DraftKings & FanDuel MLB Lineups & Picks for August 2, 2017

Written By Nate Weitzer on August 2, 2017

DFS MLB Lineups for August 2, 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 Grand Slam: $444 buy-in, $400k guaranteed
DraftKings Fastball: $33 buy-in, $200k guaranteed
DraftKings Rally Cap: $8 buy-in, $125k guaranteed
FanDuel Squeeze: $4 buy-in, $140k guaranteed
FanDuel Grand Slam: $55 buy-in, $150k guaranteed
FanDuel Monster: $444 buy-in, $400k guaranteed

Best DFS MLB Pitchers for August 2, 2017

Dallas Keuchel vs. TB ($10.5k DraftKings, $9.6k FanDuel)
Keuchel’s return to the rotation certainly didn’t go as planned, as he lasted just 3 innings and gave up 3 ER in the process. Yet you can cut the CY Young contender some slack after seeing his first action in 2 months and roll with him at a diminished price tag in a plus matchup tonight. Tampa is hitting just .238 with the second-highest K-Rate (26%) in the Majors against LHP this year and current Rays are just 18-for-76 (.237) with a weak .248 wOBA and 22 K’s in their careers against Keuchel, who has been absolutely lights out at home over the past few seasons.

Tanner Roark @ MIA ($7.5k DraftKings, $7.7k FanDuel)
He’s mostly been a low-upside cash game play over the past couple of seasons, but Roark has resembled more of a workhorse while spinning 18 innings and topping 101 pitches in each of his last 3 starts. Going deep into tonight’s contest should be enough to earn a win since the Marlins are starting a human piñata in the form of RHP Vance Worley. Roark has been slightly more effective on the road this season and as a ground-ball pitcher, any mistakes he makes can potentially be covered by the spacious confines of Marlins Park.

Matt Moore vs. OAK ($6.1k DraftKings, $7.7k FanDuel)
Not only is Moore facing an offense that’s been quite ineffective all year, he’s doing so at home, where he’s been much more effective, at least compared to his rough 7.23 road ERA this year. The southpaw has given up 16 hits and 9 ER over his last 3 appearances, 2 of which came against red hot offenses, so he seems to be worth a gamble against an A’s team that’s sporting the second-lowest wOBA (.294) with the fifth-highest K-Rate (25.3%) against lefties this season.

Other pitchers to consider: Jake Arrieta, Brent Suter, Zack Godley, Jason Vargas

Best DFS MLB Hitters for August 2, 2017

Jean Segura @ TEX ($4.2k DraftKings, $3.5k FanDuel)
Segura remains cheap on DK despite returning to his status as an elite cash game play with hits in 7 straight games leading into Tuesday night’s action. He’s likely to maintain that consistent stretch of hitting in a plus matchup against RHP Andrew Cashner, who has not given up many long balls (7.9% HR/FB ratio) but has otherwise been quite vulnerable with a 5.26 xFIP and 3.83 BB/9 ratio on the season. If he puts Segura on base, he’ll have to contend with an excellent speed threat.

Adam Frazier vs. CIN ($4.3k DraftKings, $2.7k FanDuel)
With Gregory Polanco on the shelf (there’s a chance he could return as a quality option tonight), Frazier is filling in admirably as a much-needed LHB in the Pirates lineup. The second-year man is hitting .381 over his last 10 appearances and draws a juicy matchup tonight against a RHP in Robert Stephenson, who has been extremely hittable with a 10.34 ERA and ridiculous 2.75 WHIP over 9 appearances on the road this season. Lefties are hitting .346 with a 3.09 HR/9 ratio off Stephenson this year and Frazier is an easy target as part of a potential Pittsburgh stack.

Carlos Gonzalez vs. NYM ($3.6k DraftKings, $3.7k FanDuel)
There’s no way you should roll with CarGo over Gerardo Parra at a similar price tag on FD, but Gonzalez is a downright bargain on DK for a player that draws a plus matchup at Coors Field. Mets rookie Chris Flexen didn’t impress against MLB hitters in his debut at Petco Park and now he’ll have to deal with the thin air in Denver and a lefty-heavy lineup, which includes a suddenly-hot CarGo. The veteran is hitting .324 with 3 doubles and a SB over his last 10 appearances and hit safely in 9 straight games leading into Tuesday’s action.

Other hitters to consider: Bryce Harper, Bradley Zimmer, Corey Seager, Adrian Beltre, Cody Bellinger, Edwin Encarnacion, Jonathan Lucroy, Starling Marte, Robinson Cano, Alex Gordon


Nationals vs Vance Worley
As mentioned above, Worley has been a piñata over the past this season with a 6.42 ERA and .314 BAA. He’s been bad against the platoon throughout his career and that makes him a candidate to get shelled by a lefty-heavy Nationals lineup that includes prolific LHB in Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy. Matt Wieters is a less costly option if he starts behind the plate, while Wilmer Difo is coming on strong as a fill-in at shortstop. Anthony Rendon and Ryan Zimmerman are two elite righties that can be used to fill out this stack.

Dodgers vs Julio Teheran
It’s hard to discern what’s wrong with Teheran, as he’s gone from being poor on the road and excellent at home to just plain awful everywhere. The young RHP is giving up a 2.24 HR/9 ratio with a 1.62 WHIP at home and faces the hottest team in the N.L. tonight. Corey Seager has been extremely reliable at SS and Cody Bellinger matches up well against Teheran given the righty’s tendency to hang breaking balls. Justin Turner could snap out of his funk in this RvR matchup, while Chris Taylor and/or Yasiel Puig will be worth a look depending on their placement in the lineup.

Other Stacks to consider:
Astros vs. Austin Pruitt
Pirates vs. Robert Stephenson
Rockies vs. Chris Flexen
Royals vs. Jeremy Hellickson

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Nate Weitzer is a successful DFS player at DraftKings and FanDuel with numerous tournament wins in NBA and NFL contests. He's been writing about DFS for several years, specializing in NBA picks and advice while continuing to build his bankroll across the daily fantasy industry. When he's not playing DFS, Weitzer is often covering high school sports in the greater Boston area for outlets such as The Boston Globe, or playing basketball himself. Follow Nate on Twitter @Nweitzer7.

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