MLB DFS: Top DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy baseball picks, lineups for Astros-Yankees ALCS Game 2
SportsLine's Mike McClure, a DFS pro with nearly $2M in winnings, gives optimal lineup advice
The American League Championship Series continues Sunday at Minute Maid Park at 8:08 p.m. ET, with the New York Yankees looking to take a 2-0 series lead on the Houston Astros. James Paxton (15-6, 3.82 ERA) takes the mound for the Yankees against Astros right-hander Justin Verlander (21-6, 2.58). New York dominated Houston 7-0 on Saturday to win Game 1, but Houston will be seeking to even the series by generating more offense than the three hits it mustered against the Yankees to begin the series. As the Yankees aim to return to New York with a 2-0 series lead and Houston hopes to even the seven-game set at 1-1, both rosters will leave nothing in reserve to earn a victory on Sunday. But which MLB DFS players will return the most value? With FanDuel offering a $35K Sunday MLB Rally and DraftKings running a $50K AL Pennant Push, there's a great chance to win big with your MLB DFS lineups. Before you wrap up your MLB DFS strategy for Sunday's AL Championship Series 2019 game, see the optimal MLB DFS lineups from SportsLine's resident DFS millionaire, Mike McClure. He's won almost $2 million in daily Fantasy sports.
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'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.
He's crushed his MLB DFS picks in 2019, producing lineups on SportsLine that have returned as much as 30x. He also finished in the top 1 percent of tournaments four times and the top 0.1 percent of tournaments twice in the first half of the season. He cashed huge in three consecutive tournaments in mid-June, which included a top 2 percent finish when his DraftKings lineup generated a whopping 185.9 points. He also had an optimal lineup on FanDuel that cashed 8x for followers the Friday before the All-Star break. Since then, he's had multiple lineups cash between 5x and 10x.
And on Saturday, he was all over Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright. The result: Wainwright struck out 11 hitters in 7 1/3 innings, returning over 6x value on FanDuel. Anyone who has followed McClure has seen some huge returns. Now, McClure has set his sights on Sunday's AL Championship Series 2019 Game 2 between the Yankees and Astros.
One of McClure's top MLB DFS picks for Sunday is Yankees designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion. Encarnacion had a power-packed bat for New York in 2019, smacking 34 home runs and driving in 86 RBI. The 15-year veteran already has three homers and seven RBI against the Astros this season, and has hit 23 of his home runs in 2019 against right-handers like Verlander. Lock him in as one of the top overall MLB DFS plays on Sunday.
McClure's optimal MLB DFS strategy for Sunday also involves rostering Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton belted a solo home run as part of a 2-for-4 day in Saturday's Game 1, sending notice that he is healthy and ready to make his mark in the ALCS. When Stanton is 100 percent, he is a force at the plate – with 208 career home runs and 785 career RBI. The 10-year veteran appears ready to make it happen for the Yankees against the Astros, and that's why McClure has Stanton in his MLB DFS lineup on Sunday.
McClure is also targeting a player who is undervalued in DFS and 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. This pick could be the difference between cashing in big or going home with nothing.
So what are the optimal MLB DFS lineups for the American League Championship Series game on Sunday? Visit SportsLine right now to see DFS millionaire Mike McClure's complete optimal tournament and cash game lineups for FanDuel and DraftKings, and cash in big on MLB DFS.
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