DraftKings MLB Lineup Advice: Saturday (8/17)
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Aug 17, 2019

Charlie Blackmon is delivering unreal numbers at Coors Field.

It’s Saturday, which means games are spread all throughout the day. I’m going to key in on the night slate, as we get nine games in this schedule. That’s the perfect amount to me, as I really don’t like to play either a full 15-game slate or one with six of fewer matchups.

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Pitcher 

Jacob deGrom (NYM): $11,600 at KC
This is easily the best cash-game pitcher on the board, as 20-25 DK points appear to be deGrom’s floor. His 2.68 ERA and 1.07 WHIP are some of the best marks in baseball. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner is scorching-hot right now, too, pitching to a 1.91 ERA and 0.99 WHIP over his last 12 starts while striking out 112 batters across those 85 innings of action. He has a 31.9% K rate since the beginning of last season and should cruise right through this cupcake lineup. The Royals currently rank 27th in runs scored, 24th in OBP, 26th in OPS, and 23rd in xwOBA. That’s why they’re projected for fewer than four runs with the Mets entering this game as a -220 favorite.
 

Catcher 

James McCann (CHW): $4,100 at LAA
The White Sox are probably my favorite sneaky stack of the day, as you can use them at an extremely affordable value. McCann plays a major part as easily the best per-dollar catcher on the board. He’s posting a .300/.369/.510 slash line this season against left-handed pitchers and gets a weak one in Jose Suarez. He also happens to be really feeling it right now, hitting .415 over his last 11 games with seven extra-base hits and 14 RBIs.
 

 

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3Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
4Saquon Barkley (NYG)RB
5Nick Chubb (CLE)RB
6Austin Ekeler (LAC)RB
7DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
8Julio Jones (ATL)WR
9David Johnson (ARI)RB
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18Amari Cooper (DAL)WR
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21Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
22Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
23Marlon Mack (IND)RB
24Chris Godwin (TB)WR
25Mike Evans (TB)WR
26Sammy Watkins (KC)WR
27Michael Thomas (NO)WR
28Mark Ingram (BAL)RB
29James Conner (PIT)RB
30JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT)WR
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2Christian Yelich (MIL)LF,CF
3Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,CF
4Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL)LF,CF
5Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
6Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
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8Trevor Story (COL)SS
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14Gerrit Cole (HOU)SP
15Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
16Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B
17Xander Bogaerts (BOS)SS
18Bryce Harper (PHI)CF,RF
19Kris Bryant (CHC)3B,RF
20Manny Machado (SD)3B,SS
21Juan Soto (WSH)LF
22Rafael Devers (BOS)3B
23Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B
24Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
25Luis Castillo (CIN)SP
26Anthony Rendon (WSH)3B
27Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
28Whit Merrifield (KC)1B,2B
29George Springer (HOU)CF,RF
30Walker Buehler (LAD)SP
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2James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
3Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
4Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
5Kevin Durant (BKN)SF,PF
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15Chris Paul (OKC)PG
16Jimmy Butler (MIA)SG,SF
17Kyrie Irving (BKN)PG,SG
18Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
19Kemba Walker (BOS)PG
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
25Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
26Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
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