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FD: $4200 | Fpts: A | Value: D
DK: $5600 | Fpts: A | Value: C
Don’t let the price deter you. Bryant has a .407 OBP, .554 SLG and .262 ISO in 464 plate appearances vs. LHP in his career. That’s about as good as it gets. The Cubs have either the 1st or 2nd most implied runs in the Main slate, depending on which site you play on. Kris Bryant is a top-shelf play.
FD: $3300 | Fpts: A | Value: B
DK: $4300 | Fpts: A | Value: B
Other than the difference in implied runs, Ryan Braun looks like Bryant-lite tonight. Do these numbers look familiar? .389 OBP, .557 SLG, .249 ISO in 399 plate appearances vs. LHP in the past 3 years. Braun thrives against lefties, and there’s no reason to suspect the trend ends on April 5. He’s an excellent value on both sites.
FD: $4000 | Fpts: A | Value: D
FanDuel does the MLB DFS community a solid by including the Yankees/Orioles game in the Main slate, which allows for the rostering of Yankees’ slugger Aaron Judge. Everyone knows Judge rakes. The major benefit for Judge is combination of a gigantic 5.4 run implied total and a match-up against the Artist Formerly Known as Andrew Cashner. Cashner had a K/9 of 4.6 last season over 166 innings. If he can’t get strike-outs, these Yankee bats will give him a quick shower. Look for Judge to lead the way.