Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon might have slipped a bit off his torrid hitting pace in recent days, but Blackmon is still hitting over .400 and is unquestionably a premier MLB DFS player. Blackmon is hitting .405 with three home runs and 24 RBIs in his attempt to become the first hitter to average over .400 in a single season since Ted Williams in 1941. Although Blackmon freely admits that a .400 effort in a 60-game season would carry an asterisk, it would still be a tremendous accomplishment in what has been a unique 2020 season.
Blackmon and the Rockies travel to play the Diamondbacks on Monday, but should Blackmon be among your MLB DFS picks? Or are you better off seeking out value among hitters elsewhere in the 18-team MLB DFS player pool when making MLB DFS rosters for cash games, 50-50s or tournaments on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel? Before making your MLB DFS picks for Monday, be sure to check out the MLB DFS advice, stacks and projections from SportsLine daily Fantasy expert Mike McClure.
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.
His model led him to some massive returns from his MLB DFS picks in 2019, producing daily Fantasy baseball lineups on SportsLine that 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 last season.
Now, with the 60-game 2020 MLB schedule continuing on Monday, Aug. 24, McClure has locked in his top MLB daily Fantasy picks. Head to SportsLine now to see them.
McClure's top MLB DFS picks for Aug. 24
One of McClure's top MLB DFS picks for Monday is Chicago Cubs center fielder Ian Happ at $3,900 on DraftKings and $3,200 on FanDuel. Happ has been a machine in the last seven days for the Cubs, homering three times and tripling once to help Chicago maintain its NL Central lead. Happ is hitting .286 this season with six home runs and 15 RBIs.
Happ and the Cubs get the Tigers in Detroit on Monday, a place the Tigers have won just four games all season. Happ has been dominating right-handers like Tigers starter Casey Mize (0-0, 6.23 ERA), hitting all but one of his home runs and driving in all but two of his RBIs for a 1.131 OPS. McClure likes Happ to roll again Monday, and recommends him in all MLB DFS formats.
Part of McClure's optimal MLB DFS strategy Monday involves rostering Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ketel Marte at $4,700 on DraftKings and $3,500 on FanDuel. Marte is seventh in MLB with a .336 batting average, which would be the highest of his six-year career. Marte also has nine doubles so far in 2020, which has him tied for ninth in the majors.
Marte and the Diamondbacks begin a weekday home series against the Rockies on Monday, as the two teams try to scratch closer to the Dodgers in the NL West. Marte has dominated Colorado this season, hitting .500 with two doubles, four RBIs, six runs scored an a 1.205 OPS. Marte also has all but one of his RBIs this season against right-handers like Colorado starter Ryan Castellani, which is why McClure predicts big things for Marte in MLB DFS play.
How to set your MLB DFS lineups for Aug. 24
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers on Monday. 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 Monday? Visit SportsLine now to see DFS millionaire Mike McClure's complete player pools and picks for FanDuel and DraftKings, and cash in big on MLB DFS.