The 2020 MLB Playoffs continue on Friday with Game 6 of the ALCS between the Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros at 6:07 p.m. ET and Game 5 of the NLCS between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves at 9:08 p.m. ET. The Rays have their second chance to close out the ALCS and head back to their first World Series in 12 seasons. The Astros send out left-hander Framber Valdez (2-1, 2.00 ERA in the 2020 playoffs) in an attempt to force a Game 7, and he will be opposed by left-hander Blake Snell (2-1, 2.87 ERA). The Dodgers trail the Braves 3-1 in the NLCS, and Los Angeles will send out right-hander Dustin May (1-0, 0.00 ERA) against an undecided Atlanta pitcher.

Superstars like Cody Bellinger and Jose Altuve have had stellar postseason runs in 2020, but are they strong MLB DFS picks for MLB DFS lineups Friday? And if you splurge on big talent, you have to find value further down the MLB daily Fantasy price list. Before locking in any MLB DFS picks for Friday on sites like FanDuel or DraftKings, 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. 

On Wednesday, McClure had Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager as one of his top MLB DFS picks. The result: Seager doubled, homered, drove in three runs and scored three times — returning nearly 30 points on DraftKings and 6x on investment.

Now, with the 2020 MLB Playoffs continuing on Friday, Oct. 16, McClure has locked in his top MLB daily Fantasy picks. Head to SportsLine now to see them. 

McClure’s top MLB DFS picks for Oct. 16

One of McClure’s top MLB DFS picks for Friday is Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena at $4,700 on DraftKings and $3,700 on FanDuel. The 25-year-old Cuban is in his second postseason in as many years, but this one has gone far better than his hitless effort in 2019 as a St. Louis Cardinal. Arozarena is hitting a stellar .417 during these playoffs, with six home runs, three doubles, eight RBIs and 13 runs scored.

Arozarena hit .281 with seven homers, 11 RBIs, two doubles and 15 runs scored in 23 games during the truncated regular season — technically his rookie season after playing just 19 with the Cardinals in 2019. Arozarena’s six postseason home runs put him in elite Cuban company, as he passed Tony Perez, Jose Canseco and Kendrys Morales (four each) for the most postseason home runs by a Cuban-born player. 

Another pick McClure is high on Friday: Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager at $5,300 on FanDuel and $4,200 on DraftKings. The six-year veteran has homered three times, smacked three doubles, driven in 11 runs and scored 10 times in nine postseason games this year. He doubled and homered in back-to-back games against the Braves earlier in the NLCS, and drove in seven runs during that span.

Seager finished the 2020 regular season with a .307 batting average, 15 home runs, 41 RBIs, 12 doubles and 38 runs scored in 52 games. Seager’s .324/.400/.706/1.106 postseason slash line is phenomenal, and by far the best of his five postseason slash lines. The Braves have yet to name a starter for Friday’s Game 6, but no matter whom Atlanta rolls out, Seager will most certainly be a problem.

How to set your MLB DFS lineups for Oct. 16

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 pools and picks for FanDuel and DraftKings, and cash in big on MLB DFS.


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