Daily Fantasy Rundown – June 7th MLB DFS Picks and Analysis
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: Only game with major concerns today is in Chicago. Hopefully, they are able to cancel this one rather early if they do so because the weather is going to be very nasty there late this morning and early this afternoon. Denver has a slight chance of a thunderstorm around 5 or 6 PM but something I am not overly concerned about.
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.
Slate specific note: With the total on the COL-MIA game sitting at 11 (next highest game at 8.5), today may be a better day for tournaments, particularly on non-late swap sites as we may not have the lineups for that game by roster lock. The best cash game strategy is to squeeze in as much Coors Field exposure as you possibly can at each position. As a result of this macro strategy, today’s analysis column may be a bit shorter as I’ll try as hard as possible to not be repetitive and write long winded blurbs for players whose commentary can likely be chalked up in two words: Coors Field. I’ll do my best to note the viable non-Coors Field alternatives where relevant but at most positions the values from that game are the top values.
Rockies catchers – The Rockies have an implied run total approaching 6 runs today (-125 favorites in a game with a total of 11), which is one of the highest marks I’ve seen all season. They’re at home facing rookie RHP Jose Urena. He’s a decent prospect but may not be ready yet, and his biggest weakness (inability to miss bats) is going to get him in trouble in this environment. The entire lineup, almost regardless of lineup spot, is cash game viable today. Nick Hundley (COL) should draw the start at catcher with McKenry starting yesterday. Hundley is a great option on all sites because he gets you exposure to this game while simultaneously providing some cap relief. Teammate Wilin Rosario (COL) is the better option, where catcher eligible. He’s a boom or bust player (especially against RHP) but the power upside is immense at home (double dong day yesterday).