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FanDuel MLB DFS Lineup Picks (5/15/18): Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice

We have another huge Tuesday slate tonight. There are 14 games, and we have plenty of ways to construct lineups tonight.

There are a ton of elite hitters with a few great salary relief arms. There are also a couple elite pitchers with multiple salary relief hitters. It's a matter of how you want to construct your lineups tonight, as there will be plenty of options in all price ranges.

You can also read more DFS lineup picks for DraftKings and other sports too. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me up on Twitter @BalesSJustin.

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FanDuel DFS Pitchers

Noah Syndergaard - P, vs TOR ($10,000)

Syndergaard has thrown well through eight games, recording a 2-1 record, 3.09 ERA, and 1.20 WHIP. He also possesses a 1.0 HR/9 to go along with a 11.9 K/9 through five home starts. He gets a decent matchup against the Toronto Blue Jays tonight, and Syndergaard is a -175 favorite in a game set at only 7.5 runs. He can be used in all leagues tonight.

Trevor Williams - P, vs CWS ($6,600)

Williams has thrown well this season, but he has struggled with strikeouts. Through eight starts, he features a 4-2 record, 3.13 ERA, and 1.17 WHIP, but he also possesses a 5.7 K/9. He gets a great matchup against the Chicago White Sox, though, who rank in the top-five on the slate in strikeouts per at-bat. Furthermore, they rank second last on the slate in team wOBA. Tonight, Williams is a -147 favorite in a game set at 8.5 runs.


FanDuel DFS Infielders

Matt Adams - C/1B, vs NYY ($3,800)

Adams has cooled off recently, but he's still hitting .235 with a .647 slugging percentage and a 1.013 OPS over the last 10 days. He's also a significantly better hitter against right-handed pitching, recording 0.123 wOBA and 0.114 ISO differentials against righties. He gets a matchup against Masahiro Tanaka, which could cause him to have low ownership tonight. Adams can be used in all leagues.

Whit Merrifield - 2B, vs TB ($3,500)

Merrifield has caught fire recently, recording a .316 average over his last 10 games. He also has four extra-base hits, two RBIs, and five steals over that span. He also has six games with double digit fantasy points in those games. He gets a good matchup against Anthony Banda, and Merrifield is a better hitter against left-handed pitching. He can be considered in all leagues tonight.

Daniel Descalso - 3B, vs MIL ($2,500)

Descalso has quietly been playing well over his last 10 games. Over that span, he's hitting .321 with a .607 slugging percentage and a 1.031 OPS. He also has six extra-base hits and four RBIs in those games. Furthermore, Descalso has been a significantly better hitter at home this season. He's a cheap option that can be considered in all leagues.

Manny Machado - SS, vs PHI ($4,900)

Machado is one of very few Baltimore players to find success at home this season. Through 22 home games, he's hitting .385 with a .782 slugging percentage and a 1.277 OPS. Overall, Machado has 13 extra-base hits, 20 RBIs, and two steals at home this season. He has been a better hitter against right-handed pitching, and he gets a good matchup against Nick Pivetta. Machado isn't going to come cheap, but he's an elite option tonight.


FanDuel DFS Outfielders

Mookie Betts - OF, vs OAK ($5,100)

Betts has been playing at an elite level at home this season, recording a .439 average with a .951 slugging percentage and a 1.471 OPS. He also features 13 extra-base hits (four home runs), 13 RBIs, and two steals through 12 starts in Boston. He gets a great matchup against Daniel Mengden, and Betts can be used in all leagues tonight.

Mikie Mahtook - OF, vs CLE ($2,400)

Mahtook struggled early this season, but has looked outstanding since returning from Triple-A. In five games since getting called back up, Mahtook is averaging 9.9 fantasy points per game. He's also been a fairly consistent option, and he gets a great matchup against Josh Tomlin tonight. Mahtook struggles at times against right-handed pitching, but Tomlin has allowed nearly everyone to find success this season. Mahtook is a great salary relief option.


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