MLB DFS DraftKings.com & FanDuel.com Lineups & Picks for August 6, 2018
There are 10 games on the main MLB DFS slate for Monday, 8/6/18. Below is a list of our best 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 critical 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.
8/6/18 MLB DFS TOURNAMENT PICKS
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Best MLB DFS Pitchers for August 6, 2018
Cole Hamels @ KC ($9.0 DK / $8.5 FD)
There’s no question Cole Hamels was fired up in his debut with the Cubs last week. The former Ranger hit 96.4 MPH on the gun in his start in Pittsburgh — his fastest recorded pitch of the season. Hamels allowed three hits over five scoreless while striking out nine. Now, this matchup against the Royals doesn’t get much easier. KC ranks 27th in wOBA and 30th in runs scored.
Trevor Bauer vs. MIN ($12.3 DK / $11.5 FD)
Trevor Bauer gets the Twins for the second consecutive outing, and it’ll be his third start against them this season. Bauer allowed two runs last week in Minny on route to a win. He’s totaled 14 strikeouts in his 12 innings against the Twins this season. He’s the highest priced pitcher with the highest projected point total, according to RotoQL. There’s a chance the price could lower his ownership. Either way, he’s a solid Cash play.
Luke Weaver @ MIA ($7.2 DK / $7.7 FD)
Luke Weaver has not lived up to expectations this season, but he has the potential to help win you a tournament. He’s also been better of late: two or fewer runs in four of his last five outings. Weaver’s in play as a second pitcher on DraftKings because he’s easy on the wallet and has a great shot at picking up a ‘W’ in Miami. Weaver hit the 22- and 30-point marks on DraftKings in favorable starts last month. The Cardinals’ hurler is one of the better values, according to RotoQL.
Others to consider: Charlie Morton, Matthew Boyd
Best MLB DFS Hitters for August 6, 2018
Anthony Rizzo @ KC ($4.7 DK / $3.9 FD)
Stacking against Jakob Junis is always wise. His 26 home runs are the second most allowed this season, and his 41.1% hard hit rate is the eighth highest. Junis also doesn’t miss a lot of bats as is evident with his 80% contact rate. Then, 14 home runs in his last eight starts probably means you should play some Cubbies. There’s some value and upside with Ian Happ and Kyle Schwarber, but pay up for Anthony Rizzo. The Cubs’ leadoff man has homers in back-to-back starts and five in his last nine.
Gleyber Torres @ CWS ($4.2 DK / $3.6 FD)
A Yankees stack is expensive but worthy against Dylan Covey. The White Sox pitcher has allowed at least four runs in seven of his last eight starts. Over that time span, Covey has a 8.68 ERA, 4.34 K/9, 5.30 BB/9, and a 42.1% hard hit rate. Gleyber Torres continues to hit in the No. 4 spot and is one of the cheaper NYY bats.
Kyle Seager @ TEX ($3.8 DK / $2.6 FD)
Seattle and Texas are very popular stacks on RotoQL. The Rangers lead baseball with 91 runs scored over the last two weeks, but they are allowing a good chunk of runs as well. Tonight shouldn’t be any different with Bartolo Colon scheduled to take the mound. Once again, Colon has the highest contact rate (88.2%) in baseball. Plus, his 24 home runs allowed are the third most. Now, Kyle Seager hit two bombs yesterday and has two multi-hit showings in four of his five games since his three-game absence. Globe Life Park in Arlington ranks first in runs and home runs, according to ESPN Park Factors. Seager is one of the cheaper pieces of this game stack.
Nick Castellanos @ LAA ($3.8 DK / $2.9 FD)
Nick Castellanos shouldn’t be highly owned in tournaments, but he’s worth a shot. He’s really, really struggling — only registering a hit in four of his last 10 games. Only two of his four total hits over that span went for extra bases. What Castellanos needs is a game against Nick Tropeano. The Angels pitcher has allowed at least four runs in four of his last five starts. That’s 20 runs, seven homers, and 14 walks in his last 26 innings. Castellanos is cheap on both DraftKings and Fanduel and too good not to break out of this slump. Despite the struggles, he’s still hitting .285 on the season.
Others to consider: Robinson Chirinos, Yadier Molina, Devin Mesoraco, Ryon Healy, Joey Gallo, Ben Zobrist, Jeff McNeil, Jurickson Profar, Jedd Gyorko, Didi Gregorius, Nelson Cruz, Justin Upton, Marcell Ozuna, Ian Happ, Michael Conforto
MLB DFS Stacks to Consider for August 6, 2018
Yankees @ Dylan Covey
Mariners @ Bartolo Colon
Cubs @ Jakob Junis
Rangers vs. Wade LeBlanc
Mets vs. Homer Bailey
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