Nine games are on the MLB DFS main slate Monday evening with some potential MLB playoff previews such as Brewers vs. Cardinals, Indians vs. Mariners and Mets vs. Phillies among the top matchups. Every game, however, is important from an MLB DFS standpoint as owners evaluate players such as Clayton Kershaw, Noah Syndergaard, Bryce Harper and Cody Bellinger to find the top MLB DFS picks and values. Before locking in a lineup for a tournament such as the $300K Mini Tape-Measure Home Run on DraftKings or the $125K MLB Rally on FanDuel, first be sure to check in with Mike McClure. He’s won almost $2 million in his career as a professional DFS player and his MLB DFS optimal lineups, top picks and advice can help you cash in on Monday’s 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 last season, producing multiple lineups that cashed in huge.

On Sunday, McClure recommended Marlins pitcher Jose Urena at just $5,800 on FanDuel. The result: He gave up just one earned run over seven innings and struck out seven, returning 43 points and over 7x value. Anybody who had him in their lineup was well on their way to a huge day. Now, he’s set his sights on Monday’s MLB DFS slates and locked in his picks. You can only see them at SportsLine.

One of the top MLB DFS picks for Monday that McClure is eyeing is Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw at $3,000 on FanDuel and $3,900 on DraftKings. It’s been a slow start for the lefty as he enters play on Monday hitting just .191 with one home run and five RBIs on the year. But he’s showing some signs of heating up with three hits and a pair of RBIs over his past two games. He’s also hit the Cardinals well recently with a .261 average, four home runs and 22 RBIs over the past three years, so confidently lock him in and look for him to exploit this matchup again, all at a very affordable price. 

Part of McClure’s optimal MLB DFS strategy for Monday also includes targeting Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo ($4,100 on FanDuel, $4,900 on DraftKings), who has returned over 5x value on FanDuel four times this month. 

Gallo takes on the Angels, a team he teed off against the first time they played. In a three-game series earlier this month against Los Angeles, Gallo his three home runs and recorded six RBIs. He’s a steal at under $5,000 on both sites, so confidently lock him in as one of your top MLB DFS value picks for Monday. 

McClure is also targeting a player capable of putting up massive numbers who has a dream matchup on Monday. The stars are aligning for him to put up 20, even 30 points on both sites, and he comes at a lower price than you’d expect. The pick could be the difference between cashing in big or going home with nothing.

So what are the optimal MLB DFS lineups for Monday? 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.



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