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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (10/3/19): MLB DFS Lineups


After a season of looking of five or more game slates, we have the fun of a two-game slate to try and pick from. Today it is the turn of the National League, with the Los Angeles Dodgers hosting the Washington Nationals after the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals do battle in the afternoon.

The Dodgers and Braves are both home favorites as you would expect, with the Dodgers the bigger favorite at -170. In terms of totals, the higher projected line is in Atlanta, with the line set at nine, compared to a line of just seven in the game in LA.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for DraftKings on 10/3/19. The lineup picks will range from some of the elite players to mid-priced options and value plays. Be sure to also check out all the Vegas Odds for today's slate. 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 @benrolfe15.

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DraftKings DFS Starting Pitchers

Patrick Corbin, WSH (@ LAD) - $8,800

Essentially this broke down as either Corbin or Buehler as my number one, and the recent form was what swayed it. Buehler has been taken for 10 earned runs in his last two road start, whereas, Corbin has been solid throughout the second half, with his blips having tended to come at home recently. Corbin has a ton of upside with 238 strikeouts in 202 innings, so he has the ceiling to get up over the 20-point mark for your team in this one.

Miles Mikolas, STL (@ ATL) - $5,500 

The option for number two really came down to recent form. After a rough time in August, Mikolas has rebounded with a 3.34 ERA in September, Additionally, he has upped his strikeout performance across the last two months with 54 strikeouts in 58 innings. His success is polar opposite to the other cheaper option on this slate in Dallas Keuchel, so with the flash of a potential ceiling with the strikeouts in the last couple of months he becomes an easy pick for me on his current form.

 

DraftKings DFS Infielders

C - Tyler Flowers/Brian McCann, ATL (vs. STL) - $3,500/3,400

I am happy using either of the two Braves pitchers in this one, but my preference would be for Flowers, who has a .262 batting average and has hit 10 of his 11 home runs off right-handed pitchers. This season, he has a .345 wOBA and a .214 ISO against righties, as well as a solid .201 ISO in games at home this season. McCann is a solid fall back, having hit all 12 of his home runs off of right-handed pitchers, but his floor is lower, with a .324 wOBA.

1B - Paul Goldschmidt, STL (@ ATL) - $4,500 

It has not been the extreme Goldschmidt season we have been used to in the past, but his numbers against left-handed pitchers have still been solid. In 2019, he has hit .269 batting average, .298 ISO and a .395 wOBA. Dallas Keuchel has been a little bit vulnerable in recent starts, and Goldschmidt is a nice price to take advantage of it.

2B - Howie Kendrick, WSH (@ LAD) - $4,000 

I really like this price with Kendrick, despite the fact he is better against left-handed pitchers than righties. Even so, he has a .327 batting average, 11 home runs, a .221 ISO and a .385 wOBA when facing righties.

3B - Justin Turner, LAD (vs WSH) - $3,900

Turner really picked it up power wise in the second half, with 17 of his 27 home runs coming after the All-Star Break. He has been solid this season against both hands but has an impressive .294 ISO and .385 wOBA against left-handed pitchers.

SS - Trea Turner, WSH (@ LAD) - $4,700

The shortstop market is not very strong on this slate and therefore, I am biting the bullet and paying up for Turner, who has solid numbers against pitchers of both hands. Against right-handed pitchers he has been really impressive, he has a .292 batting average, .220 ISO and a .360 wOBA.

 

DraftKings DFS Outfielders

Cody Bellinger, LAD (vs. WSH) - $5,000

Bellinger has had a down second half, but he picked it back up in September with a .280 batting average. However, his season-long numbers have been impressive against pitchers of both hands and both at home and on the road. He has a .346 ISO at home and a .424 wOBA, as well as a .316 ISO against left-handed pitchers.

Marcell Ozuna, STL (@ATL) - $4,300

Using Ozuna in this situation is a play for upside at the risk of safety. Ozuna has struggled for consistency against left-handed pitchers, with a .217 batting average, but does bring a .265 ISO and a solid .310 wOBA to the table.

Jose Martinez, STL (@ ATL) - $3,900

After chancing my arm with Ozuna, I will go a little safer with Martinez, who has a .329 batting average against left-handed pitchers. He also has a nice power return, with a .271 ISO, .414 wOBA and a 160 wRC+, meaning he brings the best of both worlds to your team on this slate.

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