DraftKings, FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (5/3/22): MLB DFS Lineups
Welcome to another edition of FREE DraftKings and FanDuel MLB DFS picks. Today we have a huge list of 11 matches up for grabs. There are solid pitching options, like many solid pitching options. Playing the list rate game can be helpful with your pitchers, or eating chalk with the two pitchers mentioned below – lots of ways to build, which is always nice.
It’s a big slate, which means there will be plenty of ways to build tonight. After you choose your two pitchers, we can stack them for days. Coors Field is definitely in play with reasonably priced options like Juan Soto (too cheap). If you want to fade Coors, there are plenty of other ways. Watch the weather, though, as it may be windy in Wrigley tonight.
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DraftKings, FanDuel Pitchers – MLB DFS Lineup Picks
Brandon Woodruff – P, MIL vs. CIN ($8,900 DK, $9,700 FD)
Woodruff is coming off a rocky start against the Pirates last time out as he didn’t go five innings, allowed four runs, but still struck out 6. This came after two dominating starts against the Pirates and the Cardinals in his only two home starts. . He pitched 11 scoreless innings and struck out 11 in those two starts. Tonight, Woodruff is back at home against a Reds formation you can exploit. They hit nearly 24% of the time against RHP while hitting 0.202 with an ISO of 0.132. Look for a good rebound from Woodruff tonight.
Bruce Zimmermann – P, BAL vs MIN ($6,100 DK, $9,500 FD)
This season, Zimmermann has been a beast, allowing just two earned runs in his four starts with at least four strikeouts each start. He will face a Twins team tonight who are hitting nearly 25% of the time against LHP averaging .234 and .161 ISO. Zimmermann is fantastic value on DK and appropriately priced on FD. However, he is nowhere near the lock on FD on DK. His speed has declined on the fastball, but he’s got a 12.3% SwStr on the season with a 74% contact rate and nearly 33% chase rate. I’ll be back on Zimmermann tonight.
Other options: Carlos Rodon at LAD (DK$10,000, FD$11,100), Alek Manoah vs. NYY (DK$9,700, FD$10,400), Joe Ryan at BAL (DK$9,500, FD$10,200), Julio Urias vs. SF (DK$8,400, FD$9,400), Paul Blackburn vs. TB (DK$7,700, FD$8,400)
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DraftKings, FanDuel Infielders – MLB DFS Roster Picks
Josh Bell – 1B, WAS at German Marquez ($4,500 DK, $3,900 FD)
Bell is having a fantastic season, hitting .351 with eight extra hits. He only hits 10.6% of the time while walking 14.9%. Quite the plate discipline skills to go with his 179 wRC+. Bell goes to Coors tonight and has a great game against Marquez. Marquez has allowed at least four runs in three straight starts and a hard-hit rate of nearly 50% this season. The Nats are affordable tonight, and Bell’s red bat should be near the top of your options at first base.
Kolten Wong – 2B, MIL vs. Tyler Mahle ($4,100 DK, $2,600 FD)
Wong has had a slow start to the season, but could turn things around late. In four of his last five games, he has hit safely with a .318 average, two doubles and two stolen bases. Over those five games, Wong has .830 OPS and 146 wRC+, which will play as he leads for the Brewers. He will face Mahle tonight, who has allowed three or more earned runs in three of his last four starts. Additionally, Mahle allows LHH to reach 0.302 with an SLG of 0.419 and a walk rate of almost 14%. Look for Wong and the Brewers as a great contrarian option tonight.
Bobby Witt Jr.- SS/3B, KC vs. Dakota Hudson ($2,900 DK, $2,800 FD)
Witt went 1-3 on Monday, giving him a 10-game hitting streak since being demoted in the order. He has three extra hits to go with three stolen bases. His hard hit rate is around 45% and his overall quality of at-bats is improving a lot. He’ll face Hudson tonight, who’s been good in his last two starts, but on the season his 2.75 ERA is deceiving when you look at his 4.54 xFIP. It allows a barrel rate of almost 10% and a rate of 45% hard hit this season. Witt brings great value tonight to go with a sneaky stack of Royals if their bats wake up.
Tim Anderson- SS, CWS at Drew Smyly ($4,900 DK, $3,600 FD)
Anderson went 1-4 Monday after hitting safely in five of his last seven games with multiple hits in all five games. Last week, Anderson hit two home runs with a stolen base and an excellent 10 percent strikeout rate. He shot the ball 11.6% of the time with a 46% hard hit rate. He has crushed LHP in his career, hitting over .300 in all but one season, and at the start of this season he hit .571. He gets a great game against Smyly tonight. Just watch the wind cause it could be nasty in Wrigley. The shortstop position is loaded if you need to pivot.
DraftKings, FanDuel Outfielders – MLB DFS Roster Picks
Kyle Tucker – OF, HOU vs. Chris Flexen ($4,400 DK, $3,500 FD)
On Monday night, Tucker went 2-4 and now has an eight-game hitting streak with multiple hits in five games. He’s hitting nearly .600 during that streak with five extra hits and three stolen bases. Heading into Monday, Tucker was shooting the ball nearly 17% of the time with a 50% hard-hit rate in the previous seven games. He gets a good game against a decent Flexen tonight, but I’ll take Tucker’s red bat for a great price instead.
Yadiel Hernandez – OF, WAS at German Marquez ($2,800 DK, $2,900)
Hernandez is one of the best hitters in baseball, and nobody talks about him. He enters the action tonight with .340 with seven extra hits and a 150 wRC+. His .867 OPS goes well with his 14% barrel rate. Unfortunately, Hernandez is way too cheap for a game at Coors and honestly just too cheap for his current output. So don’t hesitate to eat Hernandez chalk everywhere, especially in liquid form.
JD Martinez – OF, BOS vs. Noah Syndergaard ($4,200 DK, $3,700 FD)
Martinez is having a solid season and is bringing a five-game hitting streak into tonight’s game. He hit a home run on Sunday and, over the course of the streak, has five more hits to go with a .350 ISO and 1,250 OPS. He only shoots the ball 6.7% of the time but has a 67% hard hit rate. Martinez is starting to crush and gets a thrilling game against Syndergaard tonight which exceeds expectations to start the season.
DraftKings, FanDuel MLB DFS Stacks
COORS STACK – Washington Nationals at Colorado Rockies (Erick Fedde, RHP at German Marquez, RHP)
Coors is generally a solid game, and a Marquez vs. Fedde matchup makes it a great game again tonight. Both teams have a good price, and the Rockies should be the most popular play against Fedde. But don’t sleep on the Nats and their value with Soto, Bell, Hernandez and others. If you look at Colorado, Ryan McMahon has a good price while paying more for Charlie Blackmon and Connor Joe.
Detroit Tigers against the Pittsburgh Pirates (Bryse Wilson, RHP)
Most won’t watch the Tigers on a slate this size, but they have a tantalizing game against Wilson. Wilson hasn’t made it past four innings this year, which means a lot of Pirate feathering. Javy Baez continues to be game play for me, and you can stack up with Spencer Torkelson and a few others, depending on how the lineup is rolled out.
Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners (Chris Flexen, RHP)
Flexen has been solid this year, but I will continue to target the Astros bats because monster play is coming. Tucker is my favorite game, but Yordan Alvarez is right behind. Jeremy Pena is also raking in, while Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman are expected to return. There might be some value depending on Chas McCormick and a few others tonight.
There are plenty of quality stacks tonight on such a large slate.
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