Daily Fantasy Quick Hits – April 10

Neil (Mr. DFS) previews today’s game action and shares his top Daily Fantasy Plays for April 10, 2016.

DFS Baseball LogoAlright everyone – I need some positive daily fantasy karma from all of you today.  I am currently sitting in 11th out of 9,583 in a DraftKings golf contest for the Masters (follow along here if you’d like).  Let’s see if I can bring this one home!

While I’m watching golf, you all may be watching baseball and I am here to help.  Here are some quick plays of the day.  Hopefully you all listened when I said to take Matt Kemp and Vincent Velasquez yesterday.

Here are your quick hit thoughts for today:

Batter versus Pitcher Warriors:

  1. Nolan Arenado vs. James Shields – 10/20 with 4 extra base hits including 3 homers
  2. Austin Jackson vs. Josh Tomlin – 7/16 with 5 extra base hits including a homer
  3. Stephen Vogt vs. Felix Hernandez – If you’re looking for an ultra contrarian GPP play.  11/21 with 3 extra base hits, including a homer and also added 2 walks.
  4. Alex Rodriguez vs. Justin Verlander – 11/32 with 6 extra base hits including 5 homers and added 4 walks.
  5. Bryce Harper vs. Tom Koehler –  7/24 with 5 homers.

Stacks to Target:

  1. Rockies vs. James Shields – Rockies (led by Nolan Arenado) have a career batting line of .306/.353/.564 against the Padres righty.  And, of course, the game is at Coors.
  2. Cardinals lefties vs. Williams Perez – Lefties smoked Williams Perez last year with a .300/.377/.487 batting line.

Weather Factors to Target or Avoid:

  1. Indians at White Sox 18 MPH wind blowing in and rain.
  2. Twins at Royals – 10 MPH wind blowing out
  3. Dodgers at Giants – 10 MPH wind blowing out
  4. Yankees at Tigers – 12 MPH wind blowing in and rain

Sneaky Pitchers of the Day:

  1. Josh Tomlin vs. White Sox – 1-0 with a 2.38 ERA in 2 starts against Chicago in 2015 with 11.1 K/9.
  2. Joe Ross vs. Marlins – Ross was 4-2 with a 2.44 ERA and 0.902 WHIP at home last year.

Sneaky Platoon Split Hitters:

  1.  Kolten Wong vs. Williams Perez – In case you are wondering who to target against Perez.  Wong had a .335 wOBA and 114 wRC+ versus righties last year (and only .246 wOBA and 52 wRC+ against lefties).
  2. Matt Carpenter vs. Williams Perez – Carpenter is a destroyer of right-handed pitching and faces a pitcher who can’t get lefties out.  .394 wOBA and 154 wRC+ against righties in 2015.

Any more questions?  Hit me up on Twitter @AssemblyNeil

Let’s make today a winning day!

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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.