MLB DFS: Targets for 4/14

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There are a couple of day games today, but we’re looking at the 13-game slate for tonight’s MLB DFS action. Because of the matchups, I’ll go over more pitchers as well as teams to stack.

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Pitchers:

Julio Teheran (ATL vs. SD)

Moneyline: -140

Over/Under: 7 1/2

FanDuel: $8,500/DraftKings: $8,500

There is excitement over this game because it’s the Braves’ opening day and first regular season game at SunTrust Park. Teheran’s been a victim of a lack of run support, but his consistency of having really good outings despite that shouldn’t be ignored. I don’t see a lack of run support being a problem tonight as the Padres have former Brave, Jhoulys Chacin on the mound. The Padres are on the second leg of their road trip, with this being their first game away from Denver. Aside from the hype of the new ballpark, this is a great match up for Teheran and Braves’ hitters.

Danny Duffy (KC vs. LAA)

Moneyline: -144

Over/Under: 9

FanDuel: $9,100/DraftKings: $8,900

Duffy is at a price where most people will want to spend up, or spend a little bit down. Because of that, it might be a good idea to have him in a lineup or two. The Angels don’t walk very much, so hopefully they’ll be striking out or putting the ball in play for outs. As a team this season, they have a swinging strike rate of 11%, while Duffy has one of 17.1%. The run total is a little concerning, with the Angels having an implied total of 4 1/4, but if Duffy can keep the hits and walks to a minimum, he should be ok.

Dallas Keuchel (HOU @ OAK)

Moneyline: -129

Over/Under: 7 1/2

FanDuel: $8,900/DraftKings $9,600

I’m a strong believer in Keuchel this season as long as he can stay healthy. With this game being in Oakland, I really like his chances at putting up a good amount of fantasy points. In his last 14 starts, going back to last season, Keuchel’s has 12 quality starts. He did get shut down for the last month of the 2016 season, but it looks as though he’s picking up where he left off. He does have wide home and road splits, but if you’re going to roster him in an away game, why not do it at one of the best pitcher’s parks in the league?

Usual pitching targets:

Clayton Kershaw (LAD vs. ARI)

FanDuel: $12,600/DraftKings: $13,500

Noah Syndergaard (NYM @ MIA)

FanDuel: $11,200/DraftKings: $11,400

Johnny Cueto (SF vs. COL)

FanDuel: $9,000/DraftKings: $11,600

Teams to stack:

Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers

          Billy Hamilton FanDuel: $3,300 (OF)/DraftKings: $4,200 (OF)

          Jose Peraza FanDuel: $3,200 (2B)/DraftKings: $3,900 (2B)

          Adam Duvall FanDuel: $3,600 (OF)/DraftKings: $4,300 (OF)

          Eugenio Suarez FanDuel: $3,300 (3B)/DraftKings: $3,700 (3B)

Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers

          Carlos Santana FanDuel: $3,700 (1B)/DraftKings: $4,700 (1B/OF)

          Francisco Lindor FanDuel: $4,100 (SS)/DraftKings: $4,700 (SS)

          Edwin Encarnacion FanDuel: $3,400 (1B)/DraftKings: $4,600 (1B)

          Jose Ramirez FanDuel: $3,300 (3B)/DraftKings: $4,300 (2B)

Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox

          Brian Dozier FanDuel: $3,700 (2B)/DraftKings: $4,700 (2B)

          Max Kepler FanDuel: $2,800 (OF)/DraftKings: $3,900 (OF)

          Miguel Sano FanDuel: $3,400 (3B)/DraftKings: $4,200 (3B)

          Jason Castro FanDuel: $2,800 (C)/DraftKings: $3,000 (C)

Thank you for reading, and good luck with your picks!

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