MLB DFS: Max Kepler and top August 4 picks for DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy baseball lineups

MLB DFS: Max Kepler and top August 4 picks for DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy baseball lineups

Fifteen games are on the MLB schedule for Sunday with the action getting underway at 1:05 p.m. ET. Full-day MLB DFS slates will include the Sunday Night Baseball matchup between the Yankees and Red Sox, while most of the main slate action on daily Fantasy sites such as FanDuel and DraftKings will focus on the afternoon games, which include intriguing matchups such as Cubs vs. Brewers, Braves vs. Reds and Indians vs. Angels. Before locking in any MLB DFS picks of your own for a a tournament or cash game on Sunday, be sure to see what Mike McClure has to say. He's won almost $2 million as a DFS pro, and his optimal MLB DFS lineups, advice and player pool for Sunday can help you make all the right calls for this loaded day of action. 

When it comes to MLB, 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.

He got off to a hot start in 2019, producing lineups on SportsLine that have returned as much as 30x in the first half of the season. He's also finished in the top 1 percent of tournaments four times and the top 0.1 percent of tournaments twice this season already. He cashed huge in three consecutive tournaments in mid-June, which included a top 2 percent finish when his DraftKings lineup generated a whopping 185.9 points. He also had an optimal lineup on FanDuel that cashed 8x for followers right before the All-Star break. 

Earlier this week, he rostered Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts on FanDuel. The result: Bogaerts had a massive day on Thursday, going 4-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs -- returning almost 50 points and over 12x value. Anybody who followed his advice was well on their way to a huge day. Now, McClure has set his sights on Sunday's MLB DFS slates. You can see his full roster at SportsLine.

One of McClure's top MLB DFS picks for Sunday is Twins outfielder Max Kepler. Kepler has been a key part of Minnesota's powerful offense this season, ranking second in the American League in home runs (30), fifth in RBIs (75) and sixth in slugging percentage (.588). He entered the weekend on a nine-game hitting streak and went off in Game 1 of his series against the Royals with a 2-for-3 performance that included a pair of doubles, two RBIs and two walks. He has a great chance to keep it rolling Sunday against Kansas City starter Brad Keller, a pitcher he has a sizzling .429 average against.

Part of his optimal MLB DFS strategy includes rostering Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak, who will look to exploit a matchup against the struggling Baltimore Orioles and starter Tom Eshelman, who has a 6.35 ERA and a WHIP of 1.54. Smoak, who has 18 home runs on the season, is one of the more affordable power sources available on Sunday. He also ranks sixth in the American League in walks (64), giving a great chance to get on base and score runs on Sunday. 

McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers on Sunday. The stars are aligning for him to return tournament-winning value and he comes at a price that won't break the bank. This pick could be the difference between cashing in big or going home with nothing.  

So what are the optimal MLB DFS lineups for Sunday? Visit SportsLine right now to see DFS millionaire Mike McClure's complete optimal tournament lineups for FanDuel and DraftKings, and cash in big on MLB DFS.

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