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FanDuel MLB DFS Lineup Picks (8/24/19): Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice


Friday was a huge night for baseball and we’re back at it with another big Saturday slate. We happen to have three-day games and 12-night games. We’ll try to offer a couple of players from the day slate, to cater to you early birds out there.  

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for FanDuel on 8/24/19. 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

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FanDuel DFS Pitchers

Chris Bassitt, OAK vs. SF ($8,300) 

Bassitt has quietly been one of the most reliable pitchers in the AL and it’s a wonder why he remains so far below $10,000. A 3.60 ERA and 1.21 WHIP speaks loudly, as he’s actually pitched at least six innings in six-straight outings. Over his last eight starts in total, Bassitt is pitching to a 2.36 ERA and 1.14 WHIP. That’s all you can ask for from a pitcher in this price range, particularly in such a good matchup. Not only does Bassitt get to pitch in a spacious park like Oakland Coliseum, he also faces a Giants offense who ranks 25th in runs scored, 26th in OPS, 27th in OBP and 26th in wOBA.

Alex Wood, CIN at PIT ($6,600) 

This price blew my mind when I saw it. Just the fact that he’s above $8,000 on DraftKings shows you that this is a funky price, as Wood is in a fantastic spot to succeed. While he’s been struggling since coming off the IL, this is the best matchup in baseball. That’s evident by the fact that the Pirates rank 28th in runs scored and dead-last in both OBP and OPS against left-handed pitching. We’re talking about a guy who had a 3.29 ERA and 1.21 WHIP entering the season and he's capable of bouncing out of this slump. Not to mention, Pittsburgh ranks bottom-five in xwOBA since the All-Star break.

 

FanDuel DFS Infielders

Jesus Aguilar – 1B, TB vs. BAL ($2,900) 

Aguilar has been regularly batting fourth or fifth for the Rays since they acquired him and we have to love him against an Orioles pitching staff who ranks dead-last in ERA and WHIP. Aguilar is rolling right now too, hitting .305 over his last 36 games en route to an .849 OPS. Getting the platoon advantage against John Means is simply the icing on the cake, with Aguilar posting a .929 OPS against lefties last season while Means has allowed 23 runs over his last six starts.

Luis Arraez – 2B, MIN vs. DET ($2,700) 

This price is absolutely ridiculous. This dude has done nothing but produce since getting called up and it’s hard to understand why he remains below $3,000. A .341 AVG and .853 OPS speak for themselves, as he’s actually done that damage in 61 games played. That’s a huge sample size and we’re not going to fade him against Matt Boyd, who has a 5.66 ERA and 1.32 WHIP over his last 12 starts.

Alex Bregman – SS, HOU vs. LAA ($4,200) 

Bregman may be the hottest hitter in the league right now and we simply can't avoid him in such a premier matchup. Let’s start with that matchup, as Bregman gets the platoon advantage against Dillon Peters and his 5.22 FIP and 1.40 WHIP. Bregman has been killing lefties this season too, generating a .404 OBP, .642 SLG and 1.046 OPS against them. We haven't even discussed Bregman’s recent form, with the little shortstop posting a .487 OBP, .791 SLG and 1.279 OPS over his last 17 fixtures.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr – 3B, TOR at SEA ($3,100) 

Guerrero is going to be one of the best hitters in the league for years to come and his recent form shows just why. Since going crazy in the Home Run Derby, Guerrero is hitting .387 over his last 29 games. More importantly, he has a .689 SLG and 1.138 OPS in that span, matching 29 RBI with the 29 games played. That’s the stud that we’ve been waiting for all season long and it’s amazing that he’s barely cracking $3,000 with those absurd statistics. Getting to face Felix Hernandez is not the chore it used to be either, with the Mariners righty pitching to a 5.74 ERA and 1.42 WHIP dating back to last season.

 

FanDuel DFS Outfielders

A.J. Pollock, LAD vs. NYY ($3,400) 

For whatever reason, people in the fantasy industry don’t respect Pollock. He’s regularly under-owned in season-long leagues and underpriced in DFS. What makes it even more strange is the fact that he’s leading off for arguably the best lineup in baseball. That alone makes him a great option but Pollock’s .792 OPS this season is right on par with his career averages. He’s been much better against lefties too, generating a .377 AVG, .435 OBP and .976 OPS against them this season. C.C. Sabathia is in the same boat as Felix Hernandez, with the veteran southpaw pitching to a 5.01 ERA and 1.40 WHIP this season.

Corey Dickerson, PHI at MIA ($3,400) 

Dickerson is always priced too low when he faces righties, as he’s made minced meat of them throughout his career. A .364 career wOBA and .220 ISO shows just how dominant he his against them but he’s been even better this year. In fact, Dickerson has a .329 AVG, .372 OBP, .615 SLG and .987 OPS with the platoon advantage in his favor this season. Dickerson is feeling it right now too, hitting .327 over his last 27 games while accruing an OPS north of 1.000 in that span.

Jarrod Dyson, ARI at MIL ($2,700) 

Dyson is just too cheap for a leadoff hitter of his ilk. Anytime you get a leadoff hitter on a team who’s projected for more than five runs, you use him, especially below $3,000. Dyson is in the midst of a career year too, as he’s on his way to setting career-bests in runs scored and extra-base hits while flirting with them in steals, BA, SLG and OPS. This is certainly not a matchup we’re scared of either, with Dyson getting the platoon advantage against Chase Anderson’s 4.54 ERA and 1.28 WHIP.

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