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4/19 MLB DFS: The Dark Knight will Rise

4/19 MLB DFS: The Dark Knight will Rise
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MLB DFS Daily Fantasy Rundown – April 19th, 2015

Welcome to Sunday’s edition of the Daily Fantasy Rundown with “leonem”, “dinkpiece” and “thenumbersguy”. Each day throughout the MLB season our daily MLB scouting reports will highlight the best top, value and cheap plays of the day based on the Daily Fantasy Industry’s pricing for salary cap games. The goal of our analysis is to help you improve consistency and become a better player long-term.

Weather: Games to watch in terms of the weather CLE at MIN, SD at CHC, OAK at KC, CIN at STL with the game in Chicago warranting the most concern.  Please see Meteorologist Mark Paquette’s game by game weather forecasts below the Analysis.

If any weather situations shift drastically, we will keep you updated with lineup alerts so make sure to check your email inbox up until roster lock.

Catcher

Top Play:

Buster Posey (SF) – (great skills even when he doesn’t have the platoon advantage and a good value on DraftKings due to a favorable price point; ball park and the offense surrounding him makes him a better option to own in tournaments)

Value Play:

Yasmani Grandal (LAD) – Grandal has been an above average catcher at the plate (.345 wOBA, .172 ISO in the last few seasons). The opposing pitcher, Eddie Butler, doesn’t project to be close to average. Butler has a projected 5.41 ZiPS ERA/5.13 FIP this season, which makes him a premier target for us today. Grandal has the benefit of hitting in the middle of a potent Dodgers lineup (usually hits fifth), an offense that Vegas feels strongly about (4.5 team total). Grandal is a top 30 hitter this afternoon and even though Buster Posey is the superior value on DraftKings (cheaper price tag), his price point on FanDuel doesn’t make much sense (below the average cost of a hitter). Take advantage of this situation where it applies and obtain a middle of the lineup bat for an offense that should excel today.

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