The Friday MLB schedule gets underway with a crucial NL Central matchup between the Cubs and Brewers at 2:20 p.m. ET. All-day MLB DFS tournaments on daily Fantasy sites such as FanDuel and DraftKings will include that game, though the action will be heavy on the main slate that begins at 7:05 p.m. ET and includes marquee matchups such as Yankees vs. Red Sox and Dodgers vs. Padres. Before making the call on players such as Lance Lynn, Mike Clevinger, Charlie Blackmon, Cody Bellinger or Mike Trout this evening, first be sure to check in with Mike McClure. He’s won almost $2 million as a DFS pro, and his top MLB DFS picks, optimal lineups and advice can help you crush your selections for Friday’s slates.
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 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 got off to a hot start in 2019, producing lineups on SportsLine that have returned as much as 30x in the first half of the season. 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 in mid-June, which included a top 2 percent finish when his DraftKings lineup generated a whopping 185.9 points. He also had an optimal lineup on FanDuel that cashed 8x for followers right before the All-Star break.
Then on Thursday, he rostered Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts on FanDuel. The result: Bogaerts had a massive day, going 4-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs — returning almost 50 points and over 12x value. Anybody who followed his advice was well on their way to a huge day. Now, McClure has set his sights on Friday’s MLB DFS slates. You can see his full roster at SportsLine.
One of McClure’s top MLB DFS picks for Friday is Rockies outfielder David Dahl at $3,500 on FanDuel and $5,200 on DraftKings. Dahl (.302/15/61) has provided some big returns for DFS players recently, like when he went for over 9x on FanDuel earlier this week against the Dodgers. He’s recorded at least one hit in nine straight games, but comes at a more affordable price than others players in Colorado’s lineups such as Blackmon, Trevor Story or Nolan Arenado, so you can confidently lock him in and look for a nice return on value against the Giants.
Part of his optimal MLB DFS strategy includes rostering Giants first baseman Brandon Belt ($3,600 on FanDuel, $4,000 on DraftKings), who is playing at hitter-friendly Coors Field and takes on Rockies starter Jon Gray, who he has a .333 average and a home run against in his career. Belt also ranks fifth in the National League in walks (63), giving him a great chance to get on base and score runs, providing big production at an affordable price on both sites.
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 tournament-winning 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.