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 1:05 PM EST. Just a tiny four-game slate on each site.
MLB DFS Pitchers
Aaron Nola, RHP, Phillies ($10,000 DK / $9,900 FD) – Nola threw a CGSO with 10 Ks against this Cardinals lineup on 4/18. The matchup should be very similar in a better pitcher’s park. Against the Cards roster, Nola has a 30% K rate and has held them to a .269 xwOBA.
Chris Bassitt, RHP, Athletics ($9,200 DK / $9,000 FD) – Bassitt’s price has jumped, coming off two straight dominant outings. With 16 Ks and 2 QSs, today, he faces a Rays offense that he has held to a .182 xwOBA.
Other GPP Options:
Jordan Montgomery, LHP, Yankees ($8,800 DK / $8,100 FD)
MLB DFS Stacks
- Yankees: The winds will be blowing out to RF at 10-12 MPH. With a team total of 5.4, start the 2-3 player stack of DJ, Judge and/or Stanton.
- Phillies: Kim has allowed nearly a .500 xwOBA against the roster. Hoskins holds over 50% plus HH%. Bohm is a great value.
- Astros: Focus on the RHHs. Gurriel is the ideal one-off today.
Value plays listed last.
1B: Hoskins, Gurriel, Ford
2B: DJ, Altuve, Odor
3B: Gio, Bregman, Wendle, Bohm
SS: Correa, Torres, Valaika
OF (HIGH $$$): Stanton, Judge, Brantley
OF (MID $$$): McCutchen, Meadows, Lewis
OF (LOW $$$): Hicks, Hays, Kiermaier
Best of luck!