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 | Joey Luchessi | San Diego Padres| FD: $8,600 | DK: $9,200
1.) His 1.34 FIP suggests he’s been unlucky in his success. He should continue to improve on already decent numbers.
2.) 11.32 K/9 means serious GPP upside.
3.) Giants .ISO vs lefties is .094 – terrible.
4.) Giants have an ugly WRC+ 61 vs lefties
1B: Cody Bellinger | Los Angeles Dodgers | FD: $5,000 | DK: $5,200 FD
Opposing Pitcher: Dakota Hudson
1.) Bellinger has an .ISO of .568, ridiculous power.
2.) WRC+ of 275, also ridiculous.
3.) He’s the hottest hitter in baseball, a very risky fade.
4.) 35.3% Hard Contact Rate.
2B: Robinson Cano | New York Mets | FD: $3,300 | DK: $3,900
Opposing Pitcher: Kyle Gibson
1.) BABIP of only .118 vs Righties shows he has been incredibly unlucky
2.) 36.8% Hard Contact Rate.
3.) .ISO .304 vs righties, excellent power.
4.) Kyle Gibson only lasted 4.2 inning’s vs Royals in first start of the Season allowing 5 ER
OF | Wil Myers | San Diego Padres | FD: $3,100 | DK: $4,300
Opposing: Derek Holland
1.) .556 average vs lefties.
2.) .347 WRC+ vs lefties
3.) .667 ISO vs Lefties
4.) Holland allowed 3 ERA in 4 inning’s vs Padres in 1st outing.
OF | Lorenzo Cain | Milwaukee Brewers | FD: $5,000 | DK: $4,100
Opposing Pitcher: Matt Harvey
1. 184 ISO, solid power.
2. WRC+ 149
3. 46.9% HC rate
4. Harvey has a ERA of 9.00
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.