Daily Fantasy Baseball Notes: Strategy advice, lineup picks, more

We were supposed to haveour first full slateof the season today, but inclement weather in Chicago (and potentially other places, see below) has ended that dream. However, there is still plenty of opportunity out there for those in daily fantasy baseball contests. Our goal, as always, is to help you put together a winning DFS strategy that identifiesthe best cash plays and values.

Keep in mind that this is thefinal game of the series for some of these teams, so you will see some catchers already getting a day off (like Jonathan Lucroy did last night!). Be careful with your backstop. We try to focus onplayers that we expect to be in the lineup,but you never know for sure until the manager submits his lineup card. With late swap now on FanDuel, it’s not as big of a concern, but it's still an edge you can gain over your opponents.

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As far as weather today, things look grim for the Cubs-Cardinals in St. Louis this afternoon (John Lackey vs. Lance Lynn). I wanted to include Anthony Rizzo below, but I'm staying away from this mess. Hanley Ramirez got the nod instead. (Update: This game has been postponed.)

Another game in the Midwest, Phillies-Reds, is in danger. They are calling for scattered thunderstorms all over the place, so if there is a big enough window, they may be able to sneak it in, but I wouldn’t bet a starting pitcher on it (Jerad Eickhoff vs. Brandon Finnegan).We love Joey Votto today, but ultimately kept him out of the Playbook, too(replaced with Greg Bird).

Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks

3B - Maikel Franco (PHI) - FD value - GPP

Pos Player Opp. FanDuel DraftKings Yahoo Analysis
SP Jacob deGrom (R) Braves $9800 $10600 GO PRO !
SP Rich Hill (L) Padres $9600 $10800 GO PRO !
SP GO PRO ! GO PRO !
SP Michael Pineda (R) @Rays $8200 $8400 GO PRO !
SP Jharel Cotton (R) Angels $6700 $7800 GO PRO !
SP Garrett Richards (R) @Athletics $8600 $7100 GO PRO !
SP GO PRO ! GO PRO !
C Buster Posey (R) @D-backs $3300 $4100 GO PRO !
C J.T. Realmuto (R) @Nationals $2300 $3500 GO PRO !
C Salvador Pérez (R) @Twins $2800 $3700 GO PRO !
1B GO PRO ! GO PRO !
1B Paul Goldschmidt (R) Giants $4300 $5000 GO PRO !
1B Hanley Ramírez (R) Pirates $3400 $4700 GO PRO !
1B Adrián González (L) Padres $2800 $3800 GO PRO !
1B GO PRO ! GO PRO !
2B Jonathan Villar (B) Rockies $3600 $4600 GO PRO !
2B GO PRO ! GO PRO !
2B Raúl Mondesí (B) @Twins $2400 $3000 GO PRO !
3B Nolan Arenado (R) @Brewers $4100 $5000 GO PRO !
3B GO PRO ! GO PRO !
3B Jake Lamb (L) Giants $2900 $4000 GO PRO !
SS Brandon Crawford (L) @D-backs $2400 $3700 GO PRO !
SS GO PRO ! GO PRO !
SS Trea Turner (R) Marlins $3700 $5000 GO PRO !
RF Mookie Betts (R) Pirates $4500 $5200 GO PRO !
LF Andrew Benintendi (L) Pirates $3300 $4000 GO PRO !
LF GO PRO ! GO PRO !
CF Lorenzo Cain (R) @Twins $3300 $4500 GO PRO !
LF Yasmany Tomás (R) Giants $2900 $3900 GO PRO !
DH Carlos Beltrán (B) Mariners $3000 $3700 GO PRO !
CF GO PRO ! GO PRO !

Daily Fantasy Baseball Value Plays

There are a few players that I didn’t do a full write-up on, but like for value plays and may make it into my Optimal Lineups. They include:

C- Travis d’Arnaud (NYM) - Yahoo! Value

1B - Ryon Healy (OAK) - DK Value

1B - Eric Thames (MIL) - DK & FD Value - GPP

2B - Devon Travis (TOR) - FD Value

3B - JaCoby Jones (DET) - FD Value (again)

3B - Joey Gallo (TEX) - HR yesterday - super value on Yahoo!

2BJonathan Villar (B) Rockies $3600 $4600 $21 GO PRO !

3B - Maikel Franco (PHI) - FD value - GPP

SS - Jorge Polanco (MIN) - Y! Value

OF - Brandon Guyer (CLE) - If he can sneak in the lineup today vs. Cole Hamels, he mashed LHP in 2016 (.437 wOBA) - great value on Y!

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