MLB DFS Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 7/1/17


Welcome to another edition of ResearchFantasy’s MLB Breakdown. These picks are what I consider to be the best play of the day, relative to their price. One of the most important things we must consider in daily fantasy is how many points a player gets per dollar. It helps us identify value plays to pair with studs that we know will produce in order to maximize our potential points in lineups. I also try to identify plays that can be used in either cash games or tournaments. Typically, when I build my cash games, I am looking for players that have the best floor combined with good upside. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please let us know!

Prices listed are FantasyDraft/FanDuel/DraftKings


Dylan Bundy (9999/8200/7100) – This is another slate of pitching that is really poor. Bundy was supposed to pitch on Friday, but he gave way to Chris Tillman. The Rays are a tough team if they are making contact with the ball, but if they aren’t, it can be a strikeout frenzy. Bundy is the top play in my opinion on the slate but it’s going to be tough.

Jake Odorizzi (9999/7700/7000) – It’s kind of unfortunate to say, but the opposite side of the game and Odorizzi make the other pitcher I’ll be looking at today. The Orioles have basically been a disappointing offense so far this year, and with that being the case, I could see playing him. He’s also been solid overall this year.


Travis Shaw (9999/3900/5200) – Tom Koehler isn’t very good at pitching to lefties, as evidenced by his .467 wOBA, 52% fly ball rate and 38.5% hard contact. Shaw has been like a man possessed this year, so I like the upside of using him again here tonight.

Josh Bell (9999/2700/3800) – Typically, we don’t love going lefty/lefty, but Matt Moore has actually been pretty bad this year. He’s giving up a .460 wOBA, 35.9% fly ball rate and 47.5% hard contact. That’s a lot of goodness going for Bell.

Brandon Crawford (9999/2700/3100) – Chad Kuhl is another guy that isn’t good against lefties. His .445 wOBA, 49.9% fly ball rate and 37.4% hard contact are all very bad. Crawford hasn’t been very good, but he’s going to turn that around eventually.


Khris Davis (9999/3800/4600) – R.A. Dickey isn’t a good pitcher, despite the fact that he’s been pitching alright lately. I’m going to bet on Khris Davis over Dickey. It’s as simple as that.

Matt Kemp (9999/2900/3500) – On the flip side of things, Jharrell Cotton can be had by righties as well. His 45.8% fly ball rate and 41% hard contact should suit Kemp well tonight.

Adam Jones (9999/2900/3600) – Yes, Odorizzi is one of the guys on our list tonight, but ultimately, he’s having a rough go with righties. 40.3% fly ball rate and 45.8% hard contact all play against him and Adam Jones hits guys like this a lot.



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