There are only a handful of games left in the 2022 MLB season and while most of the baseball universe’s attention is on Aaron Judge’s pursuit of home run No. 62, MLB daily Fantasy players are simply trying to end their season with a few more profitable days. With games spread throughout the day on Saturday, the MLB DFS player pool will be relatively shallow but there’s actually a surprising amount of starting pitching depth this week. Max Scherzer, Dylan Cease, Shane McClanahan and Cristian Javier are all scheduled to take the bump and those are all high-upside options for your MLB DFS lineups.
Cease’s White Sox have fizzled late in the season but the 26-year-old remains a revelation with a 2.06 ERA and 222 strikeouts over 179 innings. Meanwhile, Scherzer has a 1.13 ERA with 32 strikeouts over 24 innings in his last four starts but both of those options will eat up a significant portion of your salary cap space. So who are some of the more affordable options that might allow for you to splurge on pitching? Before making any MLB DFS picks for Saturday, 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 Friday, McClure highlighted Twins shortstop Carlos Correa as one of his top MLB DFS picks on DraftKings and FanDuel. The result: Correa went 2-for-5 with a home run and 2 RBI to return 19 points on DraftKings and 25.2 points on FanDuel. Anybody that included him in their lineups was well on the way to a profitable day.
Now, as the 2022 MLB regular season winds down, McClure has locked in his top MLB daily Fantasy picks for Saturday, October 1. Head to SportsLine now to see them.
McClure’s top MLB DFS picks for Saturday, October 1, 2022
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