Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!

Lost password? [X]

Receive free daily analysis:

NFL    NBA    MLB

Already have an account? Log in here.

[X]

Forgot Password


[X]

FanDuel MLB DFS Lineup Picks (6/18/19): Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice


Welcome to Tuesday baseball on FanDuel! We have a fun 15-game full slate on our hands with plenty to sift through. From a few pricey pitching options in solid matchups to a couple of salary savers that are tough to ignore, we'll have to pick just one. Let's dive in head first and analyze this slate from top to bottom. We don't have a game in Coors Field, but we definitely have some offenses in good spots. Ivan Nova is in Wrigley Field and the Cubs are expected to put up nearly six runs. We have four other teams expected to put up five-plus runs as well, so the offensive options are plentiful.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for FanDuel on 6/18/2019. The 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 @VarneyDFS

Editor's Note: Get any full-season MLB Premium Pass for 50% off. Exclusive access to our Draft Kit, premium rankings, projections, player outlooks, top prospects, dynasty rankings, 15 in-season lineup tools, and over 200 days of expert DFS research. Sign Up Now!

 

FanDuel DFS Pitchers

Clayton Kershaw LOS vs. SFG ($10,700)

There are a few expensive pitching options tonight on FanDuel, including Justin Verlander and Jacob deGrom in average match-ups. We'll dive into Clayton Kershaw, though, who will be hosting the Measly Giants in Dodger Stadium. They rank 28th in baseball with a .277 wOBA and strikeout 26% of the time against left-handers. On this slate, they hold the league's lowest implied total at just 2.73. The Dodgers are a huge -210 favorite and a win is always important on FanDuel. Kershaw has been elite this season, holding both sides of the plate below a .293 wOBA and striking out nine per nine innings. He's affordable on FanDuel and shouldn't be too highly owned.

Jack Flaherty STL vs. MIA ($8,000)

Jack Flaherty is going to gain a lot of ownership in the public eye due to the success of Miles Mikolas yesterday, but they have nothing to do with each other. Flaherty would be firmly in play here either way and due for a huge game. As a guy who strikes out nearly 30% of right-handed batters, a Marlins team with seven or eight lefties is pretty juicy. They rank dead last against right-handed pitching, sporting a team wOBA sub .270 with a strikeout rate nearing 27%. Busch Stadium is a pitchers ballpark through and through and we saw the Marlins struggle with a few warning track flouts just last night. Flaherty is too cheap at $8k to ignore in any format.

 

FanDuel DFS Infielders

C/1B - Anthony Rizzo CHC vs. CWS ($4,200)

The Cubs are the top offense of the night according to Vegas, coming in close to six implied runs. Ivan Nova is the least talented pitcher on this slate, posting a 4.61 xFIP and .400 wOBA against left-handers. He's somehow striking out just five batters per nine innings and walking nearly three. The Cubs lefties should tee off at home and We know Rizzo is the heart and soul of this team. He's pretty affordable on FanDuel and a Cubs stack will be in the order for many.

2B - Robinson Cano NYM @ ATL ($2,700)

Cano is simply too cheap here at a position that lacks upside. He's just returned from injury and this isn't the Cano we know from years past, but he's still solid against righties and you can't ignore him under $3k. Julio Teheran has always struggled against left-handers and has posted a 1.74 HR/9 since 2018. Atlanta is a huge ballpark upgrade from Citi Field, ranking eighth in baseball for left-handed power. The Mets are going to put up a few runs here and Cano is going to have plenty of opportunities to drive in some runs. He's way too cheap and this is a spot where I'm willing to eat the chalk in cash games.

SS - Marcus Semien OAK vs. BAL ($3,500)

Semien has been swinging a hot bat as of late and he's now reached double-digit home runs. FanDuel still has him priced at $3,500 and I highly doubt he even gets to 20% owned. There are always a ton of shortstops to choose from and Semien never seems to be the popular choice. Ynoa has been terrible thus far, allowing eight home runs in just 37 innings of work. Ynoa has allowed a .417 wOBA to right-handers and this A's team is one of the most dangerous in baseball. Semien is a solid option in all formats and a must if you're stacking the A's.

3B - Jose Ramirez CLE @ TEX ($3,100)

Ramirez is still a bit too cheap on FanDuel at $3,100. He hasn't been very good this season, but he hasn't been bad either. He's still a .300+ wOBA hitter and has been bamboozled by a .199 BABIP. Things will turn around for Ramirez soon and you'll want to be ahead of the curve. The Indians are projected to put up 5.47 runs, which is the third-highest on the slate. Adrian Sampson is absolutely terrible against both sides of the plate, sporting a .347 combined wOBA. Ramirez is only $3.1k and should get involved in one of the highest scoring offenses of the night.

 

FanDuel DFS Outfielders

Cody Bellinger LAD vs. SFG ($4,700)

You don't have to pay all the way up in the outfield, but Cody Bellinger is your best bet if you want to spend some funds. He's sported a .400+ wOBA against righties and it looks like Bellinger is going to be one of the three best hitters in baseball for a long time to come. Shaun Anderson isn't a gas can, but he's also not very good and the Dodgers are projected for 5.17 runs. He's been worse against lefties and is getting a park downgrade going into L.A. If you're paying down at pitcher, you'll have plenty of money to spend elsewhere and Bellinger is a great place to go.

Kyle Schwarber CHC vs. CWS ($3,200)

Schwarber is another example of a guy on FD that's just a bit too cheap and is going to end up very popular. It's a well know fat how bad Ivan Nova is against lefties and Schwarber has been one of the hottest bats in baseball over the last month. He's now up to a .341 wOBA and has 15 home runs on the season. He should be in the leadoff hole and at just $3.2k, is tough to ignore in any format. He's a guy with two-HR upside on any given night and that's tough to fade when you know he's on the top offense of the night and going to be popular around the industry. Be different elsewhere in cash games.

MLB DFS News and Injury Alerts




More Recent Articles

 

ADP Cost Analysis – Aaron Nola vs Lance Lynn

With fantasy baseball draft season in full swing, those of us who partake in this joyous game are now looking through as much draft data as possible in a bid to find players we love who have lower average draft positions (ADP) than we believe they should. All this to eke out as much draft... Read More


2020 Regression Candidates: Breakout Outfielders

Every season in MLB you can count on the fact that you will have breakout performances from players. Sometimes these breakout performances can be seen coming a mile away and sometimes they catch you entirely by surprise. Regardless of which type of breakout we see, you will almost always have to pay up for that... Read More


Bases Loaded Podcast - Quality Start Episode 1

Mike Kurland (@Mike_Kurland) and Matt Williams (@MattWi77iams) of the Turn Two Podcast come together for a new co-pod series called "Quality Start". This will be a joint effort and episodes will be found on Bases Loaded as well as the Turn Two Podcast. We are joined by Jorge Montanez (@Roto_Nino) as well for this one.... Read More


2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers - Adrian Houser

In life, there seem to be two kinds of people, the flashy and the boring. “Flashy” people like high-end materialistic things such as nice clothing or an expensive car. "Boring” people prefer the simpler things in life like spending time with their loved ones. This seems to be true when it comes to fantasy baseball,... Read More


Taking Out the Trash: Pitchers Who Should Junk Their Worst Pitch

Pitch mix changes can make or break a player’s season. That obviously goes for fantasy value as well as real-life. We've already seen how throwing an effective pitch more often could make a huge improvement a la Patrick Corbin. Sometimes pitchers just need to eliminate a pitch to see their numbers improve. Consider the following: Mitch... Read More


ADP Showdown – Trevor Story vs. Trea Turner

Pitchers and catchers have officially reported and position player workouts are getting underway, which means baseball season is officially upon us! Maybe you haven’t started prepping for your drafts, but fortunately for you, there have already been plenty of drafts, which means that fantasy players out there have already started dealing with tough draft position... Read More


Using Sabermetrics for Fantasy Baseball: Pitcher Statcast

Statcast metrics such as Barrels and Brls/BBE are great ways to evaluate a batter's performance, so it is only natural to assume that the metrics would be predictive for pitchers as well. As much as batters want to hit a Barrel every time, pitchers want to avoid them at all costs. Yet there is evidence... Read More


2020 Fantasy Baseball Staff Rankings

Below you will find RotoBaller's 2020 fantasy baseball rankings, tiers and auction dollar values for the 2020 MLB season. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Mixed, Head-to-Head, Points, AL/NL Only, Two-Catcher Top 2020 prospects, Dynasty leagues, Keeper values Export the rankings easily... Read More


Bases Loaded Podcast - All Things Fantasy Baseball w/ Nick Pollack (@PitcherList)

Mike Kurland (@Mike_Kurland) is  joined by Nick Pollack (@PitcherList) and they discuss all things fantasy baseball! Subscribe to the Bases Loaded podcast, part of RotoBaller Radio's Podcast Network. Like and Subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest podcasts and catch us on iTunes and BlogTalkRadio as well! Be sure to also tune... Read More


Finding Combo-Player Values Using Z-Scores and ATC Projections

Towards the end of last season, I asked the question – “Draft Speed or Pound the Power?” Loaded in this seemingly simple query are two contradictory approaches – one for power and one for speed. Power Approach 1: Home run totals are dramatically up in baseball these days. Therefore, there are many power bats available... Read More


ADP Showdown - Whit Merrifield vs Austin Meadows

Spring training is officially underway, which means baseball season is upon us! Maybe you haven’t started prepping for your drafts, but fortunately for you, there have already been plenty of drafts, which means that fantasy players out there have already begun dealing with tough draft position decisions. The outfield position is deep as always, but... Read More


2020 Keeper Value Rankings - Third Base

Keeper Value Rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must forfeit a designated draft pick in order to keep a player into the upcoming season. These rankings are based on Keeper "Values". In the marketing world, Value can be defined as the extent to which a good or service (player) is... Read More


2020 Dynasty Leagues: Players to Sell (Premium Content)

As draft day approaches in dynasty leagues, the window to sell-high on a big name has never been better. The first days of spring training are a chance to cash in on players who may have hit their peak value before the 2020 season begins. Bartering is a matter of risk vs reward. You hate... Read More


Bases Loaded Podcast: Early Round Values

Mike Kurland (@Mike_Kurland) is joined by Jorge Montanez (@Roto_Nino) and Zach Braff (@BraffZ) and they discuss early round values. They go through and highlight a few players that are going inside the top 150 in ADP that offer a great chance to return profit. Subscribe to the Bases Loaded podcast, part of RotoBaller Radio's Podcast... Read More


Second Year Pitcher Preview: Fantasy Baseball 2020 ADP Analysis

Host Anthony Aniano of RotoBaller Radio discuss the 2020 fantasy baseball season and keeps you updated with all the latest news and analysis Be sure to tune into RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM (channel Sirius 210, XM 87) - every weekday morning between 6-7 AM ET, every weekday afternoon from 1-2 PM ET, Saturday nights from 9-11 PM ET... Read More