FanDuel MLB: Sunday World Series Game 5 Targets

FanDuel MLB: Sunday World Series Game 5 Targets

This article is part of our FanDuel MLB series.

Even if you'll be spending your Sunday night taking a child trick-or-treating, you can still play daily fantasy baseball...if you're old enough to legally play DFS baseball, you should not be trick-or-treating. All you have to do is get your lineup in on time, and I'm here to help with that. Game 5 will feature Framber Valdez back on the mound for the Astros, while the current speculation is that Tucker Davidson might start for the Braves. Charlie Morton's broken leg has really thrown tonight into chaos for Atlanta. After a bullpen game in Game 4, the Braves probably need somebody who can go at least four innings, right?

With single-game rules in place, you will be choosing a roster of five players. Your MVP is worth twice the points, your Star is worth 1.5 times the points, and utility players are a one-for-one proposition. Here's a lineup I could see myself putting together in what might be the final game of the MLB season…or maybe we get some November baseball.

CAPTAIN

Carlos Correa, HOU at ATL ($7,000): What I like about Correa is that he's consistent. And by that I mean, for example, since 2019 he's produced an .840 OPS against lefties and an .839 versus righties. Correa was better at home this year, but still managed an .829 road OPS. I'm keen on Astros because I'm skeptical about Atlanta's pitching situation. Can the bullpen do a ton of work for the third time in as many days?

STAR

Yuli Gurriel, HOU at ATL ($7,000): If the Braves do try to get a few innings out of Davidson, having a righty like Gurriel against the lefty could bode well considering he posted a .925 OPS against southpaws this year while hitting .319. With my star, I thought someone who could at least poke a couple singles and possibly do more was a smart choice.

UTILITY

Eddie Rosario, ATL vs. HOU ($7,500): Even with a lefty-versus-lefty matchup, I want the hottest hitter in baseball. His OPS is well over 1.000 during the playoffs and picked up two hits versus Valdez in Game 1. It's not all about the postseason as Rosario had a .903 OPS after being traded to Atlanta earlier in the year.

Kyle Tucker, HOU at ATL ($7,500): I felt, at least in my head, that Tucker was a lefty who didn't have a huge issue with his fellow southpaws. That seems correct, given a .910 OPS against lefties compared to a .920 mark versus righties. And as those numbers show, Tucker crushed the ball this year with 30 home runs while adding 14 stolen bases.

Austin Riley, ATL vs. HOU ($6,000): Riley's postseason hasn't gone great, but let's not forget about his breakout regular season where he slashed .303/.367/.531 with 33 home runs. He's also a righty while Valdez is a lefty, so I'm happy to see if Riley can show that regular-season form today at this salary.

The author(s) of this article may play in daily fantasy contests including – but not limited to – games that they have provided recommendations or advice on in this article. In the course of playing in these games using their personal accounts, it's possible that they will use players in their lineups or other strategies that differ from the recommendations they have provided above. The recommendations in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of RotoWire. Chris Morgan plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: FanDuel: cmorgan3, DraftKings: cmorgan3.
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