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MLB Daily Fantasy Primer: Friday (7/9)

Jul 9, 2021
Christian Yelich

Christian Yelich’s matchup makes him a must-start today.

Rain has played a major role over the past few days, and it looks to be a factor yet again for Friday. Pay close attention to any game along the north Atlantic coastline, where the Pirates and Mets are the most likely to be threatened.

If the rain stays away, we have a 14-game slate that serves as the beginning of the final weekend before the All-Star Break. Unfortunately, these are also the last few days during which we can play DFS for approximately one week. Let’s make the best of it.

Check out today’s MLB Grand Slam contest at FanDuel >>

Friday's Starting Pitcher Strategy

In Monday's article, I wrote about how wildly different the pitchers' salaries were between DraftKings and FanDuel. Friday has taken this to a new level. Jake Odorizzi is DraftKings' most expensive starting pitcher, but he ranks tenth on FanDuel. Conversely, Alex Manoah leads the way for FanDuel and is the 16th most expensive pitcher on DraftKings. This is going to lead to vastly opposite lineups between the two websites, so plan accordingly.


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