DFS – Opening Afternoon Slate

Welcome aboard guys.  This year, the plan is to give quick hitting analysis on all daily fantasy slates.  Write-ups will be shorter but hopefully just as helpful.  And stay tuned for daily fantasy strategy articles which will pop up every once in a while.

Here’s what I am thinking for the Opening Afternoon slate:

Batter versus Pitcher Warriors:

  1. Bryce Harper – 1.475 OPS vs. Tehran
  2. Buster Posey – 6/11 vs. Peralta
  3. Angel Pagan – 7/13 vs. Peralta
  4. Jose Lobaton (if he plays) – .467/.536/.933 vs. Peralta

Stacks to Target:

  1. Giants lefties vs. Peralta – Peralta allowed a .305/.355/.534 line to LHB in 2015
  2. Nationals lefties vs. Tehran – Tehran allowed a .297/.387/.507 line to LHB in 2015
  3. Twins vs. Tillman – Tillman had a 4.80 xFIP in the 1st half of last year.  Allowed RHP to slug .500 against him on the season

Weather Factors to Target:

  1. Minnesota vs. Baltimore – wind blowing out at 14 MPH
  2. Philadelphia vs. Cincinnati – wind blowing out at 14 MPH
  3. Washington vs. Atlanta – wind blowing out at 10 MPH

Sneaky Pitchers of the Day:

  1. Ervin Santana – Good strikeout potential against the whiff prone Orioles
  2. Raisel Iglesias – Faces the sad sack Phillies lineup

Sneaky Batters of the Day:

  1. Nelson Cruz vs. Cole Hamels – Hamels allowed 20 homers to RHB in 2015.  Cruz smoked lefties with a .459 wOBA and 202 wRC+.
  2. Franklin Gutierrez vs. Cole Hamels – Another demolisher of lefties with a .411 wOBA and 168 wRC+.

Any more questions?  Hit me up on Twitter @AssemblyNeil

A la prochaine!


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Neil has been an avid fantasy sports player since 1991 and a profitable low stakes DFS grinder since 2014. Neil is ranked in the top 20% of DFS players in 3 sports and in the top 10% of DFS players for his stakes per RotoGrinders rankings. As a native Montrealer Neil hopes to get a Major League Baseball team back to his hometown some day soon.