MLB DFS top Picks for DraftKings and FanDuel ft. Shohei Ohtani, Paul Skenes & More for June 17 - Week 13

MLB DFS top Picks for DraftKings and FanDuel ft. Shohei Ohtani, Paul Skenes & More for June 17 - Week 13
MLB DFS top Picks for DraftKings and FanDuel ft. Shohei Ohtani, Paul Skenes & More for June 17 - Week 13

There are nine games on the MLB schedule today, which is important to note for Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) purposes. Some teams and their best players are enjoying a day off, so your lineup for fantasy might look a little different. There are still good hitters and pitchers available, so here's who you should target.


Pitchers for MLB DFS on June 17

Paul Skenes ($9500 on DraftKings, $10300 on FanDuel)

Even though he's just a rookie, Paul Skenes is in must-start territory. If he's pitching for the Pittsburgh Pirates, he needs to be in your DFS lineup. He boasts a 3-0 record, a 2.43 ERA, and a 0.96 WHIP on the year.

Sonny Gray ($10500 on DraftKings, $11000 on FanDuel)

Pick Sonny Gray in DFS
Pick Sonny Gray in DFS

Sonny Gray has been excellent for the St. Louis Cardinals this season. He's 8-4 with a very solid 3.01 ERA and 1.03 WHIP. He also has the 14th-most strikeouts in baseball, so he's a good pick when he's on the mound.

Max Fried ($9800 on DraftKings, $10500 on FanDuel)

Max Fried has been more than solid for the Atlanta Braves. The left-hander is 6-3 with a 3.20 ERA, 70 strikeouts, and a 1.06 WHIP. The Braves face the soft-hitting Detroit Tigers, making Fried an excellent matchup.


Hitters for MLB DFS on June 17

Christian Yelich ($5700 on DraftKings, $3900 on FanDuel)

Christian Yelich has been hitting very well for the Milwaukee Brewers since returning to the lineup. He's batting .333 and has six home runs and an OPS of .917. He might eventually cool down, but he should be in DFS lineups until then.

Shohei Ohtani ($7000 on DraftKings, $5100 on FanDuel)

Perhaps Shohei Ohtani's price for today is a little lower due to his recent injury-fueled slump, but he is still one of the most talented hitters and will now have even more responsibility with Mookie Betts out. Regardless, he still has a .309 average and 19 home runs.

Elly De La Cruz ($5800 on DraftKings, $3900 on FanDuel)

Elly De La Cruz is good for DFS
Elly De La Cruz is good for DFS

Elly De La Cruz remains on an unprecedented run of stolen bases for the Cincinnati Reds, and he should be in your lineup today. He also has a .773 OPS and 12 home runs, so he's good for some offensive power at the plate and on the bases.


Budget picks for MLB DFS on June 17

Nolan Arenado ($3800 on DraftKings, $2700 on FanDuel)

Nolan Arenado is having a bit of a down year for the St. Louis Cardinals. The hitter is hitting .262 with an OPS below .700. Those are uninspiring numbers, but at this price range, there aren't very many hitters of Arenado's caliber.

Oneil Cruz ($4300 on DraftKings, $3100 on FanDuel)

Oneil Cruz is a good budget pick for DFS today
Oneil Cruz is a good budget pick for DFS today

Oneil Cruz may have a .251 batting average and .737 OPS, but he hits the ball harder than most players in the MLB. That usually tends to yield positive results, so you can pick him up today at a discount and reap the rewards from the Pittsburgh Pirates star.

Bryan Reynolds ($4100 on DraftKings, $3200 on Fanduel)

Another Pittsburgh Pirates star is a good budget pick for DFS. Bryan Reynolds is a potential-filled young star in baseball, so his .267 average and .768 OPS should improve and you can take advantage of his low price on June 17.

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Edited by Rajdeep Barman
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