MLB DFS Pitcher Chart – Tutorial
Last Updated: 2/25/2017 – 11:06AM CT (The time stamp will tell you the last time the page was updated in case there is late news).
|Jon Lester||L||-127||3||5.5||2.5||24.8||6 2/3|
|Carlos Martinez||R||117||3.5||5.5||2||21.5||6 1/3|
The chart above allows you to sort based on your favorite statistics. Use the key below to understand each statistic and how it can affect a pitcher’s fantasy points. (Some numbers in this tutorial are hypothetical).
|L/R||Lefty or Righty|
|OTT||Opposing Team's Run Total|
|IP||Projected Innings Pitched|
In general, the more negative a money line is, the better chance the starting pitcher will have to win the game scoring more fantasy points for your lineup.
Relievers factor into an opposing team’s total, but this will give you a general idea of how many runs your pitcher will give up in the game.
The more strikeouts your pitcher records, the more fantasy points you will score.
DraftKings scoring gives two points for each strikeout and subtracts two points for each earned run allowed. Calculating the difference between the two should give you an idea of which pitchers have the most upside.
The higher the strikeout percentage, the higher the upside for a pitcher.
To record a win, starting pitchers must pitch five innings. The deeper a pitcher can go in a game, the better chance they have for a win.
In this section, I’ll highlight my favorite hitters for each slate. I won’t break down all of the potential plays, but will simply highlight players who will likely make it into my lineups.
Trout will face Tommy Milone in today’s matchup. The Angels have a team total of 4.5 runs, one of the highest marks on the slate. Trout holds the platoon advantage and Milone gives up 1.95 HR/9. At $5,100 on DraftKings, Trout is my favorite high-priced hitter.
Gennett will bat second against Gerrit Cole. While the matchup isn’t great, Gennett will hold the platoon advantage and is near the top of the order. For $2,900 on DraftKings, I feel comfortable punting with Gennett so that I can fit Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw in my lineup.