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FanDuel MLB DFS Lineup Picks (8/4/19): Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice


We've got another exciting afternoon of baseball on this Sunday, with games starting at 1:05pm eastern.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for DraftKings on 8/4/19. 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 @TroyKlauder

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FanDuel DFS Pitchers

Justin Verlander, HOU vs SEA ($12,000)

Verlander has been the most valuable pitcher in fantasy baseball this year and is facing a Mariners lineup that just got no-hit last night. Is there anything else that needs to be said? Sure, he is the most expensive pitcher on the slate and will be very chalky, but it's very tough to avoid Verlander in cash games. He's got a dominant 2.33 Deserved Run Average and a 33.7% K-rate, with an absurd 36 strikeouts in his last three starts. The tanking Mariners lineup has just a .306 wOBA over the last month and should be easily dismantled by Verlander.

Yonny Chirinos, TAM vs. MIA ($7,900)

If you're looking for some more expensive bats and don't want to spend on Verlander, Chirinos is a value starter to consider against Miami. The Marlins lineup is just too easy to pick on, as their .280 wOBA versus righties is the lowest mark in all of baseball. Their 25.3% K-rate against right-handers is also fifth-highest in the majors. Chirinos is a roughly league-average pitcher, with a 3.70 ERA, so this is an ideal matchup to take advantage of his mid-tier price.

 

FanDuel DFS Infielders

Justin Smoak – 1B, TOR at BAL ($3,300)

Smoak is in an extremely hitter-friendly park against the league's weakest pitching staff in the Orioles. Bulk starter Tom Eshelman has a 6.35 ERA with a 2.78 HR/9, so Smoak and the Jays should tee off. Smoak has been crushing right-handers to the tune of a 123 wRC+, including an 18.1% walk-rate with 16 homers - that gives him a strong floor to go with power upside.

Rougned Odor – 2B, TEX vs DET ($3,100)

Odor isn't a good "real-life" hitter, but his ability to hit dingers and steal bags gives him fantasy value. Odor has homered in back-to-back games and has been among the best hitters in the league over the last two weeks, batting .327 with an 1.155 OPS. He should be targeted in GPP tournaments for his potential against Jordan Zimmermann, owner of an atrocious 7.23 ERA.

Matt Chapman – 3B, OAK vs STL ($3,400)

Chapman's recent cold streak has depressed his price and puts him in a nice buy low spot. He's in a great position to rack up counting stats batting third for the A's, and he should get the opportunity for both runs and RBI off opposing starter Adam Wainwright. Wainwright has a 4.63 SIERA, so an Oakland stack could be effective and is affordable.

Tim Anderson - SS, CHW at PHI ($3,000)

While Drew Smyly has had success in his first two starts as a Phillie, he's still got a 6.81 FIP from his nine starts with the Rangers. He could easily implode in a hitter's environment in Philadelphia, so Anderson provides us with a cheap bat that can get in on some action. Anderson has 15 steals with 11 home runs this season, so there's lots of ways he can produce.

 

FanDuel DFS Outfielders

Yasiel Puig, CLE vs LAA ($3,200)

Puig is an awesome addition to Cleveland's lineup, and he should see plenty of RBI chances batting cleanup. Angels starter Jaime Barria is yet another starter we can target this afternoon, as he's got a 6.28 ERA. Pair him with a top shortstop in Francisco Lindor for an explosive combo.

Jesse Winker, CIN at ATL ($3,000)

Winker is a boring yet useful play as the Reds leadoff hitter, as he will get to maximize his number of trips to the plate, which provides more scoring opportunities. Winker is a hitter to target in cash games, as he's batting .368 in his last 15 games. Opposing starter Julio Teheran has significantly outperformed his 4.43 FIP, so Winker will score some runs if Teheran is hit with some regression in this start.

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