MLB DFS DraftKings.com & FanDuel.com Lineups & Picks for April 10, 2018
Baseball is back with a full slate of MLB DFS games scheduled for Tuesday, 4/10/18. The main slate on DraftKings includes 12 games starting at 7:05 p.m. EST, while FanDuel’s main slate also includes 12 games starting at 7:05 p.m. EST.
For today, we’re listing our top MLB DFS pitchers, hitters, and stacks to target in Cash and GPP lineups on DraftKings and FanDuel. The info below can also be used for crafting your daily fantasy baseball strategy at FantasyDraft.
Please note the advice below is relevant for daily fantasy purposes. A player or team might be better or worse from a fantasy perspective than in real life due to matchup, price, and lots of other factors. This is important to consider when constructing a roster. Remember that more than in other sports, variance is a huge part of baseball. Even Jose Altuve can go 0-for-4 on a given night, and Max Scherzer can get lit up by a weak team.
Weather can also play a huge role in MLB DFS on a nightly basis, and lineups are constantly shifting. So always, always check the starting lineups and weather reports when playing for an MLB slate.
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Best MLB DFS Pitchers for April 10, 2018
Luis Severino @ BOS ($10.8k DraftKings, $10.5k FanDuel)
At a much more affordable price tag than Red Sox ace Chris Sale, the Yankees new ace could match zeroes in a potential pitchers’ duel tonight at chilly Fenway Park. Luis Severino was virtually unhittable with a .198 BAA, 2.71 FIP and 29.7% K-Rate when facing righties last year and through two starts this season RHB are 2-for-25 with 7 K’s against him. The Red Sox just lost their hottest hitter in Xander Bogaerts (ankle) and aside from young Rafael Devers and slumping Andrew Benintendi, lack many LHB to platoon against Severino. The 24-year-old posted a 2.24 ERA and 2.43 FIP on the road last year and the ball shouldn’t travel too far on a cold and potentially rainy night in Boston.
Carlos Martinez vs. MIL ($10.1k DraftKings, $8.7k FanDuel)
There are so many appealing SP options at the top of the board tonight that one option would be to fade Chris Sale and Luis Severino in an unpredictable rivalry game at Fenway, instead targeting weaker National League lineups. The Brewers posted the highest K-Rate (25.6 percent) in the Majors last year and will be weaker offensively with new acquisition Christian Yelich (oblique) on the DL. Carlos Martinez absolutely dominated Milwaukee last Wednesday, allowing just four hits with 10 K’s over 8.1 innings of scoreless ball. He was more reliable with a 3.23 ERA and .215 BAA when pitching at home last season and could dominate the righty-heavy Brewers lineup once again if he can control his electric stuff.
Patrick Corbin @ SF ($9.5k DraftKings, $9.0k FanDuel)
Those who were expecting a bounce-back campaign from Patrick Corbin after much inconsistency last year shouldn’t have been too surprised to see him string together 20 K’s and allow just eight hits over two dominant efforts to open the season. While he struggled on the road last season, San Francisco’s AT&T Park has the lowest run factor in the Majors and he’ll face a Giants team that ranks 20th in collective ISO (.142) with the second-fewest runs scored (24) so far this season. The Giants posted the third-lowest wOBA (.293) when facing LHP last year and Corbin struck out 18 Giants in his last two meetings with the D’Backs divisional rivals.
Sean Manaea @ LAD ($7.8k DraftKings, $8.2k FanDuel)
If you want a value to consider in tournament formats, Sean Manaea is worth a gamble in a perceived tough matchup. The Dodgers lineup is quite formidable, but also quite lefty heavy with Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger packing much less pop against southpaws. The Dodgers posted a 22.3% K-Rate and were a bit unlucky with a .299 BABIP against lefties last year. Manaea was filthy with a 4.17 K/BB ratio and 1.03 WHIP in LvL matchups and found his stride towards the end of the year with a 3.54 ERA and 7.39 K/9 ratio in September. He’s carried that momentum into a strong start to begin 2018 in tough matchups against the Angels and Rangers, so perhaps he makes it three straight against the defending N.L. champions.
Other pitchers to consider: Chris Sale, Jacob deGrom, Aaron Nola, Dallas Keuchel, Aaron Sanche,z, Andrew Cashner
Best MLB DFS Hitters for April 10, 2018
Rhys Hoskins vs. CIN ($5.4k DraftKings, $5.0k FanDuel)
Only a few months into his Major League career, Rhys Hoskins has already developed into one of the most consistent hitters in the game. He’s 12-for-26 (.462) with 2 HRs and eight walks to post an absurd 1.468 OPS so far this season and is a locked-in Cash play against tonight’s visiting starter. Reds RHP Homer Bailey regressed in a start at Pittsburgh last Wednesday, coughing up five runs (4 ER) on seven hits and three walks over 4.1 innings. While Hoskins isn’t hitting for tremendous power, Bailey was most vulnerable to contact hitters with an 87.7 percent Z-Contact rate and 5.85 SIERA last season.
DJ LeMahieu vs. SD ($4.9k DraftKings, $4.2k FanDuel)
The best GPP play in the Rockies lineup is clearly Nolan Arenado ($5.5k, $5.4k), but if you can afford the superstar, play the solid right-handed infielder in the same plus matchup. San Diego is sending big LHP Joey Lucchesi to the mound against a Rockies team that hit .281 with a collective .345 wOBA against southpaws last season and was obviously more deadly at Coors Field. DJ LeMahieu hit .362 against lefties and posted a 1.048 OPS with a 13% BB Rate at home against LHP in 2017. Colorado just wrapped up a home series and DJ collected three hits over the final two contests, so perhaps he’s heating up at the right time to serve as a keystone addition to this stack.
Brian McCann @ MIN ($3.4k DraftKings, $2.9k FanDuel)
Given the relatively large sample size, it’s worth leading with the fact that Brian McCann is 13-for-28 with 3 HRs and 4 XBH (1.496 OPS) in his career against Twins RHP Jake Odorizzi. As long as he hits towards the middle of the league-leading Astros lineup, he should be in great position to contribute counting stats, which he’s certainly been doing with a .400 average (8-for-20) so far this season. Odorizzi allowed a 1.88 HR/9 ratio with a 5.43 FIP last year and would be a surprising candidate to cool off the red-hot Astros.
Brian Goodwin vs. ATL ($3.0k DraftKings, $2.5k FanDuel)
While Bryce Harper ($5.6k, $5.4k) is the premier option in any Nationals stack tonight, there are solid options up and down that lineup including a great value in Brian Goodwin. The 27-year-old LHB got his 2018 off right by hitting a grand slam on March 31 and has been a threat on the base paths while functioning as a late-game replacement recently. Goodwin should draw the start tonight given the fact that Braves RHP Mike Foltynewicz allowed lefties to post a .375 wOBA with a 27.6 percent line drive rate against the platoon last season. Goodwin also happens to be 5-for-8 with 2 HRs in a limited sample size against the righty. Be sure and check the lineup to make sure he gets the start.
Other hitters to consider: Bryce Harper, Nolan Areando, Jose Altuve, Freddie Freeman, Shohei Ohtani, Adam Eaton, Elvis Andrus, Dee Gordon, Yasiel Puig, Matt Chapman, Dansby Swanson
MLB DFS Stacks to Consider for April 10, 2018
Rockies vs. Joey Lucchesi (Twins)
Nationals vs. Mike Foltynewicz (Braves)
Astros vs. Jake Odorizzi (Twins)
Phillies vs. Homer Bailey (Reds)
Athletics vs. Hyun-Jin Ryu (Dodgers)