MLB DFS Pick Advice & Strategy: Chat With the Best DFS Players in the World on Discord

When you sign up with Stokastic+, you can get all the MLB DFS pick advice and strategy you want from the best DFS pros, including Steve “dacoltz” Buzzard, and other members of the Stokastic team and community on the Stokastic Discord. It’s not just MLB DFS advice, for what it is worth, but all DFS strategy and suggestions from the minds who made millions.

In particular, Steve will be in his office on Discord every Thursday to field your questions about DFS strategy, our tools at Stokastic and how to finetune your DFS game to get the most out of your investment. Here we will highlight some of the best discussions and DFS advice you can find in this week’s Office Hours.

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Discord Office Hours Recap – DFS Advice & Strategy

Steve “dacoltz” Buzzard is a name you frequently see at the top of the leaderboards in all sorts of DFS sports, and he is one of the masterminds behind Stokastic Sims. He has weekly Office Hours on Discord to answer questions and give DFS advice, whether it’s about any slate past or future or advice on how to use our tools and content.

Below are some of the best questions and answers from this week’s Office Hours with Steve “dacoltz” Buzzard.

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MLB DFS Strategy: Capping Stack and Pitcher Exposures on Large Slates

Lopez521 asked: On large MLB slates, do you cap your stacks and pitchers?

dacoltz: I don’t do specific caps, but I do try to pay attention to how much of a pitcher, hitter and stack I am getting. If I am getting much over, like, 20% to 30% of a hitter/stack, then I am going to really look into why and I am likely going to bump them down with an ROI boost or projection change. For pitcher, I will take a lot more; like, I played 70% Zack Wheeler on FanDuel, for example. Sometimes there are just really good values there.

MLB DFS Advice: Difference in Prize-to-First Percentages in Sims Tool

Clayton E asked: When running my MLB Sims, what is the difference in the return I get when using 25% prize percentage vs. 10%?

dacoltz: Great question. So the biggest thing there is, when you have a tournament with 25% to first, you are really looking for those lineups that win first place more often. So you are going to get a lot more lineups with higher-upside plays or lower-owned plays that could separate you from the field when they do well. If the tournament is a little flatter where it is 10% to first, then you don’t need to shoot for first so hard since you can still get a nice payout with some of the other payouts.

MLB DFS Strategy: Limiting Stack Exposures in 150-Max

Clayton E asked: I play 15 to 25 MLB lineups per night. Cost aside, would I be better off upgrading to MLB Sims Max? Will it give me more robust data for a better chance of long-term success? I feel a little limited with what I’m getting.

dacoltz: The biggest benefit of moving up to MLB Sims Max is the ability to generate more lineups for bigger contests. I think, if the cost isn’t a concern, I would certainly do that. But it’s never completely not a concern, so I would say you could do other things like artificially put the percent to first higher than normal, choose lineups that win the smaller contests more, etc., to search for a bigger upside. The data itself is still the same great data in both cases, but you will just have more accurate contest pool options, etc., which will help your long-term ROI, excluding the cost of the tools.

Sam Smith is a writer and editor with Stokastic and OddsShopper. He has been immersed in the world of professional sports data since 2015, while also writing extensively on the NFL for a multitude of blogs and websites. With Stokastic, Sam looks to blend his sports and editorial expertise with Stokastic's data to bring you the best fantasy information possible.

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