We have a two-game MLB DFS main slate on Saturday, October 22nd as the New York Yankees and Houston Astros battle in New York for Game 3 of the ALCS while the Philadelphia Phillies try to defend their home turf in Game 4 of the NLCS against the San Diego Padres. Don't forget to check out the MLB lineups page before locking in MLB daily fantasy lineups. Plus, use the MLB daily projections, our MLB DFS Optimizer, and the rest of our MLB DFS lineup tools before setting your lineups. Now let's look at our MLB DFS top picks.




Gerrit Cole, New York Yankees - The Yankees are down 2-0 in the series and need their ace in the worst way on Saturday. Cole has been in elite form this postseason, beating the Guardians twice and striking out 16 batters over 13.1 IP.

Cristian Javier, Houston Astros - The Yankees offense has been stalled out by Houston pitching this year and Javier was a part of a no-hitter against the Yankees earlier in the year tossing 7 IP with 13 K. It remains to be seen how deep he'll pitch into this game.

Mike Clevinger, San Diego Padres - The Padres starter struggled mightily the last time he took the mound but the Padres are putting their faith back into him in Game 4 of the NLCS. He beat the Phillies the one time he faced them this year tossing 5 scoreless innings. Clevinger has a 5.88 ERA on the road.


J.T. Realmuto, Philadelphia Phillies - The most expensive catcher on today's slate hit .281 with a .350 wOBA against right-handed pitching this year. Righties have a .338 wOBA vs. Mike Clevinger this year.

Austin Nola, San Diego Padres - Nola is hitting .281 this postseason and has posted 5+ DKP in 7-of-10. Righties have a .357 wOBA against Bailey Falter if they even face off against one another, who knows if Falter will still be in the game.

Martín Maldonado, Houston Astros - Just $200 off min salary, Maldonado is an OK punt. He's 4-for-12 off Gerrit Cole for his career. He has a hit in 3 straight games and has 7 & 9 DKP in each of the last two games.


Anthony Rizzo, New York Yankees - The Yankees are shifting their lineup once more, putting Anthony Rizzo in the leadoff position. Rizzo has scored fantasy points in all eight of his postseason games.

Brandon Drury, San Diego Padres - It may just be one at-bat against a lefty, but Drury can capitalize on that. He has a .955 OPS and a .327 ISO vs. LHP. He also has back-to-back multi-hit games including a home run.

Yuli Gurriel, Houston Astros - Gurriel has been rollin' this postseason and overall, he's hitting .368  with a .937 OPS and 2 HR over his last 10 games.


Jake Cronenworth, San Diego Padres - It's been a good postseason for Cronenworth as he's hit in six-of-seven games with four multi-hit games. He hit lefties well, so I'm not worried about Bailey Falter matching up well with him. 

Jean Segura, Philadelphia Phillies - Segura hasn't had the greatest postseason thus far, but Mike Clevinger struggles with righties. RHH have a .338 wOBA against him.


Manny Machado, San Diego Padres - Machado can wreak havoc against anyone and has deposited two home runs this postseason. Machado has a .369 wOBA vs. LHP this year and he has a .382 wOBA vs. RHP if/when Falter comes out of the game.

Alex Bregman, Houston Astros - Bregman was the difference in Game 2 as he drove a three-run home run into the left-field bleachers for the Astros only three runs of the game. He's 2-for-10 off of Gerrit Cole, but both hits are a home run.

Alec Bohm, Philadelphia Phillies - The Phillies third baseman has started heating up as he's hit in two straight and three of four overall. He had 2 hits last game and has at least 1 RBI in back-to-back games too.


Ha-Seong Kim, San Diego Padres - Kim has struggled this postseason, but he has hit lefties fairly well this year. He hit .270 with a .327 wOBA vs. LHP. SS is a crapshoot.

Jeremy Peña, Houston Astros - Pena has been GREAT this postseason, hitting in all five games he's played in and overall has a six-game hitting streak. Over his last 10 games, he has eight extra-base hits, three leaving the yard.


Aaron Judge, New York Yankees - The Yankees need Aaron Judge quite a bit here. They're down 2-0 in the series and have a home game with their ace on the hill. Judge has 2 HR this postseason but has struck out a LOT. He hit 31 HR at home this year.

Kyle Schwarber, Philadelphia Phillies - Schwarbs has homered in two of the last three games and has at least 9 DKP in three straight overall. He has a very good match-up on his hands against a struggling Mike Clevinger.

Matt Carpenter, New York Yankees - A lot of people will look at Harrison Bader at this price range and he's viable, sure, but Carpenter is starting to get more at-bats and that bodes well for him. He flashed MASSIVE power before his foot injury and the Yankees are batting him 5th, in a prime position to do damage.

Trent Grisham, San Diego Padres - After a massive start to his postseason run, Grisham has cooled off, but will have multiple at-bats against an OK Phillies bullpen. He's homered 3 times this postseason.

Brandon Marsh, Philadelphia Phillies - Marsh has hit right-handed pitching this entire year and hasn't slowed down a bit. He's batting .312 on the year against right-handers. Sneaky value at the end of the Phillies lineup.




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