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MLB DFS August 18: Locks, Stacks, and Barrels

MLB DFS August 18: Bryce Harper
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There are a whopping 11 games on the schedule tonight for the 7 p.m. slate. So, of course, there are a ton of names to go through. Let’s break it all down and make some money.

All prices are for DraftKings

Locks

Carlos Carrasco ($9,900)

He is facing the worst team in baseball tonight. Not only are the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-14, but they rank in the bottom-three in most major offensive categories. Carrasco has the strikeout upside and has thrown 97 and 103 pitches in his last two outings respectively. This is really a perfect storm and although he is the second-highest priced pitcher on the slate, Cookie is well worth it.

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Kenta Maeda ($9,700)

Maeda has been very efficient in his last three outings. He has thrown no more than 85 pitches but has made it through six innings each time. While he doesn’t offer the strikeout upside of Carrasco, Maeda does offer a solid floor and is one of the safest plays on the board tonight.

Stacks

Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves

The Nationals have hit pretty well this year, and now with Juan Soto back and smashing, they should keep rolling. Josh Tomlin, their opponent, won’t go more than a couple of innings, but he can be hit off the bat. Trea Turner, Adam Eaton, Soto, and Asdrubal Cabrera start the lineup tonight for the Nats. Overall they are fairly affordable especially with Eaton checking in at only $3,000. Roll with the stack at the top of the lineup against a subpar starter.

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Barrels

Bryce Harper ($5,500)

He is pricey but well worth the cost. Hitting in Boston against Zack Godley can’t hurt. Harper has an eight-game hitting streak going and has five multi-hit games in that time. Ride the hot hand here and when he blasts one over the fence in Fenway, you will be happy you did.

Jorge Polanco ($4,400)

The Minnesota Twins shortstop has three multi-hit games in his last six. He bats second in a potent lineup and is facing a righty to start off in Corbin Burnes. Polanco did well against right-handers last season with an .891 OPS. Opportunity is there and the runs will be also. He is a much cheaper option than Corey Seager or Francisco Lindor and has a shot tonight to put up similar points.

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