What is up party people? We are back live with baseball and it’s not a prank, this is the real deal. I, for one, am beyond excited that the season is starting in April. This is it, the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Today, after what seems like an eternity, we get to feast on a full slate of delicious MLB action. It’s the most exciting time of year because every team has a chance. Ok, maybe not every team. We have an idea of who to target and who to avoid but now we get to find out how much we really know. What better way to celebrate than with some Fanduel DFS action? We’ll be here all season for all your DFS needs to help you crush the competition and win some money. 

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Yu Darvish, SP: $10,700 – Let’s start at the top. I have high hopes for Darvish and like his chances to kick things off today. The bot has him number one today, making his high price worth it.

Luis Castillo, SP: $8,900 – The new look Cards could be dangerous but Castillo has the raw stuff to take down just about anybody.

Brandon Woodruff, SP: $8,700 – Don’t expect him to pitch deep into the game but he should go long enough to have a shot at the win and he’ll rack up the Ks.

Matthew Boyd, SP: $7,400 – A riskier pitching option but one with potential to deliver against Cleveland and what looks to be a very beatable offense. He gives up too many bombs but maybe the new ball will help with that. Or the fact that the opposing offense could be just, like so bad.

Anthony Rizzo, 1B: $3,300 – Do you believe that players going into free agency put up bigger numbers because they want to get paid? That’s the position Rizzo finds himself in and should be in line to kick things off with a bang in a good matchup.

Bobby Dalbec, 1B: $2,700 – You’re either getting Ks or dingers. We can live with that, especially in a plus matchup.

Gavin Lux, 2B: $3,000 – He should be starting at the keystone so go ahead and fire up the young gun. Plus, you know, Coors.

Nick Solak, 2B: $2,700 – Not scared of the matchup and he’s got that enticing power/speed combo. Fire him up.

Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B: $2,800 – I’ve got high hopes for him this season despite the weak supporting cast and think he comes out of the gate hot. He was on fire this spring and while we know to take spring stats with a grain of salt he does seem to be locked in.

Alec Bohm, 3B: $2,900 – Bohms away. I like him to take the next step this year and it all starts today.

Bo Bichette, SS: $3,300 – He’s got the talent and the bot’s support to deliver even against an ace. I think he’s primed for a big season and fully expect his price to shoot up so take advantage of it while you can.

Kevin Newman, SS: $2,200 – I like him as a cheap option that the bot still rates highly. Spring numbers are wonky but he’s batting over .600 and that’s just eye popping. He’s a steal at this price. Take the savings and pay up for one of the big bats or arms. 

Tommy Pham, OF: $3,000 – Based on the way he finished spring training it seems the new contacts are making a world of difference. That should carry into opening day. At this price he’s basically a no brainer choice for today.

Luis Robert, OF: $3,500 – Sign me up for a top 10 outfielder with power and speed at this price. Not really much more say than that.

Hunter Renfroe, OF: $2,800 – Power for days. The strikeouts will be there and hold him back as long as he carries this price he’s well worth it. He’s got a big bat and a favorable matchup so… boom.

Starling Marte, OF: $3,000 – He may have lost some of his luster but he’s a good option today according to the bot. I like him as a guy to round out your lineup.

I’m Only Happy When It Rains

We’re kicking off the season with some windy conditions (10+ MPH) in New York, Detroit, Chicago, Philly, Cincy and Washington. The big news there is that it should be blowing in for the Nats/Mets, Braves/Phillies and Pirates/Cubs which could be a boost for pitchers. On the other hand, hitters from Jays/Yankees, Indians/Tigers, Twins/Brewers and Cards/Reds could benefit from the outward gusts.

Annnnd, we have our first PPD of the season.  Hold your Sawx and Os for tomorrow afternoon.

Doing Lines In Vegas

The Dodgers open the season in Coors which means plenty of fireworks are to be expected from that stacked lineup, as reflected by the 11.5 o/u. None of the other lines really jump out and grab ya the way that one does.

  1. mcstarrs says:

    Hey butters! Loved the article. Great call on Matthew Boyd btw..

    I am contemplating trying out DFS this year. Do you have any thoughts on overall strategy in terms of spending for DFS?

    Is it best to spend a lot on a few elite players and then round out your lineup with cheap options? Or a balanced approach that is more even distributed.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    • Butters

      Butters says:

      I like have some elite guys but I think it’s more important to find value. I use Rudy’s tools (Hittertron/Streamonater/DFS Bot) to see who’s projection doesn’t match their price.

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