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DFS MLB Baseball Picks for May 8, 2021

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ATLANTA, GA Ð SEPTEMBER 04: Atlanta Braves center fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) reacts after hitting his second home run of the game during the MLB game between the Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves on September 4th, 2020 at Truist Park in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire)

We have a seven-game slate with first pitches at 7:05 EST. There should be lots of fun games today including Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels today. The weather is getting warmer which means we are starting to get more Saturday night games.


The weather looks good across the board today, there is a chance of rain in New York, but it shouldn’t be anything more than a delay.

Here’s our 50-50 MLB DFS lineup for 5/08/21 (using DraftKings Values)

 PitcherLance Lynn $9,500
 Pitcher   
 CatcherDanny Jansen $2,500
 First BaseMax Muncy $4,900
 Second Base   
 Third Base   
 Short StopDansby Swanson $3,800
 OutfieldRonald Acuña Jr. $5,600
 Outfield   
 Outfield   

Salary Remaining          $0

Lance Lynn ($9,500)

Lynn comes into today’s game striking out 30 percent of the batters he has faced, and an ERA below two. The Royals over the last week have a team batting average of just 0.237 and a team WRC+ of 95(100 is average). This is a very winnable game for Lynn and the White Sox, and even if they lose, Lynn should give you enough strikeouts to still be valuable.

Danny Jansen ($2,500)

Coming into tonight Jansen has hit home runs in back to back games, so getting that kind of production at catcher at a minimum price is one that is worth looking into, so we can get some big bats into our lineup without taking on risk with our pitchers.

Max Muncy ($4,900)

Muncy is starting to heat up. He has two home runs, and a double in his last three games. He will be facing an Angels team that gives up nearly five runs per game on the season, so expect the Dodgers to score some runs today.

Dansby Swanson ($3,800)

Swanson had a nice game last night for the Braves, with a double and a home run. At his current price it is easy to go back to the well to see if he can give us something similar. The Phillies are going to be using the often erratic Vince Velasquez tonight so we could see lots of runs from the Braves tonight at home.

Ronald Acuña Jr. ($5,600)

It is hard to ignore the upside of Acuña at times. In his last six games, he has two home runs, two steals, and two multi-hit games. His price is high, but new players in the league are capable of putting up the big numbers that Acuña can.

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Here’s our full 50-50 MLB DFS lineup for 5/08/21 (using DraftKings Values)

 PitcherLance Lynn $9,500
 PitcherIan Anderson $8,900
 CatcherDanny Jansen $2,500
 First BaseMax Muncy $4,900
 Second BaseMarcus Semien $4,200
 Third BaseAustin Riley $3,900
 Short StopDansby Swanson $3,800
 OutfieldRonald Acuña Jr. $5,600
 OutfieldTeoscar Hernández $3,800
 OutfieldKevin Pillar $2,900

Salary Remaining          $0

Ian Anderson ($8,900)

Anderson is coming off a rough start against the Blue Jays, but his two starts prior he hadn’t given up a run and gave up on five hits combined. Games against the Phillies are far from a gimmie, but Anderson has had success against them this season already.

Marcus Semien ($4,200)

Semien has a double in three of his last four games, and four of his last six games. Mix in a couple of home runs in those games and you are getting a great price on a player who is as hot right now.

Austin Riley ($3,900)

Riley has cooled off a bit this week having gone hitless in his last four games, but as previously noted Velasquez is erratic, and tends to challenge players with pitches in the centre of the plate when he gets behind. So this could be the game that gets him going back in the right direction.

Kevin Pillar ($2,900)

Pillar has been among the few Mets who haven’t been struggling to hit. He has three multi-hit games in his last six games played, which includes a pair of home runs and a steal. He’s a value priced player who is hitting the ball so we will take it.

Teoscar Hernandez ($3,800)

Hernandez looks to of gotten the rust off after coming back from injury. He has a home run and a steal in his last two games, and if you can get either of those events at his price you won’t be disappointed.

Alternative Moves…

Hunter Dozier – OF ($3,700 DK) If you want to move away from Lance Lynn tonight, you should look at getting Dozier into your lineup. He has multi-hit games in three of his last six games with three doubles and three home runs.

Kohei Arihara– P ($5,000 DK) This is more of a GPP play, but Arihara will be facing a Mariners team that over the last week has a triple slash of 0.204/0.283/0.365 while striking out 27 percent of the time. While Arihara hasn’t been great so far this year, anytime you can face a team that is struggling with a minimum priced pitcher it is worth a shot in GPP.

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