A slippery Saturday night slate features some intriguing match-ups along with varying degrees of risk depending on ballparks. Use all the information available on the hitting coach, value vault and the DFS playbook while making your MLB builds and best of luck. 

Top Tier

Julio Urías, Los Angeles Dodgers ($9,700 on DraftKings, $9,500 on FanDuel)

Perhaps underrated in the industry, Urias enters this contest having won his last six decisions. In August, he logged 26 innings going 3-0 with a 28:7 K:BB and 1.38 ERA. Yes, this could be a tough match-up against the Giants but he's opposed by a bullpen game and recorded 12.2 innings in back-to-back outings versus San Francisco in July giving up a combined nine hits, two earned runs and a 10:1 K:BB in them. Siding with momentum and the hungrier team in this contest. 

Tyler Mahle, Cincinnati ($10,200 on DraftKings, $9,600 on FanDuel)

On the surface, this seems like a slam dunk seeing Mahle's 10-5 record with a 3.64 ERA and 174 strikeouts this year. However, at home he's 3-3 this season with a 6.00 ERA, 78:22 K:BB and served up 17 home runs. Now, he could turn in a terrific game tonight versus Detroit in a game the Reds desperately need a win in. More of a GPP option and hope he replicates his strong outing against Pittsburgh during which he racked up 10 strikeouts over seven shutout innings in his home ballpark. 

Mid Tier

Joe Musgrove, San Diego ($8,900 on DraftKings, $9,200 on FanDuel)

Entering this game with a 2.36 ERA, a 98:20 K:BB and 0.98 WHIP through 76.1 innings in San Diego helps tilt DFS players towards Musgrove. He's also 4-1 in the second half with a 2.70 ERA, 53 strikeouts in 50 innings and a 1.08 WHIP. Houston can be a pesky team at the dish and a slight favorite in this match-up, but betting on a strong outing at home in a near must win start with the Wild Card race in the National League heating up. 

Marco Gonzales, Seattle ($9,300 on DraftKings, $8,400 on FanDuel)

Veteran southpaw Gonzales turned his season around in August going 3-0 with a 1.58 ERA and a 27:6 K:BB in 40 innings of work. Now, there's not much upside in strikeouts when targeting him, but as an SP2 on DraftKings or as a safe floor play in cash games on FanDuel, he makes sense. He's won his last five decisions and Arizona lost its last match-up facing a lefty, Ranger Suárez on the road, with a similar skillset as our target above. 

Bargain Arms

Reynaldo López, Chicago White Sox ($6,300 on DraftKings, $8,100 on FanDuel)

Viewing the price points, I definitely prefer Lopez as a GPP option on DraftKings and would avoid him on FanDuel. He's bounced between the bullpen and starting but won two of his last three starts accruing 14 innings in them allowing seven hits, three earned runs and striking out 15 against two walks. Since he's been in and out of the rotation, he may be working on a pitch limit of 75 or so, which means five-to-six innings tops, but with strikeout potential and gets a boost if Salvador Perez sits this one out. 

Matthew Boyd, Detroit ($5,800 on DraftKings, $6,700 on FanDuel)

If reading the notes on Mahle above make one uneasy, then pivoting towards Boyd in GPP's for variance and upside could pay off. He made his first appearance off the injured list against the Blue Jays giving up four hits, two earned runs and two walks with five strikeouts over four innings his last time out on 71 pitches. So, he also may only last five innings. But, the Reds own the second lowest amount of hits against left-handed pitching this year in the majors, the 28th best wRC+ and a .229/.311/.380 slash all season. It's been their Achilles heel. If Boyd tosses five innings with five-to-seven strikeouts, he rewards the risk averse. Feeling lucky?