MLB DFS DraftKings.com & FanDuel.com Lineups & Picks for August 7, 2018
There are 14 games on the main MLB DFS slate for Tuesday, 8/7/18. 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.
8/7/18 MLB DFS TOURNAMENT PICKS
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Best MLB DFS Pitchers for August 7, 2018
Carlos Carrasco vs. MIN ($11.5 DK / $10.6 FD)
Much like Trevor Bauer yesterday, this is a good spot for Carlos Carrasco, who will be making his second straight start against Minnesota. Carrasco spun seven scoreless innings against them last week, allowing only four hits while striking out 10. Overall, Carrasco has allowed two or fewer runs in five straight outings. Minnesota has a top 10 K-Rate in the last 30 days.
Miles Mikolas @ MIA ($9.0 DK / $8.3 FD)
First of all, the Cardinals and the Marlins are a mismatch on paper. I wouldn’t expect Miami to beat St. Louis again. Miles Mikolas enters with an impressive 2.75 ERA. You won’t get a lot of strikeouts from Mikolas (6.36 K/9), but he doesn’t get himself in much trouble (1.64 BB/9 & 50.8 GB%). He’s allowed two or fewer runs in 16 of his last 20 starts, and he’s only allowed more than three runs in a start four times. Two of those outings were his first two of the season. He’s never given up more than four runs. The Marlins remain a bottom 10 offense in the league.
CC Sabathia @ CWS ($7.4 DK / $7.3 FD)
This is another mismatch on paper as the Yankees crushed the White Sox 7-0 last night. Lance Lynn was brilliant, allowing only two hits over seven scoreless while striking out nine. Look for the NYY bats to continue to produce in Chicago, allowing CC to pick up his seventh win of the season. Sabathia is a cheap play who can provide a ‘W’, while giving you some K’s. Chicago enters with the number one strikeout rate (25.6%) in the league.
Tyler Glasnow vs. BAL ($6.9 DK / $5.7 FD)
Tyler Glasnow will save you a ton of cash if you’re looking to play two pitchers on DraftKings for tournaments. He threw only three innings in his first start with the Rays as he’s still getting stretched out as a starter. Keep that in mind if you decide to roll with him tonight. Glasnow allowed two hits and one run over those three innings against the Angels. He also struck out five batters. The former Pirate threw 48 pitches (34 strikes) and should be able to go a bit deeper against the free-swinging Orioles. Glasnow is one of the better values at the pitcher position, according to RotoQL.
Others to consider: Max Scherzer, Zack Greinke, Andrew Heaney
Best MLB DFS Hitters for August 7, 2018
Kyle Seager @ TEX ($4.1 DK / $2.7 FD)
Bartolo Colon has been pushed back from Monday to Tuesday, which means Mariners hitters should be in play for you. Colon has the highest contact rate (88.2%) in baseball. Plus, his 24 home runs allowed are the third most. Kyle Seager has two multi-hit games in four of his six games since his three-game absence, including two home runs. RotoQL loves Seattle this evening, and Seager in the No. 5 spot is one of the cheaper bats in that lineup.
Giancarlo Stanton @ CWS ($4.9 DK / $4.6 FD)
The Yankees’ bats are pretty pricey, but they are worth every bit against Reynaldo Lopez. The White Sox’s pitcher has a 7.22 ERA an 1.64 WHIP over his last five starts (28.2 IP). He’s allowed eight home runs over that span, plus at least five runs in three of his last four outings. Lopez enters with a 47.5 fly ball rate and 19 home runs allowed. Giancarlo Stanton is surprisingly affordable tonight, and I don’t have to sell you on his power.
Justin Turner @ OAK ($3.8 DK / $2.6 FD)
Justin Turner is one of tonight’s better value bats, according to RotoQL. Turner is back in the Dodgers’ lineup and has a .298 average against LHPs this season. This, after hitting .380 against southpaws last season. It’s been an up and down season for Turner, mostly dealing with injuries, but his ceiling remains high. His price on FanDuel is too nice to pass up.
C.J. Cron vs. BAL ($4.2 DK / $3.1 FD)
Alex Cobb has allowed 18 bombs and has a ridiculous 5.83 ERA on the season. Tampa Bay put up eight hits and four runs against him just two weeks ago. To exploit that, take a shot on C.J. Cron tonight for cheap. He has 22 homers on the season despite being cold of late. He’s a perfect tournament play with upside.
Others to consider: Robinson Chirinos, Yadier Molina, Joey Gallo, Jesus Aguilar, Mitch Moreland, Scooter Gennett, Dee Gordon, Gleyber Torres, Anthony Rendon, Didi Gregorius, J.D. Martinez, Mitch Haniger, Kole Calhoun
MLB DFS Stacks to Consider for August 7, 2018
Mariners @ Bartolo Colon
Yankees @ Reynaldo Lopez
Rangers vs. Felix Hernandez
Reds @ Jason Vargas
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