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FanDuel MLB DFS Lineup Picks (5/16/19): Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice


There are 10 games on the schedule today, with Fanduel being split into an early slate and main slate. We will include players from both of the slates.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for FanDuel on 5/16/2019. These picks will range from some of the elite players to mid-priced options and value plays.

We also provide DFS lineup picks for DraftKings and other sports. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me on Twitter @Roto_Nate.

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FanDuel DFS Pitchers

Chris Bassitt: OAK at DET ($10,000) (Early)

Bassitt has been incredibly consistent so far this season, going seven innings in two of his four starts, while racking up some high strikeout totals. He boasts an 11.31 K/9 and 2.55 ERA but has only been able to manage one victory. He has been a victim of low run support and blown outings from the bullpen in his starts so we will hope the rest of the team can give him some assistance in this one. The Tigers have been one of the worst teams against right-handed pitching so far this season, with a .283 wOBA and 25.9% Strikeout Rate.

Trevor Williams: PIT at SD ($7,900) (Main)

Williams will look to build upon his last start where he lasted seven innings with one earned run and five strikeouts. He has a good opportunity tonight when he faces the Padres, who have a low .297 wOBA with a 26.7% Strikeout Rate. There aren't too many pitching options on this slate, but Williams seems like the safest bet to give us some fantasy value.

 

FanDuel DFS Infielders

Asdrubal Cabrera: 3B, TEX at KC ($3,100) (Early)

Cabrera's numbers against right-handed pitching make him a value play no matter what his place is in the lineup. He boasts a .343 wOBA and .250 ISO. Unfortunately, he consistently hits towards the bottom of the lineup, so his fantasy value does have a lower ceiling than others. Homer Bailey does have an above average wOBA against left-handed hitters, but his 47.1% Hard Contact Rate makes him prone to a regression in his numbers.

Anthony Rendon: 3B, WSH vs NYM ($3,900) (Early)

The opposing pitcher, Zack Wheeler has been having success this season with every start being quality except for three. Fortunately for us, two of those three non-quality starts have been against the Nationals. He has allowed 11 runs in 9.2 innings against over those two starts. One of his biggest tests today will be against Rendon, as he enters with a .424 wOBA against right-handed pitching.

Eric Sogard: 2B, TOR at CWS ($3,600) (Main)

Who saw Eric Sogard becoming apart of the one-two punch at the top of the Blue Jays lineup with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. when this season started? Certainly not me, but as long as he stays there we will exploit his hot start to the season. He has been holding down the leadoff spot with a .321/.424/.571 slash line and .421 wOBA against right-handed pitchers. The Blue Jays face a pitcher in Dylan Covey, who has been struggling this year with a 5.91 ERA.

Jose Iglesias: SS, CIN vs CHC ($2,400) (Main)

Iglesias has been relegated to a bottom of the order bat, specializing in hitting against left-handed pitching. He faces an above-average pitcher in Jose Quintana, but I will take my chances on a value bat with a .398 wOBA against lefties.

 

FanDuel DFS Outfielders

Michael Conforto: OF, NYM at WSH ($3,800) (Early)

Whenever you see Anibal Sanchez taking the mound, make it a priority to play some hitters against him. Sanchez is 0-6 this season with a 5.27 ERA. He has been having most of his troubles against left-handed hitting, allowing a .423 wOBA and five home runs. Luckily, we have a hot hitter in Conforto matching up against Sanchez today. Conforto has hit home runs in two of his last three games and has put up six home runs and a .411 wOBA this season against right-handed pitching.

Jorge Soler: OF, KC vs TEX ($3,300) (Early)

Despite some average surface numbers for Soler, he has been doing well against right-handed pitching, boasting a .352 wOBA and .287 ISO. He has also put up an impressive eight home runs, which equals his previous career high in a season against righties. Lance Lynn has been struggling this season, allowing a 5.48 ERA, and has especially struggled against right-handed hitting. He has allowed a .371 wOBA and five home runs.

Mitch Haniger: OF, SEA vs MIN ($4,000) (Main)

Haniger's production over the past couple of games has been an improvement after his rough patch at the beginning of May. He seems to be heating up, hitting home runs in each of his last two games while he consistently bats leadoff in the Mariners lineup. Michael Pineda has been struggling against right-handed hitting, allowing a .397 wOBA and a 49.4% Hard Contact Rate. As the leadoff batter, Haniger will get the most opportunities out of anyone, which is a good thing when facing a mediocre pitcher such as Michael Pineda.

Melky Cabrera: OF, PIT at SD ($2,700) (Main)

Cabrera has been raking over the past two games, collecting five hits in nine at-bats as he works his way up to the top of the Pirates lineup. He should find himself in the lineup tonight as well against a mediocre left-handed pitcher in Eric Lauer. Cabrera has put up good numbers against lefties this season, entering the game with a .386 wOBA. Lauer hasn't fared well against hitters from the right side of the plate, giving up a .354 wOBA. If Cabrera can crack the lineup, he is a very good value play in this matchup.

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