Daily Fantasy Baseball: DraftKings Picks for July 29


July 28, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray (54) pitches the second inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Daily Fantasy Baseball: DraftKings Picks for July 29

Welcome back to the best place to get DAILY expert fantasy baseball picks for DraftKings and other DFL formats. Before we look at Wednesday’s games, let’s review the picks from yesterday’s DK column.


Jose Fernandez (MIA) home vs. WAS for $12,700: 20.7 FP, 1.6 FP/$1K

Sonny Gray (OAK) at LAD for $10,400: 44.85 FP, 4.3 FP/$1K


2B Brandon Phillips (CIN) at STL (Garcia) for $3,600: 4 FP, 1.1 FP/$1K

1B Chris Carter (HOU) home vs. LAA (Wilson) for $3,500: 16 FP, 4.5 FP/$1K

OF Andrew McCutchen (PIT) home vs. MIN for $4,900:  0 FP, 0 FP/$1K

OF Lorenzo Cain (KC) at CLE for $4,700: 8 FP,  1.7 FP/$1K

Without further ado, let’s look at DraftKings contests for Wednesday, July 29!

Next: Picks for the Wednesday, July 29th DraftKings Contests

Jul 21, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros designated hitter Chris Carter (23) celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run during the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

If you haven’t joined DraftKings yet and want to play in their exciting contests, use this direct DraftKings Link to register with a minimum deposit of just $5. DraftKings will even match your initial deposit up to $600 – just click “Sign Up”!

My selections are tailored toward DraftKings scoring system but these picks can also be helpful in H2H formats with daily rosters where some of my recommended players may be available to pick up off the Waiver Wire. Also, a majority of these selections would also be recommended for FanDuel, but you should first understand the differences between each baseball scoring system before plugging players in both.

Here are my best early and late picks for DraftKings lineups in the full schedule of MLB Games on Wednesday, July 29th, with the early slate (6 games) starting at 1:10 pm and evening slate (9 games) starting at 7:05 p.m.

Good Luck!

Next: Early Infielders

Early Infielders:

Live Feed

Blue Jays predicated to take slugging high school 3B in Keith Law's latest mock draft
Blue Jays predicated to take slugging high school 3B in Keith Law's latest mock draft /

Jays Journal

  • Nolan Jones eligible to be NL Rookie of the year candidateRox Pile
  • What is the Immaculate Grid, every MLB fans latest obsession?Puckett's Pond
  • Yankees top rookie's snub from MLB's future star draft makes sense, still hurtsYanks Go Yard
  • Can the Mariners Regain Their Footing at Camden Yards?SoDo Mojo
  • How MLB could realign divisions with rumored expansion teamsRedbird Rants
  • 2B Jason Kipnis (CLE) home vs. KC (Guthrie) for $4,700: Kipnis (.326, 9 FPPG) has owned Guthrie in his career, batting .440 (11 for 25) with 2 HR, 9 RBI, and a SB against him. Even though he’s the top salaried 2B, this is a great L/R matchup against a pitcher that has struggled in 2015. Draft Kipnis and expect 15+ FP on Wednesday.

    3B Aramis Ramirez (PIT) at MIN (Santana) for $3,600: The newly acquired Pirate has gone 0 of 12 for in his return to his original club, which has been largely blamed on nerves. He is due and that breakout could come tomorrow at hitter friendly Target Field (7th in Park Factor HR) where his power (11 HR in 2015) could come into play at an affordable price.

    Next: Late Infielders

    Jul 28, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) fist bumps Houston Astros first base coach Rich Dauer (48) after hitting a two-run RBI double in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park. Astros won 10-5 . Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

    Live Feed

    Lions quarterback Jared Goff is a perfect quarterback for best ball fantasy football
    Lions quarterback Jared Goff is a perfect quarterback for best ball fantasy football /

    SideLion Report

  • 6 Lamar Jackson over/unders for 2023 seasonEbony Bird
  • 3 Denver Broncos land in early fantasy football mock draftPredominantly Orange
  • 5 top reactions to new Detroit Lions fantasy football projections from ESPN's Mike ClaySideLion Report
  • 5 breakout candidates for the Chicago BearsBear Goggles On
  • 5 Steelers you should add to your fantasy football team rosterStill Curtain
  • Late Infielders

    2B Jose Altuve (HOU) home vs. LAA (Richards) for $3,600: Altuve is have a monster year with a .301 average with 9 HR, 28 SB, and 8.8 FPPG. He is playing at home in Minute Maid Park against Richards who he has a .325 mark (8 for 25) against.

    Xander Bogaerts (BOS) home vs.CWS (Quintana) for $3,500: Bogaerts (.312 BA, 6.8 FPPG) has been decent for the Red Sox this year and has done well recently going 9 for 23 with 4 runs scored in his last 5 games. He has a good chance to put up numbers at Fenway in a righty/lefty face-off with LHP Quintana at a steal of a price.

    Next: Early Outfielders

    Jul 22, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Cleveland Indians center fielder Michael Brantley (23) is greeted by shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) and second baseman Jason Kipnis (22) after hitting a three-run home run in the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

    Early Outfielders

    Live Feed

    NL fantasy baseball plays for All-Star Break push on Braves, Cubs and Phillies
    NL fantasy baseball plays for All-Star Break push on Braves, Cubs and Phillies /

    Call to the Pen

  • Fantasy baseball: Relief for grim Mets news in Atlanta and San DiegoCall to the Pen
  • Fantasy baseball: The old and relentless in Los Angeles and PittsburghCall to the Pen
  • Fantasy baseball: Ryan McMahon on hot streak for Colorado RockiesCall to the Pen
  • Fantasy baseball: 5 outfielders to add to your roster right nowCall to the Pen
  • Fantasy baseball: Hidden home runs in Miami, St. Louis and WashingtonCall to the Pen
  • OF Starlin Marte (PIT) at MIN  (Santana) for $4,400: Although Marte (.291, 13 HR, 19 SB) missed Tuesdays game vs. the Twins with illness, make sure to play him today if he’s in the lineup. He has been on a tear, going 12 for 28 on a current 7 game hitting streak. In his only appearance vs. Santana he went 3 for 3 with 2 home runs plus he is playing in favorable batting conditions in the heat of the day at Target Field.

    Tips for New Daily Fantasy League Players

    OF Michael Brantley (CLE) home vs. KC (Guthrie) for $4,600: Brantley (.298, 7 HR, 55 RBI, .820 OPS, 8.1 FPPG), along with Jason Kipnis is one of the lone bright spots in the Indians offense. The left-handed OF is facing the lefty Guthrie (5.35 ERA, 1.54 WHIP in 2015) whom he has hit .313 (10 for 32 AB) in his career.

    Next: Late Outfielders

    Jul 26, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain (6) hits a single in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

    Late Outfielders

    Live Feed

    NASCAR rule change could save Noah Gragson's season
    NASCAR rule change could save Noah Gragson's season /

    Beyond the Flag

  • NASCAR: Now is the time to bet on Chase ElliottBeyond the Flag
  • NASCAR: 5 drivers who have been underperformingBeyond the Flag
  • NASCAR: Who is replacing Jamie McMurray in the booth?Beyond the Flag
  • Four drivers nominated for prestigious racing awardBeyond the Flag
  • NASCAR: Top 5 championship contenders at the breakBeyond the Flag
  • OF  Chris Colabello (TOR) home vs. PHI (J. Williams) for $3,900. Colabello is currently hitting in the heart of the Jays lineup with his .318 BA and 9 HR/38 RBI in just 62 games. Although he has no history against Jerome Williams (3-7 6.26, 1.66 WHIP), this is a great matchup in a hitters park where the Vegas run line is 9.5.

    Tips for New Daily Fantasy League Players

    OF Bryce Harper (WAS) at MIA (Koehler) for $5,500: Harper (.330, 27 HR, 64 RBI) is having a monster year and is averaging 10.4 FPPG. Although at a very costly $5,500, he has a very favorable L/R matchup vs. Koehler which he has 4 HR n 18 career AB against.

    Bookmark our Fantasy Baseball Page and/or follow me on Twitter so you get the picks as soon as they come out.

    Need help with your daily or Head-to Head fantasy baseball team? Contact me on Twitter @Rich_Pelesky and I will give you the guidance you need to make the best decisions on trades, start/bench decisions, and the waiver wire!

    Next: 2015 MLB Trade Deadline: Will Jonathan Papelbon Close For Nationals?

    • Published on 07/29/2015 at 05:50 AM
    • Last updated at 07/29/2015 at 05:50 AM