MLB DFS players have plenty of quality options on Friday, April 12, with 14 total games on the MLB schedule and 13 of them coming at 7:05 p.m. ET or later. Oddsmakers are expecting plenty of offense in games such as Red Sox vs. Orioles (over-under of 10 runs), Athletics vs. Rangers (10.5) and Yankees vs. White Sox (9.5). And before studying those matchups or any others for MLB tournaments on daily Fantasy sites such as FanDuel or DraftKings, you’ll want to see what Mike McClure has to say. He’s a professional DFS player who has won almost $2 million in his career. His optimal MLB DFS lineups, top picks and advice, which is only available at SportsLine, can help you navigate Friday’s huge slate.
When it comes to MLB, McClure is at his best. Recognized in the book “Fantasy Football (and Baseball) for Smart People: How to Turn Your Hobby into a Fortune” as a top MLB DFS player, McClure rolled through the 2018 season, producing multiple lineups that cashed in huge.
On Thursday, McClure recommended Diamondbacks third baseman Eduardo Escobar at just $2,700 on FanDuel. The result? He hit a three-run homer that helped return a whopping 31.7 points and almost 12x value. Anybody who had him in their lineup was well on their way to a huge day.
One of the top MLB DFS picks for Friday that McClure recommends is Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi at $3,600 on FanDuel and $4,600 on DraftKings. The lefty has recorded at least one hit in seven of his last eight games and logged four multi-hit games during that span.
And he’s hit Orioles’ righty starter David Hess extremely hard. In just five at-bats against Hess, Benintendi has smacked two home runs and four RBIs. That’s no surprise since Benintendi has traditionally hit right-handed hitting extremely well, so he’s one of the MLB DFS picks you can make with confidence in what should be a high-scoring game on Friday.
Part of McClure’s optimal MLB DFS strategy for Friday includes targeting Athletics outfielder Mark Canha ($2,600 on FanDuel, $4,200 on DraftKings), who gets an extremely favorable matchup against Rangers starter Drew Smyly (7.11 ERA) at hitter-friendly Globe Life Park in Arlington. He’s an absolute steal at this price point.
McClure is also targeting a player capable of putting up massive numbers who has a dream matchup on Friday. The stars are aligning for him to put up big numbers on both sites. The pick could be the difference between cashing in big or going home with nothing.
So what are the optimal MLB DFS lineups for Friday? Visit SportsLine right now to see DFS millionaire Mike McClure’s complete optimal tournament lineups for FanDuel and DraftKings, and cash in big on MLB DFS.