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August 7 MLB DFS: Nats Bats Help You Play Kershaw

August 7 MLB DFS: Nats Bats Help You Play Kershaw
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Daily Fantasy Rundown – August 7 MLB DFS Picks and Analysis

Welcome to Friday’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.

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Top Play:

Brian McCann (NYY) – McCann is day to day with a knee injury but if he returns tonight, he’s in an excellent spot at home against RA Dickey. As discussed in recent rundowns, McCann is making a concerted effort to pull the ball (career high pull rate), which has allowed him to take advantage of the short porch in right and display the type of power people expected when he first landed with the Yankees (.221 ISO). He’s expensive on FanDuel but the tag on DraftKings is very friendly given the power upside. RA Dickey has been better recently but on the whole this season has really struggled to miss bats and is allowing 1.20 HR/9 to LHBs since 2013.

Value Plays:

Victor Martinez (DET) – On FanDuel, it’s pretty difficult not to take a chance on Victor Martinez. While he’s been extremely pedestrian at the plate, simply based on price ($2,500), matchup (Joe Kelly has a 6.11 ERA and33.1 hard hit rate) and lineup spot (fourth) he’s the chalk option on a day where 1-opprtunity cost at the position is very low and 2-you need to find some salary cap relief since you won’t be able to skimp on pitching. On top of simply being the logical option, Martinez may have more upside than I am leading on as the Tigers have one of the highest projected team totals and hopefully Martinez’s two homer game yesterday is a sign of him turning it around.

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