DFS MLB Top Pitchers & Stacks for DraftKings & FanDuel – Thursday, April 22

Welcome back baseball fans. We have another full day of baseball but in this article, I will be covering the five-game main slate & looking at my top pitchers and teams to stack.

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Pitchers

Walker Buehler vs. SDP
By default, Buehler is the top option on the slate and I am not thrilled to pay over $10K for him against one of the best lineups in baseball. The biggest issue for Buehler has been the fastball which he throws 65% of the time. It is down about a mile per hour on average and only generating a 4% swinging-strike rate. The good news if digging deep is that the Padres rank 21st against fastballs this season.

The other good news here is that despite the lack of swing and misses, he has gone six innings in all three starts, has only walked one batter, and allowed just four earned runs. I am not sure I will be playing cash games as the risk here is quite high but this is most likely where the chalk is going to fall.

Alex Cobb @ HOU
For value, I will be turning to Alex Cobb who has been a pleasant surprise in his first season for the Angels. Sure, the 4.63 ERA after allowing three earned runs in both starts doesn’t look great but hear me out.

During those two starts, opponents have a .393 BABIP which is very unsustainable and that is backed up by an xFIP(1.67) that is three full runs lower than that ugly ERA. On top of that, he has seen an insane jump in K rate(35%) which is backed up by a 19% swinging-strike rate. Digging even deep we see the difference could be coming from dialing back the fastball usage(33%) by over 10% and throwing more changeups(45%) and curveballs(21%) which have been very effective.

I also like the matchup here as the Astros have really struggled lately losing nine of their last 10 games, scoring just 2.7 runs per game for a 73 wRC+. You can do much worse on this slate……I think.

Top Team to Stack

*Reminder it is very important to sequence as much as possible to have the most correlation possible in your lineup*

Boston Red Sox vs. Justin Dunn(SEA)
The Red Sox are going to be the chalk tonight sitting at the top of the implied run rankings but over a half run(as I write this). It makes sense as they went into Wednesday night leading the majors with 100 runs scored overall and also lead all teams in hitting against righties with a .364 wOBA and 135 wRC+.

They now face Justin Dunn who has had big control issues(10 walks in 9.2 IP) ut has yet to be punished as he enters tonight with a respectable 3.72 ERA. Well, I feel that run is coming to an end very soon and hopefully tonight as Dunn is running a very unsustainable .095 BABIP to go with an ugly 6.79 xFIP that is three runs higher than the ERA.

Everything points to the Red Sox hitting their implied run total and likely pushing for the Over, as well.

Projected Lineup

Based on this projected lineup, I have two stacks I like. It will be a mix of 1-2-3-4 and 2-3-4-5.

Daily Fantasy Hockey Plays for DraftKings & FanDuel – Tuesday, April 13

Hello hockey fans, we have a six-game main slate today and I am here to share with you my favorite goalies, team stacks and value plays. 

Goalies

Tuukka Rask

First of all, I will play any Bruins goalie tonight against the lowly Sabres and their 29th-ranked offense but it sounds like Rask is ready to go again after a ten-game absence with a back issue. The veteran tender has a solid 2.40 GAA and a half-decent .907 save % in 14 starts and the Bruins are massive -310 favourites this evening so lock and load the Bruins goalie in all formats.

Igor Shesterkin

While it will be hard to get away from the Bruins’ goalie in cash games, the Rangers goalie is a solid choice for GPP formats against the Devils who just traded a couple of their better players. Shesterkin has a respectable 2.30 GAA and a solid .920 save % and the Devils are ranked 26th in offense so all things considered, he is a great play in GPP formats. 

Teams to Target 

Washington Capitals

The Caps scored eight goals against the Bruins last game and are ranked third in offense while the Flyers are ranked 30th in defense. This could get ugly quickly. 

Of course, it all starts with superstar Alex Ovechkin’s two goals, an assist, and a whopping 19 shots in his last three games. Tom Wilson had a goal and an assist last game and Evgeny Kuznetsov completes the top line for the Caps.

New York Rangers

The Rangers are ranked sixth in offense while the Devils are ranked 25th in defense and we’ve all seen what these guys can do in matchups against weak opponents.

Artemi Panarin has 42 points in only 30 games and Adam Fox has 37 points in 40 games which is great for a d-man. Mika Zibanejad, Ryan Strome and Pavel Buchnevich complete the top PP unit for the Rangers. 

One-off Value Plays

Alex Galchenyuk 

The Leafs moved the much-traveled winger up to the top line with Marner and Matthews last night and he only got one shot but what an opportunity. The Habs played the Leafs tough but look for them to rebound tonight and Galchenyuk is way too cheap on both sites for this amazing opportunity. At least he can keep up with them. 

Jack Ahcan

I know what you’re asking. Who is this guy? I don’t really know myself but he’s set up to play on the top PP unit this evening because of all of the injuries on the blue-line for the Bruins. Ahcan is priced at the bare minimum on each site so I will be taking a chance on him in all formats. 

Daily Fantasy Hockey Plays for DraftKings & FanDuel – Tuesday, April 6

Hello hockey fans, we have a nine-game main slate today and I am here to share with you my favorite goalies, team stacks and value plays. 

Goalies

Juuse Saros

The Preds have been playing better lately and it starts with Saros, who is coming off of a 41 save shutout and has won five of his last six starts. The Wings were one of those teams he blanked and they own the league’s 29th-ranked offense so fire up Saros in all formats with confidence. 

Martin Jones

The Sharks have also been playing better recently and Jones has won four in a row while allowing only seven goals and earning a shutout during that span. The Ducks are ranked 30th in offense so it should be a fairly easy win for the veteran tender this evening. Fire up Jones in all formats. 

Teams to Target 

Boston Bruins

The Bruins scored only two goals against the Flyers and their second-worst defense last night so look for revenge this evening as they get to fire pucks at Carter Hart who has been downright awful this season. 

Patrice Bergeron has heated up recently as he has two goals, two assists, and 20 shots in his last four games. Brad Marchand has also been hot lately with four goals and two assists in his last four. David Pastrnak, Nick Ritchie, and Mark Grzelcyk complete the top PP unit. 

New York Rangers

The Penguins own a top 15 defense but they just allowed seven goals to the Bruins and the Rangers have been scoring goals from every direction lately. 

The bread man Artemi Panarin has three goals, four assists, and eleven shots in his last three games and Adam Fox is on an incredible 10-game point streak. Mika Zibanejad, Ryan Strome, and Pavel Buchnevich complete the top PP unit. 

One-off Value Plays

Rudolfs Balcers

I love this guy’s name and he’s way too

cheap considering that he plays on the #2 line and the #2 PP unit for the Sharks. Rudolfs has two goals, two assists, and seven shots in his last three games so lock him and load him in all formats and spend up elsewhere. 

MacKenzie Weegar

The young point-man has a goal, three assists, four shots, and five blocks in his last two games and he is averaging 22 minutes of ice-time per game. His role has increased with Aaron Ekblad out of the lineup so fire him up in all formats. 

Daily Fantasy Baseball Pitching Targets for DraftKings & FanDuel – Opening Day

Baseball is back and I couldn’t be more excited. Opening day is always one of the best days of the year to watch baseball as every team has a clean slate with their ace on the mound. This year we get all 30 teams playing and the action start at 1:05 pm ET and in this article, I am going to provide a few pitchers I am targeting for my DraftKings builds.

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Starting Pitcher Targets

 

Shane Bieber

On a slate full of aces, Bieber comes in 5th in salary on DK as a -200 favorite on Opening Day and is my favorite option in all formats. He was tremendous in the shortened 2020 season winning the AL Cy Young on the back of a sparkling 1.63 ERA backed up by a 2.04 xFIP and eye-popping 41% K rate.
He also gets the pleasure of opening the season against the Tigers who finished bottom five in almost every hitting category including a low .285 wOBA, 76 wRC+, and 28% K rate vs. right-handed pitching. This may be the lowest we see his price on DK all season so load up on the savings.

Tyler Glasnow

At first glance, the 4.08 ERA he posted last year looks concerning but digging deeper, there is zero reasons to worry about him coming into 2021. The main reason is that the xFIP(2.75) was well over a run better than the ERA and he also provides a ton of upside with a 38% K rate. The issue last year was mainly the long ball as he gave up a 23.4% HR/FB rate which is over 6% worse than his career average.
I look for Glasnow to get on track early in 2021 and it starts with a plus matchup vs. the Marlins who finished in the bottom 10 offensively last year with not a whole lot of light at the end of the tunnel this year.
Glasnow is in play in all formats on DraftKings under $9k and at his price on FanDuel, makes an excellent low-owned pivot off the other 10K+ pitchers.

Kyle Hendricks

I am very likely going to be paying up for two pitchers in cash games on this slate but for GPP, if trying to load up on bats, I do like Hendricks. He isn’t going to blow away the competition with velo but was very efficient last year posting a 2.88 ERA and 3.78 xFIP while averaging over 6.5 innings per start.

Like Bieber, he also gets a terrific Opening Day matchup against the Pirates who finished dead last with a .279 wOBA and 79 wRC+ last season. Coming into 2021, they unloaded some bats and are in full rebuild mode. Let’s take advantage of this price and matchup today.

Daily Fantasy Hockey Plays for DraftKings & FanDuel – Tuesday, March 30

Hello hockey fans, we have a seven-game main slate today and I am here to share with you my favorite goalies, team stacks and value plays. 

Goalies

Andrei Vasilevskiy

So, the best tender in the league is human after all as he’s allowed four goals in each of his last two games. Well, he will have revenge on his mind against the Jackets on home-ice this time and he has a 2.00 GAA to go along with a stifling .930 save % on the season. The Lightning are massive -210 favorites this evening so start Vasilevskiy with confidence in all formats. 

Jaroslav Halak

The veteran Slovakian net-minder allowed only one goal against the Devils last game but the Bruins couldn’t score a goal. Halak gets the same matchup against a punchless 28th-ranked Devils offense so lock him and load him in all formats this evening.

Teams to Target 

Tampa Bay

Lightning

The Lightning are ranked first in offense and second on the PP while the Jackets are ranked 23rd in defense and 24th on the penalty kill. 

Steven Stamkos has 31 points in 32 games and nine PP goals which is first in the league amongst wingers. Ondrej Palat has seven PP goals and also has 31 points in 32 games. Brayden Point, Alex Killorn, and Victor Hedman complete the top PP unit for the Lightning. 

Carolina Hurricanes

The Canes are ranked sixth in offense and first on the PP while the Hawks are ranked 22nd in defense and 27th on the penalty kill. 

Sebastian Aho has two goals, three assists, and eleven shots in his last three games and Dougie Hamilton is on an amazing 14-game point streak. Andrei Svechnikov, Jordan Staal, and Vincent Trocheck complete the top PP unit for the Canes.

One-off Value Plays

Jason Robertson

The rookie Stars’ winger is still continuing to make waves around the league and he has two goals, an assist, and 12 shots in his last three games. Robertson is a terrific play at these prices in all formats as he plays on the top line and the top PP unit for the Stars.

Dmitry Orlov

The wily veteran point-man for the Caps has been dishing out fantasy points lately as he has a goal, two assists, four shots and eight blocks in his last three games. Orlov is too cheap for the kind of production he has been turning in lately so fire him up in all formats. 

Daily Fantasy Hockey Plays for DraftKings & FanDuel – Saturday, March 27

Hello hockey fans, we have a seven-game main slate today and I am here to share with you my favorite goalies, team stacks and value plays. 

Goalies

Kevin Lankinen

Wow, the goalie position is a tough one today so we have to dig a little deeper to find a couple of solid options. The Hawks’ rookie tender has been awesome in his last two games as he allowed only two goals to go along with a shutout against the Panthers and their ninth ranked offense. Today, the Predators and their 27th-ranked offense travel to Windy City and look for Lankinen to stay hot. Lock him and load him in all formats this evening. 

Andrei Vasilevskiy

This is a bad matchup for the best goalie in the league against the Canes and their eighth-ranked offense but great goalies almost always step up in tough situations. Vasilevskiy is 21-4-1 to go along with a superb 1.91 GAA and a stifling .932 save %. Tonight is a great opportunity to get the Russian tender at lower ownership than normal and he could help you take down a GPP tournament. 

Teams to Target 

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Leafs are ranked fifth in offense, the Oilers are ranked 17th in defense, and the total is currently at 6.5 goals. There should be fireworks in this game with the two best players in the world facing off against each other. 

Superstar Auston Matthews has 21 goals and 16 assists through 30 games and averages four shots per game. His partner in crime, Mitchell Marner has 41 points in 33 games and Wayne Simmonds completes the top line for the Leafs. 

Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes just scored five goals against the Sharks and their 28th-ranked defense and they’ve now scored 16 in their last four games. Phil Kessel is way too cheap on DraftKings and he has two goals, an assist, and five shots in his last two games. His line-mate Clayton Keller has two assists and five shots in his last two and Johan Larsson completes the top line. 

One-off Value Plays

Jason Robertson

This young winger is making waves around the league and he has a goal, three assists, and 12 shots in his last three games. Robertson feels like an automatic play at these prices as he plays on the top line and the top PP unit for the Stars.

Tucker Poolman

The youngsters are taking over in this section and the point-man has an assist, three shots, and ten blocks in his last three games. With these cheap guys in our lineups, it allows us to load up on high-end players. 

Daily Fantasy NHL Top Targets – Tuesday 3/16

Hello hockey fans, we have a seven-game main slate today and I am here to share with you my favorite goalies, team stacks and value plays.

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Goalies

James Reimer

The tender from Manitoba is now 12-3 and he has allowed only eight goals in his last four games. This evening, he gets to take shots from the Wings and their weak  29th-ranked defense so fire up Reimer in all formats. 

Philipp Grubauer

The German tender has been great lately as he’s allowed only two goals in his last three games. The Ducks and their lowly 30th-ranked offense are on tap for the Avs today so lock and load Grubauer in all formats. 

Teams to Target 

Colorado Avalanche 

The hockey are ranked 14th in offense which is above the league average and the Ducks have allowed a massive 23 goals in their last five games. Things could get ugly quickly here.  Of course, superstar Nathan Mackinnon deserves attention and he has two goals in his last two games and 16 shots in his last three. Mikko Rantanen has a goal, two assists, and nine shots in his last two games, and Gabriel Landeskog completes the top line for the Avs. 

Carolina Hurricanes

This is another game that could get ugly quickly as the Canes own the fifth-ranked offense and have won nine in a row, while the Wings are ranked 27th in defense. Also, the Canes own the top-ranked PP unit and the Wings are 29th at killing penalties.  Sebastian Aho has two goals and three assists in his last five games and Dougie Hamilton is on an astounding eight-game point streak and Andrei Svechnikov, Nino Niederietter, and Jordan Stall complete the top PP unit 

One-off Value Plays

Janne Kuokkanen

I love the Devils tonight against the Sabres who are now the worst team in the NHL. This young winger is way too cheap considering he plays on the second line at the top PP unit for the Devils. He has a goal in each of his last four games so fire him up in all formats. 

Matt Grzelcyk

So we are getting a guy who plays on the top PP unit for the Bruins at these prices? Sign me up please. The young point-man had a goal on eight shots last game. All aboard!

Daily Fantasy NHL Top Targets – Saturday 3/13

Hello hockey fans, we have a 10-game main slate today and I am here to share with you my favorite goalies, team stacks and value plays.

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Goalies

Andrei Vasilevskiy 

Wow, the young superstar tender is actually human as he has allowed eight goals in his last three games but they all still resulted in victories. That is how good him and the Lightning are. This is the guy that recorded three shutouts in a row not so long ago this season. Vasil has a stellar 1.79 GAA and a stifling .936 save % and is an elite play in all formats against the Preds and their 28th-ranked offense. 

Semyon Varlamov

Russian goalies are stealing the show and they deserve every bit of it. Varly has a 2.05 GAA and a solid .929 save % and has won his last three starts while allowing only four goals during that span. The Devils are ranked 27th in offense so lock and load Varlamov in all formats. 

Teams to Target 

Pittsburgh Penguins 

Sid the kid and his squad are playing well as of late and their offense is now 10th overall while the Sabres are on a brutal nine-game losing streak and they are ranked 27th in defense. 

Jake Guentzel has two goals in his last two games and eight shots in his last three, while Sid’s other wingman, Bryan Rust has two goals and a whopping 15 shots in his last four games.Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Kris Letang complete the top PP unit for the Penguins.

Edmonton Oilers 

The Oilers played last night but that shouldn’t slow them down as they’ve been on an absolute tear lately. They just finished scoring 16 goals in three games against the Sens and now they get the Canucks and their 26th-ranked defense. 

Arguably the best player in the world, Connor Mcdavid has a sensational three goals, eight assists, and 16 shots in his last four games, and Leon Draisaitl has four goals, three assists, and nine shots in his last two. Tyson Barrie, Alex Chiasson, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins complete the top PP unit for the Oilers.

One-off Value Plays

Mason Marchment

The young winger was recently promoted to the top line for the Panthers and he has a goal, an assist, and eight shots in his last three games. At near minimum prices on both sites, Marchment is a great play in all formats.

Josh Morrissey

I knew it would only be a matter of time before the Jets’ veteran point-man started producing fantasy points. Morrissey has a goal, nine shots, and seven assists in his last three games so fire him up in all formats as a solid value play. 

Daily Fantasy NHL Top Targets – Tuesday 3/9

Welcome back hockey fans. In this article, I will be taking a look at my favorite goalies, teams to target, and value plays.

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Goalies

Andrei Vasilevskiy
Wow, this matchup seems unfair as the Lightning and their #1 defense face-off against the lowly Wings and their league-worst defense. The young Russian tender has been unreal this season and he recently recorded three shutouts in a row. Vasilevskiy is 15-3-1 to go along with a superb 1.73 GAA and a stifling .939 save %. We may as well hand him the Vezina trophy right now and he is an elite play in cash games this evening.

Carter Hart 
Ok, so we have our cash game goalie locked in, now we need to choose one who has huge upside and will be lower owned than normal. Enter Hart who has struggled his last two games but he shut out the Sabres last time they played each other. This is a boom or bust play but if it works out, it could pay huge dividends in large gpp formats.

Teams to Target 

Tampa Bay Lightning
The Lightning are projected to score 4.3 goals and they own the #1-ranked offense, while the Wings own the 29th-ranked defense. This one could get ugly quickly. 
Ondrej Palat is on pace for a career-best season and he has a goal and three assists in his last two games, and 14 shots and six blocks in his last three. Superstar Steven Stamkos has 22 points in 21 games and Brayden Point, Victor Hedman, and Alex Killorn complete Tampa’s fifth-ranked PP unit. 

Carolina Hurricanes
The Canes are ranked third in offense and first on the PP, while the Preds are ranked 28th in defense and 27th on the PK. 
Sebastian Aho has three goals, two assists, and 15 shots in his last four games and Andrei Svechnikov has a goal, two assists, and seven shots in his last two. Jordan Staal, Dougie Hamilton, and Vincent Trocheck complete the top PP for the Canes. 

One-off Value Plays

Jakub Vrana
The young winger for the Capitals has a goal, an assist, and five shots in his last two games while skating on the second line and the top PP unit. The Caps should score a few goals this evening and Vrana is too cheap on both sites. 

Esa Lindell
The Stars’ defender has two assists, four shots, and nine blocks in his last two games while averaging just under 24 minutes of ice-time per game. Lindell is an elite value play on both sites in all formats. 

Daily Fantasy NHL Top Targets – Tuesday 3/2

Welcome back hockey fans. In this article, I will be taking a look at my favorite goalies, teams to target, and value plays.

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Goalies

Andrei Vasilevskiy
The reigning Stanley Cup champ is pushing for another Vezina Trophy this season as he has a terrific 12-3-1 record so far to go along with a 1.75 GAA and a .938 save %. The Stars have scored only six goals in their last four games and Vasil is coming into this game with two shutouts in a row so lock him and load him in all formats. 

Laurent Brossoit
The Jets lost 4-0 to the Canucks last night but Vegas thinks that they will rebound tonight as they’re listed as -165 favorites to beat them this evening. Brossoit will get the start and he has been better than Hellebuyck as he is 3-1 with a 2.25 GAA and a terrific .935 save %. The youngster also shut out this same squad on February 19th so all things considered, he is a solid play today. 

Teams to Target 

Philadelphia Flyers
My friend Chris Durell’s team has been playing well lately. The Flyers are ranked fourth in offense and the Penguins are 25th in defense. James van Riemsdyk has been awesome recently and he now has 25 points in only 18 games. Joel Farabee now has 17 points in 18 games and Kevin Hayes, Sean Couturier, and Ivan Provorov complete the top PP unit for the Flyers.

Montreal Canadiens
Ok, so the Habs have been awful lately and it hurts me because they are my favorite team but they own the league’s seventh-ranked offense and Ottawa is still dead last in defense. Ottawa will also be rolling out a goalie that almost nobody has heard of before. Tyler Toffoli leads all wingers with 12 goals and he fired six shots on goal last game and his new line-mate Nick Suzuki had a goal last game so good things could be in store for them today. Shea Weber, Jonathan Drouin, and Joel Armia complete the top PP unit for the Habs. 

One-off Value Plays

Sam Gagner
The veteran winger has found a home in Detroit and he has four goals in his last three games and a whopping 18 shots in his last four. The Jackets have been bad lately so fire up Gagner as a cheap value play in all formats.

Brett Pesce
Wow, this point-man has been good lately and is still way too cheap on both sites. Pesce has two goals, two assists, nine shots, and five blocks in his last three games and is an awesome value play in all formats.