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MLB Daily Games Strategy: New Players Add Value

Renee Miller

Renee Miller

Neuroscientist at the University of Rochester and author of Cognitive Bias in Fantasy Sports: Is your brain sabotaging your team?. I cover daily fantasy basketball for RotoWire and write for RotoViz about fantasy football.


In daily fantasy sports, value is winning. You have to find the cheap points every night. Not just the cheap plays, of which there are always a few, but cheap plays likely to produce. Now, it's baseball and I've ranted before about the unpredictability of the game night in and night out. Right now we're in a good spot though. Many of the recent trades have led to some shuffling of lineups. This is also the time of year that teams that know they won't be contending decide to give their prospects some experience in the majors. In both cases, there is new value to be found for DFS, since newly called up players usually only cost you the minimum salary.

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