Fantasy Baseball Picks: MLB DFS for Friday April 16

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Jay’s DFS (Daily Fantasy Sports) picks for Major League Baseball games on Friday, April 16, 2021

Welcome everybody, I’m back doing straight up DFS picks for the April 16th MLB (Major League Baseball) games. Usually when I do fantasy picks, it’s for DraftKings or sometimes I’ll add Fanduel. Plus, almost all of my previous columns/picks were for large tournaments. These are just a few of my favorite picks overall, no matter the prices.

So this is my third crack at this, you can find of all of my previous picks/columns at the link.

Enough BS, let’s do it!

Fantasy Baseball Picks for April 16th

Max Scherzer, Nationals SP

Scherzer gave up 4 HR’s in his first start this year, but he was much better last time out against the Dodgers. He now has 14 K’s with just 1 BB and career against Arizona, he’s 7-0 with a 2.85 ERA in 60 IP. 

Steven Matz, Blue Jays SP

Matz has been great so far this year, he’s 2-0 with a 1.46 ERA and .089 WHIP with 13K’s in 12.1 IP. I like his chances of keeping it going against the Royals, who are near the bottom of the AL in runs scored.

DJ LeMahieu, Yankees 2B

DJ is having a solid start to the season and this is a home game. Last year, he hit a ridiculous .448 at home with 8 HR’s in 96 AB’s. Also, he’s 5-11 with 2 doubles career against opposing SP Michael Wacha.

Freddie Freeman, Braves 1B

Freeman is only batting .191, but he’s got 4 HR’s and 8 BB’s with just 6 K’s. He’s only faced opposing SP Zach Davies three times (1-3 w/ a double).

Nelson Cruz, Twins DH

I’m going back to Cruz who’s batting .438 early on this season with 4 HR’s & 10 RBI already. He’s 5-17 w/ 3 HR’s career against opposing SP Andrew Heaney.


In terms of stacking players, I like Texas hitters at home against Orioles SP Jorge Lopez. Also, Oakland hitters at home against Tigers SP Jose Urena and Atlanta hitters at CHC facing SP Zach Davies.

I was going to add a few more hitters but I’m trying out this stack thing. It’s tough with hitters when you’re writing these the day before, there’s rain-outs, COVID, players rest, etc. So, I might turn this into a SP-only column, we’ll see. Again, any feedback would be helpful.

These picks are made ahead of time, so be sure to check lineups before setting yours.


Disclaimer Thing- I’m no expert, I’m not even a writer. But I enjoy doing these and sometimes I get things right.

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