DraftKings & FanDuel MLB Lineups & Picks for August 24, 2017

Written By Nate Weitzer on August 24, 2017

DFS MLB Lineups for August 24, 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 Chris Sale can get lit up, and Paul Goldschmidt 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!


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Best DFS MLB Pitchers for August 24, 2017

Dallas Keuchel vs. WAS ($11.3k DraftKings, $9.2k FanDuel)
If you want to go out on a limb by fading Chris Sale and Stephen Strasburg on DK tonight, it would be under the assumption that their production is more or less equal to that of Keuchel. The Astros ace is looking elite once again with just 1 ER allowed on 9 hits over his last 2 appearances and he’ll face a Nationals lineup that’s reeling a bit with Bryce Harper on the DL and Daniel Murphy struggling amongst others. Keuchel’s also home, where he’s posted a 1.35 ERA and 0.86 WHIP and been quite comfortable over the past few seasons.

Jose Berrios @ CWS ($8.6k DraftKings, $9.1k FanDuel)
Here’s the truly risky SP to consider in a great matchup if you want to fade some of the top-priced options. Berrios bounced back from a long stretch of inconsistent play to strike out 7 over 7 sparkling, scoreless innings against Arizona and now he faces a White Sox offense that ranks dead last in wOBA (.307) amongst A.L. teams this year. He provided great returns with 8 K’s and 2 ER allowed over 8 IP in his sole meeting with the White Sox earlier this year and as we mentioned ahead of last night’s action, the Northsiders lineup is quite ineffective against RHP.

Trevor Bauer vs. BOS ($8.3k DraftKings, $8.6k FanDuel)
There aren’t many tougher matchups right now than the slugging Red Sox, but Bauer is on such a roll that he’s a very appealing mid-tier option. The 26-year-old RHP is in the midst of the best run of his career with a 1.63 ERA and 10.41 K/9 ratio over his last 5 outings, including a Quality Start to earn the win at Fenway. Now he’ll face Boston at Progressive Field, where he’s been solid all year with a 3.83 ERA and 3.22 xFIP. His ownership will be low due to the matchup, making him an even better GPP play.

Other pitchers to consider: Chris Sale, Carlos Martinez, Jake Arrieta

Best DFS MLB Hitters for August 24, 2017

Joey Votto vs. CHC ($4.8k DraftKings, $4.0k FanDuel)
You can take advantage of a rare lull in production from Votto and a lowered price tag in a perceived tough matchup tonight. Yet Cubs RHP Jake Arrieta has been human over the last season and a half and is allowing lefties to post a .344 wOBA with a 31.6% Hard Contact Rate this year. Votto is 6-for-19 with 2 HRs and a SB in his career off Arrieta and he’s been an absolute wrecking machine with a .345/.453/.592 slash line and .324 ISO Mark at home against RHP this season.

Eduardo Escobar @ CWS ($3.8k DraftKings, $3.1k FanDuel)
The temptation might be to pay up for known lefty-killer Brian Dozier in this juicy matchup, but you can get some much cheaper Twins in order to target LHP Derek Holland as well. Escobar is a switch hitter with a .296 average and .852 OPS when facing lefties this season, while Holland continued his disastrous campaign by giving up 3 ER and a HR as he retired just one batter in a matchup against Minnesota last Monday. Escobar is now 5-for-9 with 2 doubles and a HR off Holland and stands out as a quality value play at SS.

Kolten Wong vs. SD ($3.7k DraftKings, $3.3k FanDuel)
Like many Padres pitchers over the years, Luis Perdomo has really struggled away from Petco Park and he’s allowing opposing batters to hit .310 with a 22% HR/FB ratio on the road this year. Wong is hitting .346 with a .936 OPS and 30% Hard Contact Rate at Busch Stadium this year and he has one of the quickest swings in the Majors from the left side of the plate. He’s been hot lately and is quite affordable on DK tonight.

Other hitters to consider: Mike Trout, Brian Dozier, Andrew Benintendi, Nomar Mazara, Dexter Fowler, Marwin Gonzalez, Stephen Piscotty, Yadier Molina, Jon Jay


Twins vs Derek Holland
Of course Holland is a great target to stack against with his 6.28 ERA and 1.70 WHIP this season and he’s facing the very same team that gave him a rude and very early exit in his last outing. Holland’s giving up a 2.38 HR/9 ratio and 41.5% Hard Contact Rate to RHB this year and Brian Dozier could form the heart of this stack with his career .245 ISO Mark against the platoon. Byron Buxton is breaking out and has been more effective against lefties this year, while Kennys Vargas could continue to serve as a value play at 1B and Jason Castro is a bottom-of-the-barrel catcher that happens to be 5-for-14 in his career against Holland.

Rangers vs Troy Scribner
Instead of facing a converted reliever in J.C. Ramirez, who has become a dependable starter of late, the Rangers will take on a rookie RHP in Scribner. The 6-foot-3 Connecticut native was sporting a 4.35 ERA at the AAA level before getting called up last month and he managed to dance around trouble in a couple of brief starts, but now there’s a book on him and a lefty-heavy lineup capable of jumping all over him. It’s good timing that Nomar Mazara and Rougned Odor have both caught fire ahead of this matchup, while Shin-Soo Choo continues to have great at-bats. Delino Deshields also has upside as an elite speed threat and Robinson Chirinos is a solid cash game play at catcher.

Other Stacks to consider:
Angels vs. Martin Perez
Cubs vs. Sal Romano

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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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