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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (10/14/18): MLB DFS Lineups

DraftKings is running a two-game contest between Sunday and Monday, which includes Game 2 of the ALCS on Sunday and Game 3 of the NLCS on Monday.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for DraftKings on 10/14/18 The lineup picks will range from some of the elite players to mid-priced options and value plays.

You can also read more DFS advice and lineup picks for sites like FanDuel, and other sports too. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to hit me up on Twitter @ElliottBaasBB.

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DraftKings DFS Starting Pitchers

David Price, BOS (vs. HOU): $7,100

It’s not easy to be contrarian on a two-game slate, but Price gives us the best opportunity to separate from the pack. Don’t let a poor first outing and narrative about postseason performance distract you from Price’s 3.82 SIERA and 3.54 K/BB ratio during the regular season. This is mostly a strategical play, but Price still has a long track record of solid pitching.

Jhoulys Chacin, MIL (@ LAD): $6,000

Chacin has been nothing but solid for Milwaukee and was especially dominant in the second-half. After the All-Star break Chacin had a 3.24 ERA and 2.83 K/BB ratio. He has given us 16.35 points per game in his two starts since the game 163

DraftKings DFS Infielders

C - Sandy Leon, BOS (vs. HOU): $2,500

Catcher is a position to punt on this slate, and luckily both Boston and Milwaukee are full of options. If Leon doesn’t play then Christian Vazquez ($2,800) or Erik Kratz ($3,100) would be fine plays.

1B - Jesus Aguilar, MIL (@ LAD): $4,800

Jesus Aguilar was known as a lefty-masher prior to this year, but he was just as good against right-handed pitching this season. He hit 26 of his 35 home runs and had a .263 ISO versus righties during the regular season. Aguilar also hits fifth for Milwaukee, giving him plenty of run-scoring opportunities.

2B – Travis Shaw, MIL (@ LAD): $4,400

Shaw hits directly in front of Aguilar against righties and destroyed right-handed pitching during the regular season. He hit 30 of his 32 homers and a .285 ISO versus righties this season.

3B – Mike Moustakas, MIL (@ LAD): $4,000

We want to load up on Milwaukee bats against Walker Buehler in this one. Buehler is a talented pitcher, but from a strategy perspective we don’t want to use hitters against our own pitchers. That is okay in cash games, but in a GPP that only cannibalizes our overall score. Moustakas fared well against righties during the regular season as well, hitting 22 of his 28 homers along with a .230 ISO.

SS – Xander Bogaerts, BOS (vs. HOU): $4,600

Gerrit Cole ($9,000) is most likely going to be the chalk in this one. He is the top pitcher on the slate and his price isn’t too much higher than Walker Buehler ($8,200). While Cole is a good pitcher, let’s not forget that Boston was the top offense against righties during the regular season. They had a .349 wOBA and 116 wRC+ collectively against right-handed pitching during the regular season. Bogaerts had an under-the-radar breakout season this year, posting a .901 OPS and .259 ISO versus righties in the regular season.

DraftKings DFS Outfielders

Mookie Betts, BOS (vs. HOU): $5,700
Andrew Benintendi, BOS (vs. HOU): $5,000

Based on matchups we could potentially an MVP caliber outfielder for relatively low-ownership. If Cole is chalk then owners won’t want to pay for Betts nor will they want to use him against their pitcher. Betts hits leadoff for Boston and had a 1.037 OPS and .271 ISO against right-handed pitching in the regular season. Benintendi will hit right behind Betts and had an .877 OPS and .184 ISO versus righties on the year.

Christian Yelich, MIL (@  LAD): $5,800

The possibility of getting Yelich and Betts in the same lineup is insane, but it’s certainly possibly if we take risks elsewhere. Yelich obliterated right-handed pitching during the regular season to the tune of a 1.007 OPS and .281 ISO.


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