MLB DFS: Top DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy baseball picks, strategy, advice for July 19, 2021 – CBS Sports


No player has been hotter than Paul Goldschmidt recently as the Cardinals’ first baseman enters Monday’s MLB DFS slate on a 13-game hitting streak. Goldschmidt is hitting .412 over that stretch and has raised his average 24 points to .271. Meanwhile, his teammate, Nolan Arenado, has shown that he’s more than just a product of Coors Field as his OPS+ of 120 is nearly on par with his career number of 121 in a Rockies’ uniform. Goldschmidt and Arenado are an appealing MLB DFS stack for Monday’s game vs. the reeling Cubs who have lost 14 of their last 18 games.

Are there any other Cardinals worth rostering in Monday’s MLB DFS lineups as the Cubs are deploying Alec Mills on the mound and the righty has an unsightly 4.84 ERA this season? And what other players should you consider in daily Fantasy baseball tournaments, 50-50s and cash games on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel? Before locking in any MLB DFS picks for Monday, be sure to check out the MLB DFS advice, strategy and projections from SportsLine daily Fantasy expert Mike McClure.

McClure is a daily Fantasy pro who has won almost $2 million in his career. And when it comes to daily Fantasy baseball, McClure is at his best. Recognized in the book “Fantasy Football (and Baseball) for Smart People: How to Turn Your Hobby into a Fortune” as a top MLB DFS player, McClure’s proprietary projection model simulates each game 10,000 times, taking factors such as matchups and recent results into account. This allows him to find the best values on every site.

On Sunday, McClure included Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich as one of his top options on both FanDuel and DraftKings. The result: Yelich went 2-for-5 with a home run, one RBI and two runs scored to return 19 points on DraftKings and almost 25 on FanDuel. Anybody who had him in their lineup was well on the way to a profitable day.

Now, with the 2021 MLB season rolling on, McClure has locked in his top MLB daily Fantasy picks for Monday. Head to SportsLine now to see them. 

McClure’s top MLB DFS picks for July 19, 2021 

One of McClure’s top MLB DFS picks for Monday is Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. at $6,000 on DraftKings and $4,300 on FanDuel. The second-generation star is the midseason favorite for NL MVP as he leads the senior circuit in home runs (28), stolen bases (22), runs (73) and OPS (1.021). He’s done all of this despite missing 19 games this season for various reasons.

Tatis has come out blazing since the All-Star break by going 5-for-12 (.417), with six runs, four RBI and two stolen bases. He gets a nice matchup versus Braves lefty Kyle Muller who just made his MLB debut last month. The rookie has yet to post a quality start in his three big league starts and the Braves rank ninth in the NL with a team 4.24 ERA. Although a limited sample size of 13 at-bats, Tatis’ .538 career batting average is his highest average against any MLB team.

Part of McClure’s optimal MLB DFS strategy includes rostering Astros outfielder Michael Brantley ($3,500 on DraftKings, $3,300 on FanDuel), who is coming off his fifth All-Star selection. Brantley ranks second in the AL with a .326 batting average, thanks to battering right-handed pitchers to the tune of a .363 average.

That presents a dream matchup against Indians RHP Jean-Carlos Mejia who allows an OPS a staggering 399 points higher to lefties like Brantley than to right-handed batters. Mejia has allowed six earned runs in three out of his last four starts and was just called up after being sent back to the minors earlier this month. Brantley, who had 22 homers in 2019, has also shown renewed pop recently and has two homers over his last 11 games after having just two home runs over his previous 54 games.

How to set your MLB DFS lineups for July 19, 2021 

McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers on Monday. The stars are aligning for him to return tournament-winning value and he comes at a price that won’t break the bank. You can only see who it is here.

So what are the top MLB DFS picks for Monday? Visit SportsLine now to see DFS millionaire Mike McClure’s complete player pool and picks for FanDuel and DraftKings, and cash in big on MLB DFS.

Published at Mon, 19 Jul 2021 19:14:38 +0000

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