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DraftKings and FanDuel Spotlight Hitters, Wednesday 4/4

Josh Engleman



Josh Engleman and Adam Scherer break down their favorite hitters, pitchers, and GPP MLB DFS picks for DraftKings, FanDuel, & Yahoo.

These spotlight hitter picks come directly from the lineups of the #1 player in DFS, Awesemo. Follow him on Twitter for more.

Josh Donaldson
FD: $4100 | Fpts: A | Value: D
DK: $4600 | Fpts: A | Value: B

Donaldson and the Blue Jays are projected to have the highest implied run total of the slate (5.4 runs). An implied total at that level indicates a perfect storm of solid offense and uninspiring pitching. Carson Fulmer has thrown 35 mediocre inning in his MLB career, and chance are, his stat line won’t improve with tonight’s efford. Donaldson might have the highest ceiling of the night.

Dexter Fowler
FD: $2200 | Fpts: A | Value: A
DK: $3300 | Fpts: A | Value: A

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He was talked about this morning in the Strategy video with good reason. Fowler is criminally underpriced on FanDuel, although even on DraftKings, he grades out as an A/A. The Cardinals have the 2nd highest implied total (5.1), and Fowler is slotted to hit lead off. You can’t find better value than this.

Matt Carpenter
FD: $3500 | Fpts: A | Value: C
DK: $3700 | Fpts: A | Value: A

Like his teammate Dexter Fowler, Carpenter makes an appearance as a Spotlight Hitter for Wednesday night. Carpenter has the benefit of being a lefty in the heart of the order against Jhoulys Chacin. Chacin’s HR/FB rate is significally higher vs. lefties (12.3% vs. 8.9%), which also matches his rate of hard hit balls (32.3% vs. 28.0%). Fowler can set the table, while Carpenter cleans everything up.

Josh is Contributor for where he hosts video and writes content regularly across the primary sports of MLB, NBA, and NFL as well as contributing to the development of models and projections for soccer. He originally started producing projections & articles for Reddit's r/DFSports in 2014 where he built a loyal following that brought him to where he is today. Josh is most known for his elaborate Excel spreadsheets, which he shares in all of his video content. You can find him on Twitter or hanging out in Awesemo's Premium Slack. You can contact Josh by emailing [email protected].

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