Welcome to Thursday! We are down to the final division series. The ALCS is now set with the Texas Rangers taking on the Houston Astros after the Astros defeated the Minnesota Twins in game 3-2 yesterday. The Arizona Diamondbacks await the winner of the Phillies and Braves after completing their sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers last night. While those three teams wait, our attention is turned to Philly, where the Philadelphia Phillies hold a 2-1 lead over the Atlanta Braves after a huge win last night powered by Bryce Harper and Nick Castellanos, each crushing two home runs. This gives us just a 1-game slate today starting at 8:07 PM EST on DraftKings and FanDuel. The 1-game format is a bit different, but that won’t stop us from building some winning MLB DFS lineups today. 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 Odds, but let’s dive into today’s MLB DFS playbook to help build some winning lineups! 


MLB DFS Playbook October 12

DFS Lineup Construction Thoughts

With only a one-game slate, the lineup construction differs a bit with only a handful of spots and having to choose players for points multipliers. While I believe many will be using Spencer Strider as their point multiplier, I’m riding with Philly today. Those Philly fans chanting “We want Strider” last night have me believing them, and the Philly offense just looks unstoppable right now. 

Recommended DFS Starting Pitchers

Ranger Suarez, Philadelphia Phillies

Since I am not going with Spencer Strider today, that means if I am going with a pitcher, it will be Ranger Suarez. I also think it is a viable option to go with no pitcher today since you can do that in a 1-game format. Going with no pitcher is probably my favorite option, but if you really want to run with a pitcher still, Suarez isn’t a terrible move as he managed 3.2 innings with 4 strikeouts and only 1 hit in his first outing against Atlanta.

Recommended DFS Hitters

Favorite Hitters

Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies

Bryce Harper loves the big stage. He always seems to deliver in these moments, with two homers last night that gives him 5 total hits (plus 3 walks) with 3 homers in this series against Atlanta. I expect Bryce to deliver another big game today to propel the Phillies into the NLCS, and I am choosing Harper for any points multipliers today. 

Bryson Stott, Philadelphia Phillies

While Bryson Stott went hitless last night, he still managed to get a walk and a run scored. We have already seen Stott deliver this postseason with that huge grand slam against the Miami Marlins, and Stott comes in at a very low price for someone who can deliver big, which makes him one of my favorite choices after Harper to build a lineup around.

Honorable mention: Trea Turner, Nick Castellanos, Kyle Schwarber

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