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DraftKings & FanDuel Spotlight Hitters, Sunday 4/1

Josh Engleman



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

Joey Gallo [DK Only]
DK: $3800 | Fpts: B | Value: A

We all know that Joey Gallo has major power. The bigger secret in picking Gallo as a Spotlight hitter is the fact that Gerrit Cole had a HR/FB% of 15.9% last year. That 15.9% rate was tied for 8th worst in the league for 2017. Combine that with a relatively low price and a premium spot in the Rangers order, and you should be off to an excellent start.

Kris Bryant
FD: $4600 | Fpts: A | Value: E
DK: $5400 | Fpts: A | Value: D

At press time, the Cubs have an implied run total of 4.7, which is second for the entire day. That total creates a bunch of opportunities for runs & RBI. All of that is great, and I haven’t even mentioned the right-handed Bryant’s match-up against the unassuming lefty, Dillon Peters. It’s hard to find a better individual match-up on the entire slate.

Tommy Pham
FD: $2800 | Fpts: B | Value: A
DK: $3500 | Fpts: B | Value: A

Taking advantage of the R/L match-up, Pham has an amazing price for a guy hitting second in the Cardinals order. Last year, Pham had a .292/.412/.552 slash line vs. LHP, which is elite level hitting. Pham is a great value in a game that shouldn’t have any weather concerns.

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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