We have an 11-game MLB DFS main slate on Friday, May 24th, and there are a lot of question marks surrounding the slate. There is elite pitching options at the top of the marquee in Shota Imanaga and Corbin Burnes, but both of those games have weather risks. On top of that, we have Coors Field, and the Philadelphia Phillies are in town playing host to the best record in baseball. 




Before you finalize your lineups with help from our MLB DFS picks, it's important to check out today's MLB DFS projections and MLB DFS ownership projections. Take advantage of our MLB Lineups Page to identify players who are in and out of the lineup, along with utilizing our MLB DFS Lineup Generator!

MLB DFS Picks & Daily Fantasy Playbook Today, May 24

MLB Weather Today, 5/24

Update - The weather looks a little more encouraging for tonight's main slate. That makes things easier to use pitchers. Still a risk on that front at the moment.

This is another risky game. The weather is dangerous and there’s a lot of rain in the forecast. We could lose a second game to rain.

MLB DFS Lineup Construction Thoughts

We have a couple of different things going on as we have the league’s best team, the Philadelphia Phillies, heading into Coors Field while two games are at risk of postponement. Deciding on how many Phillies you want in your lineup today is first and everything else follows as Philadelphia faces off against Ty Blach.

Recommended MLB DFS Starting Pitchers

Top Options For Strikeouts

Best Odds For A Win




Core MLB DFS Pitchers

Zac Gallen, Arizona Diamondbacks

This is an elite match-up for Gallen and the Diamondbacks who face a Miami offense ranking near the bottom of the league in most offensive categories. Against right-handed pitching this year, Miami ranks 27th in OPS, wOBA, and ISO. 

Justin Verlander, Houston Astros

This is a little bit of a scary spot with how well Oakland’s offense has hit, but they’ve been susceptible to the strikeout. They’re a tick under 25% in May. Verlander’s strikeouts have been trending down as the years have gone on, but has twice struck out at least seven batters over his last five games.

James Paxton, Los Angeles Dodgers

In May, the Cincinnati Reds have NOT been a good offense at all and they have key pieces missing to boot. They rank dead last in OPS and wOBA, 29th in ISO, and have a 24% K-rate. This is a scary spot because the game is in Cincinnati, but Paxton has a solid ceiling. Four times this year he’s given us at least 19 DKP and we’ve seen him consistently going deep into games lately, pitching 6+ in three straight. Cincy, on the year, ranks 20th in OPS against left-handed pitching. 

*NOTE* - Shota Imanaga would be my top pitcher of the slate if the weather improves at all from now until roster lock.

ADDED - Cristopher Sanchez, Philadelphia Phillies

Need a value? Look no further than Sanchez. Yes he's in Coors, but that hasn't been the same built in advantage for them as years past. They're still not great at home. They're just not a great offense overall.



Recommended MLB DFS Hitters

Highest Expected Run Totals 

Core MLB DFS Hitters

Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies

Righties, lefties, it doesn’t matter to Bryce Harper. He mashes against them all. He has an .888 OPS against lefty hurlers this year. He’s had an insane month of May posting a 1.100 OPS, .310 ISO, and .465 wOBA. 

Shohei Ohtani & Freddie Freeman, Los Angeles Dodgers

Lefties have dominated Graham Ashcraft and now he has to pitch against the Dodgers IN Great American Ballpark. He has a 7.47 ERA at home and lefties have a .370 wOBA against him this year. Give me two of the better lefties in the league in this ballpark as both guys are batting north of .330 vs. RHP and the team total is six runs.

Jarren Duran, Boston Red Sox

Right-handed pitchings have been Duran’s bread and butter this year posting a .869 OPS, .253 ISO, and .371 wOBA. He also has nine stolen bases against righties and when you look at Bryse Wilson’s splits, he’s gotten quite lucky and is due for some regression and that’ll likely happen VERY soon.

David Fry, Cleveland Guardians

The numbers David Fry has put up against left-handed pitchers have been extremely impressive. He has a .424/.608/.818 slash line along with a .394 ISO and a .571 ISO. He faces Patrick Sandoval who has a decreased groundball rate and increased flyball rate against righty bats.

Edmundo Sosa, Philadelphia Phillies

Everyone is going to gravitate to the big boppers in the Philadelphia lineup and that’s a good idea too, but to get some value options in our lives, look no further than Sosa. Sosas has slashed .379/.486/.655 over his last 10 games and hit .355 against left-handed pitching on the year. Not only that, but he has a 1.100 OPS against them.

Kevin Pillar, Los Angeles Angels

Who in the league is hotter than Kevin Pillar right now? Holy cow. He’s hitting .444 with nearly a 1.200 OPS over his last 10 games. He’s mashing lefties batting .450 up to this point against them. He faces Logan T. Allen who struggles to get righty bats out.

Added - Tyler Freeman, Cleveland Guardians

Really like his numbers against left-handed pitching. Really like him hitting leadoff at his price across the industry.



Check Out Today's MLB DFS Podcast, 5/24

Give the video a thumbs up & subscribe to our YouTube channel!

Player Pool

$ Tier {{pos.alias}}


{{stack.team.name}} {{player.name}}
DraftKings {{player.fantasy.price.value[8]}}-
Fanduel {{player.fantasy.price.value[6]}}-