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DraftKings Lineup Picks & Sleepers (5/16/17): MLB DFS Advice


We have a huge slate tonight, and DraftKings is featuring "Arcade Contests." They look interesting if you are looking for huge scoring nights. This article should be used for the normal games, though.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for DraftKings on 5/16/17. The DFS lineup picks will range from some of the elite players to mid-priced options and value plays on DraftKings.

You can read our FanDuel and Yahoo DFS lineup picks as well. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @BalesSJustin.

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DFS Lineup Stacks to Target on DraftKings

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Tommy Milone

Arizona gets a great matchup against Milone, who has struggled with a 5.89 ERA this season. He also enters this game with a 2.4 HR/9. The Diamondbacks have hit left-handed pitching well and they are an elite offense at home. They are currently -170 favorites in a game set at 9 runs, which gives them a team total of 5.2 runs. This is the highest on the slate, and they're an elite stacking option.

Houston Astros vs Tom Koehler 

The Astros have a high powered offense, as they come with an elite combination of speed and power. They get a great matchup against Koehler, who has a 5.60 ERA and 2.3 HR/9 through his first seven starts. They are -170 favorites in a game set at 8.5 runs, and they have a team total of 4.9 runs. It's one of the highest on the slate, and they're a high upside tournament stack tonight.

 

DFS Starting Pitchers to Consider on DraftKings

Dallas Keuchel - at MIA ($11,800)

Keuchel has been playing at an elite level this season, as he enters this game with a 6-0 record, 1.69 ERA, and 7.7 K/9. He also has an elite .182 opponent batting average and 0.87 WHIP through eight starts. He gets a solid matchup against the Marlins, and he's a -170 favorite in a game set at 8.5 runs. The tun total is a bit concerning, but Keuchel has been pitching at an elite level, and he can be used in all leagues.

Rich Hill - at SF ($8,700)

Hill looked good in his first start, but he has been dealing with blisters on his hands since. He's also coming off an elite season, in which he was able to limit his ERA and show off a solid strikeout rate. He gets a good matchup against the Giants, who have struggled quite a bit this season, and Hill is a -159 favorite in a game set at 7.5 runs. He's best suited for GPPs because of the unknown surrounding his hand.

 

DFS Infielders to Consider on DraftKings

Catcher (C)

Brian McCann - at MIA ($3,500)

McCann has been playing well this season, especially on the road. He's a powerful catcher and he has been fairly consistent this season, as well. He gets a great matchup against tom Koehler, and McCan can be used in all leagues.

First Base (1B)

Albert Pujols - vs CWS ($3,700)

Pujols has struggled at times this season, but he's hitting nearly .300 at home this season. He's a player that dominates left-handed pitching, and he gets a great matchup against Derek Holland. Pujols is best suited for tournaments on this slate, though.

Second Base (2B)

Brandon Drury - vs NYM ($3,800)

Drury has been one of the best hitters in the MLB when he is at home. He's hitting over .400 with elite power in Arizona, and he gets a great matchup against Tommy Milone. Drury is hitting in a favorable spot in one of the top offenses this season, and he's an elite option in all leagues.

Third Base (3B)

Joey Gallo - vs PHI ($4,300)

Gallo is hitting under .200 on the season, but 70.8% of his hits have gone for extra-bases and 50% of his hits have been home runs. He also has a great walk rate and he can steal once he gets on base. Gallo gets a good matchup against Jerad Eickhoff, and he is a high upside tournament option tonight.

Shortstop (SS)

J.J. Hardy - at DET ($2,600)

Hardy is an interesting salary relief option tonight. He has been heating up a bit recently, as he has scored at least seven fantasy points in four of his last five games. He's hitting in a solid offense, and he has hit left-handed pitching extremely well throughout his career. He gets a good matchup against Matthew Boyd, and Hardy can be used in all leagues.

 

DFS Outfielders to Consider on DraftKings

Aaron Judge - at KC ($5,000)

Judge has been an elite fantasy option this season, as he's hitting over .300 with double digit home runs. He's a huge part of the Yankees offense, and he has been playing as well as ever over his last 10 games. He gets a good matchup against Hammel, and Judge can safely be used in all leagues.

Chris Owings - vs NYM ($4,000)

There's a chance Owings moves into the leadoff spot with A.J. Pollock hurt, but he will hit second if he does not his first. He is hitting nearly .350 at home this season, and he dominates left-handed pitching. He gets an elite matchup against Tommy Milone, and Owings is a crucial piece of a Diamondbacks stack tonight.

 

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