Friday's MLB DFS player pool will be stocked with big names, including Shohei Ohtani, Christian Yelich, Starling Marte and Fernando Tatis Jr. However, those looking for value among the highest priced MLB DFS picks on Friday need to consider rostering Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who's second in the league with 35 homers and fifth in batting average (.313). Guerrero has hit safely in five of his last six games and he's scored a run in four of his last five.
Can Guerrero keep up his torrid hitting pace against the Detroit Tigers on Friday? Or are you better off finding value elsewhere in the MLB DFS player pool? Before locking in any MLB DFS picks for Friday, 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 Thursday, McClure included Reds pitcher Luis Castillo as one of his top pitching options on both FanDuel and DraftKings. The result: Castillo gave up just one earned run and one walk while striking out seven across seven innings. He returned 49 points on FanDuel and 26.35 points on DraftKings, so anybody who had him in their lineup was well on the way to a profitable day.
Now, with the 2021 MLB season rolling on, McClure has locked in his top MLB daily Fantasy picks for Friday. Head to SportsLine now to see them.
McClure's top MLB DFS picks for August 20, 2021
One of McClure's top MLB DFS picks for Friday is Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette at $5,200 on DraftKings and $3,700 on FanDuel. Bichette has been red-hot in August, recording at least one hit in six of his last 10 games, which includes four multi-hit efforts during that stretch. Through 15 games in August, Bichette has recorded 14 hits, nine runs scored and six RBIs.
Bichette will look to continue his hot streak on Friday against Tigers starting pitcher Tyler Alexander, who enters tonight's matchup with a 4.57 ERA. In addition, Detroit's pitching staff has given up eight or more runs in three of their last four outings, making Bichette a prime candidate for your MLB DFS lineups.
Part of McClure's optimal MLB DFS strategy includes rostering Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies at $5,800 on DraftKings and $4,400 on FanDuel. Albies has been on an absolute tear at the plate recently. In fact, Albies went 3-for-5 with a walk, two runs scored and three RBI in Atlanta's 12-2 rout of the Marlins earlier this week.
Albies has recorded a hit in six of his last eight outings, and he has a great chance to produce big numbers again on Friday against Orioles starting pitcher Keegan Akin, who has an 8.13 ERA this season. Plus, the Braves have scored 11 or more runs in three of their last five outings. Lock him in as one of the top MLB DFS picks for Friday.
How to set your MLB DFS lineups for August 20, 2021
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers on Friday. 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 Friday? 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.