Hello and welcome to the MLB DFS Playbook for May 24! We have a medium 8-game slate on our hands tonight. We have a 7:05 pm ET start time, so plenty of time to read over all the content today! Make sure to check out our awesome 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 May 24

MLB Weather Updates


Games that appear to have a decent wind blowing out:


Games that appear to have a decent wind blowing in:

New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs (blowing straight in)

DFS Lineup Construction Thoughts

This is an average sized slate, so you’ll see some high-rostered players, but also plenty of low-rostered players, which makes for an interesting day. You can eat some chalk, but it can still work out just fine. Bryce Miller is the most expensive pitcher on both DK and FD and Bryce Elder is also in the top-3 pricing on both sites. We do have Coors Field on tonight’s slate as well, so there are a lot of things to consider before setting your lineups today. 

Recommended DFS Starting Pitchers

Top Options for Strikeouts

Bryce Miller, Seattle Mariners

Kodai Senga, New York Mets

Sandy Alcantara, Miami Marlins

Best Odds for a Win

Bryce Miller (Seattle Mariners -276)

Sandy Alcantara (Miami Marlins -163)

Ryan Weathers (San Diego Padres -146)

Nestor Cortes (New York Yankees -143)

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Favorite Starters to Use for DFS Lineups

Bryce Miller, Seattle Mariners

Miller has been elite since joining the big league club with an absurd 1.42 ER and 0.51 WHIP through four starts. He already faced the A’s once this year and was dominant against them, firing six innings of one-run ball with 10 Ks to finish with 30.3 dk points. Oakland struggles on offense, especially against righties, so I expect another strong showing for Miller here. It also doesn’t hurt that the Mariners are the biggest favorites on the slate. 

Kodai Senga, New York Mets

Senga was incredible against the Tampa Bay Rays in his last start, firing six innings of one-run ball and striking out 12! He finished with 31.9 dk points, his fourth game with at keast 21.9. He has a solid 3.787 ERA on the year and a great strikeout rate with 55 Ks in 43 innings pitched. He provides elite upside, and probably has the highest ceiling on the slate today.

Sandy Alcantara, Miami Marlins

It’s been an odd season for Sandy and he has a 5.05 ERA, but he also has five games ith at least 16.6 dk points and had a 36.9 point game earlier this season. Coors Field is scary, but the Rockies offense isn’t all that scary. I would not use him in cash games, but I do think he is worth the risk in GPP’s as a possible SP2 with his mid-tier price tag. 

Recommended DFS Hitters

Highest Expected Run Totals

5.96 – Miami Marlins vs. Karl Kauffmann

5.20 – San Diego Padres vs. Trevor Williams

5.19 – Colorado Rockies vs. Sandy Alcantara

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Favorite Hitters to Use for DFS Lineups

Justin Turner, 1B, Boston Red Sox

Turner has been much better against lefties this season than righties, slashing .291/.391/.509 against southpaws, compared to .256/.346/.359 against righties. On top of that, he has had a very large sample size of at-bats against Tyler Anderson and been great, going 18-36 (.500) with three home runs against him in his career. Turner is very cheap and this is a good mix of reasoning to go with him today.  

Jose Caballero, 2B/SS, Seattle Mariners

Caballero has homered in back-to-back games and he also swiped three bags in this second to last game, scoring 33 dk points and following it up with 18 in his last game. Ken Waldichuk is a horrendous pitcher with a 6.85 ERA, 1.85 WHIP, and he has already given up 13 home runs. Cabballero has done most of his damage against lefties this year with a .923 OPS (.693 OPS against righties). 

Aaron Judge, OF, New York Yankees

Let’s go over Judge’s recent games; he has scored 36, 16, 12, 21, 18, 24, and 16 dk points over his last seven games. That’s simply absurd. He is averaging 19 DK points over his last 10 games with eight home runs and 28 total R/RBI. He is insanely locked-in right now and gets to face a pitcher that he has already had a ton of success against, going 8-17 (.471) with three home runs against Tyler Wells in his career. 

Jarred Kelenic, OF, Seattle Mariners

Kelenic is known to be bad against lefties, but that has been FAR from the case this season. He has absolutely crushed lefties thus far, slashing .349/.378/.721 against them with four long balls in 43 at-bats. As mentioned in Caballero’s section, Waldichuk is really really bad. On top of that, lefties have smashed against him with a 1.128 OPS across 34 plate appearances. 

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