The 2021 MLB season continues on Sunday with all 30 teams stocking the MLB DFS player pool. Among the stellar pitching matchups to consider for your MLB DFS picks includes Arizona's Madison Bumgarner taking on Washington's Stephen Strasburg at 1:05 p.m. ET. Another strong matchup is set up in San Diego, where Dodgers aces Trevor Bauer takes on Padres lefty Blake Snell at 4:10 p.m. ET.
Are you wise to consider anchoring your MLB DFS pitching rotations around Bumgarner, Strasburg, Bauer or Snell on Sunday? And what about your MLB DFS position players in tournaments, 50-50s and cash games on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel? Before setting any MLB DFS picks for Sunday's action, be sure to check out the MLB DFS advice, strategy and projections from SportsLine daily Fantasy expert Mike McClure.
McClure is a daily Fantasy pro who has won almost $2 million in his career. And when it comes to daily Fantasy baseball, McClure is at his best. Recognized in the book "Fantasy Football (and Baseball) for Smart People: How to Turn Your Hobby into a Fortune" as a top MLB DFS player, McClure's proprietary projection model simulates each game 10,000 times, taking factors such as matchups and recent results into account. This allows him to find the best values on every site.
On Saturday, McClure had Padres starting pitcher Yu Darvish as his top pitching options on both sites. The result: Darvish struck out nine and allowed one earned run over seven innings, returning 49 MLB DFS points on FanDuel. Anybody who had him in their lineup was well on the way to a profitable day.
Now, with the 2021 MLB season rolling on Sunday, McClure has locked in his top MLB daily Fantasy picks. Head to SportsLine now to see them.
McClure's top MLB DFS picks for April 18, 2021
One of McClure's top MLB DFS picks for Sunday is Nationals shortstop Trea Turner at $5,700 on DraftKings and $3,800 on FanDuel. Turner is hitting .292 so far this season with two home runs and five RBIs. That includes going 3-for-5 Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
Turner is coming off a 2020 season that saw him hit .335 with 12 home runs, 41 RBIs and 46 runs scored. Turner has gone 5-for-13 in the series against the Diamondbacks so far, and while he faces a stern test against Diamondbacks ace Madison Bumgarner on Sunday, he is also torching left-handers to the tune of a .438 average with both homers and all but one of his RBIs this season.
Part of McClure's optimal MLB DFS strategy also includes Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper at $5,400 on DraftKings and $4,200 on FanDuel. Harper is hitting .238 so far in 2021 with two home runs and six RBIs. Harper doubled in two runs and scored another against the Cardinals on Friday.
Harper may be off to a pedestrian start to 2021, but he loves seeing right-handed pitching like St. Louis' Sunday starter John Gant. Harper is hitting .281 lifetime with 178 of his 234 home runs and 154 of his 230 career doubles against righties. Harper delivered over 19 MLB DFS points Friday on FanDuel, and McClure sees him posting another strong performance in all MLB DFS formats Sunday.
How to set your MLB DFS lineups for April 18, 2021
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers on Sunday. The stars are aligning for him to return tournament-winning value and he comes at a price that won't break the bank. You can only see who it is here.
So what are the top MLB DFS picks for Sunday? Visit SportsLine now to see DFS millionaire Mike McClure's complete player pools and picks for FanDuel and DraftKings, and cash in big on MLB DFS.