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April 4 MLB DFS: The Bryce Is Right

The DailyRoto team is proud to announce the launch of our 2016 MLB DFS Premium Package. Team members Mike Leone and Drew Dinkmeyer announce the product launch and changes you can expect this season!


00:40 Chris Archer Recap, The Importance of Ks
02:15 Clayton Kershaw Top SP
03:40 Second Tier of SPs
05:15 Is Max Scherzer Worth It?
07:05 Cleveland Weather
09:50 Cheap FanDuel Starting Pitchers for Tournaments
10:50 Catcher
14:27 Rain Concerns
16:05 First Base
20:35 Second Base
23:30 Chris Tillman Reverse Splits
23:50 Shortstops
27:40 Third Base
31:38 Bryce, Bryce Baby
35:38 Outfield Values
42:55 GPP Thoughts
47:06 Cash Game Lineup Construction Preferences
49:10 Stacks!


Starting Pitcher Rankings

Tier One

1) Clayton Kershaw (LAD)

Tier Two

2) Chris Sale (CHW)

3) Madison Bumgarner (SF)

4) Jake Arrieta (CHC)

5) David Price (BOS)

6) Max Scherzer (WAS)

Tier Three

7) Corey Kluber (CLE)

8) Zack Greinke (ARZ)

9) Dallas Keuchel (HOU) – weather risk

10) Garrett Richards (LAA)

11) Tyson Ross (SD)

12) Raisel Iglesias (CIN)

April 4 MLB DFS Pro Tip


BAL-MIN and NYY-HOU are two games with very questionable weather environments. We’ll keep you updated via our alerts but in early builds we’re not counting on attacking these games in cash games. The BAL-MIN game is the one, if weather looks better, that we’d take some shots in tournaments on.

Starting Pitchers

Clayton Kershaw (LAD) is in a tier of his own and is a building block in cash game roster construction. Ownership may be concentrated enough to consider the fade in tournaments, but the matchup with the Padres is elite. They strike out a lot and struggle against LHP. After Kershaw, there is a crowded second tier of starters. Chris Sale (CHW) and Madison Bumgarner (SF) our next two ranked options and they come with different profiles. Sale is moving to a stronger park environment but faces a more contact oriented opponent while Bumgarner gets a boom-or-bust Brewers offense in a park downgrade for Bumgarner (typically accustomed to pitching in an elite pitcher’s park). We like Bumgarner as a building block on DraftKings early slate and pairing him with either David Price (BOS) or Corey Kluber (CLE) who should benefit from brutal conditions for opposing hitters (temperatures in the 30s and wind howling in from right field). Max Scherzer (WAS) suffers from Matt Harvey syndrome as he faces a super contact oriented Braves lineup that will make DFS production a nuisance. Scherzer is very safe to limit runs but the strikeouts will be tough to come by. As a result, he ranks sixth in our rankings. Just look at opening day and how Marcus Stroman and Chris Archer varied in Fantasy points despite Stroman pitching deeper into the game and getting a win. Strikeouts matter most.


Bryce Harper (WAS) and Paul Goldschmidt (ARZ) are our top overall hitters on the slate. First base is a little deeper with alternative high ranking players in our model like Joey Votto (Top Five) and Brandon Belt (Top 15), so it’s easier to emphasize Harper in lineup construction. In general you’ll likely be able to squeeze one of these big bats in alongside Kershaw in cash games. The reason being there are tons of values to be had from traditionally weaker offenses in good situations. San Francisco gets a big park upgrade playing in Milwaukee against one of the weaker opening day pitchers on the slate in Wily Peralta. Cincinnati is in their tremendous home park taking on Jeremy Hellickson and a brutal Phillies pen behind him. The Diamondbacks are in their great hitting environment against Jorge de la Rosa and another below average bullpen. Values from these lineups that we touched on in the podcast include: Denard Span (SF), Joe Panik (SF), Zack Cozart (CIN), Eugenio Suarez (CIN), Jay Bruce (CIN), Chris Owings (ARZ), and Welington Castillo (ARZ).


Top Cash Game Stacks

1) San Francisco Giants (more affordable on FanDuel than DraftKings)

2) Cincinnati Reds

3) Arizona Diamondbacks

4) Toronto Blue Jays (late slate on DraftKings where the prices are down)

Lower Owned GPP Stacks

1) Philadelphia Phillies (weak offense overall that will come with low ownership but a favorable hitting environment and a horrid pen behind Iglesias)

2) Chicago Cubs (one of the best offenses in baseball that will go under-owned because they’re facing an elite opposing starter and have a low implied team total. On the road with the DH, the lineup has incredible depth to it)

3) Texas Rangers (another above average offense against a star pitcher that will drive ownership down but the park environment is great and Felix Hernandez when wrong is usually REALLY wrong, so taking a shot on low ownership in tournaments makes sense)

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  1. 34MidwayMonsta

    April 4, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Any way we can get these podcasts up on iTunes?

    • gqinxs

      April 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm

      agree, its really hard to forward and rewind and pick the right part of podcast on the iPhone

  2. dinkpiece

    April 4, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Hey guys,

    Itunes is a no go. Since we\’re keeping the podcast as a premium option, we can\’t put it on a free outlet downloadable for anyone. We\’ll see if there\’s ways we can improve functionality on mobile. Thank you for the feedback