MLB DFS DraftKings.com & FanDuel.com Lineups & Picks for May 28, 2018
There are only four games on the main MLB DFS slate for Monday, 5/28/18. 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 28, 2018
Jakob Junis vs. MIN ($9.7 DK / $8.5 FD)
The Twins’ 23.1 percent strikeout rate over the last two weeks is the 10th highest mark in baseball. Their 35 runs scored over that span are the third lowest, and their .207 average ranks 28th. Jakob Junis has allowed two or fewer runs in seven of his 10 starts and 13 of his last 18 dating back to 2017. He’s maintained a decent 8.07 K/9 and 1.91 BB/9. Junis has been the most consistent and has the most fantasy points per game out of all the pitchers scheduled to start.
Vince Velasquez @ LAD ($9.9 DK / $8.3 DK)
Vince Velasquez has the highest ceiling of any pitcher going tonight. His 11 K/9 is the highest of the eight starters. He’s in the same price range as Junis, but his matchup is slightly tougher against the Dodgers. Even still, Los Angeles’ .226 average over the last two weeks ranks 23rd. There’s a pretty significant gap between the top two priced pitchers and the rest of the pack, so you could play both Junis and Velasquez or a stud/scrub combo using Velasquez or Junis.
Brandon McCarthy vs. NYM ($7.1 DK / $6.7 FD)
Brandon McCarthy is scheduled to pitch the second game of the double-header against the New York Mets. Despite the high contact rate, McCarthy has managed to limit the damage for the most part: one run allowed in five of his 10 starts and three or fewer in eight starts. Playing McCarthy on DK will allow you to spend up on bats.
Others to consider: Chad Bettis
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Best MLB DFS Hitters for May 28, 2018
Ian Desmond vs. SF ($3.9 DK / $3.2 FD)
Andrew Suarez enters with an 85 percent contact rate and six home runs allowed over his 31.2 innings. Most of the Rockies bats are expensive, but it’s understandable given the matchup, the environment at home, and the fact they have a top 10 wOBA vs LHP. Ian Desmond has struggled for most of the season but has four home runs against lefties and a career .275 average against southpaws. He checks in as one of the better values at RotoQL.
Jon Jay vs. MIN ($3.1 DK / $2.7 FD)
Lance Lynn has some strikeout upside, and his price is appealing on the small slate, but you’d be wise to get a few Royals (lowest strikeout rate) in your lineup. Lynn has surrendered 30 walks (6.14 BB/9) and 31 runs (6.34 ERA) in his 44 innings this season. He’s allowed six home runs and 33 in his last 230.1 innings. The 2, 3 and 4 hitters (Whit Merrifield, Mike Moustakas, and Salvador Perez) are all in play. But take a look at Jon Jay, who continues to lead off for KC. Jay has hits in 25 of his last 28 games and extended his hit streak to nine games yesterday to raise his average to .293. Playing Jay will allow you to spend on big-time bats.
Maikel Franco @ LAD ($3.5 DK / $3.5 FD)
Brock Stewart only lasted four innings in his first start of the season, and over 9.2 total innings, he’s given up 10 hits, four walks, four runs, and two homers. He has an 82.2 contact percentage over that time span. Stewart has allowed 40 runs and 13 homers while walking 35 over his 72 career innings. Maikel Franco should find himself back in that 4 or 5 spot with an opportunity to add to his 31 RBI. He’s a cash saver and decent pivot off Nolan Arenado or Mike Moustakas.
Dansby Swanson vs. NYM ($3.4 DK / $2.9 FD)
It’ll be interesting to see what the Braves do with their lineup now that Ronald Acuna Jr. will likely be sidelined for the foreseeable future. Ender Enciarte will likely move up, and Preston Tucker should get more playing time, but keep an eye on Dansby Swanson. The Braves’ shortstop is showing up in a lot of optimized lineups on RotoQL due to the price tag and upside given the small slate. He’s hitting .275 on the season, and if he sticks in the eight spot, he could set the table for the top of the order.
Others to consider: Salvador Perez, Kurt Suzuki, Freddie Freeman, Carlos Santana, Whit Merrifield, Nolan Arenado, Mike Moustakas, Trevor Story, Dansby Swanson, Charlie Blackmon, Brandon Nimmo, Jorge Soler, Nick Markakis
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MLB DFS Stacks to Consider for May 28, 2018
Rockies vs. Andrew Suarez
Royals vs. Lance Lynn
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