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DraftKings and FanDuel Spotlight Hitters, Sunday 4/29

Josh Engleman



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

The following Spotlight Hitters were selected by’s Director of Content Josh Engleman. Please check back later for notes/additional picks from Awesemo himself.

Danny Valencia
FD: $2500
DK: $2900

The Orioles sport a ton of value, but the best appears to be Danny Valencia. Valencia has shown dramatic splits in his career, so being able to grab him in a match-up versus a lefty is amazing. Valencia has a .311/.370/.494 for his career, which bodes well for his production against Daniel Norris and the Tigers.

Steve Pearce
FD: $2800
DK: $3200

Pearce is similar to Valencia, showing big splits (.497 SLG vs. LHP, .414 SLG vs. RHP) versus lefties in his career. He also has the benefit of batting lead-off for the team with the highest implied total of the slate. Pearce is the best dollar for dollar play on the board.

Nolan Arenado
FD: $4300
DK: $5300

You’ll have to pay some decent money, but Nolan Arenado has an excellent match-up against Caleb Smith and the Marlins. The run total for the Rockies is a bit muted, but this is a situation that I don’t want to miss. Arenado does work against lefties, and I think he’s primed and ready in the heart of the order.

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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