DFS MLB Lineups for June 7, 2017 at Draftkings.com & Fanduel.com
For this daily fantasy baseball season, each day there’s a good slate of DFS MLB games, we’ll be writing up a group of pitchers and hitters that we’re considering for our cash and GPP lineups on DraftKings and FanDuel. We’ll also provide a list of stacks to consider, MLB start times, starting pitchers, and game run totals to give you a good idea of where the fantasy goodness might come from on a given night. As with any DFS sport, the advice below is relevant for fantasy purposes. A player or team might be better or worse from a fantasy perspective than they are in real life due to matchup, price, park factor, etc. This is important when constructing a roster. And if you’re looking for a new way to play DFS, be sure and give BOOM Fantasy a try!
Oh what could have been yesterday if Scooter Gennett had only hit THREE homers. 215+ point lineups galore without a single share of the Scooter. Still a nice, profitable night but binking a few tourneys would have been nice. On to tonight, where we’ve got 12 games on the main DFS MLB slate with Zach Greinke and Dallas Keuchel leading the way on the bump. We also have a resurgent Jimmy Nelson and a practically free Buck Farmer ($4k on DK) going against a Trout-less Angels squad. It’s also a Bronson Arroyo day, with the fly ball righty pitching at home at hitter friendly Great American Ballpark. . – Matt
A quick reminder while playing DFS MLB, don’t forget baseball is a game of variance. You can make a really solid lineup and still fall short of the cash line. Even Clayton Kershaw can get lit up, and Mike Trout can still go 0 for 4. Baseball is funny like that. Trust the process and know that if you’re playing quality lineups, you’ll be a winner in the long term.
Another thing to remember outside of making sure your player is in the lineup, is to always check the weather. Always. Make this something that is part of your basic routine. Baseball games can get postponed! Your players receive no points from postponed games!
6/7/17 MAIN SLATE TOURNAMENT RUNDOWN
DraftKings Grand Slam: $444 buy-in, $250k guaranteed
DraftKings Fastball: $33 buy-in, $200k guaranteed
DraftKings Rally Cap: $8 buy-in, $150k guaranteed
FanDuel Grand Slam: $44 buy-in, $150k guaranteed
FanDuel Squeeze: $4 buy-in, $150k guaranteed
FanDuel Rally: $8 buy-in, $80k guaranteed
Best DFS MLB Pitchers for June 7, 2017
Zack Greinke vs. SD ($12.4k DraftKings, $10.7k FanDuel)
Sure enough, Greinke bounced right back from his first rough outing in awhile with a seven-inning gem in Miami and now he draws the mother of all easy matchups with the weak Padres offense coming to town. San Diego is still ranked dead last in collective batting average (.221), 29th in wOBA (.285) and is sporting the third-highest K-Rate (25.1%) in the Majors this year, while Greinke’s been excellent with a 0.98 WHIP and 10.44 K/9 ratio. He’s been excellent at home with a 2.49 ERA and .192 BAA this season and current Pads are hitting just .217 (30-for-138) with 27 K’s in their careers against Greinke.
Buck Farmer vs. LAA ($4k DraftKings, $5.5k FanDuel)
Farmer is strictly a price play as he’s a late fill in for Michael Fulmer who had his start pushed back a day. He has to do very little on DraftKings to pay off his $4k price, and certainly doesn’t have to come anywhere near the output in his only start this season where he went 6.1 innings and fanned 11. Farmer has some decent AAA stats, including an ok 22% K rate and a low 4.7% walk rate. Tonight he’ll face an Angels lineup that’s made relatively impotent with Mike Trout inactive. The Angels are hitting just .236 against righties and are 26th in wOBA against the handedness. If you want exposure to Greinke and Keuchel on DK with a few big bats, Farmer is your key.
Ty Blach @ MIL ($6.7k DraftKings, $8.5k FanDuel)
It’s stunning to see Blach priced this low on DK after he’s set the league on fire over his last few starts to insert his name firmly in the Rookie of the Year conversation. The deceptive southpaw is 4-0 with a 1.76 ERA over his last 4 outings and he draws a plus matchup tonight against a struggling Brewers team that’s sporting the second-highest K-Rate (25.6%) in the Majors this season. Milwaukee has a reputation for crushing lefties, but with Jonathan Villar scuffling and Ryan Braun on the DL, they’ve been less impressive against the platoon of late.
Other pitchers to consider: Dallas Keuchel, Jimmy Nelson, Lance Lynn, Wade Miley, Jason Vargas, Alex Meyer
Best DFS MLB Hitters for June 7, 2017
Paul Goldschmidt vs. SD ($5.5k DraftKings, $4.5k FanDuel)
Greinke, Goldschmidt and you might as well parlay by putting some money on the D’Backs at home tonight, as they’ll almost certainly get the better of weak RHP Luis Perdomo. The Padres SP has been roughed up at massive Petco Park to the tune of a 5.05 ERA over 6 starts, so it’s hard to imagine him performing well at hitter-friendly Chase Field tonight. Goldschmidt has been a beast at home with a .377 batting average and 1.055 OPS this year and he happens to be 7-for-13 with 2 HRs in his career against Perdomo.
Brian Dozier @ SEA ($3.6k DraftKings, $3.4k FanDuel)
Dozier is struggling right now (though he did dong last night) and it might be time to buy low on him at this very appealing price tag on DK. The Twins premier dual threat has hit 9 HRs with 8 SBs this year and he faces a vulnerable RHP tonight in Yovani Gallardo, who is sporting a 6.24 ERA with a 16.7% HR/FB ratio on the year. He’s allowing RHB to hit .336 with a .406 wOBA at the age of 31 and Dozier happens to be 5-for-12 with a HR in his career against Gallardo.
Odubel Herrera @ ATL ($3.7k DraftKings, $3k FanDuel)
While he’s a bit of a risky option considering his streaky performance this year, Herrera won’t destroy your lineups at this price tag. He flashed some rare upside with homers in B2B games over the weekend, but is more of a contact hitter and a premier speed threat, who could use that skill set to give the Braves combo of Mike Foltynewicz and Tyler Flowers trouble. Folty is allowing LHB to post a .355 wOBA this season and coughing up a 16.1% HR/FB ratio overall, so you can use some of the Phillies platoon candidates against him.
Other hitters to consider: Jose Altuve, Mookie Betts, Ender Inciarte, Miguel Sano, Josh Harrison, Jedd Gyorko, Willson Contreras, Matt Adams, Seth Smith, Alex Avila
6/7/17 DFS MLB STACKS
Diamondbacks vs Luis Perdomo
With Goldschmidt leading the charge, the D’Backs should be all over Perdomo tonight. The Padres SP is allowing lefties to hit .310 with a 1.67 WHIP and 32.4% Hard Contact Rate when facing LHB, so Jake Lamb is a premier option right next to Goldy and David Peralta is worth a look as a value option. Perdomo’s been more homer-prone with a 21.4% HR/FB ratio when facing RHB, which bodes well for Chris Owings and Brandon Drury as longshot options. You can also look for Gregor Blanco or potentially Chris Hermann to provide value as part of this stack.
Cardinals vs Bronson Arroyo
It’s simply too easy to pick on a 40-year-old RHP who is always rather vulnerable in Arroyo. He’s posting a 6.24 ERA with an even worse 7.02 FIP and 2.97 HR/9 ratio that makes him very appealing to stack against, even with a Cardinals lineup that’s struggling to a degree. Jedd Gyorko is at a good price point to use against Arroyo as is solid catcher Yadier Molina. Bronson’s been even more homer-prone when facing lefties, so consider Matt Carpenter and Dexter Fowler in GPP formats. Tommy Pham and Stephen Piscotty are also relatively cheap additions to this stack and Paul de Jong could emerge as a punt if he starts at SS for the injured Aledmys Diaz.
Cubs vs Jose Urena
Urena didn’t fare well at all in a home start against the Diamondbacks last Friday and now he’ll have to go on the road to hitter-friendly Wrigley. The Cubs are clearly capable of roughing up an inexperienced young RHP, who has posted decent numbers over two MLB campaigns, but is sporting a 1.52 HR/9 ratio and is allowing RHB to hit .311 with a .417 wOBA so far this season. That makes Kris Bryant a good bounce back candidate with Willson Contreras and Javier Baez also carrying tournament appeal. You can still look at guys with the platoon advantage such as Rizzo and the resurgent Jason Heyward, while Jon Jay will be worth a look if he cracks the Cubbies lineup.
Other Stacks to consider:
Orioles vs Chad Kuhl
Rays vs. Mike Pelfrey
Braves vs. Jerad Eickhoff
Yankees vs. Rick Porcello