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FanDuel MLB DFS Lineup Picks (8/31/19): Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice


There are so many great plays today, that we’re going to focus on all value picks. The game we really need to exploit is the Coors Field matchup and we’ll give you our best play from that game, surrounding him around players who are all way too cheap.  

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for FanDuel on 8/31/19. 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

Joey Luchessi, SD at SF ($7,800) 

Luchessi is simply too cheap on FanDuel. A 4.17 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 25 percent K rate tell you everything you need to know, as Luchessi has been outperforming this price tag all season long. What makes it even more surprising is the fact that he faces a bad offense in what’s become the best pitcher’s park in baseball. In fact, Oracle Park surrenders the fewest runs in the Majors while the Giants rank 24th in runs scored, 27th in OBP and 28th in wOBA. That’s why San Fran has an implied run total south of four, which happens to be one of the lowest of the slate.  

Martin Perez, MIN at DET ($7,100) 

Perez is certainly not a guy we can give a ringing endorsement but anyone in this price range facing the Tigers is in play. The reason for that is because the Motor City Kitties currently rank dead-last in runs scored, OBP, K rate. wOBA and xwOBA. That’s why they’re the worst offense in the league and it certainly makes Perez a viable option. It’s not like Perez is terrible either, accruing at least 24 FanDuel points in 15 of his 23 starts this season. Not to mention, he enters this matchup as a –160 favorite.  

 

FanDuel DFS Infielders

Matt Adams – 1B, WSH vs. MIA ($2,800) 

Why does Adams keep getting priced below $3,000? He’s done nothing but produce against right-handers throughout his career and I’d argue that he should be about $3,500. Dating back to 2017, Adams has a .522 SLG and .843 OPS with the platoon advantage in his favor. Pablo Lopez is not a guy we’re worried about either, pitching to a 4.41 ERA with the Nationals projected for five runs.  

Dereck Dietrich – 2B, CIN at STL ($2,100) 

This price is absolutely ridiculous. How often do you see a guy with such drastic splits priced this low? So far this season, Dietrich has a .350 OBP, .529 SLG and .887 OPS against right-handed pitching. That obviously puts him in play against Adam Wainwright, who’s allowed left-handed bats to post a .405 OBP,.388 wOBA and .939 OPS against him this season.  

Vladimir Guerrero Jr – 3B, TOR vs. HOU ($3,100) 

Guerrero is being priced too low. He’s simply been one of the best hitters in the AL since his majestic performance in the home run derby and it makes no sense why he remains in the $3,000-range. Over his last 34 games, Vlad Jr is hitting .367 en route to a .625 SLG and 1.051 OPS. That doesn’t even take into consideration that he gets the platoon advantage against Wade Miley, with Guerrero amassing an OPS north of 1.000 against lefties for his minor league career.  

Jean Segura – SS, PHI at NYM ($3,100) 

Let’s keep the value plays rolling with Segura. This dude has a .303 AVG and .794 OPS since 2016 and that’s pretty much on par with what he’s doing this year. The reason we like him today is because he gets to face a lefty, with Segura totaling a .591 SLG and. 949 OPS against southpaws so far this season. Steven Matz is prone for blow-ups too, pitching to a 4.06 ERA and 1.30 WHIP

 

FanDuel DFS Outfielders

Charlie Blackmon, COL vs. PIT ($4,500) 

Alright, we have to give you our favorite play in this Rockies game and that happens to be Blackmon. The reason why are because of his absurd splits, as Blackmon leads the league in OPS at home for the season. In fact, the bearded outfielder is accruing a .400 AVG, .459 OBP, .787 SLG and 1.239 OPS at home this season. That doesn’t even take into consideration that he gets the platoon advantage against a struggling Joe Musgrove, with the Rockies projected for seven runs.  

Ryan Braun, MIL at CHC ($2,900) 

This dude has been killing lefties throughout his career and it’s criminal that his price is below $3,000 in this circumstance. For his career, the Hebrew Hammer has a .391 OBP and .993 OPS with the platoon advantage in his favor. Those are simply incredible splits and his .917 OPS against southpaws this season indicate that it’s no fluke. Cole Hamels happens to be struggling right now too, pitching to a 7.36 ERA and 1.95 WHIP over his last six appearances.  

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