Hello and welcome to the MLB DFS Showdown Playbook for October 30! We Game 3 of the World Series between the Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks (Series tied 1-1) 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 October 30

Recommended DFS Starting Pitchers

I don’t like either pitcher today all that much and will likely be building my lineups with all hitting. Max Scherzer has looked awful since returning, getting shelled by the Astros twice and failing to score THREE points in either game. Brandon Pfaadt has looked solid in the playoffs, but has only scored over 15.4 points one time in those four starts. So he isn’t really paying off this price tag either. I think we are going to see a couple dingers today with these two taking the hill. 

Recommended DFS Hitters

Corbin Carroll, Arizona Diamondbacks

Carroll is in a groove right now, scoring 27, 14, and 10 dk points over his last three games. He has two RBI in THREE straight games and also has 6 hits and 2 steals in that timeframe as well. He had 27 home runs and 58 steals in the regular season, so we already know he provides monster upside both with his bat and with his legs. 

Tommy Pham, Arizona Diamondbacks

Pham is on a power binge right now with two home runs and two doubles over his last four games. He has scored at least 14 dk points in three of those games and is coming off a game in which he went a perfect 4-for-4 at the dish. Scherzer had issues with the long ball this year and with the way Pham is swinging right now, I wouldn’t be shocked at all if he takes him deep in this game. 

Alek Thomas, Arizona Diamondbacks

Thomas is playing extremely well right now and I am going to just keep going back to the well with him. He has scored 16, 14, 14, 13, and 10 dk points over his last five starts. He posted 13 home runs and 10 steals this season, so the upside is there for either route to continue. And he is cheap. He will likely be a popular salary-saver at this point, but I am fine with eating the chalk here. 

Corey Seager, Texas Rangers

Seager was huge in the Rangers Game 1 win, hitting a home run, walking twice, and scoring three times. He didn’t do anything in the Game 2 loss, but I expect a nice bounce back here from the face of the Rangers offense. If building an all-offense lineup (like me), the money should be there to have both Carroll and Seager, while still leaving you enough money to get solid pieces to fill out the lineup. 

Honorable mention: Ketel Marte, Evan Carter, Nathaniel Lowe