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Best DFS lineup for MLB divisional round: Freddie Freeman, Trea Turner, Kyle Tucker highlight top picks for Saturday

The MLB Wild Card round came and went like a flash, and the four divisional-round matchups start Saturday. Believe it or not, we’re 16 wins from the American and National League Championship Series. Time flies when you’re having fun! And we’ll be having plenty of fun playing the SuperDraft MLB $1,000 DFS contest for Game 1 of the AL and NL divisional series.

Today we will share our favorite DFS picks from the Saturday slate, including Orioles-Rangers at 1 p.m. ET, Astros-Twins at 4:45, Braves-Phillies at 6:07, and Dodgers-Diamondbacks at 9:20. Our job is to guide you in the right direction toward DFS profitability — your job is to play or fade our picks, assemble your own DFS lineup, and root for your players as you enjoy the day/night marathon of MLB action. 

We’ve been telling you all year: SuperDraft is the best DFS and prop betting experience in sports. Just sign up, go to SuperDraft’s DFS or Fantasy Props feature, and enter one of SD’s many exciting contests for a chance to turn a small entry into a massive payday. Of the dozens of DFS contests offered for Saturday, we couldn’t resist the Moonshot. First off, it’s an awesome name for a contest. Secondly, who doesn’t want the chance to turn $15 into $200?

SuperDraft Moonshot awards $1,000 in total cash prizes to the top 15 positions, so nearly 20 percent of the 77-person contest gets a chance to win some money. Not familiar with SD’s DFS multiplier format? It’s easy: Just draft your favorite players — two pitchers and six hitters — based on their scoring multiplier value, with no salary or tier restrictions. Each player’s fantasy points on the day will be multiplied by that assigned value. The lineup with the most total points after the final game of the day wins!

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Below, we’ll break down our SuperDraft DFS lineup for the first day of the MLB Divisional Series matchups. Good luck, have fun, and enjoy the MLB playoff basebell!

Best MLB divisional round DFS picks: SuperDraft player prop picks for Saturday slate

*10x potential payout if users parlay all four correct picks

P Clayton Kershaw, SP, Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks — 1.15x multiplier

Dave Roberts surprised nobody when he announced that Kershaw would be taking the mound for Game 1 of the Dodgers’ divisional round series against the D-backs. The veteran ace finished the season with a sparkling 2.41 ERA and 1.06 WHIP this season, despite a length midsummer absence due to injury. The 35-year-old hasn’t always been perfect in the postseason, but we expect big things from him this fall. That starts on Saturday, when he faces an Arizona squad that put up a .730 OPS during the regular season. That’s the lowest team OPS of the eight remaining clubs in the playoffs. Bet on Hall-of-Fame Clay to keep the Desert Snakes at bay. 

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P Justin Verlander, SP, Astros vs. Twins — 1.2x multiplier

Can you tell we have a thing for veteran aces? What can we say, they give their teams — and their DFS investors — the best shot at winning in the postseason. Verlander has been nothing short of spectacular throughout his playoff career, with a 16-11 record, 3.64 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 230 strikeouts in 35 appearances. Even better, he owned the Twins each of the past two times he faced them (2022), surrendering just one hit across 41 at-bats while racking up 15 strikeouts. JV’s going to make Minnesota look like the freshman squad on Saturday afternoon. 

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H Freddie Freeman, 1B, Dodgers vs. D-backs — 1.05x multiplier

It’s hard to trust anybody as much as Freeman in the playoffs, as the dude just never gets rattled and always seems to come up clutch. It also never hurts that he’s batting .296 and slugging .593 lifetime against Diamondbacks probable pitcher Merrill Kelly. Freddie should continue on Saturday what has already been a banner year in Los Angeles.

H Trea Turner, SS, Phillies at Braves — 1.1x multiplier

Turner has been absolutely scorching at the plate since the beginning of August, collecting 16 homers, 42 RBIs, and nine stolen bases in the final two months of the regular season. He carried that success over to the Wild Card round against the Marlins, amassing four hits, an RBI, and a walk while helping Philly steamroll Miami by a combined score of 11-2. Look out, Atlanta, this man is hot, and not in a Paris Hilton kind of way. 

H Austin Riley, 3B, Braves vs. Phillies — 1.2x multiplier

Riley continues to serve as one of the best all-around third basemen in the game, and he will have a big chance to make an immediate impact in this massive series against Philadelphia. Across 20 career plate appearances against Phillies starter Ranger Suarez, Riley has slashed .375/.500/.688. He’s only struck out twice against Suarez, which pales in comparison to his six hits, four walks, two doubles, and one home run. Riley will be doing big things under the bright lights on Saturday evening. 

H Kyle Tucker, OF, Astros vs. Twins — 1.25x multiplier 

Tucker finished the last six games of Houston’s regular season with eight hits, six runs, and three RBIs. He’s as calm, cool, and collected as they come in October, and we like his chances against Bailey Ober in the Twins starter’s first career postseason start. 

H Max Muncy, 3B, Dodgers vs. D-backs — 1.3x multiplier

Muncy gets a lot of hate for his high strikeout rate and low batting average, but the dude still mashes and makes a tremendous impact for Los Angeles. He’s also batting .412 with a homer, four doubles, and six walks against Merrill Kelly in his career, so we’ll take the burly third baseman with a sweet 1.3-times multiplier. 

H Adley Rutschman, C, Orioles vs. Rangers — 1.3x multiplier

Many think Rutschman deserves MVP consideration this season for the overall impact he ha don this 103-win Orioles club. He did his best to at least make it a conversation, racking up 19 hits and 10 RBIs in Baltimore’s last 13 games of the season. Of course, Adley won’t beat out the immortal Shohei Ohtani for MVP honors this year, but he could still win our hearts with a fine DFS performance on Saturday afternoon. He’s 1-for-4 with a single and a walk against Rangers starter Dane Dunning, but we expect some fireworks from the second-year catcher.

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