Hello and welcome to the MLB DFS Playbook for October 11! We have a 3-game slate on DK and FD on our hands today as playoff action continues. We have a 5:07 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 October 11

MLB Weather Updates


Recommended DFS Starting Pitchers

Lance Lynn, Los Angeles Dodgers

Never would have I thought I would be breaking down Lynn as a playoff pick earlier this year when he was getting slammed every start, but here we are. The Dodgers need a good performance out of him after having their starters slammed in the first two games of the series. He has been pitching well recently, scoring at least 15.9 dk points in four straight games. I just have a hard time seeing the Dodgers getting swept and I believe the gritty veteran Lynn can stop the bleeding. 

Honorable mention: Joe Ryan, Aaron Nola

Recommended DFS Hitters

Favorite Infielders

Trea Turner, Philadelphia Phillies

Turner continues his strong playoff run as he has scored at least 7 DK points in all four games thus far while averaging 13 points per game. He is 6-16 with three doubles, four steals, and two runs scored. He was way better at home this year, hitting .294 with 17 of his 26 home runs, and averaged 10.2 dk ppg, compared to hitting .242 with a 7.9 dk ppg on the road. The Phillies offense has one of the top matchups on tonight’s slate as well. 

Bryson Stott, Philadelphia Phillies

Speaking of Phillies and Phillies who are performing well in playoffs, we have Stott. He is 4-14 with a home run, a steal, 7 RBI, and two runs scored through his first four games. He has at least 1 RBI in every game. He was also slightly better at home this year, averaging 8.2 dk ppg, compared to 7.9 on the road. And, again, the Phillies are in a good spot tonight. 

Will Smith, Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers are the only offense that might be in a better spot than the Phillies even are and I like Smith tonight, especially at this price. He may be the most expensive catcher on the slate, but overall his price lands in the mid-tier. He didn’t do anything last game, but he did have a strong opening playoff game, going 2-4 with a triple and two RBI, scoring 15 on DK. 

Honorable mention: Bryce Harper, Carlos Correa, Miguel Rojas, Max Muncy

Favorite Outfielders

Yordan Alvarez, Houston Astros

Is Yordan the best playoff performer in MLB history? Crazy to say, given how young he is, but also not crazy if he continues the track he is on. He has been insane thus far through three games of this postseason, going 6-12 with FOUR home runs, SIX RBI, and SIX runs scored. He has now played in 50 career playoff games and he has a .903 OPS in them with 10 home runs and 65 total R/RBI. The guy is incredible. 

Willi Castro, Minnesota Twins

Castro has had OK games in back to back outings, scoring 7 dk points twice in a row. He has gone 2-6 with two walks, a RBI, and a run scored in those two games. Castro doesn’t offer elite upside, but he did have 9 home runs and 33 steals this year, which makes him an intriguing option at this cheap of a price tag as we try and jam some of the top tier bats like Turner, Yordan, etc. 

Honorable mention: Ronald Acuna Jr., James Outman, Michael Harris II, Alek Thomas

Player Pool

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