Value has proven to be highly important to have in your roster builds in the first two nights of the season especially with the Dodgers-Rockies series being priced up and people getting shares of that every night and it paying off. We’ll quickly mention that Raimel Tapia and Josh Feuntes are the two cheapest bats in that game tonight with Tapia being 4-for-6 with a couple of RBI off of Buehler in the past and Fuentes having taken him deep previously as well. Other than that let’s look at the other match-ups tonight for the value plays on the main slate.


Chris Flexen , SP SEA ($6,000) - Flexen looked good to close out spring and the Giants’ offense hasn’t exactly been lighting the world up to start the year either, aside from Buster Posey . Flexen got things sorted out in the KBO last year and with the advantage of no one on the Giants having really seen him, Flexen is a nice cheap SP2 option on DK.

Donovan Solano , 2B SF ($3,200) - Solano is facing the guy I just told you was a solid value play but one guy having a good day against your pitcher isn’t the end of the world. Solano did well against RHP’s last year with a .350 wOBA and a .315 AVG which is the second-highest on the Giants from a year ago. He’s also been off to a hot start and shouldn’t be priced this low while also likely hitting third in the order.

Victor Caratini , C SD ($3,100) - Caratini was added to be the backup to Austin Nola but with Nola out, Caratini is taking the starter duties and while he’s not seen Caleb Smith to this point in his career, he did post a .396 wOBA off of southpaws last year with a .292 AVG. Smith, in a small sample-size, allowed a .296 wOBA to righties last year and a 1.830 OPS to lefties which works here since Caratini is a switch-hitter. Catcher is often forgotten in DFS but a cheap one can still pay dividends to save money elsewhere.


Walker Buehler , SP LAD ($8,000) - Buehler is the mid-priced pitcher today on FanDuel and while it is a short slate, that seems a bit too low for a guy who’s in the ace-category of stuff. Buehler didn’t pitch at Coors last year but he did face the Rockies in Dodger Stadium, which was also a launching pad last year, and went six innings with 11 K’s and four hits good for 58 FD points. If he has a similar outing on Saturday, this was a big misprice on their part. Bauer did no-hit this lineup for six innings yesterday as well, and Roberts likely pulls Buehler in the same spot today.

Dexter Fowler , OF LAA ($2,300) - Fowler is being paid to be a place-holder for either Jo Adell or Brandon Marsh but tonight we can pay for him to be a value piece in the lineup. Fowler has faced Lynn 14 times in his career posting five hits and one homer for a .471 wOBA mark. Last year, while he was being told he couldn’t hit, he hit for a .341 wOBA and four homers in 73 AB’s against RHP’s while Lynn allowed a .333 wOBA and .780 OPS versus righties a year ago. For a near-min-priced play, you could do worse. 

Carson Kelly , C ARI ($2,100) - This is an interesting spot to recommend a catcher since both catchers and first baseman take one spot in your FD lineup, but Kelly’s price is too hard to ignore. In a brief 76 at-bats last year he hit .276 with a .326 wOBA off of right-handed pitchers with 14 RBI and Musgrove was still hittable by righties as well allowing a .281 BAA and near .800 OPS. Kelly had a good first game of the year to boot.

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David Peralta , OF ARI ($3,400 DK, $2,700 FD) - Going back to the ARI-SD game once more, we get the likely clean-up hitter for the Diamondbacks who happens to be 4-for-9 with two RBI off of Musgrove in his career. There is some risk here though as Musgrove was good against LHH’s last year with just a .183 BAA. However, Peralta had the best AVG and wOBA against RHP’s last year of any hitter on the D-Backs at .312 and .350 respectively while also tying for the most RBI at 27. If he finds his stroke on Saturday, these prices are easy to hit value with.

Adam Eaton , OF CWS ($3,500 DK, $3,100 FD) - Eaton hasn’t faced Cobb previously but against RHP’s last year Eaton was solid with a .326 wOBA and Cobb struggled against LHH’s with big jumps in BAA, OPS, and wOBA against them compared to right-handed hitters. Being sandwiched between Anderson, Abreu, and Moncada in the lineup will continue to get him pitches to hit and don’t forget about his speed once he gets on base.

Jurickson Profar , 2B/OF SD ($2,800 DK, $2,200 FD) - Profar makes another play from the ARI-SD game but the pitching match-up is a sneaky one to attack and the pricing on Profar for a guy who’s multi-positional eligible is also too hard to ignore. He hit .294 with a .329 wOBA off of LHP’s last year and much like Caratini, Profar being a switch-hitter comes in handy as he can play the match-up to his advantage for power or contact against Smith