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DraftKings Lineup Picks & Sleepers (5/27/17): MLB DFS Advice


Welcome to the weekend, RotoBallers. Today we have an extra full slate of beautiful baseball thanks to a double header in South side. DraftKings has broken it down into a 10 game early slate starting at 1:05 PM ET, and a mini 5 game Main slate starting at 7:05 PM ET. I will focus on giving you options on both slates. Mother Nature looks to be fully cooperative today, as the only weather concern is in Washington. But even there the percentages are fairly low. 

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for DraftKings on 5/27/17. The DFS lineup picks will range from some of the elite players to mid-priced options and value plays on DraftKings.

You can read our FanDuel and Yahoo DFS lineup picks as well. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to hit me up on Twitter @RowdyRotoJB. Lets get rowdy!

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DFS Lineup Stacks to Target on DraftKings

Early Slate: Washington Nationals vs Clayton Richard

The Nationals have been the best offense in the league against left-handed pitchers this season, boasting a combined .858 OPS. Clayton Richard is allowing an .838 OPS to right-handed batters and a .819 OPS on the road. This means I am rostering the top right-handed dogs in Washington today: Ryan Zimmerman, Anthony Rendon, Trea Turner, and Jayson Werth.

Also Consider: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chase Anderson

 

Main Slate: Colorado Rockies vs Adam Wainwright

I know, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize stacking the Nats and the Rockies (at Coors) is a good idea. But this afternoon slate really leaves you no other choice than to take the road most chalked as Robert Frost would say. Waino obviously isn't a great pitcher anymore, but he has been particularly bad on the road this season. So here's a pitcher allowing a .994 OPS on the road, and now place him in Coors Field against the hottest offense in baseball. If you fade this game for the main slate, you will also fade any chance at winnings. Waino has been literally equally bad against both handed hitters this year, so fit whatever four Rox hitters you can afford into your lines tonight.

 

DFS Starting Pitchers to Consider on DraftKings

Early: Zack Greinke, ARI at MIL ($11,900)

For cash games in the early slate, it really comes down to just two logical choices: Stephen Strasburg and Greinke. Yu Darvish is always a solid choice, but the Blue Jays bats are waking up, Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki are back, and Marco Estrada could very well quiet the Rangers offense. The Padres did just allowed Max Scherzer to hang 70+ FP on them yesterday, but the Brew Crew have been equally as bad offensively of late and strike out with the best of them. I see Greinke and Stras having very similar ceilings today and both with extremely high chances at both a QS and W. It really comes down to two simple things: 1. potential thunderstorms forecasted for game time in Washington which could cause a delay. 2. You save $200 by going with Greinke. Its not much, but it could be the difference that allows you to bump up from Chris Owings to Trea Turner today.

Main: Dallas Keuchel, HOU vs BAL ($11,000)

He makes it much more difficult to roster a Rockies stack, but you have to use Keuchel tonight on the main slate. In four starts at home this season, Keuchel owns a 0.94 ERA and has allowed a minuscule .156 BA. A pinched nerve has sidelined him since May 16, which means the cannon is well rested. Pair him with the likes of Kyle Freeland ($6,000) and you're cooking with hot gas.

 

DFS Infielders to Consider on DraftKings

Catcher (C)

Andrew Knapp, PHI vs CIN ($3,200)

Bronson Arroyo continues to maintain a job in the MLB. I don't understand it either. He is allowing a 1.026 OPS on the road, and a .995 OPS to LHB this season. The switch-hitting catcher Knapp on the other hand is is hitting a .929 OPS with a .225 ISO against right handed pitchers. He is a low risk/ high reward option behind the dish today for the early slate, while offering the valuable salary relief.

Also Consider: Kurt Suzuki, ATL at SFG ($2,900) - Main

 

First Base (1B)

Brandon Belt, SFG vs ATL ($3,800)

Mike Foltynewicz has been much better away from SunTrust this season, but has been hit hard by lefties everywhere. Brandon Belt owns a .930 OPS, .287 ISO, and 37.0 Hard% against RHP in 2017 and has a 16 mph breeze blowing to dead center today. Belt also gets a little BvP boost, as he already has two HR off Folty in just 10 career AB.

Also Consider: Ryan Zimmerman, WSH vs SDP ($4,500) - Early

 

Second Base (2B)

Starlin Castro, NYY vs OAK ($3,500)

Castro has been ice cold over the last week, but today's bout with Jharel Cotton and his 5.68 ERA may be just what the doctor ordered. Castro has hit all of his seven HR off RHP this season, and owns an impressive .953 OPS at Yankee Stadium.

Also Consider: Joe Panik, SFG vs ATL ($3,700) - Main

 

Shortstop (SS)

Corey Seager, LAD vs CHC ($4,400)

Here is another MIF that has been struggling a bit recently. Today little Seager squares off against John Lackey who is allowing an .885 OPS to LHB this season to go along with his 4.82 ERA. While Seager may be spinning his tires a bit in May, he still is hitting right handers to the tune of .301/.410/.487. This is the match-up he needs to kick things back into gear.

Also Consider: Jean Segura, SEA at BOS ($4,500) - Early

 

Third Base (3B)

Anthony Rendon, WSH vs SDP ($4,700)

Over the last seven days, nobody in the entire league owns a higher SLG or ISO than Rendon (1.111, .722).  Over this span he has left the yard four times. Today he will enjoy his match-up against southpaw Clayton Richard who, if you remember, has struggled against RHB. Rendon has absolutely destroyed LHP this year, boasting a 1.342 OPS and .474 ISO. He has also kills the ball at home, making this the perfect storm.

Also Consider: Marwin Gonzalez, HOU vs BAL ($3,800) - Main

 

DFS Outfielders to Consider on DraftKings

Scott Schebler, CIN at PHI ($4,500)

What has 14 HR, two thumbs, and costs $200 less than Cameron Maybin today? This guy ^^^. This might be the hitter I am most excited about on todays entire slate. First off, Jerad Eickhoff has been awful against LHB. Secondly, Schebler has nine bombs off RHP. Lastly, Schebler's OPS on the road is more than 200 points higher than at home. I know, you're excited now too.

Matt Kemp, ATL at SFG ($4,200)

First off, remember what I said about the strong winds blowing out to center field right? Good. Also, I don't know if you all are aware, but Atlanta has been very good against LHP this season. One of the reasons for this is Matt Kemp. He hasn't had a ton of exposure, still short of 20 PA, but Kemp is hitting .400 with two HR and a 50.0 Hard% off southpaws. Ty Blach has proved to be very crafty and actually quite good at home, but has still allowed an .821 OPS to RHB.

Aaron Altherr, PHI vs CIN ($4,200)

I have to get one more shot at Bronson Arroyo, and no Phillie has hit better at Citizens Bank Park this year than Altherr. At home he owns a ridiculous 212 wRC+ fueled by a 1.231 OPS and .460 ISO. If you want to pick on Arroyo today, and why wouldn't you, this is the place to start.

Also Consider: Avisail Garcia, CWS vs DET ($4,200) - Early; George Springer, HOU vs BAL ($4,200) - Main

 

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