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FanDuel MLB DFS Lineup Picks (7/31/18): Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice

There are a plethora of games tonight (14 games), giving us plenty of options across the board. It makes lineup construction a bit more interesting, as there are multiple different ways to go about making lineups on this type of slate.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for FanDuel on 7/31/18. 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 @BalesSJustin.

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FanDuel DFS Pitchers

Masahiro Tanaka - P, vs BAL ($9,400)

Tanaka is coming off an elite complete game shutout, in which he scored 64 fantasy points. He has been playing well over his last 10 starts, recording a 4-0 record with a 3.92 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP over that span. He gets an elite matchup against the Baltimore Orioles, who have one of the worst offenses in the MLB. Tanaka is a -315 favorite in a game set at 9 runs, and he can be used in all leagues tonight.

Zack Godley - P, vs TEX ($8,100)

Godley has struggled at times this season, but he has thrown well at home. Through 10 home games (nine starts), he owns a 5-2 record with a 3.88 ERA and a 1.39 ERA. He gets a matchup against the Texas Rangers, who strikeout at one of the highest rates on the slate. They have also struggled to score runs this season, and Godley is a -178 favorite in a game set at 9 runs. He can be used in all leagues for a relatively low price tag.


FanDuel DFS Infielders

Edwin Encarnacion - C/1B, at MIN ($3,700)

Encarnacion has been on fire over his last 10 games, posting a .289 average with a .579 slugging percentage and a .965 OPS over that span. He also owns 63% hard-hit and 45% fly ball rates with a 94 mph exit velocity over the last 15 days. Encarnacion isn't necessarily the safest option on the slate, but he makes an elite play in tournaments.

Josh Harrison - 2B, vs CHC ($2,900)

Harrison has only played in limited games this season, but he has performed well at home. Through 35 home games, Harrison owns a .263 average with 10 extra-base hits, 18 RBIs, and two steals. He gets a solid matchup against Jon Lester, and Harrison features 0.054 wOBA and 0.092 ISO differentials against lefties. He has been playing well enough to be used in all leagues.

Eduardo Escobar - 3B, vs TEX ($3,500)

Escobar was recently traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks, but it looks like he's going to continue to hit in a favorable spot in their lineup. He gets an elite matchup against Bartolo Colon, who has struggled quite a bit this season. Escobar dominated right-handed pitching, and Escobar makes an elite option in all leagues, as Arizona should feature one of the best offenses on the slate tonight.

Asdrubal Cabrera - SS, at BOS ($3,200)

Cabrera has performed well throughout the season, hitting .272 with .478 slugging percentage and an .801 OPS in 100 games. He gets a good matchup against Drew Pomeranz, and Cabrera will be playing in a hitter friendly stadium tonight. He does come with quite a bit of risk, but he makes a solid option in tournaments on this slate.


FanDuel DFS Outfielders

Shohei Ohtani - OF, at TB ($3,200)

Ohtani has been struggling recently, but he comes with quite a bit of power. He owns 0.174 wOBA and 0.222 ISO differentials against right-handed pitching, and he gets a solid matchup against the Tampa Bay Rays, who utilize a deep bullpen on a near nightly basis. Ohtani is expected to hit second in the Los Angeles Angels lineup, but he's best suited for tournaments.

Alex Gordon - OF, at CWS ($2,300)

Gordon has performed well on the road this season, hitting .247 with a .373 slugging percentage and a .693 OPS through 43 road games. He'll be playing in a hitter friendly stadium, and he gets a great matchup against James Shields. He owns 0.064 wOBA and 0.096 ISO differentials against right-handed pitching, and he can be considered in all leagues for his current price tag.


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