After an exciting MLB Fourth of July slate of games, we’re in for a jam-packed 13-game schedule of Friday games in MLB DFS! Featuring MLB All-Stars like Freddie Freeman and big bats with breakout potential like Alex Bregman, we’re on the hunt for the top MLB DFS picks that Friday’s match-ups can offer. If you’re looking to cash in on DraftKings, then be sure to check out our July 5 MLB DFS picks as we look for the must-start studs and best DFS value picks of the day.
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*All dollar values according to DraftKings as of 7/5/19
Julio Teheran, ATL vs. MIA, $6,600
Having done a better job of limiting the damage in his starts at home, Julio Teheran has been a far better home starter (3.08 ERA) than road starter (4.61 ERA). Prior to his -3.60 DKFP dud against the Mets June 18th, Teheran had been an awesome stretch of returning at least 15 DKFP in his previous six home starts (averaging better than 19.2 DKFP in that six-home start span). The Braves have gone 8-1 against the Marlins this year and Teheran put up a nice 18.50 DKFP outing against Miami back on Cinco de Mayo. The righty is holding current Marlins to a collective .182 average for their careers, and he offers some delicious value for being the No. 19 salaried starting pitcher on DraftKings.
J.T. Realmuto, PHI @ NYM, $3,600
Getting the Phillies’ lone All-Star rep in the mid-$3,000s is some value we wouldn’t dare pass up on. Despite having to face an arm he’s struggled mightily against in his career in Jacob deGrom, Realmuto feels like a worthwhile risk to make at catcher today. deGrom has hurled quality starts in seven of his last eight starts (2.65 ERA in that span), but will be making his first start against Philly this season on Friday. Realmuto is only 3-for-22 (.136) with zero extra-base hits against the reigning Cy Young Award winner, but he’s delivered at least 7 DKFP in five straight games for the Phils. Roll the dice on a lifetime .302 road hitter (and .307 lifetime hitter at Citi Field) like J.T. today.
Click ahead to Page 2 for a look at Friday’s top DFS infield picks.