Unlocking Victory on August 21st: MLB DFS Selections, Strategies, and Standout Props for Monday’s Games


Step Into the Batter's Box: Your Daily Fantasy Sports Breakdown

Hey there, sports fanatics! We've got a jam-packed day of baseball ahead with 10 games on the slate. The first pitch is set to fly at 6:40 PM EST as the Cubs take on the Tigers at Comerica Park. Let's dive in!

Swinging for the Fences: The Hottest DFS Batters Right Now

  • πŸ”₯ Pete Alonso is crushing it with 12 hits, 8 HRs, and 17 RBIs from his last 50 at-bats. He's up against Allan Winans today, who's boasting a 1.59 ERA. Last time Winans hit the mound, he didn't allow a single run on 4 hits after facing 28 batters.
  • πŸ”₯ Bobby Witt Jr. is on fire with a .382 average, 4 HRs, and 12 RBIs from his last 55 at-bats. He's facing Paul Blackburn today, who's got a 3.89 ERA. Blackburn's last start was on 08/16, where he allowed no runs on 6 hits after facing 26 batters.
  • πŸ”₯ Christian Walker is tearing it up with a .380 average, 6 HRs, and 16 RBIs from his last 50 at-bats. He's up against Jordan Montgomery today, who's got a 3.30 ERA. Montgomery's last start was on 08/15, where he allowed 1 run on 6 hits after facing 24 batters.
  • πŸ”₯ Matt Olson is hitting hard with a .327 average, 5 HRs, and 14 RBIs from his last 55 at-bats. He's facing David Peterson today, who's got a 5.45 ERA. Peterson's last start was on 08/15, where he allowed 1 run on 3 hits after facing 20 batters.
  • πŸ”₯ Jose Altuve is smashing it with a .462 average, 1 HR, and 8 RBIs from his last 52 at-bats. He's up against James Paxton today, who's got a 3.34 ERA. Paxton's last start was on 08/16, where he allowed 2 runs on 5 hits after facing 24 batters.

πŸ”₯ Tommy Pham of the ARI is on a hot streak with 11 hits since 45146.

Pitch Perfect: Today's Top DFS Pitchers

  • Luis Castillo of SEA is bringing the heat with a 3.71 ERA, 166 KOs, and 23 HRs allowed over 25 games.
  • Paul Blackburn of OAK is holding strong with a 4.02 ERA, 73 KOs, and 5 HRs allowed over 13 games.
  • Michael Wacha of SD is on point with a 2.68 ERA, 78 KOs, and 8 HRs allowed over 16 games.

Batter Up: Today's DFS Showdowns to Watch

Here are the games we're keeping our eyes on today:

πŸ”₯ Cubs 64-59 (-120) vs Tigers 57-67 (-110) 9.0 O/U

Despite the Cubs' impressive home run ranking (#2), they're up against the Tigers at Comerica Park - one of the toughest ballparks for HRs. With the Cubs being one of the highest run-scoring teams in baseball, this matchup is sure to be a nail-biter.

❄️ Giants 65-59 (-185) vs Phillies 67-57 (+140) 8.5 O/U

The Giants may be struggling with their bats, but they're up against the Phillies who have a solid record. With the Giants being one of the worst run-scoring teams, this game could go either way.

πŸ”₯ Cardinals 55-70 (-121) vs Pirates 55-69 (+101) 10.0 O/U

Both teams have similar records, but the Pirates have the home-field advantage at PNC Park - another tough ballpark for HRs. This game could be a low-scoring one, making it an interesting pick for the under.

The Showstopper: Our Favorite Matchup Of The Day

Our favorite pick of the day? We're going with the Cardinals at -121. Despite their record, they're up against the Pirates at PNC Park, a tough ballpark for HRs. We're expecting a low-scoring game, making the Cardinals a solid pick. πŸ€

🏁 Home Run Prop Favorites

πŸ₯‡Corey Seager TEX +400

Corey Seager is my gold pick. He's up against Slade Cecconi who has an ERA of 3.48 and gives up a homer to 2.3% of batters faced. Seager's hitting stats are impressive with a 7.18% homerun rate and a recent performance of 5 homeruns in the last 45 at bats. Plus, the weather at Chase Field is partly cloudy with a 12MPH wind blowing out to center field, which could give his hits an extra push.

πŸ₯ˆJake Burger MIA +420

Jake Burger is my silver pick. He's facing Michael Wacha who has a lower ERA of 2.68 but gives up a homer to 2.2% of batters faced. Burger's homerun rate is a solid 7.63% and he's had a homerun in his last 50 at bats. The weather at Petco Park is partly cloudy with a 7MPH wind blowing towards right field, which could favor Burger's left-handed hits.

πŸ₯‰Matt Olson ATL +310

Matt Olson is my bronze pick. He's up against David Peterson who has a high ERA of 5.45 and gives up a homer to 3.4% of batters faced. Olson's homerun rate is a whopping 9.35% and he's had 5 homeruns in his last 55 at bats. The weather at Truist Park is partly cloudy with a 4MPH wind blowing towards left field, which could favor Olson's right-handed hits.

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