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FanDuel MLB DFS Lineup Picks (8/21/18): Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice

There was a sizeable Monday slate last night, and we now have 15 games for the slate tonight. We have plenty of options on all pricing levels, and there are multiple ways to create lineups tonight.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for FanDuel on 8/21/18. 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

Blake Snell - P, vs KC ($9,600)

Snell has been enjoying an elite season, posting a 14-5 record with a 2.10 ERA through 23 starts. He has also posted a dominant 10.1 K/9 through 133 innings. He recently returned from injury, and was on a pitch count, but he's likely to throw nearly 100 pitches tonight. Snell gets an elite matchup against Kansas City, and he's a -235 favorite in a game set at only 7 runs. He can be used in all leagues.

Junior Guerra - P, vs CIN ($6,800)

Guerra has been throwing at a high level at home this season, recording a 3-3 record with a 2.59 ERA through 14 home starts. He has also flashed plenty of upside at home this season. Guerra also gets a decent matchup against the Cincinnati Reds tonight. He's a -192 favorite in a game set at 9 runs, but he's an option best suited for tournaments.


FanDuel DFS Infielders

Ji-Man Choi - C/1B, vs KC ($2,400)

Choi's numbers do not stick out over his last 10 games, but he has scored fantasy points in each of his last seven games, including double digit fantasy points in four of those games. Choi has also recorded 43% hard-hit and 34% fly ball rates with a 94 mph exit velocity over the last 15 days. He's an option that can be considered in all leagues for his ridiculous price tag.

Ben Zobrist - 2B, at DET ($3,400)

Zobrist has been playing well recently, recording 42% hard-hit and 38% fly ball rates with a 94 mph exit velocity over the last 15 days. He also dominates right-handed pitching, recording 0.065 wOBA and 0.108 ISO differentials against righties. Zobrist is leading off for the Cubs, and he can be considered in all leagues.

David Bote - 3B, at DET ($2,700)

Bote is an interesting option tonight. He hasn't necessarily been playing well recently and he has struggled at times against right-handed pitching. With that being said, he's hitting third in the Cubs lineup, and comes with an absurd price tag. He also gets an elite matchup against Jordan Zimmermann tonight. Bote should only be used in tournaments tonight.

Freddy Galvis - SS, at COL ($3,600)

Galvis has been playing well over his last 10 games, hitting for a .250 average with three home runs, nine RBIs, and two steals over that span. He gets a good matchup against Tyler Anderson in Coors, and Galvis owns 0.057 wOBA and 0.051 ISO differentials against left-handed pitching. He's a cheaper way to get a piece of the Coors game tonight.


FanDuel DFS Outfielders

David Peralta - OF, vs LAA ($3,900)

Peralta has caught fire over his last 10 games, recording a .324 average with a .703 slugging percentage and a 1.107 OPs over that span. He has also posted a .346/.612/1.006 line at home this season. He gets a solid matchup against Felix Pena tonight, and Peralta has been playing well enough to be considered in all leagues.

Curtis Granderson - OF, vs BAL ($3,400)

Granderson is another outfielder that has been playing at a high level recently. Over his last 10 games, he owns a .300 average with a .533 slugging percentage and a .933 OPS. He gets a great matchup against Dylan Bundy, and features 0.1 wOBA and 0.05 ISO differentials against right-handed pitching. Granderson can be used in all leagues on this slate.


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