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MLB DFS: Top Dodgers vs. Braves DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy baseball picks, strategy for Oct. 23, 2021

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Game 6 of the 2021 NLCS will pit the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday at 8:08 p.m. ET. The Braves will be at home with a 3-2 series lead and they'll duck Dodgers ace Max Scherzer after Los Angeles decided to scratch him due to arm fatigue. Instead it will be Braves starter Ian Anderson vs. Dodgers starter Walker Buehler, and the switch dramatically changes the strategy for MLB daily Fantasy players. Corey Seager has been relatively quiet throughout the 2021 MLB playoffs, but he belted a two-run homer off Anderson in Game 2 and he's sure to be a popular option for MLB DFS lineups. 

Meanwhile, Freddie Freeman was 2-for-2 off Buehler in Game 3 and he had two home runs off Buehler previously, so he'll also be highly rostered in the MLB DFS player pool. But who else has a matchup you can exploit, and what's the best lineup combination? Before finalizing any MLB DFS picks for Dodgers vs. Braves in Game 6 of the NLCS, 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 almost $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 Thursday, McClure listed Dodgers outfielder A.J. Pollock in his MLB DFS lineups on FanDuel and DraftKings. The result: Pollock went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBIs returning 50.6 points on FD and 37 points on DK. Anybody that included him in their lineups was well on the way to a profitable day.

Now, with the MLB playoffs 2021 continuing on Saturday, October 23, McClure has locked in his top MLB daily Fantasy picks. Head to SportsLine now to see them

McClure's top MLB DFS picks for Saturday, October 23

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One of McClure's top MLB DFS picks for Saturday is Dodgers utility man Gavin Lux. Playing in a loaded Dodgers lineup, the former top prospect has had to do a little bit of everything to earn playing time this season, playing center field, left field, second base and shortstop.

On Saturday, he figures to be in the lineup because of his left-handed bat against the right-handed Anderson. Lux's OPS was 214 points higher against right-handed pitching than left this season and so far this postseason he has a .389 OBP. Lux will be a low-cost option for this single-game format that will allow you to load up on the bigger names and with a lefty-righty matchup, it's worth exploiting.

Another key in McClure's optimal MLB DFS strategy includes rostering Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies. The 24-year-old made his second MLB All-Star team this season and finished with career-highs in homers (30), RBIs (106) and stolen bases (20).

So far this postseason, has continued to be a catalyst for the Braves, going 19-for-65 with 12 runs scored, two home runs, six RBIs and three stolen bases. He's already scored six times in five games this season and the switch-hitter's ability to provide pop from both sides will be crucial with the Dodgers likely to empty their bullpen in a must-win game.

How to set your MLB DFS lineups for Saturday, October 23

McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers on Saturday. 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 Saturday, October 23? Visit SportsLine now to see DFS millionaire Mike McClure's complete player pool and picks for FanDuel and DraftKings, and cash in big on MLB DFS.


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