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MLB DFS: Top DraftKings and FanDuel daily Fantasy baseball picks, lineup advice for Friday, August 5, 2022

White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Cease hasn’t given up more than one earned run in a start since May 24 and the impressive youngster will look to continue his run of good performances when he takes the hill against the Rangers on Friday night. Cease is now 11-4 on the season with a 2.01 ERA and has 161 strikeouts over 116 2/3 innings. He’ll certainly be a popular option for MLB DFS lineups on Friday. However, he’ll also come with a hefty price tag as FanDuel is pricing him at $10,900, while DraftKings has his price set at $10,400.

Getting a talented young superstar like Cease with loads of upside into your MLB DFS lineups will mean you have to make big sacrifices elsewhere. So who are some of the more affordable options in the MLB DFS player pool and which matchups can be exploited? Before you make your 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 over $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 highlighted Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins in his MLB DFS player pool on DraftKings and FanDuel. The result: Hoskins went 2-for-2 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored to return 21 Fantasy points on DraftKings and 28.4 points on FanDuel. Anybody that included him in their lineups was well on the way to a profitable day.

Now, as the 2022 MLB season continues, McClure has locked in his top MLB daily Fantasy picks for Friday, August 5. Head to SportsLine now to see them.

McClure’s top MLB DFS picks for Friday, August 5, 2022

For Friday, one of McClure’s MLB DFS picks is White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson, who is listed at $5,200 on DraftKings and $3,200 on FanDuel. The former first-round pick showcased plenty of raw ability but produced inconsistent results before finally breaking out during a 2019 season where he won the AL batting championship.

Since then, he’s established himself as one of the best contact hitters in baseball. Anderson is hitting above .300 for the fourth consecutive season and is slashing .309/.347/.404 on the season. And he’ll have a juicy matchup on Friday against expected Rangers starter Glenn Otto, who has a 5.50 ERA on the season and a 6.42 ERA for his career.

Another part of McClure’s optimal MLB DFS strategy includes rostering Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe ($4,600 on DraftKings and $3,000 on FanDuel). After hitting 39 home runs and driving in 99 runs last season, Lowe got off to a disappointing start and was hitting just .212 when he went on the injured list on May 15 because of a back injury.

After two months of treatment, Lowe returned to the lineup on July 16 and has looked more like himself ever since. In the 14 games since his return to action, Lowe is slashing .339/.383/.571 with three home runs and seven RBIs. He’s also coming off a 3-for-5 game with a homer and three RBIs on Thursday.

How to set your MLB DFS lineups for Friday, August 5, 2022 

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.

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