Hello and welcome to the MLB DFS Showdown Playbook for November! We Game 5 of the World Series between the Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks (Rangers lead 3-1) on our hands today as playoff action continues. We have an 8:03 pm ET start time, so plenty of time to make lineups. 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 November 1

Recommended DFS Starting Pitchers

Nathan Eovaldi, Texas Rangers 

I liked Eovaldi over Gallen in their first matchup and that proved to be slightly fruitful (Eovaldi outscored Gallen by 2). Eovaldi has been fantastic in the playoffs, scoring 29.4, 28.8, 25.9, 16.9, and 12.3 dk points across his five starts in the postseason, pitching at least 6 innings in all but one game. On the other hand, Gallen has really struggled in his last three starts and he has to face a Rangers offense that is firing on all cylinders. 

Recommended DFS Hitters

Corey Seager, Texas Rangers

Seager is cruising to a World Series MVP award, as he has been incredible in the Rangers 3 wins thus far. In those three games, he has homered in all of them while racking up SIX RBI and scoring FIVE ties himself.  He has had games of 24, 16, and 21 dk points. I don’t expect him to slow down at this point and he may clinch the Rangers a title tonight. 

Travis Jankowski, Texas Rangers

Jankowski got his first start of the playoffs yesterday with Adolis Garcia sidelined due to injury and he played very well, going 2-4 with a double and two RBI to finish with 16 dk points. He had a solid season, hitting .269 with 19 steals and I really like this price tag on him as he is a huge salary-saver. He doesn’t provide much power upside, but if he can get a hit or two and swipe a bag, he could still have a big time game. 

Gabriel Moreno, Arizona Diamondbacks

Moreno has scored 16 dk points in two of the past three games, by going 3-8 with a home run, three RBI, two walks, and three runs scored in those two games. He was FAR better at home this year too, hitting .333 with a .811 OPS, compared to hitting .228 with a .697 OPS on the road. He is also relatively cheap, which doesn’t hurt of course. 

Honorable mention: Corbin Carroll, Evan Carter, Marcus Semien, Tommy Pham