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Leading Off – 5.21 – First Look Core Plays – FanDuel and DraftKings MLB

Hey Playmakers!!! We’ve got you a first look Core-5 of MLB DFS Picks to get your lineups started, as well as a few additional plays to consider. These picks work for both DraftKings and FanDuel. We’ll be researching and digging for the best plays throughout the day, so be sure to keep an eye out for our Stack Report, and Premium Core plays closer to lock.

P | Clayton Kershaw | Los Angeles Dodgers FD:$9,800 | DK: $9,800

Opponent: Tampa Bay Rays

1.Rays have a 33.6 K% vs lefties at home.
2.They also have a ground ball % in the same split of 47.5% which plays into Kershaw’s strength with a GB% of 53.3%
3. Kershaw has a K/9 over 9 in the last 3 games just under 9 for the season, the strike out upside is obviously here.
4. Kershaw’s current swinging strike rate is 12.1%

Also Consider: Carson Smith (Mia) Eduardo Rodriguez (Bos)

Infielders :

1B | Paul Goldschmidt  | St Louis Cardinals | FD:$4,000 | DK:$4,800

Opposing Pitcher: Homer Bailey

1. Bailey is allowing a 55.7% HCR to Righties, getting absolutely mashed.
2.Bailey is allowing a shaky wOBA of .338  to Righties this season.
3. Goldschmidt has an ISO of .201 vs Righties, showing raw power.
4.Paul Goldschmidt has a HCR of 52.4% vs RHP.

2B/3B(DK) SS(FD) |  Ehire Adrianza |Minnesota Twins | FD:$2,200 | DK:$3,300

Opposing Pitcher : Matt Harvey

1.Great Value; has paid off Value+ in 4 of his last 7 games
2. Since May 12th, he has 2 Doubles 2 HRs, with an average of .467.
3. In last week’s game vs Harvey he had 16 DKP and 22.2 FDP.
4. Matt Harvey has allowed a 55.9% HCR this season.

Also Consider: Josh Bell (Pitt), C.J. Cron (Min), Logan Forsythe (Tex), Jeff McNeil (NYM)

Outfielders:

OF | Hunter Pence | Texas Rangers | FD: $3,900 DK: $5,100

Opposing Pitcher : Tommy Milone

1.Tommy Milone allowed a wOBA .432 to RHH last year.
2. Tommy Milone allowed a HCR of 40% to RHH last year.
3.Pence has an ISO of .250 vs LHP this season, showing great power.
4. Pence has a wOBA of .349 vs LHP this year.

OF | Eddie Rosario | Minnesota Twins | FD: $4,200| DK: $4,100

Opposing Pitcher: Matt Harvey

1.Eddie Rosario has a .ISO of .250 vs RHP
2.Rosario has a of 40% vs RHP while having a low BABIP showing he’s been a tad unlucky
3.Matt Harvey has a 55.9 HcR to LHH getting mashed
4.Rosario has a wOBA of .436 vs Matt Harvey career

Also Consider:Christian Yelich (Mil), Max Kepler (Min)

Zachary Williamson is a DailyPlayAction MLB expert, and shares his player research/projections for MLB on DraftKings and FanDuel. Trevor plays on both sites himself, and although he expresses his opinions, he may implement other plays and strategies without notice.

The Daily Faceoff – Single Game Showdown – STL vs SJS – NHL DFS

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The St. Louis Blues will look to book their ticket to the Stanley Cup Final with a win tonight against the San Jose Sharks. Here at DPA, we are heavily favoring the Blues in tonight’s matchup for various reasons…let’s dive in!

  1. Momentum has been noticeably on St. Louis’ side ever since San Jose received the benefit of a non-reviewable play in their contentious overtime win in Game 3. Since the hand-pass goal, San Jose has been outscored 7-1 by the Blues.
  2. Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington has stood on his head this entire season while Sharks netminder Martin Jones has been mediocre at best, especially during the playoffs.
  3. St. Louis’ depth far surpasses that of San Jose, and as we near the end of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, depth is everything! Last game alone, St. Louis’ first goal came courtesy of fourth-liner Oskar Sundqvist, and it’s not the first time he’s scored this series either. Sundqvist recorded the insurance goal in St. Louis’ 4-2 win in Game 2. On top of that, the Blues have received depth scoring in this series from the likes of Vince Dunn, Robert Bortuzzo, Ivan Barbashev and Alex Steen!
  4. Speaking of depth, San Jose only has two elite defensemen on their roster, Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson. To make matters worse, Erik Karlsson was injured in the 3rd period of Game 5. Not only is Karlsson dealing with injury, but San Jose will also have to deal with a limited Joe Pavelski and an injured Tomas Hertl as both players also did not play for much of the third period. With all of that said, 3 of the Sharks 5 top overall offensive players are in danger of missing out on tonight’s essential Game 6.
  5. Lastly, Vegas agrees with DPA staff declaring the Blues as -165 home favorites at time of publishing. This comes after the line opened at -150. We anticipate this line will go up or down depending on the status of the three players mentioned above. (Karlsson, Hertl, and Pavelski)

As per the format in our last Daily Faceoff article, today’s piece will go over a suggested Captain; three FLEX picks, and lastly some honorable mentions as players to be considered. DraftKings requires six FLEX spots which may or may not include a goalie, while FanDuel requires four FLEX positions and one Captain position – none of which can be a goalie. (Captain recommendations can also serve as FLEX recommendations for both DraftKings and FanDuel). Please note that DraftKings also distributes points for faceoffs won, so that ought to be taken into account when considering the essential peripheral stats needed to build winning rosters.

CAPTAIN

Image result for st louis blues logo wikiJaden Schwartz (DK: $9,100 | FD: $14,500)

Jaden Schwartz had a HUGE bounce-back game after getting shut out in game four. The Blues top winger was a human wrecking ball in Game 5 where he recorded his second hat trick of the 2019 playoffs. Jaden has been the Blues most consistent scorer, going only five games without a point since Game 4 vs Winnipeg. Schwartz is averaging 17 minutes a game versus the Sharks, and has recorded 0.89 PPG (points-per-game) in these playoffs, including a point per game in this series. On top of that, he will play on the top power-play unit alongside his linemates, Vladimir Tarasenko and Brayden Schenn. Momentum is clearly with Schwartz tonight. Not to mention, Schwartz has a CF (Corsi For)% of 57.87%, which is excellent, and indicates that more offensive danger chances occur than defensive danger chances are conceded when he is on the ice. (For your reference, Corsi is an advanced statistic which dictates offensive zone production, comparative to defensive zone production.)

(Alt CPT: Tarasenko, Couture, Burns, Meier)

FLEX

Image result for st louis blues logo wikiJoel Edmundson (DK: $5,200 | FD: $7,500)

Edmundson has outperformed his all-star linemate Alex Pietrangelo this series, and at a fraction of the price too. Edmundson has recorded a goal and three assists against the Sharks and has averaged around 20 minutes of ice time per game. Despite not getting on the scoresheet over his past two outings, he is bound to rebound with a point or two given the talent that surrounds him on STL’s top line. Joel Edmundson has a CF% of 56.5% in these playoffs, indicative of a top performer in both the offensive and defensive zones.

Image result for san jose sharks logoMarc-Edouard Vlasic (DK: $5,100 | FD: $8,000)

Vlasic has been playing top line defensive minutes alongside his all-star linemate Brent Burns again for a fraction of the price, and on top of that, both players have the same amount of points in this series. Vlasic has recorded at least one shot, and one blocked shot in his last four games. He is capable of recording high amounts of peripheral stats, and he has already recorded a multi-goal game in the 2019 playoffs via a Game 6 win against the Colorado Avalanche. If Erik Karlsson does not play tonight, or is in any way limited in terms of minutes, Vlasic will be tasked with picking up the slack as he is easily San Jose’s third best defenseman. (This potential roster change could lead to Vlasic seeing power play time tonight – an added bonus.) Vlasic has a CF% slightly above 50% , but that should be taken lightly as most of his production should come in the form of peripheral stats / blocked shots.

Image result for st louis blues logo wikiBrayden Schenn (DK: $6,700 | FD: $9,000)

Brayden Schenn has not been particularly great throughout these playoffs, but given the talent that surrounds him, I could see the Blues top line center recording an assist or two if the Blues top line plays like it has to this point in the series. He is the cheapest of the three St. Louis top liners and has seen around 17 minutes of ice-time per game against the Sharks. This also includes time on the STL top power-play unit alongside linemates Schwartz and Tarasenko. When it comes to line matching, the Sharks have been rather inconsistent when facing Schenn for the most part. Schenn matches up with the San Jose top line 50% of the time, while Schenn rocks a 52.5 CF% in the 2019 playoffs. That consistency on both ends of the ice should lead to more ice time, and also a few scoring  chances for the Blues’ veteran centerman.

STUD Honorable Mentions: Meier, Perron (DK Only: Binnington)

VALUE Honorable Mentions: Labanc, Thornton, Sundqvist, Bozak

(The last time the Blues faced the Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals ↓)

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The Daily Diamond – 5.20 – Premium Cash Game Core Plays – FanDuel and DraftKings MLB

Hey Playmakers!!! Nick Marro here with my Cash Game Core Plays for both DraftKings and FanDuel. In addition to my Core-5, I've also provided you some other options to consider, as well as some notes on my thought process in building my lineup. These plays are intended for Cash games, but their overall quality should […]

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Premium Stack Report – 5.20 MLB DFS Stacks for DraftKings and FanDuel

Welcome to the Victoria Day Edition of the Stack Report. We have a modest 8 game Main Slate tonight with some hitter friendly parks on the board. Without further delay lets jump into our favourites.   New York Yankees v Andrew Cashner: 5.5 implied runs The Yankees are at hitter friendly Camden Yards tonight to […]

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MLB Playbook Pitcher Cheat Sheet – 5.20 – DraftKings and FanDuel – MLB DFS

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The Daily Faceoff – Single Game Showdown STL vs SJS – NHL DFS

After a day off, NHL is back with Game 5 between the St. Louis Blues and the San Jose Sharks. Each game has been jam-packed with passion and a little controversy to boot. Tonight we will look at players who have continuously performed throughout the series, but as we know with a single game showdown, […]

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The Daily Diamond – 5.18 – Premium Cash Game Core Plays – FanDuel and DraftKings MLB

Hey Playmakers!!! Nick Marro here with my Cash Game Core Plays for both DraftKings and FanDuel. In addition to my Core-5, I've also provided you some other options to consider, as well as some notes on my thought process in building my lineup. These plays are intended for Cash games, but their overall quality should […]

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MLB Playbook Pitcher Cheat Sheet – 5.18 – DraftKings and FanDuel – MLB DFS

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The Daily Diamond – 5.17 – Premum Cash Game Core Plays – FanDuel and DraftKings MLB

Hey Playmakers!!! Nick Marro here with my Cash Game Core Plays for both DraftKings and FanDuel. In addition to my Core-5, I've also provided you some other options to consider, as well as some notes on my thought process in building my lineup. These plays are intended for Cash games, but their overall quality should […]

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