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MLB Daily Fantasy Primer: Saturday (9/18)

by Josh Shepardson | @BChad50 | Featured Writer
Sep 18, 2021

Saturday’s main slate features eight games.

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Saturday's Starting Pitcher Strategy

Corbin Burnes is the top hurler across daily fantasy providers and in all game types. However, the selections behind him vary by the provider because of vastly differing salaries. For example, I'm unwilling to use Adam Wainwright or Lance Lynn at their salaries on FanDuel. However, they're my preferred cash game SP2 and GPP SP2, respectively, at DraftKings. Conversely, spinning down to Aaron Nola from Burnes in GPPs on FanDuel is a stellar option. Yet, I'm fading him at his bloated salary on DraftKings.

Cash Game Recommendations:

Corbin Burnes (MIL) vs. CHC
Burnes is having a superb season. Still, I'm fixated on his recent run of dominance. According to FanGraphs, in his last seven starts totaling 46.0 innings, he's spun a 1.76 ERA, 2.55 xFIP, 2.81 SIERA, 0.78 WHIP, 33.7 K%, and 34.8 CSW%. Essentially, he's pitching like an elite reliever while piling up innings as a starter.


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