The Fourth of July sees another strong MLB DFS slate, as Sunday's lineup features several marquee matchups. Among the potential MLB DFS picks to consider is Los Angeles Angels superstar Shohei Ohtani, who leads the league with 30 home runs and is third with 66 RBIs heading into a home matchup against the woeful Baltimore Orioles. Toronto Blue Jays slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is almost as impressive, having smacked 27 homers and driven in 69 runs heading into a home game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Are you wise to lock down either Ohtani or Guerrero in your Sunday MLB DFS lineups? And what other players should you consider in daily Fantasy baseball tournaments, 50-50s and cash games on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel? Building successful MLB DFS lineups is all about understanding the matchups and identifying value, so before locking in any MLB DFS picks for Sunday, 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 included Rockies shortstop Trevor Story as one of his top MLB DFS picks on both sites. The result: Story went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Cardinals, producing over 20 points on DraftKings and nearly 30 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 July 4, 2021
One of McClure's top MLB DFS picks for Sunday is Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant at $5,000 on DraftKings and $3,400 on FanDuel. Bryant is hitting .276 with 16 home runs and 42 RBIs this season. Bryant went 3-for-5 with a solo home run on Saturday against the Reds.
Bryant has abused Cincinnati all season, homering four times, doubling twice, driving in eight runs and scoring seven times in eight games against the Reds in 2021. Bryant has also performed better on the road this season, hitting 11 of his home runs, slugging 143 points higher and compiling an OPS 142 points higher than he has at Wrigley Field. But why does McClure really love Bryant on Sunday? He has dominated Reds starter Wade Miley to the tune of two home runs, a double and three RBIs in his career.
Part of McClure's optimal MLB DFS strategy also includes rostering Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. at $6,100 on DraftKings and $4,500 on FanDuel. Tatis is hitting .301 with 26 home runs and 57 RBIs in 2021. Tatis went 1-for-4 with a run scored on Saturday against the Phillies.
Tatis' power continues to provide dividends for both the Padres and MLB DFS owners, as he ranks third in the majors in homers and second with a 1.079 OPS. Tatis has also smacked 16 doubles and walked 35 times in 2021, consistently delivering on his pricey MLB DFS price tag. Tatis also feasts off right-handers like Phillies starter Vince Velasquez, belting 22 of his home runs and driving in 48 of his runs against righties.
How to set your MLB DFS lineups for July 4, 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 pool and picks for FanDuel and DraftKings, and cash in big on MLB DFS.