Today's MLB DFS Playbook: Lineup picks, value sleepers for Monday's daily fantasy baseball contests on FanDuel, DraftKings, Yahoo

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Brandon Belt (L), Chris Archer (M), Trea Turner (R)

Monday's MLB DFS slate is consistent across FanDuel, DraftKings and Yahoo. It's an 10-game main slate starting at 7:05 p.m. ET. There's a severe lack of elite pitching, and some of the top-priced arms don't spark much interest. With the Cardinals-Mets already postponed, there aren't really any other weather concerns tonight. We do have Coors game, though, which always creates more "sleepers" and makes it tougher to put together daily fantasy baseball lineups.

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Today's MLB DFS Playbook: Lineup picks, tips for Monday

SP Chris Archer, Twins (@ A's). Archer has a short leash, which caps his upside, but he has pitched pretty well this year and averaged just about a strikeout per inning. Most important, he takes on Oakland tonight. The A's are 28th in runs per game with a lousy average of 3.3 and they have the sixth-highest strikeout rate in baseball this season. 

SP Wade Miley, Cubs (vs. Pirates). Miley will be making his second start of the season, and while I don’t love him or think he has massive upside by any means, he's just $4,400 on DK and $26 on Yahoo, which makes him an incredibly cheap SP2. Pittsburgh is 27th in runs per game this year, and it has the ninth-highest strikeout rate. 

C Yan Gomes, Cubs (vs. Pirates). Gomes has a career slash line of .280/.332/.485 against lefties compared to .232/.283/.393 against righties. He is very cheap and has a great matchup against a bad lefty in Dillon Peters. 

1B Brandon Belt, Giants (@ Rockies). Belt is having a very solid season, hitting .253 with four home runs, a steal, and 13 runs through 23 games played. He heads to Coors Field tonight and has been strong in his head-to-head vs. Antonio Senzatela, going 10-for-23 (.435). 

2B Tommy La Stella, Giants (@ Rockies). The easiest most no-brainer play of the day is La Stella. He is near the minimum price, playing in Coors Field, and expected to make his season debut tonight. He has hit .310 with two dingers and seven RBIs in nine rehab games. 

3B Yoan Moncada, White Sox (@ Royals). Moncada has been great since returning from the IL, averaging 10.4 DK points per game through five games and has already swatted a pair of long balls. He has been solid in this matchup, as well, going 9-for-35 (.257) with a pair of dingers against Brad Keller. 

SS Trea Turner, Dodgers (vs. Diamondbacks). Turner’s splits are pretty much dead even so far this season, but last season he crushed southpaws, slashing .392/.437/.712 against them. He has only one hit in six at-bats against Madison Bumgarner, but it was a home run. 

OF Byron Buxton, Twins (@ A's). Buxton has homered in back-to-back games and is now hitting .272 with 11 home runs, a steal, and 20 runs through 22 games played. That is an average of one home run per two games, which is absurd. 

MORE PICKS: SP Yusei Kikuchi, Blue Jays (vs. Mariners); C Will Smith, Dodgers (vs. Diamondbacks); 1B Michael Chavis, Pirates (@ Cubs); 2B Tony Kemp, A's (vs. Twins); 3B Bobby Witt Jr., Royals (vs. White Sox); SS Royce Lewis, Twins (@ A's); OF Mike Trout, Angels (@ Rangers)

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