MLB DFS for August 12: Top DraftKings and FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball picks include Yonder Alonso
SportsLine's Mike McClure, a DFS pro with nearly $2M in winnings, gives optimal lineup advice
Before you enter a DFS tournament for MLB action on Sunday, August 12, you need to hear what professional DFS player Mike McClure has to say. McClure has nearly $2 million in career winnings and has cashed huge on tournament rosters for NFL, NBA, NHL, golf and NASCAR in the past year. And when it comes to MLB, 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 is off to a hot start this season thanks to some spot-on picks.
On Thursday, McClure rostered Yankees second baseman Neil Walker for just $2,400 on FanDuel. The result: Walker went off for two home runs -- returning 37 FD points and 15x value on FanDuel. Anyone who had him in their lineup was well on their way to a profitable day.
For Sunday's loaded MLB DFS slate, McClure loves Indians first baseman Yonder Alonso at $3,100 on FanDuel and $4,100 on DraftKings.
Alonso will benefit from a favorable pitching matchup against White Sox starter Dylan Covey, who enters play with a 5.58 ERA. In his last start, Covey allowed four earned runs and seven hits in 6.1 innings of work during a 7-0 loss to the Yankees. Roster Alonso with confidence on Sunday.
McClure is stacking Alonso with outfielder Melky Cabrera, who is $3,600 on DraftKings and $2,200 on FanDuel.
Cabrera has the potential to be a big run-producer against Covey batting behind Alonso, who recently slugged his 20th home run of the season.
McClure is also targeting a player capable of putting up explosive numbers on Sunday. The stars are aligning for him to go for 30, even 40 points on FanDuel and DraftKings, all for a price that won't break the bank. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing.
So who is DFS pro Mike McClure putting in his optimal lineup on Sunday? Visit SportsLine now to see the full optimal tournament lineups for Sunday from a professional DFS player who has nearly $2 million in career winnings and has crushed his DFS picks in multiple sports.
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