With the All-Star break over, the MLB kicks off the second half of their season today, Thursday, July 21st, with a three-game main slate. It's three games on both DraftKings and FanDuel while it's only two on Yahoo! Fantasy. We have no weather issues to be concerned with at ALL. We have an interesting slate of pitching and an interesting slate of teams to stack offensively. The offenses likely chalky are led by the Detroit Tigers. Go figure. Check back with our MLB Weather Center for more details surrounding the weather as we approach roster lock. To get all the confirmed lineups across baseball, check out the MLB Lineups page. To get projections and to generate one or multiple lineups, take a look at our MLB DFS Projections and MLB DFS Lineup Generator. Let's check out the rest of my favorite MLB DFS top picks!



New York Yankees @ Houston Astros

Spread: HOU -125

Total: 8


Cristian Javier, HOU - The last time Cristian Javier took the mound against the Yankees he and his bullpen threw a no-hitter. Javier himself struck out 13 Yankees over seven innings. Javier has been quite good at home this season, pitching to a 2.64 ERA, and is holding opponents to a .171 BAA. Obviously, a scary match-up considering the Yankees were the number one offense in the league in terms of OPS, wOBA, and ISO over the last two weeks leading into the All-Star break.

Jordan Montgomery, NYY - It has been a very strong season for Jordan Montgomery and it's been very hard to get to them in bunches. He's only had one start in which he's allowed over four earned runs this year and this is a guy who's faced the Red Sox and Blue Jays a combined five times. Monty is a tough option to use as a core piece to your lineup, but he's also very tough to stack against.


LHH vs. Montgomery; .188 AVG, .250 SLG%, .190 wOBA, 30.8% K-rate, 15.6% hard-hit rate

RHH vs. Montgomery; .301 wOBA, 1.29 HR/9, 17.3% K-rate, 25.4% hard-hit rate

Jose Altuve - .306 AVG, 7 HR, .449 wOBA vs. LHP

Jeremy Peña - .284 AVG, 4 HR, .358 wOBA vs. LHP

Aledmys Díaz - 1.027 OPS L14 days

Chas McCormick - .333 AVG, 3 HR, .417 wOBA vs. LHP

LHH vs. Javier; .353 SLG%, .293 wOBA, 27.7% K-rate, 28.8% hard-hit rate

RHH vs. Javier; .160 AVG, .243 wOBA, 44.1% K-rate, 34.3% hard-hit rate

Aaron Judge - 24 HR, .428 wOBA vs. RHP

Anthony Rizzo - 16 HR, .368 wOBA vs. RHP

Giancarlo Stanton - 19 HR, .365 wOBA vs. RHP

Josh Donaldson - 8 HR, 25 RBI, .361 wOBA on the road

Texas Rangers @ Miami Marlins

Spread: MIA -115

Total: 7


Jon Gray, TEX - It has been a great nine-game stretch for Jon Gray as he’s pitched to a 2.59 ERA and has held his opponents to a .205 AVG and .265 wOBA. He has a 30.6% K-rate over that span, which plays right into his hand considering the Marlins' 24.6% K-rate over the last two weeks. Miami also limped into the All-Star break, ranking dead last in OPS and wOBA and were 29th in ISO. With Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Jon Berti both on the IL, the Marlins offense is definitely watered down and can be taken advantage of. One of the two best options on the slate and is viable in all formats.

Pablo López, MIA - After a rough month of June, Lopez has opened up July on a good note, allowed two earned runs or fewer in each of his three outings, including one each in his last two. Lopez’s 2.86 ERA speaks to how good he can be but this is no walk in the park. Texas’ offense has been subpar against right-handed pitching this year, 


LHH vs. Lopez; .206 AVG, .292 wOBA, 1.24 HR/9, 19.6% K-rate, 26.1% hard-hit rate

RHH vs. Lopez; .214 AVG, .285 wOBA, .59 HR/9, 29.8% K-rate, 33% hard-hit rate

Corey Seager - .405/.478/.973 slash line over his last 10 games, along with 6 HR & 13 RBI

Leody Taveras - .457/.474/.771 slash line over his last 10 games, along with 8 2B, 1 HR, 11 RBI & 4 SB

LHH vs. Gray; .291 wOBA, .63 HR/9, 25.7% K-rate, 30.7% hard-hit rate

RHH vs. Gray; .216 AVG, .278 wOBA, 1.34 HR/9, 32% hard-hit rate

Garrett Cooper - .293 AVG, 7 HR, .359 wOBA vs. RHP. Very cheap.

Brian Anderson - .289 AVG, .368 wOBA, .838 OPS, 36.2% hard-hit rate

Detroit Tigers @ Oakland Athletics

Spread: DET -150

Total: 7


Tarik Skubal, DET - It has been a tale of two seasons for Tarik Skubal this year and the latter part has NOT been good at all. Since June 1st, Skubal has pitched to a 5.88 ERA while serving up a .348 wOBA and a 1.3 HR/9. Skubal has dominated the Athletics this year, but it in May, when he was at his best. That said, Oakland is 28th in OPS and wOBA against southpaws. They don’t strike out a bunch, but expect Skubal to be very popular against the lowly A’s.

Zach Logue, OAK - Nobody is going to play Zach Logue here because nobody expects him to be good because he really hasn’t been great. That being said, neither is the Detroit Tigers offensively. Yeah sure, the Tigers are 19th in OPS and wOBA against left-handed pitching this year. It’s nice for Logue to pitch at home here.


LHH vs. Logue; .538 SLG%, .365 wOBA, 20.7% K-rate, 42.9% hard-hit rate

RHH vs. Logue; .533 SLG%, .377 wOBA, 16.5% K-rate, 2.35 HR/9, 34.2% hard-hit rate

Javier Báez - .338 AVG, .394 wOBA this year, .886 OPS, .369 wOBA vs. LHP for his career

Robbie Grossman - .353 AVG, .414 wOBA this year vs. LHP, .857 OPS last year

Eric Haase - 2 HR, .352 wOBA vs. LHP, .320 AVG over his last 10 games

Miguel Cabrera - .357 AVG vs. LHP, but hasn’t hit any homers against them

Riley Greene - Too cheap, leading off

LHH vs. Skubal; .259 AVG, .281 wOBA, 20.2% K-rate, 20.3% hard-hit rate

RHH vs. Skubal; .310 wOBA, 25.9% K-rate, 34.3% hard-hit rate

Ramón Laureano - .298 AVG, 2 HR, .410 wOBA vs. LHP, 4 HR over his last 10 games

Sean Murphy - 4 HR, .794 OPS, .222 ISO, and a .344 wOBA vs. LHP

Chad Pinder - 4-game hitting streak, 2 HR & 7 RBI over that span. 281 AVG over L10 games

Elvis Andrus - Favorite cheap SS on the board

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