We break down our top plays and analysis for the Playoff MLB DFS slate on FanDuel and DraftKings (October 10, 2016). Focusing on pitchers, hitters and strategy to help you win your MLB DFS contests for the slate.
With the 2016 MLB Regular Season in the books, it’s time for us to turn to the Playoffs and continue our MLB DFS talk.
FanDuel and DraftKings have some great contests (GPPs in particular) to take part in to continue battling it out on the diamond to win some DFS cash, and the Fantasy Cruncher team is here to help you do just that.
We shared a number of different columns with you every single day of the MLB season. The Pitching Rundown, Hitting Rundown, Cheat Sheet and Starting 5 are being condensed into a “one stop shop” article throughout the Playoffs.
I’ll be taking the lead on this column, going into the starters taking the mound for their respective clubs for each slate, and will provide some insight into the hitters/stacks to target as well.
With the slates being condensed thanks to a much smaller group of games at this point, we highly recommend that you focus your bankroll on GPPs if you’re into tournaments – or sitting back and relaxing until April if you’re a cash game baseball player.
If you followed our advice yesterday and kept at least a small percentage of your GPP lineups without exposure to the Boston/Cleveland game, you probably ended up cashing at a pretty nice clip. The rain ended up postponing a game for the second consecutive day, making it a 2-game slate.
I did some browsing in the GPPs I entered and found that there was significant BOS/CLE ownership, so I have a feeling those that faded that game would have done quite well. Especially with 13 runs scored in the game with Texas and Toronto.
Let’s have a look at the Monday slate. We have 3 games to work with, as the Jays finished off their series with the Rangers on Sunday night in fairly dramatic fashion (a walk off error – yeesh!).
Games on the Slate
Los Angeles (-139) vs Washington (+128); Over/Under = 7.5 Runs
Cleveland (+135) @ Boston (-146); Over/Under = 9.5 Runs
San Francisco (-101) vs Chicago (-107); Over/Under = 6 Runs
High Level Strategic Thoughts
For the 3 game slate, you will want to pick out your top 2-3 stacks and go heavy on them. You may even be able to get away with focusing on your top 2 stacks and finding at least 1 or 2 bats in the lower part of the order as that will help give you a strong chance at a unique lineup in GPPs.
Overall, if you play in a contest that has less than 300 entries or so, you don’t need to go crazy contrarian… but in the larger field contests like the $3 and $5 GPPs, you’ll need to take a couple extra risks (at least with a portion of your entries).
There is a pretty significant difference in the Vegas totals and SP quality on the board today, so don’t be surprised to see very skewed ownership to the CLE/BOS and even LAD/WAS games.
If you choose a couple guys in the SF/CHC game that happen to be productive, you could find yourself in a very advantageous situation.