Daily fantasy players have a plethora of appealing options in the MLB tonight. With ten games on the schedule, Monday night could become a DFS paradise. Check out our full picks for an optimal baseball lineup.
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*All dollar values are according to DraftKings as of 4/15/19
Clayton Kershaw, LAD vs CIN, $9,800
Don’t look now, but the Los Angeles Dodgers’ ace is back on the mound after a stint on the IL. Dealing with a shoulder injury, the 31-year-old looked solid in two minor league outings. Clayton Kershaw struck out 12 batters in just over 10 innings of work. He gets the benefit of throwing first game of the season against the Cincinnati Reds, a group that has yet to win a game on the road.
Yasmani Grandal, MIL vs STL, $4,500
In a stacked Milwaukee Brewers lineup, Catcher Yasmani Grandal tends to get lost in the shuffle. This season, Grandal leads all catchers with a .391 BA. His average is not misleading, either, as he has more at-bats than both Wilson Ramos and Wilson Contreras, the two catchers right behind him in that category. Grandal is penciled in to hit seventh, and should not be the only Brewer started in DFS tonight.
Cody Bellinger, LAD vs CIN, $5,200
If you’ve filled out a DFS lineup at any point this season and Cody Bellinger wasn’t included, then you are doing it wrong! All Bellinger has done this year is record a .424 BA, .909 SLG, to go along with nine HRs and 22 RBIs. Bellinger is by far the most expensive first basemen tonight, but he is well worth the hefty price.
Dee Gordon, SEA vs CLE, $3,900
At least for the evening, is there any better hitter in the ninth-spot than Seattle’s Dee Gordon? Gordon is scheduled to bat behind Ryon Healy and Omar Narvaez tonight. That should work out well for the AL’s second-leading RBI man, among second basemen. Can Gordon help the Mariners secure a league-high 14th win tonight?
Elvis Andrus, TEX vs LAA, $4,200
Elvis Andrus has been enjoying a pretty nice two-game stretch at the plate. On Friday, he went 2-for-4, with one HR and three RBIs. He followed that up with another three hits, including a triple, HR and two RBIs. There’s no reason not to expect Andrus to stay hot at the dish. Andrus is on pace to obliterate his previous career-high batting average.
Nolan Arenado, COL @ SD, $4,500
Nolan Arenado is off to a slow start this season. After signing an eight-year, $260-million dollar deal in February, the expectations were off the chart for the rising star. Despite going hitless in two out of three games, Arenado found his groove Sunday. The Colorado Rockies’ stud hit a homer, plated three runs, and scored twice on his own.
Christian Yelich, MIL vs STL, $5,400
As mentioned above, don’t make Grandal your only Milwaukee Brewers player in the lineup tonight. Roll with superstar Christian Yelich as well. Last year’s NL MVP has picked up right where he left off. He’s batting .328, with five homers and 15 RBIs. Yelich could be in for a big night against Cardinals starter Dakota Hudson. The righty gave up seven hits and four runs in just over four innings of work against Milwaukee back in March.
Other outfielders to consider: Mike Trout, LAA @ TEX ($5,600), Eddie Rosario, MIN vs TOR ($4,100)