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DraftKings and FanDuel Spotlight Hitters, Thursday 5/17

Josh Engleman



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The following Spotlight Hitters were selected by’s Director of Content Josh Engleman.

Rougned Odor
FD: $2600
DK: $3100

This is as much of a play against James Shields as it is a play for Rougned Odor. Odor has shown success against righties in his career, while sporting a Steamer projected ISO of .210. Shields struggled with the long ball in 2017, so I’m taking a shot on a second baseman with real power at a bargain price.

Hanley Ramirez
FD: $4100
DK: $4100

Hanley looks like a better play on DraftKings, as his price on FanDuel is a bit inflated, but I’m still getting a ton of Hanley on both sites. The Red Sox implied total is driving quite a bit of this projection. As of right now, the Red Sox have the highest implied total on the slate. You can make a case for a few Red Sox, but I think Hanley is the best combo of upside and price.

Anthony Rizzo
FD: $4300
DK: $4800

Last night was rough for Anthony Rizzo. I grabbed him as a Spotlight Hitter after Zobrist was scratched from the lineup. I’m going back to the well one more time tonight. While I like Mike Soroka, he’s still just a rookie that relies more on mixing up his pitches than he does on straight stuff. Rizzo gets the benefit of the LHH/RHP matchup, with a relatively cheap price for a slugger with his pedigree.

Josh is Contributor for where he hosts video and writes content regularly across the primary sports of MLB, NBA, and NFL as well as contributing to the development of models and projections for soccer. He originally started producing projections & articles for Reddit's r/DFSports in 2014 where he built a loyal following that brought him to where he is today. Josh is most known for his elaborate Excel spreadsheets, which he shares in all of his video content. You can find him on Twitter or hanging out in Awesemo's Premium Slack. You can contact Josh by emailing [email protected].

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