MLB DFS: Top DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy baseball picks, lineups, advice for April 15, 2024

The 2024 MLB season continues on Monday and a loaded evening slate will mean you have a lot of options at your disposal in the MLB DFS player pool. Reds shortstop Elly De La Cruz is only 113 games into his MLB career but he’s already established himself as one of the game’s most exciting players and he’s red-hot entering Monday’s action. In the last week, De La Cruz is hitting .348 with four home runs, seven RBI and eight runs scored and he’s already stolen a total of six bases on the season.

So how much exposure should you have to De La Cruz in your MLB DFS lineups on Monday night, and who else is worth targeting? Striking the right spending balance while identifying ways to create variance is key to winning big in MLB DFS tournaments, cash games and 50-50s on FanDuel and DraftKings. Before submitting any MLB DFS picks for Monday, 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 more than $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 Braves shortstop Orlando Arcia as one of his top MLB DFS picks on both sites. The result: Arcia went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI, returning 19 points on DraftKings and 24.99 points on FanDuel. Anybody who included him in their lineups was well on the way to a profitable day.  

Now, with the 2024 MLB season rolling, McClure has locked in his top MLB daily Fantasy picks for Monday, April 15. Head to SportsLine now to see them. 

McClure’s top MLB DFS picks for Monday

One of McClure’s top MLB DFS picks for Monday is Royals outfielder Nelson Velazquez at $3,800 on DraftKings and $3,000 on FanDuel. Despite only have 179 plate appearances in 2023 across stints with the Cubs and Royals, Velazquez managed to hit 17 home runs and drove in 34 while posting an .888 OPS.

Now he’s earned an everyday role in Kansas City and he’s making the most of the opportunity, slashing .314/.364/.490 with two home runs and seven RBI in 14 games. Velazquez and the Royals will take on White Sox starter Nick Nastrini on Monday as he makes his MLB debut. The 24-year-old posted a 7.71 ERA in triple-A before being called up and he’s walking into a tough situation in Chicago.

McClure is also targeting Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt at $4,900 on DraftKings and $2,900 on FanDuel. The seven-time All-Star was the NL MVP in 2022 and he’s been one of the best all-around first basemen of this generation.

At 36, he’s off to a somewhat sluggish start in 2024, with a .538 OPS and just one extra-base hit in his first 66 plate appearances. However, that extra-base hit was a home run and he does have seven RBI in 15 games. Goldschmidt will look to jumpstart his season against a familiar foe on Monday. He’s 7-for-19 with two home runs and two doubles off expected Athletics starter Ross Stripling. See McClure’s full MLB DFS player pool at SportsLine.

How to set your MLB DFS lineups for April 15, 2024

McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers on Monday. 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 Monday? Visit SportsLine now to see DFS millionaire Mike McClure’s complete player pool and picks for FanDuel and DraftKings, all from the DFS expert who has won more than $2 million.

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