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 (7/20/18): Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice


I do enjoy the All-Star break, but forgive me for wanting it to end almost the second the final pitch is thrown in the All-Star game. Waiting for regular season games to come back in the dead of summer is no fun. I honestly had no idea what to do with myself Wednesday and Thursday. Anywho, we've got all 30 teams in action Friday, with the Cardinals and Cubs playing a matinee and the other 14 games taking place under the lights.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for FanDuel on 7/20/18. The lineup picks will range from some of the elite players to mid-priced options and value plays.

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 @kpLuch.

Editor's Note: Get any full-season MLB Premium Pass for 50% off, with exclusive access to our season-long articles, 15 in-season lineup tools and over 200 days of expert DFS research/tools. Sign Up Now!

 

FanDuel DFS Pitchers

Trevor Bauer - SP, at TEX ($12,200)

We've got three pretty premiere arms in the Main slate tonight with Trevor Bauer, Stephen Strasburg and Noah Syndergaard all manning the bump. While Bauer's price is the steepest, he's my top choice tonight as his matchup is one of the best, while Strasburg faces the Braves and Syndegaard (who may also have pitch count concerns) is facing off against the Yankees. Bauer's opponent, the Rangers, have an implied run total of just 2.9 and their strikeout rate against right-handed pitching sits over 27% this season. Bauer has been fantastic too - through the first half of the season, he's posted a 3.08 SIERA (best of any starting pitcher throwing tonight), a 31.4% K rate, and just 35% hard contact with a 0.4 HR/9 allowed.

Domingo German - SP, vs NYM ($7,000)

In GPP formats Friday night, German is piquing my interests. I'm not sure many realize just how talented this kid's arm is. He's had his troubles, as most young pitchers who pitch primarily in an offensive park environment do (1.5 HR/9), but the upside is enormous (parituclarly at this really low price) and the threat of opposing team offense is lower when your opoonent is the lowly Mets. On a slate that includes a trio of premier arms I mentioned above, German has the highest swinging strike rate at 14.9% (!!) and he also has a strong SIERA (3.65) and K rate at 27%. German and his 11.2 K/9 face a Mets team whose projected lineup has a 24% strikeout rate against righties and has struggled greatly to produce offense with a 94 wRC+ (just ask Jacob deGrom!).

FanDuel DFS Infielders

Yan Gomes - C, at TEX ($2,300)

Gomes has been a pretty steady producer this year and we get him at near minimum cost Friday night in a matchup I really like. He and his teammates get an offensive park upgrade and face off against Martin Perez, a lefty with the worst SIERA on the slate. Gomes has a 59% hard hit rate over his last eight starts and for the season, he's got pretty strong numbers against southpaws - .381 wOBA and a .229 ISO.

Jakob Bauers - 1B, vs MIA ($3,300)

Bauers and the Rays have one of the more opportune matchups Friday night, as opposing starter Dan Straily has been pretty dreadful. He has allowed a lot of hard contact to both sides, and hitters from the left side have fared the best with a .357 wOBA allowed. Bauers has a hard hit rate in his last 10 starts over 50%, and he has some really good numbers for his splits against right-handers, highlighted by a .383 wOBA and a .263 ISO.

Brian Dozier - 2B, at KCR ($3,700)

The Twins right-handed batters should be feeling pretty good about their matchup against Danny Duffy on Friday night in Kansas City. Duffy has surrendered a .557 slugging percentage split to righties at home this season, and we all know Dozier can crush southpaws. For the season, he owns a .405 wOBA split paired with an attractive .271 ISO.

Jake Lamb - 3B, vs COL ($2,800)

If you're spending up on pitching in Cash tonight - which I certainly reccomend - we're going to have to find some positon players with "bragain bin" type prices that still have upside. Lamb fits the profile really well, as he faces off against German Marquez in Arizona. He's got good lineup order position value and although he's struggled a little in returning from the disabled list, he has a respectable .328 wOBA split and a .198 ISO. Marquez has allowed 1.5 HR/9 to lefties away from Coors Field this season.

Francisco Lindor - SS, at TEX ($4,500)

As I mentioned in the Gomes' writeup, the Indians are in a good spot for offense tonight - perhaps the best spot. Martin Perez is no match for this lineup, and Lindor, while expensive, is a good value at the leadoff spot considering the upside in Arlington Friday night. He has posted a 40% hard hit rate and a 43% fly ball rate in his last 10 games to go with strong season-long splits against lefties (.403 wOBA, .203 ISO).

FanDuel DFS Outfielders

Curtis Granderson - OF, vs BAL ($2,600)

The Blue Jays don't roll out many left-handed bats with power, but they sure are in a great spot against Dylan Bundy. Bundy has been solid overall this year, but really struggles with the lefty bats as he's allowed a .378 wOBA and .505 slugging percentage to that group. Granderson is a nice value play here with home run upside, as he boasts a .343 wOBA and .228 ISO split.

Mookie Betts - OF, at DET ($5,000)

Mookie is my favorite spend-up play in the outfield (and perhaps overall) as he gets a date with Matt Boyd in Detroit Friday night. This is actually a sneaky-good power park for right-handed batters, and Betts has been ridiculously good against southpaws this season. He entered the All-Star break with a 52% hard hit rate in his last 10 games and his wOBA and ISO splits (.487, .339) scream high floor and upside.

MLB DFS News and Injury Alerts

More Recent Articles

 

Keep Stashing Running Backs the Right Way

Hells to the yeah, my fellow #AllBenchRB truthers. For those of you who don’t know what #AllBenchRB is, let me give you a short recap before I get to the goods. #AllBenchRB is a strategy I’ve coined where you fill your bench with, as the name implies, only RBs. Or at least as many running... Read More


Warning Signs: Saquon Barkley, David Johnson, Aaron Rodgers

Another week, another bout of crazy results. While survivor pools came to a screeching halt with the Saints and Colts losing, there were also some worrying situations that crept up for fantasy teams. This week brings many questions. What should we do with the Atlanta run game? The answer there is nothing. How do we... Read More


NFL Survivor Pool Picks (Week 11) - Targets and Avoids

Doomsday finally arrived. The Falcons' domination of the Saints eliminated the majority of remaining entrants in survivor pools. If you avoided the Saints, odds are you took the Colts in the late game. Of course, the Dolphins beat them as well. More upsets were found as the Titans beat the Chiefs, the Steelers manhandled the... Read More


Quarterback Leaderboards At Midseason - NFL Next Gen Stats

We've consumed our first "double-digit week" set of games. That means we've entered the final part of the season and, in fact, the fantasy football playoffs are closer than you may realize. There are just three more weeks to go until we hit Week 14 and celebrate our presence in the run for the chip,... Read More


Fantasy Football Disaster Recovery: Cooper Kupp

Welcome to Disaster Recovery, where each week I'll examine why your studs played like duds. This isn't a place to find out why you should have sat a player for somebody else on your bench. Disaster Recovery is here to examine the guys who you didn't think twice about starting and to help you decide if you should... Read More


The Tape Tells All - Christian Kirk Fantasy Analysis

Welcome to another edition of "The Tape Tells All," where I break down some film of an NFL's player performance and try to draw some fantasy football conclusions from that film. This week, I'm looking at Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk, who broke out in Week 10, catching three touchdowns. Kirk seems to have... Read More


Fantasy Football Risers and Fallers - Darius Slayton, Christian Kirk, Kareem Hunt

Whether due to their own play, the play of others, or injuries, players' stock increases and decreases on a weekly basis. Perhaps more than any other, the NFL is a league that experiences ups and downs at a rapid pace. With only 16 games, there’s little room for error and seemingly endless opportunities for improvement.... Read More


FAAB Bidding - Week 11 Waiver Wire Targets

Assisting our famous waiver wire pickups list, and our weekly waiver wire columns by position, this column focuses on suggested waiver wire bidding percentages for fantasy football owners in leagues using a Free Agent Acquisition Budget (FAAB). As a caveat, these prices do not by any means indicate how much these free agent players will... Read More


Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds

It's crunch time, with precious few games left before the fantasy regular season ends. There aren't many new names emerging on the waiver wire at this juncture but the RB situations in Atlanta and Detroit bear watching, while the Jets passing game has shown signs of life. No, really. Each week, we will advise you... Read More


Deeper League Free Agent Pickups for Week 11

Rotoballers, if you're not active on the waiver wire this time of year, there are only two reasonable explanations: 1) You're sitting at 3-7 (or worse) and don't find it enjoyable to play spoiler to your league mates, or 2) You're 8-2 (or better) and have nothing but matchup-proof studs on your starting lineup and... Read More


Week 11 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Below are RotoBaller's Week 11 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 11 of the NFL and fantasy football season. In case you missed it, this is our seventh year now writing this weekly column. Our weekly tiered defense rankings are a guide to making waiver... Read More


Week 11 Kicker Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

It's Week 11, and we're getting closer and closer to the fantasy football playoffs. The consistent options are getting more and more clear, especially at the kicking position. We're also going to start dealing with everyone's favorite factor, which is inclement weather, especially up north. The margin for error in these weeks is slim, and... Read More


Week 10 Surprises? We Must Overreact Immediately!

In Week 10, Christian Kirk, Darius Slayton, Tyreek Hill, and Michael Thomas all had beatable cornerback matchups and finished as the top-four wide receivers in PPR scoring. At running back, Derrick Henry exploited a poor Chiefs run defense and rumbled for 188 yards and two touchdowns, finishing as the No. 1 running back on the week. Ronald... Read More


The Cut List - Players on the Chopping Block (Week 11)

This is your weekly list of players to drop. I will do my best to limit this list to injured players and players you might consider holding. If you roster pure handcuffs or backups, obviously you can let them go at any time. The players on this list will, ideally, be guys that aren't clearly... Read More


Running Back Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 11

The regular season continues to advance at a relentless pace as we have now entered the planning process for Week 11. Some of you are in the favorable position of only needing slight modifications to rosters that are destined to enter the fantasy playoffs. But many of you are still searching for the most effective... Read More