Archive for Daily Fantasy Leagues

Three “Cheap” DFS Options for May 13: Yunel Escobar & More

by Ray Kuhn

By this point, we know there are many ways to build a successful DFS lineup. Some of those skills also directly translate to success in your season long leagues. The players listed below are options you should be aware of. This is either to fill out the remainder of your lineup tonight, or as options to potentially target on your waiver wire.

Let’s take a look at some of those options now. Also, keep in mind that you should always be aware of weather and lineup situations. Additionally, there is action beginning in the late afternoon on the east coast today which could dictate the contests you enter.

1) Jason Hammel – SP – Chicago Cubs
Knowing who the top pitchers are on any given night is the easy part. Of course you still have to select the right one, but the best options do stand out. On two pitcher sites generally the first thing I do, is scroll to the bottom of the pitcher list. Tonight Hammel stands out to me. He is facing the Mets whose offense leaves a lot to be desired, so he meets the first requirement. The weather has been chilly in Chicago, and another night game should help to limit the offense. But more importantly, Hammel has been having success this season. In six starts, he is 3-1 with a 3.52 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 38.1 innings. Sign me up for that as my SP2.
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Three “Cheap” DFS Options for May 12: Delmon Young & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We are always looking for intriguing buy low options, whether it’s in a yearly or daily league. In salary cap formats that becomes even more important, because cashing in on a low cost option will allow you to load up on stars at other spots.

With that in mind, here are three potential “cheap” options those in daily formats should consider when setting their lineups for today:

 

Kevin Pillar – Toronto Blue Jays – Outfielder
The Blue Jays, like many teams, beat up on Chris Tillman (6.25 ERA, 1.67 WHIP) earlier this season (14 ER over 7.0 IP in two starts).  Pillar has been at the forefront of the attack, going 3-4 with 1 HR, 3 RBI and 1 R (as well as a double).  The home run is Pillar’s only of the season, thus far, though there is a little bit of pop in his bat (12 total home runs last season between Triple-A and the Majors) and he also has some speed.  Considering the way Tillman has pitched, as well as the ballpark, this is a good stacking opportunity.
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Three “Cheap” DFS Options for May 11: Jung Ho Kang & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We are always looking for intriguing buy low options, whether it’s in a yearly or daily league. In salary cap formats that becomes even more important, because cashing in on a low cost option will allow you to load up on stars at other spots.

With that in mind, here are three potential “cheap” options those in daily formats should consider when setting their lineups for today:

 

Jung Ho Kang – Pittsburgh Pirates – Third Baseman
Considering the struggles of Josh Harrison and Jordy Mercer, Kang has started seeing regular playing time and should continue to see his AB rise.  He’s been hitting the ball well, including currently being on a four game hitting streak (7-14, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R).  He also draws Jerome Williams, who owns an 8.68 ERA over two May starts and brings little strikeout stuff with him (5.45 K/9).  Throw in a 27.7% line drive rate and this is a clear stacking situation.  Kang though, at his price, is well worth it given the way he’s been playing of well.
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Three “Cheap” DFS Options for May 8: Addison Russell & More

by Ray Kuhn

The weekend is here! That means it’s time to enjoy some baseball and make some money. What better way to get started then to cash in on a Friday night daily fantasy league? Here are three options that could help you do that:

 

1) Jason Castro – C – Houston Astros
Castro is included here for a few reasons:

  1. He is a solid option
  2. The price is right
  3. You have to like the match-up against a struggling Jered Weaver

Weaver’s ERA so far this season is 6.29 and he doesn’t appear to be improving anytime soon. Castro bats from the left side, so he also has the platoon advantage. Entering action on Thursday the Houston catcher was hitting just .225 on the season with two home runs and five RBI, but that is good enough for 2.38 points per game. You also aren’t going to find a catcher much cheaper.
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Three “Cheap” DFS Options for May 7: Rajai Davis & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We are always looking for intriguing buy low options, whether it’s in a yearly or daily league. In salary cap formats that becomes even more important, because cashing in on a low cost option will allow you to load up on stars at other spots.

With that in mind, here are three potential “cheap” options those in daily formats should consider when setting their lineups for today:

 

Shin-Soo Choo – Outfielder – Texas Rangers
Even if Leonys Martin returns to the lineup, which is no guarantee, at this point Choo appears locked into the leadoff spot.  He entered play yesterday on a five game hitting streak (6-21, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R) and added a home run yesterday as well.  While he draws a tough matchup against Chris Archer, given how he’s playing and the price he’s definitely worth inserting into your lineup.  As it is, Archer has to have a poor start eventually right? (Please note, I’m not actually recommending stacking Rangers’ hitters in anticipation of this, but you never know)
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Three “Cheap” DFS Options for May 6: Joey Butler, & More

by Ray Kuhn

We have made it through the halfway point of the week and a full slate of baseball is upon us. The majority of games are taking place in the evening, so just make sure to double check the game you are entering.

Now let’s take a look at three options that could help you win your DFS games.

1) Brayan Pena – C – Cincinnati Reds
At this point it is safe to say that the Reds have mishandled the Devin Mesoraco injury situation. As far as playing time goes Pena is the beneficiary, but so far his production has not fully followed suit. Entering action on Tuesday he was hitting .302, but that came with just two RBI. Last season in 348 AB he hit .253 with five home runs and 26 RBI, so we shouldn’t expect too much power but there is some. The good thing on Fantasy Score is that Pena won’t put up a negative total, and at the minimum price even a single is a decent value.
Fantasy Score Price: $1,600 Read more