Hello and welcome to the MLB DFS Playbook for June 7! We have an exciting 10-game slate on our hands tonight. We have a 7:05 pm ET start time, so plenty of time to read over the playbook and all of today’s content! Make sure to check out all of our amazing MLB DFS tools as they are always worth going through before building your lineups as are the Vegas OddsHowever, as I am sure you have figured out by now, the new playbook will be a one-stop shop that includes everything from easy-to-read player write-ups and suggestions to MLB Weather Reports to lineup construction tips to our best value plays for DraftKings and FanDuel. You will be given core plays around which to build your lineups, DFS stacks to consider for GPP tournaments and key statistics to help you in your DFS research. Let’s dive in! 


MLB DFS Playbook June 7

MLB Weather Updates

New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves (possible rain)

San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies (possible rain)

Games that appear to have a decent wind blowing out:


Games that appear to have a decent wind blowing in:

Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Guardians (blowing straight in)

DFS Lineup Construction Thoughts

This slate is a fun one, at least on the offensive side of things. There are so many options at the dish. Pitching isn’t great, mainly because all of the high-end guys like Corbin Burnes, Logan Webb, and Max Scherzer, don’t have the best of matchups. We do have Coors Field on tonight’s slate as well, so keep that in mind. The directions you can go tonight are nearly endless, which does make it a bit tougher to limit the options down. 

Recommended DFS Starting Pitchers

Top Options for Strikeouts

Corbin Burnes, Milwaukee Brewers

Logan Webb, San Francisco Giants

Max Scherzer, New York Mets

Best Odds for a Win

Logan Webb (San Francisco Giants -200)

Noah Syndergaard (Los Angeles Dodgers -169)

Chris Bassitt (Toronto Blue Jays -157)

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Favorite Starters to Use for DFS Lineups

Pitching on this slate SUCKS, but let’s dive into a few options.

Corbin Burnes, Milwaukee Brewers

Burnes this season has not been the same Burnes we are used to, but he’s still been solid with a 3.75 ERA and 66 Ks across 69.2 innings. His first two starts were horrendous, but over his last 10 starts he has a 2.83 ERA and 1.09 WHIP. The Orioles aren’t an easy test, but none of the top arms have good matchups tonight. 

Max Scherzer, New York Mets

This is a tough test against the Braves, but Scherzer has been dynamite lately, scoring 22.3, 21.1, 30.2, and 32.2 dk points over his last four starts with those last two coming against the Rockies 9at Coors) and Phillies. He has 48 Ks across 47.2 innings this season and his ERA (3.21) and WHIPE (1.09) are both strong. On a slate that lacks options, I’m looking to ride arms that are in a groove. 

Jon Gray, Texas Rangers

Gray has been nothing short of amazing over his last five starts, scoring 30.8, 29, 21.1, 30.8, and 27.4 dk points in that span. He has pitched 34 innings in that timeframe and given up just three runs while winning ALL FIVE games and striking out 32. The Rangers provide a ton of run support and Gray is locked-in right now. 

Recommended DFS Hitters

Highest Expected Run Totals 

6.00 – San Francisco Giants vs. Connor Seabold

5.97 – Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Brandon Williamson

5.22 – Colorado Rockies vs. Logan Webb

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Favorite Hitters to Use for DFS Lineups

Christian Walker, 1B, Arizona Diamondbacks

Walker has crushed lefties this season with a .283/.371/.679 slash line, good for a ridiculous 1.050 OPS. He’s also been better on the road (.834 OPS) than he has been at home (.761 OPS). Tonight, he gets to face a bad lefty in Patrick Corbin, who has a 4.92 ERA and 1.48 WHIP on the season. Righties have put a hurting on Corbin, slashing .306/.343/.494 against him, compared to the .222/.286/.267 line that lefties have produced. 

Casey Schmitt, 2B/3B/SS, San Francisco Giants

Schmitt has cooled off a bit and started to lose out on some playing time, but I like him if he is in the lineup today. He is a cheap Coors Field option and he has played well thus far, hitting .295 with two home runs, two steals, and 28 total R/RBI across 25 games. He faces Connor Seabold, who has a 5.40 ERA and reverse splits as righties have slashed .291/.367/.519 against him, compared to the .278/.347/.478 line lefties have produced. 

Elly De La Cruz, 3B/SS, Cincinnati Reds

Cruz made his MLB debut last night and he performed well, going 1-3 with a double, two walks, and a run scored to finish with 11 dk points. That was in a tough matchup against Tony Gonsolin, but tonight’s matchup against Noah Syndergaard is one of the best in the league. “Thor” has a 6.54 ERA, has given up 10 dingers, and there’s already been 16 stolen bases against him (just one caught). On top of ALL that, lefties have an absurd .872 OPS against him this season. And, on top of ALL that, this game is at Great American Ball Park, which is a haven for offense. 

J.D. Martinez, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers

This guy is on another planet right now, homering for the sixth in his last eight games and over his last 15 games he is hitting .350 with TEN home runs and 22 RBI. Righties have done the damage against Brandon Williamson this year, accounting for all six extra base hits he has given up and sporting a .734 OPS (lefties have a .517 OPS). And, as stated in Cruz’s section, we love to target offense at Great American Ball Park. 

Jake Fraley, OF, Cincinnati Reds

Let’s go to another Reds bat tonight (probably my favorite stack of the day in fact), and another lefty. Fraley has scored 12, 39, 14, and 14 DK points over his last four games. He is hitting .262 on the year with seven home runs, 11 steals, and 60 total R/RBI across 54 games. He is slashing .295/.382/.483 against righties this season (with all 7 home runs and all 11 steals) and this is the perfect spot for someone with his speed/power upside.

Player Pool

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