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 (8/10/19): Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice


It’s Saturday and that means we got another full day of baseball ahead of us. There are games spread all throughout the day and into the night and the stakes are getting higher with the season slowly winding down. 

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for DraftKings on 8/10/19. The lineup picks will range from some of the elite players to mid-priced options and value plays.

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

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

Vince Velasquez, PHI at SF ($7,500)

I was hoping this price would be a little lower but there’s a lot to like here about Velasquez. Let’s start with his impressive career statistics, with VV posting a 4.15 xFIP and 26 percent K rate. His recent form is much more indicative of those impressive career averages, with Velasquez pitching to a 3.89 ERA and 1.14 WHIP over his last 44 innings of action. He also has 50 Ks in that impressive stretch and an xFIP south of 3.50. That’s all you can ask for in a matchup like this, with the Giants ranked 27th in runs scored, 28th in OPS and 27th in wOBA. That’s especially scary considering this ballpark is arguably the best pitching park in the Majors.

Kenta Maeda, LAD vs. ARI ($6,700)

Maeda is in a bit of a slump right now but he’s too good of a pitcher to be priced this cheaply. To put it simply, how often do you see a Dodgers pitcher at home priced so low? It’s not every day that a guy as talented as this is below $7,000. Vegas agrees, as they have Maeda entering this game as a -195 favorite with the Diamondbacks having an implied run total south of four.

It’s really no surprise looking at Maeda’s numbers. We’re still talking about a guy with a 4.37 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 26 percent K rate this season. That’s really not far off of his career numbers, with Maeda pitching to a 3.92 ERA, 3.79 xFIP, 1.17 WHIP and 26 percent K rate. Not to mention, Maeda has a 3.17 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 9.7 K/9 rate at Dodger Stadium this season. Those are the numbers of an $8,500 player, as we’re looking at quite the discount here.

 

FanDuel DFS Infielders

Eric Thames – 1B, MIL vs. TEX ($2,800)

Thames and Jesus Aguilar continue to be underpriced on FanDuel and it’s hard to understand why. While I like both of these guys, we’ll pivot to Thames. The simple fact is, this dude should be well above $3,000. Not only does he bat in the heart of one of the best lineups in baseball, Thames has also mashed right-handers since he joined this club. In fact, Thames is generating a .356 OBP, 521 SLG and .876 OPS against right-handers since joining Milwaukee three years ago. That’s huge against Pedro Payano and his 4.92 xFIP and 1.53 WHIP.

Rougned Odor – 2B, TEX at MIL ($3,300)

Odor is quietly one of the hottest hitters in the game and it’s time to hop on the train when it’s rolling like this. While he is hitless in his last four games, Odor had three doubles, seven homers, 12 runs scored and 14 RBI over his previous 14 games. What adds to his intrigue here is that he gets the platoon advantage against Adrian Houser, who’s pitching to a 4.40 ERA and 1.40 WHIP.

Alex Bregman - 3B, HOU at BAL ($4,000)

After a couple of value plays, let’s get a stud into our build. Bregman’s season-long numbers speak for themselves, with the powerful third baseman generating a .537 SLG and .939 OPS this season. His numbers this week have been downright absurd, with Bregman collecting six doubles and eight RBI over his last 10 games en route to a .500 OBP, .705 SLG and 1.205 OPS. That’s truly scary against this Orioles pitching staff, as they’ll send out Aaron Brooks and his 5.45 ERA and .361 xwOBA.

Didi Gregorius – SS, NYY at TOR ($3,300)

It’s strange that we have to scroll down so far to find Gregorius and that alone shows what a value he is. This lineup has been obliterated by injuries but you wouldn’t know it by their absurd production recently. Gregorius has actually found himself in the heart of the order with all of these injuries and it’s led to him driving in 22 RBI over his last 18 games. That’s all you can ask for from someone priced so affordably, as Gregorius will get the platoon advantage against Jacob Waguespack.

 

FanDuel DFS Outfielders

J.D. Martinez, BOS vs. LAA ($4,400)

The advanced statistics from this guy are simply incredible and we definitely want to use him when he’s hot. He’s just that, with Martinez accruing seven doubles, seven homers, 17 runs scored and 21 RBI over his last 19 games en route to an OBP of .500 and an OPS approaching 1.300. That doesn’t even take into consideration that he gets to face a lefty, with J.D. totaling a .479 OBP, .885 SLG and 1.364 OPS with the platoon advantage in his favor this season. He happens to face a struggling southpaw too, with Andrew Heaney pitching to a 5.09 ERA and 1.37 WHIP.

Cameron Maybin, NYY at TOR ($3,400)

We foreshadowed this play with Gregorius earlier and it’s going to be tough to fade the Yankees in such a premier matchup. The Toronto righty pitched to a 5.14 ERA and 1.47 WHIP for his Triple-A career, as his .350 xwOBA and 4.94 screams negative regression. That puts Maybin on the left side and that’s ginormous for a guy who has a .374 AVG, .624 SLG and 1.063 against right-handers this season. Maybin is a name from the past but don’t let that steer you away from using him here.

MLB DFS News and Injury Alerts




More Recent Articles

 

Bases Loaded Podcast - Relief Pitchers Preview

Mike Kurland (@Mike_Kurland) is joined by Jorge Montanez, Zach Braff and Mike Simione as they jump into their relief pitcher preview! 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!... Read More


2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers - Jose Urquidy

It's been a tumultuous winter for the Houston Astros. Not only were they embroiled in a sign-stealing scandal (which has, naturally, progressed apace to unsubstantiated conspiracy theories about ever more sophisticated methods of cheating), but they watched staff ace Gerrit Cole sign a mammoth free-agent deal with the Yankees. Plenty of virtual ink has been... Read More


2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers - Mark Canha

Mark Canha had a solid 2019 campaign and is one player that probably deserves more attention heading into 2020 than he is currently receiving. He finished the season hitting .273/.396/.517 with 26 HR, 58 RBI, 80 R, and 67 BB in 410 at-bats. It was a very productive line for a guy that played in... Read More


Four Prospect Sleepers for 2020 Redraft Leagues

Recently, Rotoballer launched a list of the Top 50 MLB prospects for the coming year. The top of the list was populated by names such as Gavin Lux, Luis Robert, and Brendan McKay. These players, among others, feature a promising combination of talent and favorable playing time projections to suggest they’ll be the cream-of-the-crop among... Read More


ADP Cost Analysis – Robbie Ray vs Trevor Bauer

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 Keeper Value Rankings - Second 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 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers – C.J. Cron

As another fantasy baseball season approaches, we once again have the chance to discuss C.J. Cron as a fantasy sleeper. Cron will be playing for his third team in three seasons. It is tough to wrap one's head around the idea that a player of Cron's talent continues to be undervalued by professional and fantasy... Read More


2020 Starting Pitcher Rankings - H2H Points Leagues

Points leagues may seem like a slight variation from traditional 5x5 category scoring leagues but you must approach draft day with a very different strategy if you wish to truly compete. All preseason long, RotoBaller has you covered with the latest rankings for all fantasy baseball league types. Here we present our points league rankings... Read More


Second-Half Improvements: Buy Into These Starting Pitchers

The second half of the season is always put under a microscope for starting pitchers. Fantasy players have a love for the second half of the season, as the belief is that pitchers who take a step forward could carry over that success the next season and perhaps even build upon it. But, as we... Read More


How to Attack RP in SV+HLD Leagues

No position has seen as much evolution in recent seasons as the relief pitcher. Gone are the days where starters were expected to go seven innings as most teams have embraced the idea of "super-bullpening" and try to fit as many pitchers that can throw 95+ MPH into their bullpen as they can. Many fantasy... Read More


Using Sabermetrics for Fantasy Baseball: Pitch Info

One of the most fundamental questions in fantasy sports is if a player's current performance is sustainable. More than any other sport, baseball has a slew of statistical measures that can be dissected in numerous ways to analyze player performance. Pitch Info is a publicly-available pitch tracking system that provides a lot of different data to... 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


Mock Draft Review: Best Late-Round Targets

Last week, some members of the RotoBaller staff completed a 12-team mock draft for standard 5x5 format. After the draft, we each broke down our strategy and some of our favorite picks, which can be found here. However, I want to take a closer look at one portion of the draft in particular. Since we know that... Read More


Faster and Furious: Pitchers with Rising Velocity/Performance

Welcome fantasy baseball players! I’m sure that you, like me, are anxiously counting down the days until your drafts and Opening Day. While the fantasy season may not start for several weeks, there are plenty of things we can do to start preparing for a successful season. One of those things is to take a good... Read More


James Karinchak Is A Relief Pitcher To Know in 2020

One of the lesser-known players that intrigues me for the 2020 MLB season is Indians relief pitcher James Karinchak. The former Bryant Bulldog was drafted by Cleveland in the ninth round in the 2017 draft and went on to have one of the most outrageous statistical seasons in minor league baseball history. As someone who... Read More