DFS MLB Lineups for July 29, 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!
7/29/17 MAIN SLATE TOURNAMENT RUNDOWN
DraftKings Midsummer Encore: $40 buy-in, $250k guaranteed
DraftKings Four Seamer: $4 buy-in, $100k guaranteed
DraftKings Rally Cap: $8 buy-in, $80k guaranteed
FanDuel Squeeze: $6 buy-in, $100k guaranteed
FanDuel Grand Slam: $55 buy-in, $100k guaranteed
FanDuel Monster: $333 buy-in, $100k guaranteed
Best DFS MLB Pitchers for July 29, 2017
Corey Kluber @ CHI ($14.0k DraftKings, $11.9k FanDuel)
Since coming off the DL, Kluber has been arguably the top pitcher in baseball. More recently, however, he owns a 1.21 ERA and has struck out 80 batters over 52 innings in his last seven starts. If he can do what he has been doing during that stretch, then he could be a major asset against the struggling White Sox. They own a .304 wOBA against righties, the third-worst in the big leagues.
Sean Newcomb @ PHI ($8.0k DraftKings, $7.4k FanDuel)
Newcomb was one of the Braves top pitching prospects and now, he has an opportunity to prove he is a future star against one of the worst teams in the big leagues. He owns a 3.94 ERA with 24 strikeouts in 16 innings over three road starts this season. The Phillies have been better of late, but still own a .301 wOBA against left-handed pitching which ranks 24th in the big leagues this season.
Zack Greinke @ STL ($12.2k DraftKings, $10.2k FanDuel)
Year two in Arizona has gone quite well for Greinke. He owns a sub-3.00 ERA on the year and a 2.25 ERA over his last five starts. In 129.1 innings, he has amassed 140 strikeouts and since he is away from Chase Field, a big time hitters’ park, he could be a good pickup against the Cardinals. The Cardinals are average offensively (.322 wOBA ranks 15th), leaving Greinke on par with Kluber as the most likely to score the most raw points on the slate.
Other pitchers to consider: Adalberto Mejia, Dinelson Lamet, Ivan Nova
Best DFS MLB Hitters for July 29, 2017
Kyle Schwarber vs MIL ($4.1k DraftKings, $3.2k FanDuel)
Through 15 games in July, Schwarber is swinging one of the hotter bats in baseball. He’s got five home runs and a .427 wOBA in the month which indicates that his minor league stint served him well. His momentum should work in his favor yet again tonight when he goes up against Junior Guerra, who owns a 7.12 FIP in 12 starts this season.
Manuel Margot vs PIT ($3.8k DraftKings, $3.4k FanDuel)
In his second year in the big leagues, Margot is proving that he can hit big league pitching. In six games from July 19 to July 27, he collected 12 hits in 25 at-bats, with some huge point performances.
Joey Gallo vs BAL ($3.7k DraftKings, $3.1k FanDuel)
Gallo is great at hitting the long ball; he has averaged a home run once every 11 at-bats this season. He’s basically the epitome of a tournament play as he’s just as likely to hit a bomb as he is to strikeout three times. He gets Kevin Gausman who is the pitching version of Gallo…huge game or huge bust. The Gallo power plus the chance of a Gausman blow up make him one of the more intriguing tournament plays on Saturday.
Other hitters to consider: Paul DeJong, JD Martinez, Bryce Harper, Adrian Beltre, Brian Goodwin, Miguel Sano, Dustin Pedroia, Whit Merrifield, Mike Moustakas, Zack Cozart
7/29/17 DFS MLB STACKS
Rangers vs Kevin Gausman
The Orioles have struggled on the mound all season. It is the reason why they are not a winning ball team. In 22 starts this season, Gausman owns a 5.79 ERA and has allowed 1.5 home runs per nine innings pitched in that span so yes, he struggles. At home, the Rangers are a quality hitting team. The Rangers own a .343 wOBA, so their left-handed bats could do some damage here.
Twins @ Chris Smith
Smith is 36 years old and has made three career MLB starts. In them, he owns a 5.10 FIP, so he is bound to struggle soon. The Twins could be the team to punish the quad-A arm. The Twins are full of power bats that could put a hurting on the temp starter.
Cubs @ Junior Guerra
The Cubs have finally started to heat up. Their .361 wOBA and .858 OPS in July is the third best in the big leagues. That momentum should help them out against a struggling Guerra, who has allowed 23 runs and let up nine home runs over his last five starts spanning 21 innings.
Other Stacks to consider:
Royals @ Eduardo Rodriguez
Reds @ Adam Conley
Rockies @ Tanner Roark