Today's MLB DFS Picks: Advice, strategy for Monday's DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy baseball contests

Written By Joe Impemba
Murphy-Maeda-Gregorius-061917-GETTY-FTR
(SN/Getty)

Editor's Note: This is a FREE preview of Monday's Fantasy Alarm's MLB DFS Playbook. For full analysis every day and more ways to dominate your daily fantasy baseball competition, check out DFS site-specific advice and the rest of Fantasy Alarm's great season-long and DFS tools available to subscribers.

MORE:  Fantasy Alarm PRO tools

Today's MLB DFS Picks: DraftKings, FanDuel advice for Monday, June 17

SP: Kenta Maeda, Dodgers vs. Giants. I mean, we target the Giants offense every slate. Maeda hasn't been great, but he will likely be one of the highest owned pitchers of the slate given price and matchup.

C: Tom Murphy, Mariners vs. Royals. Murphy is hitting .298 with an OPS of .845 against LHPs this season. I like the price and the matchup here against Danny Duffy.

MORE MONDAY MLB: SP rankings

1B: Max Muncy, Dodgers vs. Giants. Muncy is having a solid month of June, hitting .298 with four home runs and nine RBIs. Against RHP this season he is hitting .300 with an OPS of .966. Giants starter Tyler Beede is allowing a .382 average and an OPS of 1.171 against LHHs.

2B: Brock Holt, Red Sox @ Twins. I have been in on Holt for a while now, and the price continues to rise. He has a much tougher matchup against Jose Berrios than he has faced when he was torching the O's and Rangers, but he is not a bad little hitter and the Sox lineup can put up runs, which adds to his value.

SS: Didi Gregorius, Yankees vs. Rays. Gregorius loves hitting in Yankee Stadium. Last season he hit .299 with 19 of his 27 home runs at his home park. In his lone game this season in Yankee Stadium he went 2-for-5 with a double. This won't be an easy matchup for the Yankees, but Didi won't be this cheap for much longer.

3B: Tommy La Stella, Angels @ Blue Jays. Angels will be the chalk tonight, and though expensive that means La Stella will have higher ownership despite his recent 2-for-16 skid at the dish. Overall La Stella is hitting .301 with 15 home runs and an OPS of .881.

OF: Juan Soto, Nationals vs. Phillies. I love playing the Nationals, and Soto is always reasonably priced. He is hitting .348 over the last week and is 3-for-6 with two home runs in his career vs Jake Arrieta.

For more player recommendations and analysis, become a Fantasy Alarm subscriber today!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                       

Pos  Player Matchup Opp. SP DK FD Y! Fanball Analysis
SP M. Soroka (R) [email protected]ATL
Mon 7:20
Z. Wheeler (R) $10500 $10200 $48 UPGRADE  
SP L. Castillo (R) [email protected]CIN
Mon 7:10
W. Miley (L) $10000 $10000 $46 UPGRADE  
SP L. Lynn (R) [email protected]TEX
Mon 8:05
M. Clevinger (R) $9500 $9300 $41 UPGRADE  
SP K. Maeda (R) [email protected]LA
Mon 10:10
T. Beede (R) $9000 $8600 $49 See above  
SP M. Clevinger (R) CLE@TEX
Mon 8:05
L. Lynn (R) $8700 $9800 $52 UPGRADE  
SP W. Miley (L) HOU@CIN
Mon 7:10
L. Castillo (R) $8400 $8400 $36 UPGRADE  
SP M. Fiers (R) [email protected]OAK
Mon 10:07
A. Cashner (R) $7700 $7600 $40 UPGRADE  
C J. Castro (L) [email protected]MIN
Mon 8:10
R. Porcello (R) $4200 $2900 $14 UPGRADE  
C T. Murphy (R) [email protected]SEA
Mon 10:10
D. Duffy (L) $4100 $2800 $14 See above  
C C. Sisco (L) BAL@OAK
Mon 10:07
M. Fiers (R) $3500 $2700 $9 UPGRADE  
1B F. Freeman (L) [email protected]ATL
Mon 7:20
Z. Wheeler (R) $5200 $4400 $27 UPGRADE  
1B R. Hoskins (R) PHI@WSH
Mon 7:05
P. Corbin (L) $4500 $4300 $17 UPGRADE  
1B M. Muncy (L) [email protected]LA
Mon 10:10
T. Beede (R) $5000 $3700 $27 See above  
1B P. Goldschmidt (R) [email protected]STL
Mon 8:15
E. Hernandez (R) $3900 $3500 $11 UPGRADE  
1B M. Olson (L) [email protected]OAK
Mon 10:07
A. Cashner (R) $4800 $3400 $21 UPGRADE  
2B O. Albies (B) [email protected]ATL
Mon 7:20
Z. Wheeler (R) $4400 $3600 $17 UPGRADE  
2B B. Lowe (L) TB@NYY
Mon 7:05
M. Tanaka (R) $4900 $3400 $19 UPGRADE  
2B K. Wong (L) [email protected]STL
Mon 8:15
E. Hernandez (R) $4100 $2900 $11 UPGRADE  
2B B. Holt (L) BOS@MIN
Mon 8:10
J. Berríos (R) $3800 $2800 $15 See above  
3B A. Rendon (R) [email protected]WSH
Mon 7:05
J. Arrieta (R) $5000 $4400 $25 UPGRADE  
3B T. La Stella (L) LAA@TOR
Mon 7:07
D. Law (R) $4700 $3000 $21 See above  
3B R. Devers (L) BOS@MIN
Mon 8:10
J. Berríos (R) $4400 $3900 $17 UPGRADE  
3B M. Chapman (R) [email protected]OAK
Mon 10:07
A. Cashner (R) $4300 $3800 $17 UPGRADE  
3B E. Suárez (R) [email protected]CIN
Mon 7:10
W. Miley (L) $4100 $3400 $13 UPGRADE  
SS T. Turner (R) [email protected]WSH
Mon 7:05
J. Arrieta (R) $5400 $4300 $21 UPGRADE  
SS F. Lindor (B) CLE@TEX
Mon 8:05
L. Lynn (R) $5200 $4100 $23 UPGRADE  
SS F. Tatis Jr. (R) [email protected]SD
Mon 10:10
J. Chacín (R) $5300 $3800 $27 UPGRADE  
SS D. Gregorius (L) [email protected]NYY
Mon 7:05
Y. Chirinos (R) $4100 $3200 $16 See above  
OF C. Bellinger (L) [email protected]LA
Mon 10:10
T. Beede (R) $5700 $4700 $27 UPGRADE  
OF A. Meadows (L) TB@NYY
Mon 7:05
M. Tanaka (R) $5200 $4100 $17 UPGRADE  
OF Y. Alvarez (L) HOU@CIN
Mon 7:10
L. Castillo (R) $4500 $4000 $22 UPGRADE  
OF J. Soto (L) [email protected]WSH
Mon 7:05
J. Arrieta (R) $4500 $4000 $20 See above  
OF S. Ohtani (L) LAA@TOR
Mon 7:07
D. Law (R) $5100 $3800 $21 UPGRADE  
OF K. Davis (R) [email protected]OAK
Mon 10:07
A. Cashner (R) $4000 $3600 $19 UPGRADE  
OF J. Bradley Jr. (L) BOS@MIN
Mon 8:10
J. Berríos (R) $3600 $3000 $18 UPGRADE  
OF J. Upton (R) LAA@TOR
Mon 7:07
D. Law (R) $3900 $3700 $20 UPGRADE  

Latest News

Week-8-Waiver-Wire2-FTR
Fantasy Waiver Wire Week 8: Deshaun Watson, Allen Lazard among top free agent pickups
Week 8 Fantasy Waiver Wire
Week-8-Fantasy-Waivers-FTR
Best Fantasy Week 8 Waiver Pickups: Eagles backup Kenneth Gainwell replaces Miles Sanders, Russell Gage breaks out
Top Week 8 Fantasy Pickups
Penny-Smith-102521-GETTY-FTR
Are Rashaad Penny, Tre'Quan Smith playing on Monday night? Fantasy injury update for Saints-Seahawks Week 7 Monday Night Football (Updated)
MNF Injury Update
Alex-Collins-111520-Getty-FTR
Is Alex Collins playing on Monday night? Fantasy injury update for Saints-Seahawks Week 7 Monday Night Football (Updated)
Alex Collins Injury Update
Week-7-MNF-DK-Showdown-FTR
Monday Night Football DraftKings Picks: NFL DFS lineup advice for Week 7 Saints-Seahawks Showdown tournaments
Week 7 MNF DraftKings Picks