Filling the shoes of long-time first baseman Freddie Freeman is no small task, but the Atlanta Braves‘ decision to move forward with Matt Olson is paying off early this season. Olson has started the year with eight hits and two doubles in 14 at bats, while Freeman has started the season with batting splits of just .167/.286/.167. All of Olson’s numbers thus far have come against Cincinnati, but should you consider him in MLB DFS lineups when Atlanta is back in action tonight against Washington?
Freeman and the Dodgers are inactive, but Los Angeles’ other team, the Angels, begin a series against the Miami Marlins. The Angels have a first baseman of their own in Jared Walsh who is off to a fast start, with six hits and three RBI in 16 plate appearances. Which first baseman is the right one for you to target in the MLB DFS player pool on Monday, or are there even better options? Before you make your MLB DFS picks, 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 Sunday, McClure had Guardians third baseman Jose Ramirez in his pool on both FanDuel and DraftKings. The result: Ramirez finished a triple short of the cycle and had three RBI to return 32 points on DraftKings and 44.1 points on FanDuel. Anybody that included him in their lineups was well on the way to a profitable day.
Now, with the 2022 MLB season in full swing, McClure has locked in his top MLB daily Fantasy picks for Monday, April 11. Head to SportsLine now to see them.
McClure’s top MLB DFS picks for April 11, 2022
One of McClure’s top MLB DFS picks for Monday is Twins shortstop Carlos Correa at $5,100 on DraftKings and $3,400 on FanDuel. Correa may be feeling the pressure of the huge contract he signed in the offseason, as he has struck out in five of his last eight at-bats, but he’s a top candidate to turn things around this evening. In nine career at-bats against Seattle probable starter Chris Flexen, he has four hits, two walks, an RBI and just one strikeout.
Against right-handed starters last season, Correa hit .282 with 19 home runs and 68 RBI. Despite the way he’s started, he’s proven a comfortable hitter at home as well, and last season he had batting splits of .333/.400/.444 at Target Field, albeit as a member of the Houston Astros. All things considered, Correa should be confident in his Monday matchup and looking to stop an early-season slump before it begins.
Another part of McClure’s optimal MLB DFS strategy includes rostering Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe ($5,400 on DraftKings and $3,600 on FanDuel). After two hitless games to start the season, Lowe finally found his stroke in his last game and hit a home run with another hit against Baltimore on Sunday. Tampa Bay moves on to begin a series against Oakland on Monday, and Lowe looks to show better against the A’s than he did last season.
In 2021, Lowe finished with batting splits of .191/.261/.476 against Oakland, but shouldn’t let that shake him on Monday. He’ll face A’s pitcher Paul Blackburn for the first time in his career, and last season against right-handed pitchers, Lowe was at his best. In 363 at bats against righties, he hit .270 with 29 home runs and 72 RBI, and he’ll look to continue that following a big game on Sunday.
How to set your MLB DFS lineups for April 11, 2022
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 pool and picks for FanDuel and DraftKings, and cash in big on MLB DFS.