MLB DFS: Targets for 5/18/18

MLB DFS has a full slate of games for us tonight! Be sure to keep an eye on the weather for any delays and/or postponements. Also, click the image below to listen to our fantasy baseball podcast!



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Charlie Morton (HOU vs. CLE)

Over/Under: 7 1/2

Moneyline: -174

FanDuel: $9,700/DraftKings: $12,200

Morton is having another impressive start to the season, and it seems like no one’s really talking about it. He’s sporting a 5-0 record, with 62 strikeouts, which equates to a K/9 of 11.47. The matchup against the Indians isn’t an easy one, but they can be had. The Indians weren’t able to take advantage of their division rivals (Tigers and Royals) in their last two series, coming out of it 3-3. Something interesting about Morton this season and last; he’s striking out left-handed batters more. Here are his advanced splits:

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The run total for the game dropped by half a point overnight, and Morton is a solid play on FanDuel. His price is steep on DraftKings, so you’ll have to pair him with someone like Marco Estrada ($5,100), and piece together a cheap offense.


CC Sabathia (NYY @ KCR)

Over/Under: 9

Moneyline: -170

FanDuel: $7,500/DraftKings: $7,500

Sabathia has been fine this season, but you’ll have to pick and choose when you want to start him. His 2-0 record doesn’t say much, but he’s been able to keep the walks down with only five in 36.1 innings. Sabathia’s given up four home runs this season, but three of them came in one start against the Orioles. He doesn’t go deep into games, but for where he’s at in his career, Sabathia can give us just enough for the right price. The Royals are on a five game losing streak, and Sabathia should be able to keep them in check, while the Yankees’ offense scores some runs against Jake Junis.


Teams to stack:

Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles (Alex Cobb)

Mookie Betts  FanDuel: $5,200 (OF)/DraftKings: $5,800 (OF)

J.D. Martinez  FanDuel: $4,900 (OF)/DraftKings: $5,300 (OF)

Hanley Ramirez  FanDuel: $4,000 (1B)/DraftKings: $4,300 (1B)

Andrew Benintendi  FanDuel: $4,400 (OF)/DraftKings: $4,600 (OF)


Toronto Blue Jays vs. Oakland A’s (Brett Anderson)

Josh Donaldson   FanDuel: $4,100 (3B)/DraftKings: $4,500 (3B)

Teoscar Hernandez  FanDuel: $3,400 (OF)/DraftKings: $4,000 (OF)

Kevin Pillar  FanDuel: $3,000 (OF)/DraftKings: $3,900 (OF)

Justin Smoak  FanDuel: $3,600 (1B)/DraftKings: $3,700 (1B)


Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins (Dan Straily)

Freddie Freeman  FanDuel: $4,900 (1B)/DraftKings: $5,400 (1B)

Ozzie Albies  FanDuel: $4,800 (2B)/DraftKings: $5,500 (2B)

Nick Markakis  FanDuel: $3,700 (OF)/DraftKings: $4,400 (OF)

Tyler Flowers  FanDuel: $2,400 (C)/DraftKings: $2,800 (C)


Thank you for reading, and good luck with your picks!


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