A rescheduled White Sox vs. Tigers game gets the Wednesday MLB schedule underway at 2:10 p.m. ET, but most MLB DFS players will have their eye on the main slate that begins at 7 p.m. ET. A Subway Series matchup between the Yankees and Mets, an NL East battle featuring Braves vs. Phillies and a showdown of powerful offenses, Astros vs. Rockies, at Coors Field are among the notable games on the schedule. But from a DFS standpoint, they’re all important as players look up and down lineups searching for value for MLB DFS tournaments on sites such as FanDuel and DraftKings. Before locking in any MLB DFS lineups of your own, be sure to see the top picks, advice and player pool from DFS pro Mike McClure, who’s won almost $2 million in his career.
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 Tuesday, he put Cardinals outfielder Jose Martinez in his optimal lineup on FanDuel at just $2,400. The result: Martinez hit two home runs — returning a whopping 37.4 points and almost 16x value. Anybody following him has seen huge returns. Now he’s set his sights on Wednesday’s MLB DFS slates and locked in his picks.
For Wednesday, we can tell you McClure is targeting Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado at $4,600 on FanDuel and $5,300 on DraftKings. The hard-hitting All Star has returned at least 5x value on FanDuel in two of his last four games, including on Tuesday when he went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. He’ll look to replicate that success against the Astros and Wade Miley, a pitcher he’s hit .385 against in his career.
Part of McClure’s optimal MLB DFS strategy for Wednesday includes rostering Astros second baseman Jose Altuve ($4,100 on FanDuel, $4,600 on DraftKings), who returned almost 8x value at Coors Field on Tuesday. That hot start to the month helped him build on a strong June where he hit .292 for the month. So while his season-long numbers (.269/10/25) aren’t up to his career standards, the recent trends indicate that he’s heading for a hot second half of the season, and he’s a must-roster for this matchup against the Rockies and struggling starter Peter Lambert (6.57 ERA).
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers on Wednesday. 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 Wednesday? 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.