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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (8/7/18): MLB DFS Lineups

We have a monster 14-game slate to break down today, and there are some great options across the board. There are a few high-priced pitchers on the slate you should be looking to pay up for, along with plenty of bats you want to jam into your lineups.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for DraftKings on 8/7/18. 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 @DFS_Tom.

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DraftKings DFS Starting Pitchers

Zack Greinke – P, ARI vs PHI (DK - $10,100)

Greinke is looking really good as of late and in a spot to continue that success tonight. He is facing off against the Phillies, who come in with a 25.8% strikeout rate vs right-handed pitchers this season, which is dead last in the league. Greinke has six or more strikeouts in three of his last four starts while allowing a total of four earned runs in that span. The Phillies certainly have some power in their lineup with their .171 team ISO vs RHP, but the strikeout upside is there for Greinke tonight.

Chase Anderson – P, MIL vs SDP (DK - $7,800)

Anderson has looked solid over his last 10 starts, with 12 or more DraftKings points in eight of those 10 games. He finds himself in a great spot tonight and for his salary, could be one of the best point per dollar plays of the night. Anderson is up against the Padres who come in with a 25.9% strikeout rate vs right-handed pitchers which is dead last in the league. Not the best pitcher’s park, but San Diego is so weak as a team and Anderson is in form right now.


DraftKings DFS Infielders

Francisco Cervelli - C, PIT @ COL (DK - $4,500)

Most people like to spend down at catcher, so why not pay up to be a bit contrarian? Cervelli is at Coors Field tonight and comes in with a 136 wRC+ and a surprising .208 ISO vs right-handed pitchers this season. Upside is always there when playing at Coors, just a matter of fitting him into your lineups.

Ryan Braun – 1B, MIL vs SDP (DK - $4,900)

Braun is on the expensive end of hitters tonight, but he is in a nice spot with some power upside. He is facing off against Clayton Richard, who is giving up a .336 wOBA to righties, along with a 43% hard contact rate. Braun himself comes in with a .229 ISO vs left-handed pitchers today, which should put him at the top of the list for home run candidates tonight.

Rougned Odor – 2B, TEX vs SEA (DK - $5,400)

Odor has six home runs in his last 10 games and 13 RBIs, so why not ride the hot hand in a good matchup? He is up against Felix Hernandez, who is giving up 1.49 HR/9 to lefties, along with a 40% fly ball rate and a 38% hard contact rate. This lines up perfectly with Odor’s .213 ISO vs right-handed pitchers this season.

Eduardo Escobar – 3B, ARI vs PHI (DK - $4,400)

Escobar comes into this game with a .377 wOBA and a .285 ISO vs right-handed pitchers, which are truly solid numbers across the board. He is up against Nick Pivetta, who is giving up 1.44 HR/9 to left-handed hitters this season, putting Escobar and the Arizona lefties in a good spot tonight.

Xander Bogaerts – SS, BOS @ TOR (DK - $4,200)

Bogaerts has two career home runs and two doubles vs Marcus Stroman in his 11 total hits, so we have a bit of positive BvP going in his favor. He has a .368 wOBA vs right-handed pitchers this season and gets you exposure to the Red Sox offense, which is never a bad thing.


DraftKings DFS Outfielders

Charlie Blackmon – OF, COL vs PIT (DK - $5,100)

Blackmon had the day off yesterday, so he should be set to return to the lineup tonight vs a righty. He comes in with a .363 wOBA and a .246 ISO this season vs right-handed pitchers and always has a high ceiling tonight when playing at Coors Field.

Ian Happ – OF, CHC @ KC (DK - $3,700)

Happ offers a bit of savings today and gets you exposure to the Cubs offense, who are in a great spot tonight. Happ comes into this game with a .362 wOBA and a .200 ISO vs right-handed pitchers this season, which are solid numbers for a player at his price point. He is a bit cold right now, but a good addition to a Cubs stack tonight.


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