I try to stay away from giving picks in DFS because 1) I’m no expert and 2) I feel it takes away the fun if we’re just plug and chugging other experts lineups. Obviously we all want to win, but it’s way more fun doing so on your own decisions. The following is data on pitchers and hitters that is helpful for putting together the best lineup.
The first image for each slate is looking for value picks by comparing DraftKings salary to projected runs allowed based on Vegas lines. Next are some metrics from Statcast data. The data is filtered on the last 15 days.
Jameson Taillon is my favorite play on the slate for pitchers. Blaine Hardy is cheap pitcher option I’m considering, and Chris Sale and Stephen Strasburg are no-brainer options.
On offense, we look at players who meet a set of parameters to find “hot” hitters against the handedness of today’s opposing pitcher. They are grouped by position, but keep in mind the position is based on MLB.com’s classification and do not align perfectly with DraftKings or FanDuel.
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