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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (5/21/17): MLB DFS Advice


Good Morning RotoBallers! We have 10 games on today's main slate, so plenty of options all across the board. Right now, there are three games, COL @ CIN, PHI @ PIT, and WAS @ ATL, who all have some weather concerns. Be sure to check in on that before first pitch, and avoid if need be.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for FanDuel on 5/21/2017. The DFS lineup picks will range from some of the elite players to mid-priced options, and of course, value plays

You can read our DraftKings and Yahoo DFS lineup picks as well. If you want to contact me, send me a message on Twitter at @DFS_Tom. Let's Cook.

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Offensive Stacks

Colorado Rockies vs Bronson Arroyo

Good for Bronson Arroyo for still being on a major league roster, good for him. Not sure how he did it this year, but he isn't a good pitcher. He has a .372 wOBA vs lefties this year, and a .369 wOBA vs righties. He simply can't get batters out, and he is at home, in the Great American Small Park, which is super favorable for hitters. Stack up the Rockies anyway you see fit, as they are all a good option, and should bring home the bacon.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Wade Miley

Miley has been somewhat mediocre this year, and he is struggling versus right-handed hitting. He has a .341 wOBA vs righties, so this is the spot you want to load up on the Blue Jays power bats. They have big home run upside, and should be lower owned when it comes to stacks in tournaments, with the Yankees, Cubs, and Rockies offenses all on the same slate.

 

FanDuel DFS Pitchers

Jake Arrieta - P, vs MIL ($9,700)

Arrieta hasn't been in the same form he was in years past, but he has a very favorable match up in front of him today. He is up against the Brewers who have a 24% strikeout rate versus right-handed pitching, which is third worst in the Majors. The Brewers swing big, but they can also miss big. He has five or more strikeouts in seven of his eight starts this year, and hopefully he can build on that versus a strikeout prone team. He has a WHIP of 0.93 this year along with three quality starts, which are great to get on FanDuel. Great for cash games.

Adam Wainwright - P, vs SFG ($7,700)

Wainwright is coming off of what might be his best start of the year, 7 IP, 4 H, and 0 ER. Really strong numbers from the veteran, and he is at home vs one of worst offensive teams in the league. The Giants have scored the second fewest runs in the Majors this year, and aren't too much of a threat. Wainwright isn't as consistent as he once was, but this match up versus such a weak team can't be passed up. Much better in GPP, and not a true number one option for cash games.

 

FanDuel DFS Infielders

Brian McCann - C, vs CLE ($3,100)

McCann splits time behind the plate with Evan Gattis, but he is often the DH, when not catching. He has a .322 wOBA vs right-handed pitching this year, along with a .118 ISO. The power might not be fully there, but he is getting on base, and having some cheap exposure to the Astros offense, is never a bad thing.

Ryan Zimmerman - 1B, @ ATL ($3,800)

Zimmerman is off to an electric start this season, and he has just silly numbers versus left-handed pitching. He has a .590 wOBA and a .609 ISO. Those numbers are crazy high, and he will be in Atlanta, which is a decent hitters park compared to the old Turner Field. Love Zimmerman in cash games, and even better in a Nationals stack.

Jose Altuve - 2B, vs CLE ($4,100)

Altuve is always a great consistent option at the keystone position. He has put up points in every game since May 7th. Nice streak he is on, and at home in a hitters park, should be seeing more of the same form him. He has a .383 wOBA and a .172 ISO versus right-handed pitching this year. Great for cash, and great for a stack if you can afford it.

Jedd Gyorko - 3B, vs SFG ($3,600)

Gyorko doesn't get a lot of love when it comes to the big name third basemen, but he has the stuff to hang with them all. He has a .423 wOBA and a .269 ISO versus right-handed pitching this season, and is a great cash game play. The Cardinals might not have the best offense in the league, but he is still a good play. He has hits in 12 of his last 13 games, and is on a five game hit streak.

Pat Valaika - SS, @ CIN ($2,600)

Valaika has seen some playing time over the past week, since Trevor Story is out with an injury. He has hits in 12 of his 24 games this season, and is a bit of a punt play today. He is super cheap and gives you some exposure to the great Rockies offense, who are at a favorable hitters park.

 

FanDuel DFS Outfielders

Mike Trout - OF, @ NYM ($5,200)

Trout is always super expensive, as well all know, but he is worth it. He is averaging 16 FanDuel points per game, and has huge home run upside. He is at a pitcher park, which is a bit of a downgrade, but he has a .404 wOBA and a .200 ISO versus left-handed pitching this season, so a great match up.

Ben Zobrist - OF, vs MIL ($3,000)

Zobrist is always a tricky option for the Cubs. Some days he hits lead off, other times he hits around sixth in the lineup. Something to always be aware of, since higher in the order is better. He has a .339 wOBA and a .200 ISO versus right-handed pitching this year, and gives you some cheaper exposure to the Cubs offense.

Adam Duvall - OF, vs COL ($3,600)

Duvall has had a sneaky good start to the year, and is especially mashing left-handed pitching. This season he has 41 hits in 41 games, and has a .465 wOBA along with a .368 ISO vs lefties. Super strong numbers to target, and since he is at home in a hitters park, you want to roster him in this spot.

 

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