We have 11 games on tonight's MLB DFS main slate with some interesting pitching matchups and great spots for offenses to put up some nice run totals. Be sure to check in with our MLB DFS Tools, with the daily MLB projections, MLB DFS rostership projections, and our MLB DFS Lineup Generator when building those lineups today to help you decide which players you should be targeting!


MLB DFS Playbook: September 12

MLB Weather Updates

No weather issues for tonight's slate! 

DFS Lineup Construction Thoughts

We have a 11 game slate here with some pretty obvious builds that should get some decent ownership. I'm not going to shy away from the chalk plays which likely center around the matchup in Coors Field and Justin Verlander's chalk matchup against the Oakland A's on this slate but I will look to find ways to be different while still having the chalk plays in my lineups.

Recommended DFS Starting Pitchers

Top Options for Strikeouts

Best Odds for a Win

Favorite Starters to Use for DFS Lineups

Justin Verlander, Houston Astros

Listen, he is going to be a chalk monster here against the Athletics but that doesn't mean we have to not play him. On FanDuel he is locked in as my top starting pitcher without question. On DraftKings he anchors as my SP1 and I'll look to be different elsewhere. Attacking the A's presents too much of a ceiling opportunity here for Verlander to not be in my lineups.

Javier Assad, Chicago Cubs

We talked on the podcast how using a pitcher in Coors Field isn't as scary as it once was and we saw that play out again on Monday night when Jordan Wicks held the Rockies to just one run over six innings. Assad isn't a sexy pick by any stretch but the Cubs are again big favorites on this slate which should put some win equity behind the value here and though he had zero strikeouts in his last start, he had back-to-back outings with seven strikeouts prior.

Cal Quantrill, Cleveland Guardians

If you want to save even more money from Assad then Quantrill could be your target here. In his two starts since returning to the Guardians he has allowed just two runs on five hits over 12 innings while striking out eight. He just tossed six shutout with eight strikeouts against the Angels in his most recent start. The Giants are a bottom five team against right-handed pitching this season.

Recommended DFS Hitters

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Favorite Hitters to Use for DFS Lineups

Juan Soto, San Diego Padres

He's the cover of the playbook so you knew he would be right here. Lynn is allowing lefties to hit .309 with a .402 wOBA and a .587 slugging percentage. Soto has a .256 ISO with a .930 OPS against right-handed pitching.  Feels like a good spot for Soto to do some damage.

Pete Crow-Armstrong, Chicago Cubs

Could very well be one of the highest rostered players on the slate. PCA made his MLB debut on Monday as a pinch runner but could very well get the start here on Tuesday. He has both power and speed here which is great for DFS. What's also great for DFS is getting to hit against Chris Flexen which is the pitcher taking the mound for the Rockies on Tuesday.

Jose Abreu, Houston Astros

Astros got three-hit on Monday in a spot that everyone expected them to mash. Ken Waldichuk tossed six no-hit innings. With another lefty on the mound Tuesday I look for the Astros to bounce right back and I'll ride with Abreu at first base here once again.

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