Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!

Lost password? [X]

Receive free daily analysis:


Already have an account? Log in here.


Forgot Password


FanDuel MLB DFS Lineup Picks (8/21/19): Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice

It’s been a fun season and we’re finally getting to the nitty-gritty. After a big day on Tuesday, we’re going to look to keep rolling here.  

On FanDuel, you'll find a tournament that fits your price range, no matter what it is. The $9.99 Rally is the featured tourney of the night and will prize $50k to first place. Let's jump right in and find a top play at each position!

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

Yu Darvish, CHC vs. SF ($9,700) 

Darvish was in many of my preseason articles suggesting him as a bargain in season-long leagues and he’s finally showing why I loved him so much. Over his last seven starts, Darvish is pitching to a 2.36 ERA, 0.74 WHIP and 12.2 K/9 rate. Those are simply elite numbers and it’s why he’s scored at least 42 FanDuel points in five of those fixtures. Getting to face the Giants may be the best part of this play though, with San Francisco ranked 25th in runs scored, 26th in OPS, 24th in OBP and 25th in wOBA. That’s why he enters this matchup as a –200 favorite.

Julio Teheran, ATL vs. MIA ($9,000) 

I hate to use BvP stats but this is getting downright absurd. Teheran has been wildly inconsistent all season long but not against the Marlins. In four starts against them this season, Teheran has a 0.36 ERA and 0.72 WHIP while striking out 22 batters across 25 innings of action. That’s obviously ridiculous and it’s really no surprise when you see that Miami ranks bottom-three in runs scored, OBP, OPS, wOBA and xwOBA. All of this makes Teheran hard to avoid and the fact that he’s a –210 favorite is the icing on the cake.


FanDuel DFS Infielders

Daniel Murphy – 1B, COL at ARI ($3,000) 

This price just continues to surprise me. Murphy has been a different hitter since the opening month and it’s curious as to why FanDuel is keeping his price so low. Over his last 75 games, Murph is hitting .311 while generating an .846 OPS. That’s all you can ask for from a player priced this low, especially considering he gets to face a weak righty. Not only does Murphy have an OPS north of .900 against righties since 2017, he also gets to face Mike Leake and his 4.64 ERA and 1.33 WHIP. That matchup caters to Murphy beautifully, with Leake being one of the worst strikeout-pitchers in the league and Murph being one of the best contact0hitters around.

Jose Altuve - 2B, HOU vs. DET ($4,400) 

Picking second basemen sucks but Altuve is always a fantastic option. His recent production is downright absurd, with the little man posting a .352 AVG and 1.028 OPS over his last 41 games. That alone makes him a great option but getting the platoon advantage against Daniel Norris is awesome too. Norris’ 4.82 ERA and 1.41 WHIP are ugly enough but Altuve’s .392 AVG, .810 SLG and 1.247 OPS against left-handers are downright fantastic.

Mike Moustakas – 3B, MIL at STL ($3,800) 

Moose was in a horrible slump before this weekend but all of that regression appeared to hit hard the last few games. In fact, Moustakas has three homers and eight RBI over his last three games. That is far from uprising when you consider that Moustakas is well on his way to setting career-highs across the board. The reason we like him today is because he faces Adam Wainwright, who’s allowing left-handed batters to post a .383 OBP, .502 SLG and .368 wOBA against him this season.

Xander Bogaerts – SS, BOS vs. PHI ($4,000) 

Bogaerts is having a breakout season for the Red Sox and it’s hard to fade him in a matchup like this. Let’s start with the pitcher, as Bogaerts and the Sox will face Drew Smyly. This dude has simply been one of the worst pitchers in the league, accruing a 7.09 ERA and 1.66 WHIP. That’s truly frightening against all of these potent righties in Fenway Park and Bogaerts should do a big portion of the damage. We’re talking about a guy with a .309 AVG, .384 OBP, .562 SLG and .946 OPS getting the platoon advantage against a gas can like Smyly.


FanDuel DFS Outfielders

Corey Dickerson, PHI at BOS ($3,200) 

Smyly has been terrible for the Phillies but it’s not like the Red Sox are sending out an ace on their end. They happen to be throwing out Rick Porcello, who’s pitching to a 5.49 ERA and 1.41 WHIP. That’s really scary against Dickerson, as he’s absolutely obliterated right-handers throughout his career. That’s evident by his .363 wOBA, .553 SLG and .243 ISO against righties for his career and he’s actually been even better this year. In fact, Dickerson has a .328 AVG, .613 SLG and .986 OPS with the platoon advantage in his favor.

Stephen Piscotty, OAK vs. NYY ($3,200) 

Piscotty is yet another guy who’s been brilliant with the platoon advantage in his favor this season. So far this year, Piscotty is providing a .366 AVG, .646 SLG and 1.044 OPS against left-handed pitching. Those are some of the best splits around and it really makes him an intriguing option against J.A. Happ. The Yankees lefty is currently in the midst of one of his worst seasons, pitching to a 5.40 ERA and 1.37 WHIP this season.

MLB DFS News and Injury Alerts

More Recent Articles


Engel's Angles: ADP Insights, Perspectives on Aaron Judge and Ketel Marte (Premium Content)

Spring training exhibition play has just opened and expert draft season is here. The trends are being firmly established on how to draft, and where to draft certain players. We all know pure ace top starters are going to be taken very early, and there will be a high emphasis on garnering top speed merchants.... Read More

RotoBaller Friends & Family Industry Mock Draft: What the Experts Were Thinking

The RotoBaller Friends & Family Mock Draft has become an annual tradition where we gather some of the biggest names from the fantasy baseball world and put together a mock draft just as spring training has commenced. Thanks to RT Sports for once again hosting and providing a custom draft site where readers could follow... Read More

H2H Points League Draft Strategy

Points leagues are essentially the rawest version of fantasy baseball. These are not players, these are stat-lines and you want to put up as many points per week as possible. Do not get too attached to underperforming players who have name-value and potential. There is a stark difference in draft strategy when it comes to... Read More

2020 Catcher Rankings - Fantasy Baseball Dynasty Leagues

Spring Training is upon us! Pitchers and catchers have reported and we finally have some box scores to desperately over-analyze. The catcher position can really be a headache for dynasty owners trying to plan for the future. Needless to say, it is not a position that many MLB teams count on for offense, leaving fantasy players... Read More

Questionable Closers: An Early Look at Some Unsettled Bullpens

As anyone who has played fantasy baseball for even five minutes knows, bullpens around the league are always in flux. There are fewer and fewer closers who are no doubt, always in for the ninth inning, always healthy, never slumping, and always celebrating wins for their team. We're seeing more and more teams go with... Read More

2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers – Aaron Civale

With Mike Clevinger sidelined to start the year and Corey Kluber off to Texas, the Indians will rely on the emergence of Aaron Civale to bolster their typically-formidable rotation. Civale impressed in his rookie season with 10 starts, 57.2 innings pitched (IP), a 3-4 win-loss record, 2.34 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 46 Ks. Due to the... Read More

2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers - Didi Gregorius

The Philadelphia Phillies finished 2019 with a record of 81-81, which was only good enough for a fourth-place finish in the NL East. They have since added the likes of Zack Wheeler and Didi Gregorius to improve their chances of a division title in 2020. They have also brought in highly-touted manager Joe Girardi to... Read More

2020 Keeper Value Rankings - Shortstop

If you're keeping up with the Keeper Value Rankings, you know we've already covered First Base, Second Base, and Third Base. Today, we will address Shortstop. These 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... Read More

ADP Showdown: Anthony Rendon vs. Rafael Devers

The first two rounds in your fantasy draft can be challenging because each available player is tremendously skilled with significant upside. Every pick looks desirable, so it’s important to try to determine which player has a greater likelihood of producing superior fantasy production. This can be accomplished by examining overall production and team context.  This... 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

MLB Closers and Saves: Fantasy Baseball Depth Charts

Saves are an important component for many fantasy baseball leagues. Closers are one of the most volatile positions in fantasy baseball, and one of the highest turnover positions in MLB. Each year, closers drop like flies and many MLB teams make in-season changes due to injuries or poor performance. Stay on top of all closer depth... Read More

Industry Expert Mock: ADP Surprises

Pierre Camus and Nicklaus Gaut break down the recent RotoBaller Friends & Family industry mock draft to see how the experts fared and look at some of the most surprising picks, for better or worse. Like and subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest podcasts and catch us on iTunes and... Read More

Fantasy Insider Angles - Thor, Jeff McNeil, J.D. Davis and More (Premium Content)

Success in baseball isn’t always just about pure numbers. For those who play the game and are inside the clubhouse, it’s also about creating the right chemistry and environment. As the New York Mets opened spring training this season, there was a fresh air of optimism around the team. It also seemed to extend to... Read More

Points League Ranker Tool - NFBC

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Brought to you by RotoBaller's Nicklaus Gaut (@Nt_BurtReynolds), this Points Rankings tool uses RotoBaller's 2020 MLB projections to build out custom rankings for NFBC Points Leagues. The tool uses the default NFBC scoring settings. All fantasy baseball platforms have different scoring settings for their points leagues.... Read More

Points League Ranker Tool - CBS

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Brought to you by RotoBaller's Nicklaus Gaut (@Nt_BurtReynolds), this Points Rankings tool uses RotoBaller's 2020 MLB projections to build out custom rankings for CBS Points Leagues. The tool uses the default CBS scoring settings. All fantasy baseball platforms have different scoring settings for their points leagues.... Read More