Daily Fantasy Baseball (DFS) Winning Lineup for 4/4/18
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Wednesday April 4, 2018
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HOT Hitters right now that you should START in ALL Leagues & Tournaments:
Miguel Cabrera (1B Tigers) 0 for 4 on 4-4-18
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Paul DeJong (2B/SS Cardinals)
Lorenzo Cain (OF Brewers)
Charlie Blackmon (OF Rockies)
Khris Davis (OF A’s)
Adam Eaton (OF Nationals)
Justin Smoak (1B Blue Jays)
Jose Altuve (2B Astros)
Matt Chapman (3B A’s)
Mitch Haniger (OF Mariners) 1 for 5 with a run and 2 RBI on 4-4-18
Elvis Andrus (SS Rangers)
Nick Castellanos (3B/OF Tigers) 0 for 4 on 4-4-18
Bryce Harper (OF Nationals)
Mike Trout (OF Angels)
Yasmani Grandal (C Dodgers)
Nick Ahmed (SS Diamondbacks)
Ian Desmond (1B/OF Rockies) Desmond plays really well at San Diego but is out of the lineup on 4-4-18
Wil Myers (1B/OF Padres) Myers is now hurt and out of the lineup on 4-4-18
Chris Owings (SS/OF Diamondbacks) Owings is only starting vs left handed starting pitchers but Jake Lamb (3B Diamondbacks) just landed on the disabled list so Owings could move to SS and Nick Ahmed (SS Diamondbacks) could move to 3B possibly. Owings is a good source of stolen bases in roto leagues.
Edwin Encarnacion (1B Indians)
Brian Anderson (3B Marlins)
DJ Lamahieu (2B Rockies)
Lower Priced Streamer Starting Pitchers to Target on 4-4-18 (In Order):
Jon Gray (SP Rockies) at San Diego (Clayton Richard SP Padres). Gray had some monster games at Petco Park. Richard does pitch very well at home though.
Ivan Nova (SP Pirates) vs Twins (Jake Odorizzi SP Twins). Taillon just struck out 9 Twins so maybe Nova can get 5 or 6 and a win. The Pirates are hot.
Felix Hernandez (SP Mariners) at the Giants (Johnny Cueto Giants). With this game in a National League park, there’s a high chance Felix will get pinch hit for semi-early plus he’s facing Cueto so it’s not a great chance for a win. However, he should pitch well vs a struggling Giants offense who have scored 6 runs in 5 games.
Aaron Sanchez (SP Blue Jays) vs White Sox (Carson Fulmer SP White Sox). I actually like Fulmer as a sleeper in this game so this game might just be a wait and see. Sanchez didn’t pitch well in his 1st start so I’m not beaming with confidence.
Jake Odorizzi (SP Twins) at Pirates (Ivan Nova SP Pirates). The Pirates 1st loss has to be coming really soon, right? I can see the Twins Pirates and White Sox Blue Jays games going either way.
Pitchers You SHOULD PICK UP Hitters against them on 4-4-18:
Jhoulys Chacin (SP Brewers) vs the WHITE HOT Cardinals bats. Stay away from Chacin. Pick up as many Cardinals players as you can this week.
Mike Foltynewicz (SP Braves) vs the hot Nationals bats. Do you really want your pitchers going against the Nationals right now? Foltynewicz is also going against Max Scherzer. Stay away.
Hitters with GREAT NUMBERS vs OPPOSING Starting Pitchers on 4-4-18:
Bryce Harper (OF Nationals) is 3 for 9 with 2 2B, 1 HR, 2 R, and 1 RBI vs Mike Foltynewicz (SP Braves)
Whit Merrifield (2B KC Royals) is 4 for 9 with 1 triple, 1 HR, 2 runs, and 2 RBI vs Daniel Norris (SP Tigers)
Brian Goodwin (OF Nationals)Goodwin is 5 for 8 with 1 2B, 2 HR, 2 R, and 3 RBI vs Mike Foltynewicz (SP Braves)
Victor Martinez (U Tigers) Martinez is 15 for 39 with 2 2B, 3 HR, 5 R, and 6 RBI vs Danny Duffy (SP KC Royals)
Nolan Arenado (3B Rockies)Arenado is a WHOPPING 10 for 16 with 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 3 R, and 5 RBI vs Clayton Richard (SP Padres).
Willson Contreras (C Cubs) is 4 for 6 with 1 2B, 2 HR, 4 R, and 6 RBI vs Cody Reed (SP Reds)
Kris Bryant (3B Cubs) is 4 for 5 with 1 2B, 1 HR, 6 R, and 2 RBI vs Cody Reed (SP Reds)
Anthony Rizzo (1B Cubs) is 2 for 6 with 2 HR, 4 R, and 6 RBI vs Cody Reed (SP Reds)
Addison Russell (SS Cubs) is 2 for 6 with 1 HR, 3 R, and 2 RBI vs Cody Reed (SP Reds)
Adam Duvall (OF Reds) is 7 for 25 with 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 R, and 1 RBI vs Jon Lester (SP Cubs)
Ian Desmond (1B/OF Rockies)Desmond is 8 for 26 with 2 HR, 3 R, and 4 RBI vs Clayton Richard (SP Padres). Desmond feasts on Padres pitching at Petco Park.
Chris Ianetta (C Rockies)Ianetta is 6 for 17 with 2 2B, 2 HR, 3 R, and 3 RBI vs Clayton Richard (SP Padres)
Wil Myers (1B/OF Padres) is 7 for 21 with 2 2B, 1 HR, 3 R, and 5 RBI vs Jon Gray (SP Rockies). Myers is hurt and DTD right now and is actually not in tonight’s lineup. More of his damage vs the Rockies is usually at Coors Field.
Gary Sanchez (C Yankees) is 3 for 8 with 1 2B, 2 HR, 3 R, and 2 RBI vs Blake Snell (SP Rays). Sanchez is cold right now.
Yasiel Puig (OF Dodgers) Puig is 7 for 20 with 2 2B, 1 HR, 2 R, and 5 RBI vs Patrick Corbin (SP Diamondbacks)
Yasmani Grandal (C Dodgers) is 5 for 11 with 1 2B, 3 R, and 1 RBI vs Patrick Corbin (SP Diamondbacks). Grandal might not play because it is a day game.
Paul Goldschmidt (1B Diamondbacks) is 6 for 20 with 3 HR, 5 R, and 5 RBI vs Alex Wood (SP Dodgers).
Justin Upton (OF Angels) Upton is 5 for 16 with 2 2B, 3 HR, 4 R, and 6 RBI vs Corey Kluber (SP Indians)
Brandon Guyer (OF Indians) Guyer is 4 for 5 with 2 HR, 2 R, and 5 RBI vs Tyler Skaggs (SP Angels)
Danny Valencia (1B Orioles) Valencia is 8 for 22 with 2 2B, 2 HR, 3 R, and 4 RBI vs Dallas Keuchel (SP Astros)
Travis Shaw (3B Brewers) Shaw is 3 for 8 with a 3 run HR vs Carlos Martinez (SP Cardinals)
Eric Thames (1B Brewers) Thames is 3 for 10 with 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 R, and 2 RBI vs Carlos Martinez (SP Cardinals)
Jed Lowrie (2B A’s) Lowrie is 8 for 27 with 4 2B, 1 3B, 5 R, and 2 RBI vs Doug Fister (SP Rangers)
Matt Olson (1B A’s) Olson is 1 for 1 with a 2 run HR vs Doug Fister (SP Rangers)
AJ Pollock (OF Diamondbacks) Pollock is 7 for 16 with 2 2B, 2 HR, 5 R, and 3 RBI vs Alex Wood (SP Dodgers)
Other Hitters with good stats vs opposing Starting Pitchers:
Trea Turner SS Nationals
Freddie Freeman 1B Braves
Nick Castellanos 3B Tigers
Alcides Escobar SS KC Royals
Jose Altuve 2B Astros
Yoenis Cespedes OF Mets
Nick Ahmed SS Diamondbacks
Logan Forsythe 2B Dodgers
Chris Taylor 2B/OF Dodgers
Raj Davis OF Indians
Jose Ramirez 2B/3B Indians He is COLD.
Wellington Castillo C White Sox
Robinson Cano 2B Mariners
Jonathan Villar 2B Brewers
Matt Carpenter 1B Cardinals
Domingo Santana OF Brewers
Christian Yelich OF Brewers
Ryan Rua OF Rangers
Elvis Andrus SS Rangers
Shin-Soo Choo OF Rangers
- Other NOTES:
Pay attention to Kenley Jansen as his velocity is way down and he’s had 2 bad outings. I picked up Josh Fields RP Dodgers because I think a possible DL stint for Jansen is in the future. I’ve seen this before where the velocity is down and it ends up being an arm or shoulder injury.