man has serious pop (to go along with his top pedigree), and has been hitting at about a .285 clip for the past 30 days, and even driving in a run or two. Now that's what we call sleeper value for $3,000, going up against a young and erratic, home run prone, starting pitcher (Trevor Bauer). Get this dude into your lineup and thank us later, because you cant even buy a dirty dog at your local street meat stand for this low of a price.

 
 

DraftStreet Lineup Recommendations for 6/27

By Keith Allison on Flickr (Originally posted to Flickr as "Brandon Workman") [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Brandon Workman (SP) $9779 - First of all, you have to love the pricing job they do at DraftStreet! Props to whoever is doing this stuff, because sometimes I feel like we should be adding cents to those awkward dollar values we have in play. Mini-rant aside, let us present to you tonight's undervalued pitcher for the Mount Everest of DFS site (as so well put by Dr. Roto of Sirius XM Fantasy Sports), Brandon "Putting In" Workman. Yes fellow shocked RotoBallers, we just recommended a relatively unknown Red Sox starter as someone to roll a few dollars of confidence out on. Let's shed some light on one of your three potential pitchers on DraftStreet for tonight. As the Red Sox 2nd round pick in the 2010 draft, 6-5 righty outta good old Arlington, Texas comes into this start with a 2.88 ERA and 1.02 WHIP in 34.1 innings pitched this year. He gets the very tough task (sarcastic tone) of facing off against the Yankees beleaguered Vidal "The Homerun Machine" Nuno. Now usually we don't dwell on the opposition's lowliness when deciding on potential starters for any given night, but similarly to passover, tonight is not like any other night because tonight we will dwell on how bad Nuno is (instead of how potentially studly Workman is). Nuno and his hellacious ERA are coming to work at a stadium that inflates the homerun rate at close to twice the league average. Couple that with his league leading 15 homeruns surrendered, 7.09 home ERA and he makes the perfect DFS streamer opponent for literally almost any pitcher. We would borderline start an Edwin Jackson or R.A. Dickey in this scenario (not literally, just drilling home the point), so you know we're running out the more stable Brandon "Putting In" Workman with impunity, and saving enough mozzarella to slide in Johnny "The Untouchable" Cueto as our complimenting ace starter.

 
 

The DFS Strategic Wrapup

On most nights, and on all sites, the key to any successful DFS gaming strategy is to try to “buy low”, or unearth some undervalued talent, using split stats, or favorable player platoons. Sometimes sites just miss something and you can find a glitchy play (like when Hunter Pence was dropped to $2,200 flukily on Fanduel this past week). Although predicting the outcomes of baseball games can be extremely tough (if not borderline impossible), using a smart analytical process, and good sabermetric data to back up our intuition, gives us the edge we need to slowly make incremental gains over our competitors.

We can’t stress this point to you enough so we’ll say it yet again! If you haven’t experienced the thrill of drafting a new fantasy team every night, and competing for just one day, then you have no idea what fun you are missing! We highly suggest you join in on the fun, especially if you are one of the unfortunate souls who has had a tough go at it in seasonal fantasy baseball formats. Whether the injury bug bit your team, or whether your draft did not live up to your expectations (and hype), you now have a fantastic option (and reason) to keep playing fantasy baseball for the rest of the year. Good luck today playing your DFS games tonight RotoBallers!

 




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DFS Lineup Picks for 6/20: FanDuel, DraftKings & DraftStreet Advice

Anyone feel tired of seeing their fantasy baseball team at the bottom of the standings? Can't seem to make up ground even though you watch the games every night, and are very active on your league's waiver wire? Have no fear, we have the perfect solution for you fantasy baseball freaks. Enter daily leagues, where you can use your knowledge of fantasy baseball to compete each and every night from scratch with a new roster. Just draft your squad (slightly different style on all three of our favorite sites) using a salary cap based system, and sit back and enjoy the games for that night! With these leagues, you can leave the hopelessness of your seasonal formats aside, and focus on the next 3 plus months of fantasy baseball action.

With that being said, every Friday morning for the rest of the fantasy baseball season, we will be publishing this short piece detailing one or two daily league player recommendations and sleepers, from three of our favorite DFS sites. This week's featured expert analysis will include lineup value picks from FanduelDraftKings and DraftStreet.

Editors Note: If you want an even greater edge over your Fanduel and DraftKings competitors, check out RotoBaller's highly effective Expert Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks Newsletter. In this simple to use cheat sheet format, we provide you a minimum of 15 daily league player recommendations (usually closer to 20 players), 3 days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday) throughout the fantasy baseball season. 

 

Alright good folks, without further ado, let's get right to the meat and potatoes for Friday, June 20th 2014:

 

FanDuel Lineup Recommendations for 6/20

Jaime Garcia (SP) - $6,200

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Take this notion to the bank as you sort through today's matchups seeking to unearth some sleepers: Jaime Garcia is supremely underrated in all formats of fantasy baseball.

It's borderline disgusting that the crafty lefty is the 20th most expensive priced starting pitcher (and you'll see a copy and paste of the following analysis for his DraftStreet recommendation because he is way undervalued there as well tonight).

With a career 2.77 ERA against the underperforming Philies lineup (12th in the league in striking out), and an ability to keep runners off  base (as evidenced by his 0.96 WHIP), you have yourself the making of a true Fanduel sleeper for tonight's bigger, riskier tournament plays.

 

Asdrubal Cabrera (SS) - $2,900

For those of you playing in seasonal formats, we feel bad for your struggles with the underperforming Indians shortstop. Conversely, those savvy enough to choose Asdrubal Cabrera tonight in DFS play on Fanduel will be trying to get some budget busting value as he had banged Rick Porcello for a healthy .317 BA over 41 career at bats.

Normally we don't pay this much attention to smaller sample sizes in batter vs pitcher analysis, but these two have been in-division opponents for long enough to know what size bra each other's wives wear (assuming they both aren't still bachelors), forget about pitch selection and sequencing. We say take a cheapo flier on Mr. Cabrera if you're setting a Fanduel lineup tonight.

 

DraftKings Lineup Recommendations for 6/20

Henderson Alvarez (SP) - $7,300

Henderson Alvarez Miami Marlins

You'll need a sleeper pitcher for this very competitive 2 pitcher format, so we are looking in the direction of former Jays great Henderson Alvarez. If you're trying to win a shipload of money on DraftKings tonight, then please note that the non-sexy pitching pick has owned the lowly Mets to the tune of a 3-1 record and a 2.62 ERA in 5 games (34.1 IP).

More importantly, he is also on a serious roll over his past 3 games, mowing down opponents to the tune of a 1.27 ERA, and even raising his K/9 rate a tad by striking out 16 batters in the 21.1 inning span. That all adds up to a delicious pairing to go along with your high priced ace for the night (Mat Latos).

 

Nick Swisher (1B / OF) - $3,300

We'll keep this short and sweet (perhaps even Swisher Sweet). Nick Swisher walked of Thursday afternoon's extra inning game with a grand salami, and we're pretty sure his success in the batters box will spill over into tonight's matchup against Slick Rick Porcello.

Although we weren't purposely trying to pick on him tonight (Porcello), the Swish-Hawk has also owned the young righty over 27 career at bats, smashing a home run and 3 doubles, all while batting a solid .296. Couple those strong stats with the fact that he's one of the cheapest 1B plays tonight on DraftKings, and we'd say you have yourself a serious budget buster. You know what to do from here; just don't take a check-swing on this recommendation if you need to save a few shekels.

 

DraftStreet Lineup Recommendations for 6/20

Everth Cabrera (SS) - $2,500

Everth Cabrera Dan Diego Padres

The cheapest sleeper play for your DraftStreet lineup tonight is none other than the Padres somewhat slumping, but speedy, shortstop Everth Cabrera. Priced as cheap as yesterday's copy of the NY Post ($2,500 is essentially a freebee on DraftStreet), you should strongly consider taking advantage of his career track record against the blow-up prone Dan Haren, who he is hitting .294 against over 17 career at bats.

Even if Cabrera doesn't show up for work, figuratively of course, he won't set you back too much, but still has the speed and run scoring upside to contribute handsomely on a good night. So to sum this sleeper recommendation up, we suggest you "punt" the shortstop position for tonight's action, and save the extra cheddar to get an ace pitcher into the mix with Jaime Garcia's.

Jaime Garcia (SP) - $14,866

Sometimes a starting pitcher will be valued right in your wheelhouse on one DFS site, but may be super over priced on another. Usually, we find disparaging valuation differences in the pricing from day to day, making it very fun to pick lineups on different sites. Today is one of those days where Jaime Garcia is remarkably a considerable value on both Fanduel and DraftStreet (normally harder to find a sleeper pitcher on DraftStreet due to their player pricing algorithm).

Still a sleeper value as the 13th most expensive starter, the thing you have to remember about the unique format of DraftStreet is that you can technically start 3 starters (their site calls for 2 "SP" slots and 1 "P" slot) or 2 starting pitchers and a reliever (usually a potential saves candidate), so finding a sleeper value for one of the SP slots is crucial. Let's review the stats: with a career 2.77 ERA against the underperforming Philies lineup (12th in the league in striking out), and an ability to keep runners off  base (as evidenced by his 0.96 WHIP), you have yourself the making of a true DraftStreet sleeper for tonight.

 

 

On most nights, and on all sites, the key to any successful DFS gaming strategy is to try to "buy low", or unearth some undervalued talent, using split stats, or favorable player platoons. Sometimes sites just miss something and you can find a glitchy play (like when Hunter Pence was dropped to $2,200 for a few nights on Fanduel this past week). Although predicting the outcomes of baseball games can be extremely tough (if not borderline impossible), using a smart analytical process, and good sabermetric data to back up our intuition, gives us the edge we need to slowly make incremental gains over our competitors.

We can't stress this point to you enough so we'll say it yet again! If you haven't experienced the thrill of drafting a new fantasy team every night, and competing for just one day, then you have no idea what fun you are missing! We highly suggest you join in on the fun, especially if you are one of the unfortunate souls who has had a tough go at it in seasonal fantasy baseball formats. Whether the injury bug bit your team, or whether your draft did not live up to your expectations (and hype), you now have a fantastic option (and reason) to keep playing fantasy baseball for the rest of the year. Good luck today playing your DFS games tonight RotoBallers!

 




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DFS Lineup Picks for 6/13: Fanduel & DraftKings Advice

Hello fellow RotoBallers and daily fantasy sports enthusiasts! Every Friday morning for the rest of the fantasy baseball season, we will be publishing this short piece detailing two recommended daily league player recommendations and sleepers, from two or three of our favorite DFS sites. This week's featured expert analysis will include lineup value picks from Fanduel and DraftKings.

If you haven't experienced the thrill of drafting a new fantasy team every night, and competing for just one day, then you have no idea what fun you are missing! We highly suggest you join in on the fun, especially if you are one of the unfortunate souls who has had a tough go at it in seasonal fantasy baseball formats. Whether the injury bug bit your team, or whether your draft did not live up to your expectations (and hype), you now have a fantastic option (and reason) to keep playing fantasy baseball for the rest of the year.

Editors Note: If you want an even greater edge over your Fanduel and DraftKings competitors, check out RotoBaller's highly effective Expert Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks Newsletter. In this simple to use cheat sheet format, we provide you a minimum of 15 daily league player recommendations (usually closer to 20 players), 3 days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday) throughout the fantasy baseball season. 

 

Alright good folks, without further ado, let's get right to the meat and potatoes for Friday, June 13th 2014:

 

FanDuel Player Recommendations for 6/13

Nathan Eovaldi - $6,800

Source: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images North America The fantasy baseball season is full of ups and downs, but the beauty of daily fantasy baseball leagues is that you can isolate a player who has tremendous upside in a small sample size.

For Nasty Nate (Eovaldi), tonight's home field matchup versus Jeff Locke and the Pittsburgh Pirates presents a nice amount of profitability based on the fact that he is the 14th most expensive pitcher on the Fanduel slate.

Take advantage of his extremely favorable home/road ERA split (2.49 vs 4.29), and Pittsburgh's extremely putrid .233 team batting average on the road, and you have yourself the making of a true Fanduel sleeper.

 

Rickie Weeks - $2,900

Uncle Rickie, won't you hit us a homerun? Please, huh, please! Alright, you kids set your lineups, I'll get the analysis ready. (If anyone got the Slick Rick reference, then bonus points to you...if not, oh well!). Here's the deal folks; Rickie Weeks is a horrible player to own in seasonal formats because he always disappoints and never plays full time anymore, but he can be DFS gold if you know when to play him.

Now this season, he has been on the lefty side of the second base platoon with Scooter Gennett, and has a batting average over .300 for a change. So if  he is in the lineup today against the homer-ball friendly Mr. Bailey (Homer), then he'll essentially be a must start for me at second base. In a healthy 27-at-bat, in-division-opponent, sample size, Weeks is hitting a stupendous .519 with 2 long balls and 2 doubles to go along with 8 RBIs. Ultimately, these are the types of cheapo, sleeper, upside plays the experts are scouting for any given day when playing Fanduel and trying to get some budget busting value.

 

DraftKings Player Recommendations for 6/13

Jake Arrieta - $7,400

Try and overlook Jake Arrieta's horrific previous career stats against the Phillies, because those inflated numbers are more like smoke and mirrors than actual reality. In two career starts against Philadelphia, he's had one blow up game (his first outing against them in 2012), but then sharpened up for a solid 6+ inning win in his second time around against the aging and beleaguered club last year.

Forget about the minuscule sample size versus the Fightin's because Mr. Arrieta has been dealing of late, shutting down the opposition while pitching to the tune of a 2.70 ERA with 15 strikeouts in 16 innings. With that kind of sleeper DFS upside in the two-pitcher format that is DraftKings, you can't beat the Chicago Cubs' rising star as your #2 starter for tonight. Pair him up with King Felix or Clayton Kershaw, and make a shipload of money on DraftKings tonight!

 

A.J. Pierzynski - $3,600

With 17 more expensive catcher options listed for tonight, you can bet your bottom dollar that we'll be checking the MLB daily lineups page feverishly throughout the day to make sure the veteran backstop is playing. Facing off against Justin Masterson and the Cleveland Indians, the former White Sox and Rangers great brings a .368 batting average with 4 extra base hits in a healthy 38 at bat sample size versus Masterson. Couple that with the general fact the the big righty from Kingston, Jamaica (look it up if you don't believe me) can't get out a left handed hitter if his life depended on it (lefties batting .293 and slugging .400 against him thus far in 2014), and holds a 5.35 road ERA this year, and you have the potential for some fantasy baseball fireworks.

So, to review this recommendation, we have a pretty large and successful hitting sample size, coupled with a weak opposing pitcher's split stats in road games, and against left handed batters. Last we checked, that is the recipe for raking in some dollar bills when playing on DraftKings.

 

 

In general, the key in any successful DFS gaming strategy is to always try to "buy low", or unearth some undervalued talent using split stats, or favorable player platoons. Although predicting the outcomes of baseball games can be extremely tough, using a smart analytical process, and good sabermetric data to back up our intuition, gives us the edge we need to slowly make incremental gains over our competitors. That is exactly what we will strive to provide you with each and every week in this article. Good luck today RotoBallers!