Targeting totals continues to be a lucrative MLB DFS strategy, and there are three games with current totals of 9.5 runs or higher on the MLB schedule for Saturday night. Cardinals vs. Nationals, Braves vs. Diamondbacks and Dodgers vs. Rockies at Coors Field could all be viable sources for MLB DFS stacks and MLB DFS lineups. So understanding the matchup and making sure you get maximum value out of every MLB daily Fantasy pick is critical.
Braves third baseman Austin Riley remains one of the hottest players in baseball as he's 11-for-22 with two home runs and six RBIs now in the last seven days. Riley now has 29 home runs and 67 RBIs on the season and has put himself in the thick of the NL MVP conversation. However, affording a burgeoning superstar like that will mean you have to find other more affordable options in the MLB DFS player pool. Before making any MLB DFS picks for Saturday, 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 over $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 Friday, McClure highlighted Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge in his MLB DFS player pool on DraftKings and FanDuel. The result: Judge went 3-for-5 with two home runs and six RBIs to return 39 points on DraftKings and 54.4 points on FanDuel. Anybody that included him in their lineups was well on the way to a profitable day.
Now, as the 2022 MLB season continues, McClure has locked in his top MLB daily Fantasy picks for Saturday, July 30. Head to SportsLine now to see them.
McClure's top MLB DFS picks for Saturday, July 30, 2022
For Saturday, one of McClure's MLB DFS picks is Dodgers shortstop Trea Turner, who is listed at $6,000 on DraftKings and $4,200 on FanDuel. Turner made his second career all-star appearance a couple of weeks ago and he leads the National League with 125 hits on the season. He's slashing a robust .311/.354/.500 with 15 home runs, 72 RBIs and 18 stolen bases on the season.
He'll enter Saturday's clash with the Rockies riding a 16-game hitting streak where he has posted a .995 OPS with 10 extra-base hits and 13 RBIs. Like many hitters, he's also seemed to enjoy hitting at Coors Field with a career .361 average in the Mile High City and a .989 OPS over 100 career plate appearances there.
Another part of McClure's optimal MLB DFS strategy includes rostering Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. ($4,800 on DraftKings and $4,100 on FanDuel). After missing the final three months of the 2021 season and the first month of 2022 because of a torn ACL, Acuna made his third all-star appearance earlier this month and has posted a .356 OBP with eight home runs, 23 RBIs and 22 stolen bases through 65 games.
Thus far, the only element of Acuna's game that has been lacking is power productivity. Acuna had 41 home runs and 37 stolen bases in his only full season in the majors (2019) and was well on his way to another 30-30 campaign in 2021 before the injury. The power hasn't returned thus far in 2022, largely because of a career-high 48.4 percent groundball rate. But he still hits the ball authoritatively (91.4 mph average exit velocity) and it's only a matter of time before he starts elevating the ball again capitalize on that raw power.
How to set your MLB DFS lineups for Saturday, July 30, 2022
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers on Saturday. 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 Saturday? 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.