July opens up on Monday with a six-game schedule for MLB DFS players to study. The day’s action begins with Blue Jays vs. Royals at 1:07 p.m. ET, but the MLB DFS main slate involves the five games beginning at 7 p.m. ET or later. Even with a smaller slate of games there are still some big names such as Josh Bell, Christian Yelich, Manny Machado and Javier Baez available for MLB DFS tournaments such as the $125K Monday MLB Rally on FanDuel or the $200K Swing for the Fences on DraftKings. And before locking in any MLB DFS picks of your own, be sure to see what Mike McClure has to say. He’s won almost $2 million as a DFS pro, and his optimal MLB DFS lineups, advice and player pool can help you get the month off to a huge start.
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 three weekends ago, which included a top 2 percent finish when his DraftKings lineup finished with a whopping 185.9 points.
Then on Sunday, he put Rays pitcher Blake Snell in his optimal lineup on FanDuel and DraftKings. The result: Snell picked up the win by pitching six strong innings with 12 strikeouts — returning almost 60 points and 7x value on FanDuel. Anybody following him has seen huge returns. Now he’s set his sights on Monday’s MLB DFS slates and locked in his picks.
One of the top MLB DFS picks McClure is targeting for Monday is Brewers catcher Yasmani Grandal at $3,600 on FanDuel and $4,900 on DraftKings. Grandal (.265/18/46) is one of the top power-hitting catchers in the league, and he’s set to exploit a nice matchup against the Reds and starter Tyler Mahle (2-8, 4.35 ERA) on Monday in Cincinnati. Great American Ball Park has been the second-most hitter friendly park in the league this year, so you can confidently lock in Grandal and look for him to have a great shot at returning value.
Part of McClure’s optimal MLB DFS strategy for Monday includes rostering Angels outfielder Mike Trout ($4,600 on FanDuel, $5,600 on DraftKings), who has at least one hit in eight of his last 10 games and enters Monday’s matchup against the Rangers slashing .297/22/57. Trout is so valuable for MLB DFS players because of his rare combination of power and patience. He’s a threat to go deep any game, but he also leads the American League in walks (70), making him a safe selection on any given night because he’s almost guaranteed to get on base.
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers on Monday. 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 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.