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FanDuel MLB DFS Lineup Picks (7/31/19): Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice


This is one of the most anticipated days of the season, as it’s trade deadline day for MLB. That makes it very tough on us DFS players and it will be key to monitor all of these moves before submitting lineups.  

Be sure to also check out all the Vegas Odds for today's slate. You can also read more DFS advice and lineup picks for sites like FanDuel, and other sports too. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to hit me up on Twitter @Bartilottajoel

 

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FanDuel DFS Pitchers

Jose Berrios, MIN at MIA ($10,400)

Berrios is in the midst of a breakout season and we have to love him in a matchup like this. So far this season, the Twins righty is pitching to a 2.94 ERA and 1.14 WHIP while striking out 122 batters. What’s really impressive about this guy is his floor, with Berrios going at least 4.2 innings in all 21 of his starts while scoring at least 28 FanDuel points in 17 of those. That reliability should continue to roll in a matchup like this, with the Marlins ranked 29th in runs scored and dead-last in OPS, wOBA and xwOBA. Vegas agrees, as they have Miami projected for fewer than 3.5 runs with Minnesota entering this game as a –190 favorite.

Jose Suarez, LAA vs. DET ($6,200)

Let’s go back-to-back Jose’s here, as Suarez is a really nice value in this matchup. While the 5.35 ERA and 1.51 WHIP is going to scare off most DFS players, I really like the K rate and matchup. We’re talking about a guy who has 43 strikeouts in 37 innings pitched this season and has only allowed more than three runs once. That’s huge against a putrid lineup like the Tigers, with the Motor City Kitties ranked bottom-two in runs scored, SLG, OPS, K rate, wOBA and xwOBA. That’s why Suarez enters this game as a –190 favorite, which is all you can ask for from a player this cheap.

 

FanDuel DFS Infielders

Ji-Man Choi – 1B, TB vs. BOS ($2,600)

This price is really unfair to this talented hitter. We’re talking about a guy who has a .371 OBP, .498 SLG and .868 OPS against right-handers since 2017. That’s why the Rays batted him leadoff against a righty over the weekend and that would only add to his value. Getting to face Rick Porcello may be the best part of this play though, with the Red Sox righty pitching to a 5.55 ERA and 1.45 WHIP this season.

Jason Kipnis – 2B, CLE vs. HOU ($3,200)

Kipnis is yet another guy who’s being disrespected by FanDuel and it’s hard to understand why he remains so cheap. For his career, Kipnis has an OPS just shy of .800 against right-handed pitching and he typically bats cleanup in these circumstances. He’s scorching-hot right now too, hitting .307 over his last 34 games en route to a .381 OBP, .496 SLG and .877 OPS.

Nolan Arenado – 3B, COL vs. LAD ($4,300)

This one is a bit surprising against a stud like Hyun-Jin Ryu but it’s hard to fade Arenado whenever a lefty comes to Coors Field. In fact, Arenado has a 1.184 OPS against left-handers since 2017 while providing a 1.004 OPS at home in that same span. That equates to about a 1.400 OPS when he faces a lefty at home and that’s a downright scary number for Ryu. The Dodgers southpaw traditionally struggles at Colorado too, pitching to a 9.15 ERA and 2.32 WHIP in five starts there.

Trevor Story – SS, COL vs. LAD ($4,100)

Those ugly Ryu numbers make the Rockies one of the sneakiest stacks of the day, as you might get to use these guys with low ownership. Anytime you can use low-owned bats in Coors Field, you can’t fade them. Much like Arenado, Story has obliterated left-handed pitching at home throughout his career. Since 2017, Story has a 1.008 OPS against southpaws and a .949 OPS at home.

 

FanDuel DFS Outfielders

Josh VanMeter, CIN vs. PIT ($2,800)

VanMeter is quietly one of the hottest hitters in the game right now and he’s truly carried over his absurd minor league form into the Majors. At Triple-A this season, VanMeter hut .348 while providing a .669 SLG and 1.098 OPS. Those ridiculous numbers have gotten even better at the Majors, with VanMeter hitting .464 over his last 10 games while generating a .964 SLG and 1.480 OPS in that span. Those are big numbers against a guy like Dario Agrazal, who’s due for some negative regression with his 3.24 ERA literally half of his 6.48 xFIP

Jarrod Dyson, ARI at NYY ($2,900)

Dyson just continues to be undervalued on FanDuel and it’s strange to see a guy with a career year continuously overlooked. What really makes him valuable is that he hits atop this Arizona lineup, who’s projected for five runs in a hitter’s park like Yankee Stadium. That’s big for a guy with 24 steals and an OPS just shy of .700, as he’s been much better against right-handers. Masahiro Tanaka is struggling mightily right now too, pitching to an 11.69 ERA and 1.84 WHIP over his last four starts.

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