DFS - Fantasy Baseball - MLB DraftKings Lineup, Picks & Advice - 7/24/18
MLB - Featured Slate (7:05 PM) - DraftKings Lineup for 7/24/18
DFS – Fantasy Baseball – MLB DraftKings Lineup, Picks & Advice – 7/24/18
Update (6:34 PM) - Hi Everyone! Made some of adjustments to the lineup and updated the image below! Good Luck!
Similar to our FanDuel lineup yesterday, our DraftKings lineup struggle as we didn’t hit either or GPP’s and 50/50’s as we limped to the finish line with just 70.75 points. Luis Severino was a huge disappointment with an 8.65 – point performance and we only had two player, Yoan Moncada (12 points) and Amed Rosario (10 points) reach double-digits on our offense. Let’s make that up today as we look at the 14-game “Featured Slate” that starts at 7:05 PM tonight.
Please note, the weather in the BOS/BAL game tonight looks very questionable, so as of right now, I’m avoiding any players from this matchup.
On the mound tonight, we’re going to paying up for Seattle’s James Paxton (P) and be taking a risk with San Diego’s Eric Lauer (P). Paxton is coming off the DL tonight due to a back injury and has a decent matchup against the Los Angeles who rank dead last in MLB in terms of batting average vs. LHP (.219). Paxton has been solid this season as he currently has a 3.70 ERA and 1.09 WHIP and is holding opponents to just a .218 average. Paxton has a solid 11.7 K/9 ratio and will be up a Giants team who has been struggling, putting up runs since the All-Star break. Lauer obviously has plenty of risk, however, you have to love the match-up that Lauer has against the New York Mets tonight who come into this game ranked 29th in team batting average vs LHP (.220) and 21st in team strikeout percentage. Lauer comes into this game with a 4.87 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and a 7.8 K/9 ratio. Lauer has pitched better as of late as he has allowed 3 or less ER’s in 7 of his last 9 starts and recently threw an absolute gem against the Los Angeles Dodgers as he went 8.2 IP, giving up just 1 ER while striking out 8 and I a price tag of just $4,000, I think he’ll be able to easily hit value tonight.
For the Cardinals, we’re going to be rostering Yadier Molina (C), the red-hot Matt Carpenter (1B), and Paul DeJong (SS) in their match-up against the HR-prone RHP Homer Bailey who is making his first start since the end of May due to a knee injury. Bailey has been rocked this season as he comes into this game with a 6.68 ERA, 1.69 WHIP and a HR/9 ratio of 2.2. Molina is hitting .282 on the season with 13 HR’s and has been hot since the all-star break, hitting .389 with 2 doubles. Molina has posted a .304 average/.849 OPS vs. RHP on the season and is 18 for 44 (.409 average) with 3 HR’s vs. Bailey in his career. Carpenter has been on a tear as of late as since the all-start break, he is hitting .524 (11/21) with 3 doubles, 6 HR’s, and 10 RBI’s. Carpenter has 25 HR’s on the season and has posted a .302 average/1.107 OPS on the road this season. Carpenter has also crushed Bailey in his career as he is 19 for 39 (.487 average) against the right-hander. DeJong comes into this game with mediocre numbers as he is hitting .249 with 8 HR’s and 22 RBI’s but there is no doubting the power DeJong brings to the plate. DeJong has been much better hitting against RHP on the season (6 of his 8 HR’s) and is 4 for 8 lifetime against Bailey with a double and HR.
For the Reds, we’re going to go with Eugenio Suarez (3B) tonight as he will be going up against the LHP Austin Gomber of the Cardinals. Gomber will be making his first MLB start, however, has pitched out the bullpen this season for the Cardinals as he has a 3.77 ERA over 14.1 IP. Although it’s a small data sample, Gomber has struggled in his 3.2 IP on the road this season as he is allowing opponents to hit .364 against him. Suarez was a hero last night, hitting a game-tying HR with 2-outs in the bottom of the 9th and has had an outstanding year as he is hitting .307 with 20 HR’s and 72 RBI’s. We like Suarez tonight as he has crushed LHP this season to the tune of a .383 average, .667 slugging percentage, and 1.157 OPS.
Rounding out the infield tonight we’re going to go with the Rangers Rougned Odor (2B). Odor will be up against the RHP Frankie Montas of the Oakland A’s and although he looked good in his last outing vs. Houston, Montas has struggled against LHB’s this season allowing them to post a .290 average/.831 OPS against him. Odor is hitting .529 since the All-Star break and is having an incredible July in which he is posting a .356 average and 1.002 OPS. Odor has HR-upside and has been much better at home this season posting a .299 average/.839 OPS.
We’re going to stay in Texas with the start of our OF tonight as we’re going to be going with Shin-soo Choo (OF). Choo recently had his 52-game on base streak snapped, however, there is no denying the incredible season the veteran is having as he currently is posting a .287 average with 18 HR’s. As we’ve mentioned above, Frankie Montas has struggled with LHB’s this season and Choo has been great against RHP, posting a .301 average, .548 slugging percentage, and a .963 OPS.
Rounding out the OF tonight will be Oakland’s Chad Pinder (OF) and Mark Canha (OF) in their matchup against the LHP Mike Minor of the Rangers who had given up 10 ER’s and 4 HR’s over his last three starts (14.0 IP). Pinder is hitting .265 on the season with 10 HR’s and 23 RBI’s and has posted a .375 since the all-star break. Pinder has been great against LHP, as he has posted a .299 average/.887 OPS vs. LHP on the season. Canha is hitting just .256 on the year but does have 12 HR’s and 39 RBI’s. Canha has a nice 2 for 5 game with a double last night and has posted a .303 average/.667 slugging percentage/ and a 1.013 OPS vs. LHP on the season.
Please check back later as I’ll make any necessary updates to the lineup due to “confirmed lineups” and/or weather.
Good Luck tonight!