*All dollar values according to DraftKings as of 10/3/19

Outfielder #1

Cody Bellinger, LAD vs. WAS, $5,000

Even though he faces a lefty who has given most members of this Dodgers team trouble, we have to have an injection of star power in our NLDS Game 1 DFS lineup with Cody Bellinger. The likely 2019 NL MVP set new career highs in average, homers, RBIs, doubles, runs and hits in 2019, but had a largely underwhelming second half. The word underwhelming is rather subjective, given his first half consisted of slashing .336/.432/1.124 with 30 homers in 88 games.

He only hit .263 for the second half but finished strong with a .320 average, 4 doubles and 3 homers in his final 14 games of the year. Bellinger hit safely in all four home games against the Nats on the year, going 7-for-13 (.538) in that series in early May. Bellinger had a brutal 2018 postseason, batting .115 (6-for-52) and went 0-for-11 in the Division Series. Eager to build on that lifetime .172 postseason average and continue his historic season, back Bellinger tonight against the Nats.

Outfielder #2

Juan Soto, WAS @ LAD, $4,100

The hero of the 2019 NL Wild Card game, why not roll with the best 20-year-old hitter on the planet in Juan Soto? He turns 21 later in October but is already one of the NL’s best left-handed run-producers, finishing with 34 homers and 110 RBIs on his massive second big league season.

Soto clubbed 28 of his 34 home runs off right-handed pitching this season and was a tough out against righties (.281 average) and lefties (.285) alike. Don’t be shocked if he tries to jump on a first pitch in an at-bat or two tonight against Walker Buehler, as Soto is batting .444 when he puts the ball in play on the first pitch with 5 homers in 72 at-bats.

Outfielder #3

Nick Markakis, ATL vs. STL, $3,700

There’s a lot to be said for feeling confident in a steady veteran bat in a postseason game which is exactly what we’re getting out of Nick Markakis here. The #7 outfielder for the NLDS Game 1 DFS slate on DraftKings, Markakis may only be 1-for-10 against Miles Mikolas but was a near-.300 hitter against righties this year. All 9 of his home runs came off of right-handed pitching this year while posting a .298 average.

Markakis loves hitting at SunTrust Park, batting .305 with 5 homers and 15 doubles on the season. Despite a couple 0-fers to end the year, Markakis still hit .310 over his final 27 games of the year. Markakis was a huge disappointment in the Braves 3-1 series loss to the Dodgers in the NLDS a year ago, with the 2018 All-Star only going 1-for-12. Look for a bounce-back game out of Markakis in Game 1 against a team he’s a lifetime .304 hitter against in the Cardinals.

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