What’s up, #EliteMafia!? Welcome to “The Early Bird,” where we’ll cover the pitchers, stacks, and one-off players you’ll need to dominate today’s early MLB DFS slates on DraftKings and FanDuel!
Today, this article will focus exclusively on the DraftKings/FanDuel “Early Slate” starting at 1:07 PM EST. DraftKings added GAME 1 of the Boston at Minnesota DH.
MLB DFS Pitchers
CASH SP1: Corbin Burnes, RHP, Brewers ($9,600 DK / $10,400 FD) – Burnes has dominated in his first two starts, allowing just two hits with 20 Ks. The Cubs still sit dead last in BA at .164 and a team ISO of .157. Burnes has yet to walk anyone, and he has done a great job limiting hard contact with a 26% HC%. Add in Cubs’ 28% K%, who have the third-highest, Burnes should be in line with a double-digit K afternoon.
GPP/CASH SP2: Griffin Canning, RHP, Angels ($8,200 DK / $7,700 FD) – Channing is coming off a solid 7 K game against the Jays. Today, he faces KC, who sit at a team ISO of .137 and a 28.5% K. Channing also did a great job limiting the hard contact his first outing, 33%HC, even though he allowed two homers.
GPP: Adam Wainwright, RHP, Cardinals ($7,300 DK / $6,500 FD)
DK GPP SP2: Kenta Maeda, RHP, Twins ($7,200 DK)
MLB DFS Stacks
- Chalk LAA: Ohtani and Trout make an expensive great mini stack. Keller has yet to get past the third inning and has allowed 10 ER in his two starts.
- NYY: The Yankees have yet to have that big scoring game all year and only topped seven runs in three games. Stripling has not pitched past the fifth in his two starts. The Bombers should get a few at-bats against that bullpen.
Stanton has the best BVP off Stripling.
- Low Ownership MIL: Arrieta has looked great in two starts against the Pirates. The Brewers are without Yelich but have power bats like Hiura, Garcia and Shaw.
- GPP Hedge Stack CHC: Huh? With Burnes most likely the highest owned, you can easily have some great leverage with using the Cubbies. Hell, even a two-man stack on this small slate with Burnes in a large-field GPP.
Value plays listed last.
C: Molina, Gary Sanchez, Contreras
1B: Goldy, Walsh, Carpenter, Zimmerman
: DJ LeMahieu, Hiura, Kike (DK), Odor
3B: Arenado, Urshela, Shaw
SS: Turner, Fletcher, Torres
OF (HIGH $$$): Trout, Ohtani, Judge, JD (DK)
OF (MID $$$):
Stanton, Kepler (DK), Schwarber, Hicks
OF (LOW $$$): Gardner, Hayward, Bruce
Best of luck!