MLB DFS Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 7/24/17

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

PITCHERS

Jacob deGrom (26100/11000/13400) – deGrom gets cupcake matchup number one tonight against the Padres, so it makes sense for him to top the list. The Padres just are not a great offense, and the reality of the situation will likely put deGrom into position to have the highest score on the board.

Brad Peacock (22400/8900/11500) – Cupcake matchup number two goes to Brad Peacock against the Phillies. We know the Phillies struggle against right-handed pitching, but it doesn’t help that Peacock has also been very good. The price is very fair, at least on FanDuel, and I will do what I can to pair him with deGrom tonight.

Gerrit Cole (19200/8700/9900) – I hate Gerrit Cole. It isn’t person; just don’t love him from the fantasy perspective. However, he has been pitching very well as of late. He is taking on a Giants team that I would describe as nothing special, and with him being cheaper than the above listed options, he makes a solid tournament pivot.

INFIELD

Corey Seager (9900/4000/5100) – Who thinks the Dodgers will be the top stack tonight? They get to go against Bartolo Colon, who has no business pitching right now. Against lefties, he has allowed a .380 wOBA, 41.4% fly ball rate and 35.8% hard contact. Seager and his teammates should be in a solid position tonight.

Jose Ramirez (9300/3700/4700) – Tim Adelman makes another pitcher worth going up against tonight. Against lefties this year, he is allowing a .364 wOBA, 51.2% fly ball rate, 20% HR/FB ratio and 30.5% hard contact. Ramirez has been excellent this year, and is someone I would not hesitate using in whatever format I could.

Zack Cozart (8800/3500/4600) – On the other side of the equation, we have Josh Tomlin on the mound. He can be good at points, but does do a lot of things that make him a guy to target in DFS. He has given up a .361 wOBA, 36.7% fly ball rate, 16.7% HR/FB ratio and 34.6% hard contact. Cozart could very easily end up with a big game.

OUTFIELD

Corey Dickerson (7800/3000/4000) – What is Kevin Gausman? The answer is: very frustrating. His stats set him up to be the ideal target from both sides of the plate, but he has enough talent that he will spoil things here and there. Dickerson looks to take advantage of his .391 wOBA, 39% fly ball rate. 16.4% HR/FB ratio and 36.1% hard contact. Dickerson is one of my favorite plays tonight.

Yoenis Cespedes (7200/3300/4000) – Clayton Richard might be primarily a ground ball pitcher, but that doesn’t mean we will be avoiding him tonight. Outside of the low fly ball rate, he allows a .390 wOBA and 36.2% hard contact against righties. We know that Cespedes can kill the ball and is a lefty masher, so get him in some of your lineups tonight.

Khris Davis (9000/4100/4600) – Francisco Liriano is on the mound against the Athletics tonight. He has been all over the board this year. He is giving up a .388 wOBA, 39.1% fly ball rate and 33.7% hard contact. Davis is good for the long ball, and should be on your radar this evening.

 

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