Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks: Advice, notes for Monday, April 17

We're a couple weeks into the 2017 MLB season, which means we can finally start analyzing what’s “real”. Our daily fantasy baseball pick pool is smaller on Monday, thanks in part to the early Patriots Day start with the Rays-Red Sox at Fenway.

We won’t talk about any players from that game in today's Playbook; instead, we'llfocus on the main slate, which includes nine games, including three late-night games.

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Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks: Monday, April 17

SS - Miguel Rojas - DK

Pos Player Team Opp. FanDuel DraftKings Yahoo Analysis
SP Danny Salazar (R) Indians @Twins $9800 $10300 GO PRO !
SP Robbie Ray (L) D-backs @Dodgers $8000 $9800 GO PRO !
SP GO PRO ! GO PRO !
SP Brandon McCarthy (R) Dodgers D-backs $7000 $7900 GO PRO !
SP Jharel Cotton (R) Athletics Rangers $7000 $8200 GO PRO !
SP Jordan Montgomery (L) Yankees White Sox $6600 $6000 GO PRO !
SP A.J. Griffin (R) Rangers @Athletics $7300 $6500 GO PRO !
SP GO PRO ! GO PRO !
SP Iván Nova (R) Pirates @Cardinals $7300 $7500 GO PRO !
SP Jesse Chávez (R) Angels @Astros $5800 $6900 GO PRO !
C Yan Gomes (R) Indians @Twins $2200 $2900 GO PRO !
C GO PRO ! GO PRO !
C J.T. Realmuto (R) Marlins @Mariners $2400 $3400 GO PRO !
C Austin Romine (R) Yankees White Sox $2400 $2800 GO PRO !
C Austin Hedges (R) Padres @Braves $2300 $2600 GO PRO !
1B GO PRO ! GO PRO !
1B Freddie Freeman (L) Braves Padres $4100 $4600 GO PRO !
1B Anthony Rizzo (L) Cubs Brewers $4300 $5300 GO PRO !
1B Josh Bell (B) Pirates @Cardinals $2300 $3200 GO PRO !
1B Edwin Encarnación (R) Indians @Twins $3400 $4500 GO PRO !
2B GO PRO ! GO PRO !
2B Robinson Canó (L) Mariners Marlins $3400 $4500 GO PRO !
2B Brandon Phillips (R) Braves Padres $3200 $3600 GO PRO !
2B Jed Lowrie (B) Athletics Rangers $2300 $2900 GO PRO !
2B GO PRO ! GO PRO !
3B Kyle Seager (L) Mariners Marlins $3800 $4200 GO PRO !
3B Kris Bryant (R) Cubs Brewers $4300 $5000 GO PRO !
3B Adonis Garcia (R) Braves Padres $2900 $3500 GO PRO !
3B David Freese (R) Pirates @Cardinals $2700 $3000 GO PRO !
SS Francisco Lindor (B) Indians @Twins $4100 $4200 GO PRO !
SS GO PRO ! GO PRO !
SS Aledmys Diaz (R) Cardinals Pirates $3400 $4200 GO PRO !
SS Erick Aybar (B) Padres @Braves $2000 $2500 GO PRO !
OF Rajai Davis (R) Athletics Rangers $2900 $3900 GO PRO !
OF Khris Davis (R) Athletics Rangers $3400 $4100 GO PRO !
OF GO PRO ! GO PRO !
OF Jarrod Dyson (L) Mariners Marlins $2800 $3200 GO PRO !
OF Giancarlo Stanton (R) Marlins @Mariners $4100 $4400 GO PRO !
OF Michael Brantley (L) Indians @Twins $3700 $4500 GO PRO !
OF GO PRO ! GO PRO !
OF Matt Joyce (L) Athletics Rangers $2200 $2600 GO PRO !

Daily Fantasy Baseball Value Picks

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 - Mike Zunino - FD & Y!

1B - Justin Bour - DK & Y!

1B - Danny Valencia - DK & FD

1B - Yonder Alonso - DK & FD

2B - Ryan Schimpf - FD & Y!

2B - Kolten Wong - Y!

3B - Trevor Plouffe - FD

CAustin Hedges (R) Padres @Braves $2300 $2600 $7 GO PRO !

SS - Miguel Rojas - DK

OF - Manny Margot - DK

OF - Travis Jankowski - DK & Y!

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