Daily Fantasy Baseball Strategy: May 28, 2016 — FanDuel Value Plays
Below we’ve got a discussion on some some MLB DFS value plays for Saturday’s 15-game slate on FanDuel. These are some names to consider for salary relief without completely punting the position. Our friends at RotoQL have once again been used to help guide your research for today’s games. To learn more about RotoQL or to take a look at the packages they have to offer, please follow this link – it will truly help you become a better daily fantasy baseball player — and will give you a full look at value plays for each position, for each site.
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Kyle Hendricks | Cubs | $8,000 (FD) – The Cubs are a huge -265 favorite with a game total of seven runs at the time of this writing. Since the start of ‘15, the Phillies strikeout the 9th most among MLB teams at a 21.2% K%. The Phillies are also 28th in the league over that same time frame in terms of wOBA at .301. The chief concern with this matchup is the rain. Keep a close eye on it.
Cameron Maybin | Tigers | $3,400 (FD) – Maybin and the Tigers take on Jesse Hahn and the Athletics in Oakland with an expected run total 8.5 with Detroit’s implied run total sitting at 4.4. Maybin has been hot as hell, but carries just a .308 wOBA and a .117 ISO against same handed pitching during his career. He has hit about three times as many long balls against righties as he has lefties, so a dong definitely isn’t out of the question. Hahn is significantly tougher on right-handed bats than he is on guys with the advantage, but Maybin’s salary and projected output still make him one of the best values in the outfield on the slate.
Adam Lind | Mariners | $2,600 (FD) – The first of two value picks in Seattle on this slate, Lind get the platoon advantage against Phil Hughes with an implied team total of 4.6 for the Mariners and a game total of 8 with the wind blowing out. There is some weather, so be sure to keep a close eye on that, but there is some history here as Lind has a career .345 wOBA against Hughes with a pair of dongs and five doubles in 52 career plate appearances. He’s also a career .366 wOBA and .221 ISO guy with 149 homers against opposing right-handed arms. Tomorrow he’ll hit number 150.
Eduardo Escobar | Twins | $2,300 (FD) – The Twins will face left-hander Wade Miley and the Mariners today in Seattle with an expected game total of eight runs according to our friends in Las Vegas at the time of this writing. There isn’t any history between Eduardo Escobar and Wade Miley, but Escobar owns a career .350 wOBA and .175 ISO with 12 homers against southpaws over his career. He is projected to hit towards the bottom of the lineup which we don’t like because it’ll limit his at-bats, but the $2,300 price tag is easy to pay off with one swing of the bat with platoon advantage.