Hittin' The Nuts with Squirrelpatrol - Tuesday, April 2nd

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Want to hit the nuts and take down 1st place in these massive contests posted by FanDuel and DraftKings? Who better to walk you through their MLB DFS lineup advice than Squirrelpatrol! Undoubtedly one of the best DFS players in the game today, Squirrelpatrol has accumulated 100+ Live Final seats, won the FanDuel 2018 MLB Live Final for $300,000, got 2nd place in the FanDuel 2022 MLB Live Final for $250,000, got 2nd place in the DraftKings 2023 MLB Live Final for $600,000, and most recently, took down a DraftKings Milly Maker for a $1,000,000 prize.

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MLB DFS Lineup Advice Today

It’s April 2nd and time for our first MLB Hittin’ The Nuts of the season. We have a 9-game slate on both FanDuel and DraftKings that starts at 7:10 PM ET. It could get shortened to an 8-game slate starting at 7:40 PM ET if the weather in New York doesn’t cooperate and this DET/NYM game gets postponed. Make sure you’re tuning into Crunch Time for the latest on the weather and the starting lineups.

Let’s sort through the slate and figure out what to do with our DFS lineups.

Top MLB DFS Picks for DraftKings & FanDuel

Top Stacks

Overall Stack: Atlanta Braves
Implied Run Total: 5.35 (1st)
Approximate Total Ownership: 76-82%

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Not much stands out on this slate, but one thing that does catch the eye is that Atlanta is the only team on the board with an implied run total over 4.7 runs, with a 5.4 implied run total that is significantly higher than any other team. Ronald Acuna is the hitter I’m most likely to pay up for, with the platoon advantage, a leadoff hitting slot that could get him an extra plate appearance, top-10 home run odds, and the best odds for a stolen base on the board tonight. I’m interested in the entire Braves stack however, with Adam Duvall and Marcell Ozuna standing out as outfielders with power if I can’t spend up for Acuna. I promise I won’t spend this entire season writing up the team with highest implied run total on the board, but Atlanta differentiates themselves tonight from the rest of the offenses in a way we usually see on Coors Field slates, but they might not garner as much ownership.

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About the Author

John Breslin (squirrelpatrol)

John Breslin (aka squirrelpatrol) is a consistent top-ranked Grinder and one of the best tournament players in the entire DFS industry. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and graduated with an MBA from prestigious New York University. John is a Live Final specialist who has won 100+ Live Final seats. He took home 1st place at the 2018 FanDuel World Fantasy Baseball Championship ($300,000 prize), both 1st ($500,000 prize) and 2nd place ($200,000 prize) at the 2021 FanDuel World Fantasy Basketball Championship, 2nd place at the 2022 FanDuel World Fantasy Baseball Championship ($250,000 prize), and 2nd place at the 2023 DraftKings Fantasy Baseball World Championship ($600,000 prize). And most recently, he took down the NFL Milly Maker ($1,000,000 prize) in Week 2 of the 2023 season. John has been playing fantasy sports since 1996 and is still scarred from being on the losing end of James Stewart’s 5-TD performance in 1997. Follow Squirrel on Twitter – @jbresl