Leading Off – 4.12 – 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.

theDPA ‘Leading Off’ Core 5:

P | Carlos Carrasco | Cleveland Indians | $10,500 FanDuel | $11,000 DraftKings

Opponent: Kansas City

1. Cleveland is favored at a -153 money line .
2. He is coming off a strong performance where he had 12 K’s.
3. Kauffman Stadium is the #9 most pitcher friendly ballpark.
4. KC has a 23% K Rate vs RHP.
5. Limits walks with a 1.9BB/9 over his last 20 starts.

Also consider: J.A. Happ (NYY), Brad Keller (KCR)

1B| Pete Alonso | N.Y. Mets | $4,200 FanDuel | $4,900 DraftKings

Opponent: Kyle Wright (Atlanta Braves)

1. Riding a hot bat, Alonso has homered 5 times in his last 5 games and has 6 HR on the year.
2. Top 95% in barreled balls over the past 2 weeks with 5 barreled balls.
3. Atlanta bullpen that ranks 29th vs. RHB.
4. Batting 2nd in a much improved NYM lineup.
5. He has an insane .548 wOBA and .533 ISO over his last 20 games.

SS | Marcus Semien | Oakland A’s | $3,900 FanDuel  $4,200 DraftKings

Opponent: Drew Smyly (Texas Rangers)

1. Playing in the #2 most batter friendly Globe Life Park.
2. Scored an average of 17.67 DK points over his last 3 games.
3. Oakland has a 5.4 implied run total- one of the highest of the slate.
4. Batter R/L splits last 20 games: .400 wOBA and .222 ISO.
5. Batting 2nd in a lineup that has been generating a lot of runs this season.

2B | Roughned Odor | Oakland A’s | $2,800 FanDuel | $3,800 DraftKings

Opponent: Mike Fiers (Oakland A’s)

1. Severely underpriced on both sites.
2. Texas has an implied total of 5.1 runs.
3. Playing in the #2 most hitter friendly Globe Life Park.
4. Projected to bat 2nd and primed for a breakout game.
5. Top 85% exit velocity over the past 2 weeks vs. RHP at 94.4 mph.

Also consider: M. Muncy (LAD), M. Moreland (BOS), R. Tellez (TOR), X. Bogaerts (BOS), A. Mondesi (KCR), F. Galvis (TOR), L. Voit (NYY), G. Torres (NYY), M. Chapman.

OF | Kris Davis | Oakland A’s| $4,600  FanDuel | $4,900 DraftKings

Opponent: Drew Smyly (Texas Rangers)

1. Krush has hit 2 HR in each of his last 2 games and has 9 total HR.
2. He has a crazy .406 wOBA and .459 ISO over his last 20 games.
3.  Batting clean up in a very stackable lower owned Oakland lineup tonight.
4. Batting in the #2 most hitter friendly park.
5. Averaging 32.5 DK points over his last 2 games.

 OF J.D. Martinez | Boston Red Sox | $4,500 FanDuel | $5,000 DraftKings

Opponent: David Hess (Baltimore Orioles)

1. J.D. is coming off his first day of rest in this young season, so he will be fresh.
2. Boston will be a popular stack tonight with a slate high 6.4 implied run total.
3. Top 5% hitter vs. RHP and Hess gives up hard contact to both sides of the plate.
4. .444 wOBA and .315 ISO last season.
5. Baltimore bullpen is 21st against RHB.

Also consider: S. Piscotty (OAK), M. Betts (BOS), G. Springer (HOU),  R. Acuna Jr. (ATL), J. Pederson (LAD), A. Judge (NYY), C. Yelich (MIL), K. Hernandez (LAD), R. Braun (MIL).

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