DraftKings & FanDuel MLB DFS Lineups & Picks for May 2, 2018

Written By Chris Meaney on May 2, 2018

MLB DFS DraftKings.com & FanDuel.com Lineups & Picks for May 2, 2018

There are eight games on the main MLB DFS slate for Wednesday, 5/2/18. Below is a list of our top MLB DFS picks for pitchers, hitters, and stacks to target in Cash and GPP lineups on DraftKings and FanDuel. The info below can also be used for creating your daily fantasy baseball strategy at FantasyDraft.

Please note the advice below is relevant for daily fantasy purposes. A player or team might be better or worse from a fantasy perspective than in real life due to matchup, price, and lots of other factors. This is important to consider when constructing a roster. Remember that more than in other sports, variance is a huge part of baseball. Even Mike Trout can go 0-for-4 on a given night, and Max Scherzer can get lit up by an unsuspecting team.

Weather can also play a huge role in MLB DFS on a nightly basis, and lineups are constantly shifting. So always, always check the starting lineups and weather reports when playing an MLB slate.


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Best MLB DFS Pitchers for May 2, 2018

Aaron Nola @ MIA ($9.9 DK / $8.9 FD)

Jake Arrieta didn’t work out against Miami as well as we hoped on Monday, but don’t be afraid to attack this team again, especially in Cash games. The Marlins have the sixth-highest strikeout rate over the last two weeks. They rank 28th in average and 30th in runs scored overall. Now, the strikeout numbers haven’t been great for Aaron Nola as of yet, but he’s played a few tough teams, including the Atlanta Braves three times. Yes, Atlanta is considered a tough team to pitch against. Look for Nola to improve on his sparkling 0.97 WHIP.

Andrew Heaney vs. BAL ($6.0 DK / $7.7 FD)

Andrew Heaney will save you a few bucks, and he’s in a decent spot against the Orioles. They have the third-highest strikeout rate and highest swinging strike percentage in the MLB. Baltimore enters tonight with the worst average in baseball (.221) and second-lowest run total (100). Heaney is coming off a strong performance against the Yankees where he only allowed one earned run on five hits while striking out nine over five innings. He has 22 punch-outs in 14.1 innings this season. Playing Heaney allows you to pair him up with a stud for tournaments.

Others to consider: Jacob deGrom, James Paxton


Best MLB DFS Hitters for May 2, 2018

Joey Votto vs. MIL ($4.6 DK / $4.5 FD)

Joey Votto has struggled against lefties this season, but he has a solid .297 average against southpaws for his career. He had 10 bombs and a .292 average against LHPs last season and should be able to improve on this year’s numbers with Wade Miley on the hill. Miley will make his first start of the season, and his first with the Brewers in a hitter-friendly environment in Cincy. Miley has allowed 50 bombs over his last two seasons and had a brutal 5.32 BB/9 last season with Baltimore. The lefty gave up three homers over 11.2 AAA innings this season. Due to the L vs L matchup, you’ll get one of the premier hitters in baseball at minimal ownership.

Mitch Haniger vs. OAK ($4.9 DK / $4.0 FD)

Brett Anderson doesn’t give up a lot of home runs, but he doesn’t fool anybody at the plate either. The LHP will also make his first start of the season, and first with Oakland since 2013. Anderson’s average contact rate over the last three seasons sits at 84 percent, and his K/9 hasn’t topped six since that aforementioned 2013 campaign. The Mariners are feeling it right now. They’ve scored 28 runs in their last three games. Everybody in their lineup is in play, but take a look at Mitch Haniger, who has 10 homers and 17 extra base hits on the season. His 27 RBI rank third, and his 50.7 fly ball rate is a top 10 mark. Shoutout to Nelson Cruz who crushes lefties.

Travis Shaw @ CIN ($4.2 DK / $3.8 FD)

Luis Castillo has allowed six home runs, 35 hits and 25 runs in 28.2 innings this season. His 7.23 ERA and 1.73 WHIP makes him an easy target in DFS. Lorenzo Cain has the highest projected point total among Milwaukee bats at RotoQL, but Travis Shaw checks in at a close second. He has six home runs on the season and remains in the cleanup spot.

Others to consider: Mike Zunino, Manny Pina, Cody Bellinger, Ryan Zimmerman, Matt Adams, Cesar Hernandez, Kyle Seager, Trea Turner, Jose Peraza, Rhys Hoskins, Bryce Harper, Adam Duvall


MLB DFS Stacks to Consider for May 2, 2018

Brewers @ Luis Castillo
Mariners vs. Brett Anderson
Phillies @ Jose Urena


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Chris Meaney is a successful DFS player across NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL, and has been faking hockey since the mid 90s. He finished 6th overall in the DFS NFL accuracy rankings on FantasyPros in 2016. You can watch and listen to Meaney daily at FNTSY Sports Network, where he gives NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB picks and advice. Follow Chris on Twitter @chrismeaney.

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