DraftKings & FanDuel MLB Lineups & Picks for July 28, 2017

Written By PlayPicks Staff on July 28, 2017

DFS MLB Lineups for July 28, 2017 at Draftkings.com & Fanduel.com

For this daily fantasy baseball season, each day there’s a good slate of DFS MLB games, we’ll be writing up a group of pitchers and hitters that we’re considering for our cash and GPP lineups on DraftKings and FanDuel. We’ll also provide a list of stacks to consider, MLB start times, starting pitchers, and game run totals to give you a good idea of where the fantasy goodness might come from on a given night. As with any DFS sport, the advice below is relevant for fantasy purposes. A player or team might be better or worse from a fantasy perspective than they are in real life due to matchup, price, park factor, etc. This is important when constructing a roster. And if you’re looking for new ways to play DFS, be sure and give BOOM Fantasy and DRAFT a try!

A quick reminder while playing DFS MLB, don’t forget baseball is a game of variance. You can make a really solid lineup and still fall short of the cash line. Even Clayton Kershaw can get lit up, and Mike Trout can still go 0 for 4. Baseball is funny like that. Trust the process and know that if you’re playing quality lineups, you’ll be a winner in the long term.

Another thing to remember outside of making sure your player is in the lineup, is to always check the weather. Always. Make this something that is part of your basic routine. Baseball games can get postponed! Your players receive no points from postponed games!


DraftKings Midsummer Classic: $1,500 buy-in, $1.35m guaranteed
DraftKings Medium Midsummer Classic: $50 buy-in, $400k guaranteed
DraftKings Tiny Midsummer Classic: $4 buy-in, $150k guaranteed
FanDuel Rally Monster: $222 buy-in, $400k guaranteed
FanDuel Grand Salami: $55 buy-in, $150k guaranteed
FanDuel Tic Squeeze: $3 buy-in, $70k guaranteed

Best DFS MLB Pitchers for July 28, 2017

Julio Teheran @ PHI ($8.1k DraftKings, $7.8k FanDuel)
Teheran has not been the most consistent arm over the course of his big league career, but he is throwing well lately; he owns a 1.55 ERA over his last four starts. He is facing the Phillies, who are one of the worst hitting teams in the big leagues. Their .309 wOBA against righties ranks 25th in the big leagues. And while Teheran struggles against lefty power, there’s nobody on Philly that jumps off the page as a real threat.

Jaime Garcia @ OAK ($6.9k DraftKings, $7.4k FanDuel)
Let’s see how Garcia likes his new team. Fortunately for him, the Athletics have been dreadful against left-handers this year. Their .283 wOBA and .651 OPS both say they are the worst team against lefties in the big leagues this season. That helps out Garcia who has spun together back-to-back seven inning starts (2.57 ERA, 14 innings). The A’s incompetence and giant ball park should help him make it three quality starts in a row.

Alex Wood vs SFG ($11.7k DraftKings, $10.0k FanDuel)
Wood has been an elite starting pitcher this season. Through 17 outings, he is 11-1 with a 2.17 ERA and has struck out 105 batters in 91.1 innings. That could put him in position for a dominant outing against the Giants tonight since they have really struggled offensively throughout the year, no matter who they are facing. Against southpaws, they own a .294 wOBA this season which ranks 26th among 30 MLB teams.

Other pitchers to consider: Robbie Ray, Dallas Keuchel, Chad Kuhl

Best DFS MLB Hitters for July 28, 2017

Logan Forsythe vs SFG ($3.1k DraftKings, $3.2k FanDuel)
Forsythe is having a disappointing year–except when it comes to left-handed pitching; he is mashing southpaws (.426 wOBA, .996 OPS). That could make him an effective weapon tonight as his team faces Matt Moore, who has been subpar throughout the season (3-10, 5.82 ERA in 10 starts). Moore’s given up 5 bombs in his last 5 outings, so someone is leaving the yard tonight. Let’s hope it’s Logan.

Edwin Encarnacion vs CHI ($5.1k DraftKings, $3.8k FanDuel)
Encarnacion is in a good position to hit tonight. The Indians slugger owns a .893 OPS and .390 wOBA against left-handed pitching this season. He is one of the better power hitters in the game and that could lead him to do big things against White Sox left-hander Derek Holland, who has allowed 16 home runs in his past nine starts. This Indians offense is starting to heat up, so EE could find himself in multiple RBI situations tonight against Holland.

Eugenio Suarez vs MIA ($3.7k DraftKings, $3.0k FanDuel)
A nice value at FD, Suarez makes for an intriguing option tonight if you’re trying to save some money at third base. Why is he intriguing? He is facing Vance Worley! Worley owns an 8.10 ERA in eight MLB outings this season where he has thrown more than one inning and the Marlins will be hoping for at least 4 or 5 out of him tonight. He’s giving up hard contact 44% of the time coupled with just a 19% K rate.

Other hitters to consider: Justin Turner, Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Cody Bellinger, Jose Altuve, Tyler Moore, Kike Hernandez, Chris Davis, Brian Goodwin


Indians @ Derek Holland
Since the beginning of June, Holland has been arguably the worst starting pitcher in the big leagues. He’s only in the big leagues because the White Sox are out of contention and it really doesn’t matter who goes out on the mound for them every fifth day. In his last nine starts, he has let up 44 runs and 16 home runs in 41.1 innings. Opposing batters have an OPS close to 1.100 against him. The Indians are one of the better hitting teams against southpaws. They owned a .768 OPS and .330 wOBA against them, both of which rank in the top-1 in the big leagues. Go after the right-handed bats here.

Reds @ Vance Worley
Worley is only in the big leagues because Tom Koehler was the Marlins other choice. Worley is not having a great year in the big leagues or in AAA for that matter. He owns a 7.71 ERA in four MLB starts this year and opposing batters have a .940 OPS against him. In eight AAA starts, his ERA is 4.43 and the opposition batter over .300. The Reds are a respectable hitting team (.327 wOBA against righties ranks ninth), so they should be able to capitalize on a poor right-handed arm.

Yankees vs Austin Pruitt
Pruitt has posted a 6.83 ERA in 17 MLB relief outings this season and in his lone big league start, he lasted just three innings. That is a good sign for the Yankees, who mash nearly everybody. Their .345 wOBA against righties is the second best among 30 MLB teams this season and their 115 home runs ranked third. Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Todd Frazier and Clint Frazier could be good choices here.

Other Stacks to consider:
Astros @ Jordan Zimmermann
Rangers vs Chris Tillman
Dodgers vs Matt Moore

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