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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (8/1/18): MLB DFS Lineups

There are 11 games today, but they range from 1 PM to 10 PM. DraftKings has broken these games down into two slates, containing five and six games. This article will focus more on the larger six game slate.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for DraftKings on 8/1/18. 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 @BalesSJustin.

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DraftKings DFS Starting Pitchers

Rich Hill - P, vs MIL ($9,600)

Hill finally looks healthy, and he has looked elite over his last nine starts. Over that span, he owns a 3-3 record with a 2.55 ERA. He has also flashed tremendous upside with 56 strikeouts in 49.1 innings. Hill gets a matchup against the Milwaukee Brewers, who he scored 28.1 fantasy points against in his only matchup this season. Hill is a -158 favorite in a game set at 8 runs, and he can be used in all leagues tonight.

Luke Weaver - P, vs COL ($7,000)

Weaver is a high risk, high reward option. He has scored between 18 and 31 fantasy points in four of his last six games, but he also scored negative fantasy points in the other two games. Those struggles have kept his price tag low, and he gets a good matchup against the Colorado Rockies, who tend to strikeout at a high rate, especially away from home. Weaver is a -123 favorite in a game set at only 8 runs, and he's a solid salary relief option in tournaments.


DraftKings DFS Infielders

Max Muncy - 1B, vs MIL ($4,500)

Muncy has looked outstanding in Los Angeles this season, as he is hitting .268 with a .654 slugging percentage and a 1.046 OPS through 42 home starts. He also owns an elite .577 slugging percentage and a .332 ISO against right-handed pitching this season. He gets a good matchup against Chase Anderson, and Muncy can be used in all leagues tonight.

Josh Harrison - 2B, vs CHC ($3,600)

Harrison has been leading off for the Pittsburgh Pirates, adding to his upside on a nightly basis. He gets a good matchup against Cole Hamels, and Harrison owns 0.052 wOBA and 0.088 ISO differentials against left-handed pitching. He has been a relatively consistent option recently, and he can be considered in all leagues tonight.

Yolmer Sanchez - 3B, vs KC ($3,600)

Sanchez has been struggling recently, but he has a great combination of power and speed. Through 101 games, he has posted 34 extra-base hits, 43 RBIs, and 10 steals. He comes with great upside on a nightly basis because of this combination. He gets an elite matchup against Jakob Junis, and Sanchez features 0.082 wOBA and 0.109 ISO differentials against right-handed pitching. He is a player that is best suited for tournaments, though.

Yairo Munoz - SS, vs COL ($3,800)

Munoz has looked great over his last 10 games, posting a .290 average with a .452 slugging percentage and an .841 OPS over that span. Overall, he has needed only 66 games (183 at-bats) to record 16 extra-base hits with 30 RBIs and five steals. He has been a significantly better option against left-handed pitching, and Munoz can be used in all leagues tonight.


DraftKings DFS Outfielders

Joc Pederson - OF, vs MIL ($4,500)

Pederson has caught fire over his last 10 games, posting a .394 average with a .606 slugging percentage and a 1.018 OPS over that span. He has struggled at home this season, but he owns 0.192 wOBA and 0.174 ISO differentials against right-handed pitching. He gets a solid matchup against Chase Anderson tonight, and Pederson can be considered in all leagues.

Jose Osuna - OF, vs CHC ($3,200)

Osuna has looked awful this season, but he owns a career .234 average, .445 slugging percentage, and .211 ISO against left-handed pitching. He gets a decent matchup against Cole Hamels, who has struggled quite a bit this season. Osuna is a high upside option that comes with a low price tag.


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