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 MLB DFS Cash Game Breakdown - 8/20
Posted by Kenneth Le on Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 16:58

Sunday’s MLB DFS Cash Game Breakdown will solely focus on the first 12 games of today’s slate. DraftKings will feature a main slate with all 12 of those games while FanDuel will only feature the first 10 games.


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 Ben Hancock's GPP Plays - 8/20
Posted by Ben Hancock on Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 11:11

HIGH-PRICED PITCHERS

Jacob deGrom - I think Degrom is in a great spot today against a Miami team thats not hitting the ball very well of late. He had a bad outing last start so I'm hoping that will keep his ownership down but if I'm paying up for pitching it will be for Degrom. He dominated Miami in his only other start against them this season. 


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 By the Numbers - 8/20
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 09:23

We are going to stick with the Sunday theme of trying to do some teaching here along with some of the top plays on the day. All the guys who work here crunch stats on a daily basis. We sometimes forget to give those stats context though. I know I am guilty of this myself. At this point in the season, I do not need to really look at every number. The numbers rarely change much from game to game unless the players are rookies with extremely small sample sizes. A guy who had a high wOBA and ISO score yesterday over his last 1000 at-bats is still likely to have about the same score today. Those 3-4 at-bats from yesterday are not going to move the needle much. I also have a feel for what a good number is, and what a bad number looks lik


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 MLB DFS Cash Game Breakdown - 8/19
Posted by Kenneth Le on Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 16:59

I’m back to cover the Cash Game Breakdown for both Saturday and Sunday. But we’ll get it started with tonight’s 11 game evening slate with a 7:05 PM ET/4:05 PM PT roster lock. I’ll go through a quick rundown of my favorite plays for the early slate, but go into detail with the main slate plays.


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 By the Numbers - 8/19
Posted by Nick Rodriguez on Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 16:58

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  • Vegas: Cubs -250, 8
  • Nick Tepesch vs. Jose Quintana

Tepesch: In his last start against the Rays, he was able to deliver his first quality in his third outing on the year. He didn’t fan any hitters in that game. He only has six strikeouts in 12 innings of work, so he’s a guy that pitches to contact.

Cubs: The Cubs have been on a tear as of late, so I do like the idea of getting exposure to their bats. Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo are more of the obvious choices, but Javier Baez is another great option. He owns a .464 ISO in his last seven contests.


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 Ben Hancock's MLB DFS Plays - 8/19
Posted by Ben Hancock on Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 16:57

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 Tommy G's MLB DFS Plays - 8/18
Posted by Tommy G on Friday, August 18, 2017 - 17:30

 

TOMMY G      

SCHERZER SCRATCHED!!!!

A FEW THINGS TO REMEMBER FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE NEW TO THE MAFIA


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 MLB DFS Cash Game Breakdown - 8/18
Posted by Ted Schuster on Friday, August 18, 2017 - 16:58

 

It is a 14-game slate for Friday which should be a fun slate.  You will have plenty of ways to go when building your lineups.


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 By the Numbers - 8/18
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Friday, August 18, 2017 - 16:58

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  • Vegas: Orioles -135, 10
  • Andrew Heaney v. Jeremy Hellickson

Heaney: So this is interesting. He’s been out all season, but he had pitched solidly in the bigs last time we saw him. He’s a big lefty prospect and has been good in rehab in AAA. HE missed almost all of 2016, so really we have to go back to 2015 to get some stats on him. He’s tough on lefties, and righties have the higher average and home run %. I’m on the fence here to be honest. He has talent, but it’s been so long since we have seen him that I think we have to watch and see before we can roll him out there. I’d rather take bats against him, but not touching this one in cash.

Orioles: The have improved against lefties and always should have been better with a righty heavy lineup anyway. Adam Jones, Jonathan Schoop, Manny Machado, Trey Mancini, Mark Trumbo, and Wellington Castillo are all right-handed bats that should be in a good spot here. That is over half the lineup, which is why I say I’d rather have Orioles than Heaney today. They are in a good hitter’s park, favored, and have a nice team total too, so Vegas agrees.


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 DFS Hitting Breakdown - 8/18
Posted by Ray Flowers on Friday, August 18, 2017 - 16:57

A quick primer for the Hitting Coach piece that will appear seven days a week at Guru Elite. There will be a smattering of data, pertinent to setting your daily squad up. There will be ballpark data. Which parks favor what type of hitters? There will be some BvP data, and yes, it does matter. We will try to list some umpire data if there is anything significant to be gleaned from it. In the end, I’ll throw all the data into the hopper and try to come up with some solid daily advice on the men that swing the lumber...


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