Hello and welcome to the MLB DFS Showdown Playbook for October 27! We Game 1 of the World Series between the Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks 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 Odds. However, 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 27
Recommended DFS Starting Pitcher
Eovaldi is definitely going to be the chalkier option of the two pitchers today, but I like him regardless of that. He has been fantastic in the playoffs, scoring 29.4, 28.8, 25.9, and 16.9 dk points across his four starts in the postseason, pitching at least 6 innings in every game. On the other hand, Gallen has really struggled in his last two starts. On top of that, the Rangers offense is simply better.
Recommended DFS Hitters
Seager is my pick for World Series MVP (I know, I know, not exactly going out on a limb with that one), and I expect him to come out strong and set the tone. He is coming off a big game in which he went 3-5 with a home run to score 26 points. He has scored at least 6 points in four straight and was great at home this season, posting 11.7 dk ppg and posting a 1.105 OPS across 68 games.
On the 22nd I wrote “Garcia is a streaky hitter and he is in a groove right now. He has homered in back-to-back games and has an RBI or more in four straight games.” He then homered in that game to make it three straight games. He then homered twice in the next game to propel the Rangers into the World Series and he won ALCS MVP. When he gets locked in, he can be nearly impossible to stop at the dish.
Walker is slumping a bit, but he does have 9 dk points in back-to-back games by stealing a bad in both games. I love the way he is being so aggressive on the bases in the playoffs after posting 15 steals in the regular season. That gives him a big boost in value and we know he can go yard at any time after hitting 34 home runs this season and driving in 110.
Thomas wasn’t in the lineup for Game 7 of the NLCS due to the Dbacks facing a lefty, but he should be back in there today. He is hot right now too, scoring 16, 14, and 14 dk points over his last three starts by hitting two home runs and stealing a bag in that span. He posted 13 home runs and 10 steals this season, so the upside is there for either route to continue. And he is cheap.