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FANDUEL LINEUP BREAKDOWN
Disclaimer: First make sure all of the players chosen here are active, as the lineups are done well in advance. Some players chosen may not have been mentioned on the main cheat sheet, but will usually follow a similar strategy of facing a weak pitcher who is worse against either lefties or righties. Make your own judgement calls as well. If you notice one of the players here are sitting and a bench player is getting a start and is hitting near the top of the order, then by all means take a chance and save some salary.
I am going to play Arrieta here in the early slate, although I like him anywhere today. There are a ton of solid plays in the mid salary range today, I am not going to reach out and pay up for bigger names. Rizzo, Cano, Martinez, Santana, and Cabrera can all offer that big performance. Zunino, Castellanos, and Coghlan are in that next tier who should chip in with nice performances. This can be an all day lineup as well; Derek Norris or Gonalez can be swapped in for a guy to have in the later games.
All Day Cash Game
This is very similar to the early only lineup, except I am dropping a few guys down here. Cano and Rizzo will take the drop here. Lind is my second best option on the day at first, and Kendrick should be a solid value play against Nick Tepesch. If you want to be a little different here for a GPP possibility, throw Rasmus in for Coghlan.
All Day GPP
Collin McHugh has been a GPP play for most of the year for me, he can go off for a ton of strikeouts, but has the risk of high pitch counts early. I am going with the Toronto GPP plays, and going to pay up for outfield. I do not see a ton of these people being high owned today, especially Lucroy and Peralta.
I am going with my man Lincecum today in the late games, and stacking the Brewers bats. I am also going to take the two best hitters for Cincy against Lyles, since Frazier is most likely out again. For GPP plays, I think going with Atlanta is the most high risk high reward option, probably most will be faded against Lester.
Odds, Park Factors, HR Weather, Opp Avg/K%, Totals
The chart above allows you to see the pitcher’s record, ERA and his team’s bullpen WHIP. Then as you follow the row to the right you will see the park factors for HRs for righty/lefties (the higher the easier it is for them to hit HRs), then we get into the opposing team’s wOBA, either against lefty/righty or home/away. I’ve highlighted the appropriate wOBA numbers depending on if the pitcher is a righty/lefty or they are home/away. We then go to the opposing team’s wOBA over the last two weeks to see how they have been hitting lately, then how often the opposing team strikes out, then their runs per game and then the vegas odds and the weather forecast. This chart should help you find pitchers who have good matchups and hitters who have the same.
To best utilize the sortable stats, sort using the search box. Here are some examples.
Example: Enter “SS” in the search box and you will see all the shortstops playing today. Then you can sort just the splits for shortstops.
Example: Enter “OF * ” if you want to see all the OFs and their stats just for the matchup they have, H/L, H/A.
Example: Enter “BOS@CWS” and you will see just the players in that game and their splits.
Example: Enter “Jose Bautista” and see just his splits.
Remember, the “*” denotes if a player is at Home, Away or is facing a Lefty or Righty. Let’s take Jason Heyward as an example. Below I have typed “Jason Heyward ” into the search box for the Hitter Lefty/Righty Splits. You can see that he hits righties at a much better rate than he does lefties and the asterisk denotes that he is facing a righty in this example, so he is worth looking into.
We then check to see who he is facing and how he’s done against them in the past by going to the Batter vs. Pitcher stats and inputting his name. This shows he faces lefty A.J. Burnett and that he’s hit him well in a small sample size.
I then like to see how well a pitcher does against lefty/righties and home/away. Getting a player that hits the splits well and is facing a pitcher that pitches to the hitters splits and also if the hitter has been hitting well recently, is a great way to to find viable plays for that day.
Downloadable Stats (all the stats below, but in an excel file): MLB Stats 8_17
These stats show how the hitter has fared against the pitcher he faces today. If the two have never faced each other, the hitter will not be on this list.[table “36” not found /]
These stats show the hitter’s numbers against left and right-handed pitchers using this season’s data.
FDP: Total FanDuel Points vs L/R
FDP/AB: FanDuel Points Per At Bat L/R[table “37” not found /]
These stats show the hitter’s numbers at home or away using this season’s data.[table “38” not found /]
These are today’s starting pitchers stats when facing right handed and left handed hitters for this season’s data.[table “39” not found /]
These are today’s starting pitchers stats based home/away splits for this season’s data.[table “40” not found /]
These stats show the hitter’s numbers against left and right-handed pitchers using the last 3 years of data.[table “41” not found /]
These stats show the hitter’s numbers at home or away using the last 3 years of data.[table “42” not found /]
These are today’s starting pitchers stats when facing right handed and left handed hitters for the last 3 years of data.[table “43” not found /]
These are today’s starting pitchers stats based home/away splits for the last 3 years of data.[table “44” not found /]
These are the stats for hitters within the last ten days to show who is riding a hot streak.
LD%: Line Drive % shows us how “on” a player is. If he’s seeing the ball well, he’ll be hitting more line drives.[table “45” not found /]
These are the stats for hitters within the last 14 days to show who is riding a hot streak.
LD%: Line Drive % shows us how “on” a player is. If he’s seeing the ball well, he’ll be hitting more line drives.[table “46” not found /]