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DraftKings and FanDuel Spotlight Hitters, Tuesday 5/1

Josh Engleman



The following Spotlight Hitters were selected by’s Director of Content Josh Engleman. Please check back later for notes/additional picks from Awesemo himself.

Matt Carpenter
FD: $3100
DK: $3600

The Cardinals currently have the highest implied total of the slate, which is usually a sign someone will be on this list. Today is no different. Carpenter is in a great spot, as hes set to lead-off against James Shields and the White Sox. Shields is really bad, so I’m looking to take advantage of the prime line-up spot, along with the lefty/righty match-up.

Christian Yelich
FD: $3600
DK: $4400

Christian Yelich is a very different hitter versus righties. Luckily, he faces RHP Homer Bailey and the Reds today. Bailey lacks swing and miss stuff, which should make for a tricky night against this Brewers line-up. I believe Yelich is in the best spot, as he rakes against right handed pitching. It’s hard to pass up on this price.

Eddie Roasrio
FD: $3000
DK: $3500

The Twins have a virtually identical implied run total as the Cardinals, so getting a bat here makes a ton of sense. Eddie Rosario looks to be the perfect combination of output and price. Rosario sports a .491 SLG and .216 ISO in his career versus righties. He’s not the only Twin I’ll have tonight, but he looks to fit in my lines the most.

Awesemo’s Notes
I agree with Josh that Matt Carpenter is a shoe in with his price, the team total, and his spot in the order. Rosario and Yelich I have as great plays as well. Another guy I like tonight is Ben Zobrist. He’s good on DK at 3300 but a lock on FD cash at 2200, batting 3rd.

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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