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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (8/30/18): MLB DFS Lineups


We've got eight games across three slates tonight on DraftKings. The featured slate starts at 7:05pm eastern.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for DraftKings on 8/30/18. 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 @TroyKlauder.

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DraftKings DFS Starting Pitchers

German Marquez - P, COL @ SD ($8,500)

Marquez has been absolutely dominant over the last month, striking out 40 batters in 34 innings with a 2.12 ERA - with two of those starts coming at Coors Field, and the other two in tough matchups @HOU and @ATL. Tonight, he gets arguably the best matchup in baseball for a right-handed pitcher at San Diego. The Padres have the second-lowest wOBA versus righties at .289, as well as the highest K-rate at 25.8%. Additionally, Petco Park is one of the best pitcher's parks in the league. Marquez is insanely cheap at this price for the kind of production he should give you.

J.A. Happ - P, NYY vs DET ($10,000)

Happ has pitched very well as a member of the Yankees, posting a 2.37 ERA in five starts, and he gets an easy matchup against the Tigers. Detroit's depleted lineup has just a .307 wOBA against lefties on the year. Happ has a strong 27.2% K-rate on the year, giving him plenty of strikeout upside for this start. He's also nearly guaranteed to get the win, as he's won all five starts as a Yankee, and his lineup should give him plenty of run support against Francisco Liriano.

 

DraftKings DFS Infielders

Freddie Freeman - 1B, ATL vs CHC ($4,200)

Freeman is absurdly cheap tonight. He's got an elite 154 wRC+ against southpaws this year and faces a weak lefty in Mike Montgomery. He's also at home in hitter-friendly SunTrust Park. This one feels too easy.

Eduardo Nunez - 2B/3B, BOS @ CWS ($3,700)

Nunez has been hitting the ball well lately, batting .324 in his last 15 days. The Red Sox lineup should have a big day against Lucas Giolito, who has a horrific 5.63 FIP this year, so Nunez will likely see some run and RBI opportunities.

Kyle Seager - 3B, SEA @ OAK ($3,400)

Mired in a deep slump, you can grab Seager for a near punt-level price tonight. He's still got power upside, with 20 homers on the year, and can drive in some runs out of the Mariners sixth spot. A's starter Frankie Montas is a candidate for some significant regression, as his 5.91 Deserved Run Average and 4.84 SIERA would suggest.

Marcus Semien - SS, OAK vs SEA ($3,900)

Semien has been much better against left-handed pitching this season, with a 113 wRC+. For that reason, he'll be leading off for the A's against lefty Wade LeBlanc - an optimal spot in the order, as he will maximize his chances for production and sit in a nice spot to score runs.

 

DraftKings DFS Outfielders

Starling Marte - OF, PIT @ STL ($4,400)

Marte has been a fantastic fantasy asset with 17 homers and 29 steals, and he is in a great spot leading off for the Pirates. I like him in GPP contests for his ability to give you a monster night as a mutli-category contributor.

Jackie Bradley, Jr. - OF, BOS @ CWS ($4,000)

Do you want to get in on Red Sox hitters against Lucas Giolito but can't afford expensive bats? Along with Nunez, Bradley is a cheaper option you can run with as part of a stack.

 

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