Category Archives: Top Plays

Prime Pitchers – 6/27/17

Max Scherzer will be excluded from this list as he is the obvious cash game option tonight against a lackluster Cubs team who ranks 3rd last in total hits. If you are willing to cough up $12,000 for him then you should be starting him. Read more

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Prime Pitchers – 6/17/17

With an Early-Only slate larger than the Main slate, I will be focusing on the 4:05 ET lock and likely fading the main slate. We’ve got a plethora of pitching options atop the position, but the necessity to pay all the way up is not necessarily there.

Below are my top three pitching options for today’s slate and why I think they warrant consideration.

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Par 3: U.S. Open

Hello PGA DFS players and welcome to my “Par 3” article, here on Fantasy Forecast.

In this short and sweet article, I will give you my 3 suggestions on who to play this weekend at the U.S. Open on Draft Kings. I will give you the must play you need to lock into your lineups, a value play and a sleeper play you should get at low exposure.

Must PlayDustin Johnson $12,000 – Johnson is the World’s Number 1 golfer. Point blank. He is Coming off a terrible outing missing the cut at the Memorial Tournament a few weeks ago but I think we can call that an outlier. He has had multiple top 15 finishes this year before his Memorial meltdown. Johnson leads the PGA Tour in strokes gained off the tee, strokes gained Tee to green, greens in regulation and driving distance. That level of ball striking will be hard for anyone to top and let’s not forget he won the U.S. Open last year. Johnson is a must play this week.

Value PlayThomas Pieters $7,700 – The 25th ranked player in the world has shown he has what it takes to perform on the grandest of stages, and his length off the tee will be a huge advantage for him. Pieters finished T4 during his first Masters. He then followed that up with a T14 a the Euro Tour’s BNW PGA Championship.

Sleeper PlayGeorge Coetzee $6,900 – The South African’s upside has been impressive, with five top-10 finishes this year. He finished seventh at Whistling Straits two years ago at the PGA Championship, and it just so happens to be one of the most comparable courses to Erin Hills.

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Prime Pitchers – 6/11/17

We’ve got our usual 1:05 PM ET Sunday Main Slate on Fanduel this afternoon and some intriguing pitching options toeing the rubber. For this edition of Prime Pitching, I’ll be switching it up and including my two favorite pitching options on the slate while also writing up my two least favorite options (in other words, two pitchers to stack against). Read more

WNBA Breakdown: 6/6/17

WASH (5-2) @ DAL (3-4)
SEA (4-2) @ SA (0-7)
CHI (1-6) @ LA (3-2)

Studs:

Candace Parker, LA $8,700 – Parker has been a workhorse for Los Angles so far this year. She’s the most expensive player on the slate and she’s deserving of that title because of her potential. She’s scored 18p in 3/4 games and has played 30 minutes in all 4 of her games this year. She’s getting a good matchup with a Chicago team that has given up 99,97 and 88 points in their last 3 games. Chicago can score some, but LA should be able to lock them up. I like Parker to fill the stat sheet in this game scoring 38-43 fps.

Elena Delle Donne, WAS $8,200 – EDD has put up some good numbers so far this year scoring 20.3p and 7.4r a game. She’s also hit at least 29 fps in 6/7 games this year. With Meeseman gone due to Euros EDD knows she has to pick up her rebounding, which has been showing with 8,7,12 and 15 rebounds since Meeseman left. EDD has elevated other parts of her game too since Meeseman departed, in her last 4 games she’s scored 36, 37, 41 and 43 fps. She has a pretty good matchup against Dallas and I expect her to score 37-42 fps.

Breanna Stewart, SEA $7,300 – I think Stewart is in for a big game. She comes in at a good price and has a decent matchup with SA. SEA has such a great offense and honestly Stewart (one of their keys) still has yet to string together good games. She shoots a lot (16 times last game) so once her shots start falling rostering her will pay off. At her price she needs 36.5 fps to hit value and I’m looking for 30-35 fps from her.

Mid Tier:

Glory Johnson, DAL $5,300 – Johnson is coming off an amazing game where she posted 22p and 13r which was good for 44.1 fps against a weak IND frontcourt. She gets another good matchup against a weaker frontcourt in WAS. I like Johnson because she’s very consistent and she rebounds the ball well. Rebounding is a weak spot for WAS and Johnson has had only 1/7 games with less than 5 rebounds. At her price she only needs 26.5 fps to hit value which is what I expect from her.

Allie Quigley, CHI $5,000 – Quigley got a late start to the season only playing in  4 games so far this year, but she’s played 28+ in each one of those games. She’s been a great scoring threat for CHI scoring more than 13 pts in each contest and hovering right around 20fps a game. While her price is a little high considering she would need 25 fps to hit value and her highest fps total on the year is 23.6. In this case you’re paying for consistency and that makes her a great cash game option. I expect her to score 19-24 fps with ease.

Value:

Kelsey Plum, SA $4,200 – This might be the last time you see Plum in this spot if she strings together a couple more good performances like last game. She scored 8p, dished out 7a, grabbed 3 boards and has 3s which was good for 24 fps. SA was running a three guard lineup and they had a lot of success doing that. So I believe they will try to stick to it as they haven’t won a game yet this year (0-7). Hopefully Plum mirrors last games performance and scores 18-23 fps.

Theresa Plaisance, DAL $3,100 – Plaisance has taken advantage of the Paris injury. She’s seen an increase in minutes and been productive for DAL. She has a nice matchup considering it’s against Washington. She should be able to grab some rebounds and get some easy buckets. I’m looking for 12-17 fps from her.

 

MLB Sunday Late Slate Breakdown: 6/4/17

Hello, everyone here on Fantasy Forecast! Ben Knee here, your new PGA and Soccer DFS contributor. Today, I am writing a MLB Sunday Late Slate Breakdown.

In this article, I will give you my suggestions on who to play on the “Late Slate”. I will give you my must plays at every position, value plays, and sleeper plays you should get a low exposure.

Pitcher

  • Must PlayKyle Hendricks – Cubs are favored -170 which gives him a nice boost to get the win. Wrigley Field is the 6th most pitcher friendly park.
  • Value PlayJeff Hoffman – Denver is the favorite by -145. San Diego’s lineups has a strikeout rate of 24% verses righties. Strikeouts are very important if you want to take down a GPP and his salary is very cheap.
  • Sleeper PlayAriel Miranda – Seattle is favored -130. Tampa Bay’s lineups has a 27% strikeout rate verses lefties.

Catcher

  • Must PlayAustin Hedges
  • Value Play Mike Zunino
  • Sleeper PlayYadier Molina

First Base

  • Must Play Yonder Alonso
  • Value PlayRyan Zimmerman
  • Sleeper PlayRickie Weeks Jr.

Second Base

  • Must PlayDaniel Murphy
  • Value PlayJed Lowrie
  • Sleeper PlayJavier Baez

Third Base

  • Must PlayKris Bryant
  • Value PlayEvan Longoria
  • Sleeper PlayPaul deJong

Shortstop

  • Must PlayTim Beckham
  • Value PlayAllen Cordoba
  • Sleeper PlayChad Pinder

OutField

  • Must PlayGerardo Parra
  • Value PlayMagneuris Sierra
  • Sleeper PlayBrian Goodwin
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