Major League Baseball (MLB) Must-haves are our most highly recommended players for any given slate. Our experts select these picks above the rest and have determined they are most likely to reach or exceed value. These are the foundational players that we advise building your lineups around.
David Dahl (DK: $5,100 FDuel: $3,900): Our first Must-Have of the day will be stepping into the box against right-hander Erick Fedde in Coors Field. Across 21 innings pitched against left-handers in 2018, Fedde has surrendered a .349 wOBA, 4.45 FIP, and a .376 xwOBA. With Fedde’s x numbers considerably higher than his actual, we anticipate Fedde to struggle in BABIP heaven at Coors Field today. David Dahl will be waiting to assault Fedde today and he has five homers in his last six games. Dahl has hit righties this season to the tune of a .298 average, 12 homers,... Read More
David Peralta (FDraft: $10,000 DK: $5,300 FDuel: $3,500): Our first Must-Have of the night is David Peralta of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The D-Backs will be visiting Petco Park tonight in San Diego to face off against right-hander Jacob Nix. This year against lefties, Nix has allowed 2.25 HR/9, a 6.06 FIP, 43.8% hard-hit rate, and a .593 SLG%. Looking into Peralta against righties, he leads the team in OPS and ISO with a .956 OPS and a .254 ISO. Additionally, he owns a 53% hard-hit rate. As it may come to shock, Petco Park has been one of the best... Read More
David Dahl (FDraft: $10,800 DK: $5,400 FDuel: $4,300): Our first Must-Have may be the hottest hitter in baseball. Over his last 13 at-bats, Dahl has seven hits, three home runs, and nine RBIs. Tonight we expect Dahl to continue his success against Joe Ross of the Washington Nationals. At home against right-handed pitching over the last 30 days, Dahl has a .480 xwOBA, 304 wRC+, .676 ISO, and a 1.633 OPS. These numbers are absolutely incredible. In the last two games Joe Ross has pitched, he has a 6% strikeout rate and a 6.23 xFIP. Ross features a sinker and... Read More
Matt Olson (FDraft: $8,600 DK: $4,300 FDuel: $3,800): Our first daily fantasy MLB Must-Have of the day will step into the box tonight against right-hander Felix Hernandez in Seattle. Over the last month at home, Hernandez has labored mightily, allowing a .447 wOBA, .375 average, 7.65 FIP, 2.30 HR/9, and a 36% hard-hit rate. Olson already has 24 homers to his name against righties this season to go with an .828 OPS, .249 ISO, .352 wOBA, and a 49.3% hard-hit rate. We can also tell you that Hernandez is showcasing a sinker, changeup and curveball to lefties and Olson crushes... Read More
Charlie Blackmon (FDraft: $10,800 DK: $5,400 FDuel: $4,300): Our first daily fantasy MLB Must-Have of the day will step into the box tonight at Coors Field against right-hander Vincent Velasquez. Across 68 innings pitched against lefties in 2018, Velasquez has conceded a .369 wOBA, 1.59 HR/9, 4.79 FIP, 41.3% fly-ball rate, and a 36% hard-hit rate. Blackmon has belted right-handers this season to the tune of a .285 average, 17 homers, an .867 OPS, .222 ISO, .369 wOBA, and a 38% hard-hit rate. Hitting at Coors Field is fun for just about any hitter, but for Blackmon in 2018, he’s... Read More