Friday’s MLB schedule features 15 games, with 14 of them coming at 7 p.m. ET or later. That means MLB DFS action on the main slate will be heavy on daily Fantasy sites such as FanDuel and DraftKings, and DFS players have some interesting storylines to navigate. The NL East-leading Braves will see the debut of midseason free agent acquisition Dallas Keuchel, who will be opposed on the hill by Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals. Elsewhere in the league, James Paxton will go for the Yankees in a possible playoff preview against Brad Peacock and the Houston Astros. Before setting any MLB DFS lineups of your own for Friday, June 21, first be sure to see what Mike McClure has to say. He’s a professional DFS player with almost $2 million in career winnings. His top MLB DFS picks, advice, optimal lineups and player pool can help you make all the right calls for Friday’s action.
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’s proprietary MLB DFS projection model simulates each game 10,000 times, taking factors such as matchups and recent results into account. This allows him to find the best values on every site.
He’s off to a hot start in 2019, producing lineups on SportsLine that have returned as much as 30x. He’s also finished in the top 1 percent of tournaments four times and the top 0.1 percent of tournaments twice this season already. He cashed huge in three consecutive tournaments over the past weekend, including a top 2 percent finish on Sunday when his DraftKings lineup finished with a whopping 185.9 points.
Then on Thursday, he put Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas in his optimal lineup on both FanDuel and DraftKings. The result? Montas picked up the win, striking out nine and giving up just four hits and one earned run in eight strong innings — returning big value on both sites. Anybody following him has seen some huge returns. Now he’s set his sights on Friday’s MLB DFS slates and locked in his picks.
One of the top MLB DFS picks McClure is targeting For Friday is Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts at $4,100 on FanDuel and $5,000 on DraftKings. While he may not be having the MVP-caliber season that he did last year, he’s still producing solid numbers for MLB DFS players. He enters play on Friday with 58 runs scored, 56 walks and eight stolen bases — ranking in the top 10 in the American League in all three categories. He’ll look to exploit a matchup against the struggling Blue Jays and starter Trent Thornton (2-5, 4.36 ERA).
Part of McClure’s optimal MLB DFS strategy for Friday includes rostering Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo ($3,700 on FanDuel, $5,000 on DraftKings), who ranks eighth in the American League in runs scored (51) and gets a dream matchup against the White Sox and starter Reynaldo Lopez, who has a 6.31 ERA and has given up 19 home runs on the season.
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers on Friday. The stars are aligning for him to return huge value and he comes at a price that won’t break the bank. This 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.