We have a 10-game MLB DFS main slate on DraftKings beginning at 1:05 pm ET and a seven-game MLB DFS main slate on FanDuel starting at 4:05 pm ET. The three early games added on DraftKings are interesting as some high profile teams such as the New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, and Toronto Blue Jays take the field. It's a slate loaded with top pitching and a few elite pitchers working their way back from injury as well. Be sure to check out all of our tools including the MLB Lineups page, MLB DFS Projections – powered by FanJections –, MLB DFS Ownership, and all of the rest of our tools HERE! Let's dive into today's playbook, core plays, and top stacks of the day!


MLB DFS Weather Center

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Recommended DFS Starting Pitchers

Top Options for Strikeouts

Luis Castillo, Seattle Mariners vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 7.5 (-105)

Corbin Burnes, Milwaukee Brewers vs. San Francisco Giants (+120)

Framber Valdez, Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics - 6.5 (-130)

Charlie Morton, Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 6.5 (-125)

Best Odds for a Win

Framber Valdez, Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics (-325)

Luis Castillo, Seattle Mariners vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (-225)

Luis Severino, New York Yankees vs. San Diego Padres (-150)

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Favorite Starters to Use for DFS Lineups

Framber Valdez, Houston Astros

Valdez is rollin’ right now coming off a complete game shutout against Oakland his last time out and has 7+ strikeouts in four straight outings. He’s had 40 DKP games twice over his last three and nobody has a safer floor than the quality start king—more than OK getting to Valdez at 10.7K.

Luis Castillo, Seattle Mariners

Pittsburgh's offense went off on Friday, but this is a new day and a different match-up. Castillo is a big favorite at home and Seattle’s ballpark is a pitcher's paradise. Pittsburgh is bottom-10 against right-handed pitching this year and Castillo is coming off one of his better starts of the year notching six scoreless innings. The strikeouts are back on the rise notching eight, six, and nine over his last three outings.

Chris Bassitt, Toronto Blue Jays

Minnesota’s offense has been a middling offense against right-handed pitching this year and although they’ve definitely picked it up lately, they’re striking out a LOT. They have a 29% K-rate over the past two weeks and we’ve seen Bassitt top seven strikeouts four times this season. He has double-digit fantasy points in every start he’s made outside of his first of the year and has only allowed 2 ER over his last four starts combined.

Josiah Gray, Washington Nationals

Gray has definitely figured out how to keep the ball in the yard, but the control has gotten away from him this year. He’s coming off a six-walk game and has had 3+ in four of his last five starts. The good thing about that in this match-up is that KC walks at the third lowest clip across baseball vs. RHP this year. Gray has been VERY consistent, notching double-digit FP in all but one start this year. KC is 27th in OPS and 28th in wOBA against right-handed pitching this year.

Recommended DFS Hitters

Highest Expected Run Totals 

New York Yankees - 4.94

Atlanta Braves - 4.93

Baltimore Orioles - 4.91

Kansas City Royals - 4.89

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Favorite Hitters to Use for DFS Lineups

Yordan Alvarez, Houston Astros

Whoever the Athletics decide to throw out there against Houston, they’re going to have a problem. If they re-call Harris, Alvarez is going to tee off on him. He has a .328 ISO and .410 wOBA against lefties. If they decide to go with a righty, well, he has a .281 ISO and a .411 wOBA against them too.

Corey Seager, Texas Rangers

Seager’s been dominant all year long and is coming off a night in which he belted a grand slam. He’s now slashing .405/.442/.838 with four home runs and 16 RBI over his last 10 games. Dean Kremer has struggled against lefties specifically allowing a .395 wOBA and .186 ISO. Love Seager as a spend up especially when you factor in his .292 ISO and .419 wOBA against righties.

Ryan Mountcastle, Baltimore Orioles

I don’t love the Orioles as a stack, but I do like them as a mini-stack or Mountcastle as a one-off. Mountcastle has been a destructive force against righties this year posting a .394 ISO and .428 wOBA. He has a high flyball rate and that correlates with Andrew Heaney who really struggles against righty power. He has allowed a .200 ISO and a 43% FB rate to them this year.

Michael Conforto, San Francisco Giants

I mean, why shouldn’t I just keep running Conforto out there? Give me one good reason. Over his last 10 games he’s hitting .385 with an 1.150 OPS, four home runs, nine runs scored, 12 more driven in, and a stolen base. He has a .228 ISO and .361 wOBA against right-handed pitching too. Corbin Burnes has not been all that good this year, so let’s take advantage of Conforto’s price while we can.

Corey Dickerson, Washington Nationals

It’s a small sample for Dickerson, but he’s been extremely solid since returning from the IL nine games ago. In those nine games, he’s hitting .304 with a .969 OPS and two home runs, and seven runs batted in. He faces Brady Singer who can’t get anyone out as lefties have a .394 wOBA and .262 ISO against him.

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