We have a 12-game MLB DFS main slate on Friday, September 29th, on DraftKings and FanDuel. It was 13 games before the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets game was postponed due to rain. Be sure to check out all of our tools including the MLB Lineups page, MLB DFS Projections – powered by FanJections –, MLB DFS Ownership, and all of the rest of our tools HERE! Let's dive into today's playbook, core plays, and top stacks of the day!

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Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets


Recommended DFS Starting Pitchers

Top Options for Strikeouts

Dylan Cease, Chicago White Sox vs. San Diego Padres: 6.5 Ks (-115)

Nick Pivetta, Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles: 5.5 Ks (-165)

Joe Ryan, Minnesota Twins vs. Colorado Rockies: 5.5 Ks (-115)

Yusei Kikuchi, Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays: 5.5 Ks (+110)

Best Odds for a Win

Allan Winans, Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals: -300

Joe Ryan, Minnesota Twins vs. Colorado Rockies: -193

Chase Silseth, Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics: -148

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Favorite Starters to Use for DFS Lineups

Allan Winans, Atlanta Braves

Winans has had a mixed bag of results through his five starts at the big league level because he’s struck out 32 batters across 27 innings but also has pitched to a 4.33 ERA. He and his Braves team are the biggest favorites on the board and he did have a decent start against the Nationals last time out. Winans is probably the most expensive pitching option I’d look toward on this slate.

Nick Pivetta, Boston Red Sox

We’ve seen a couple of examples this week with teams clinching and then resting starters the following day. I expect that to happen with the Orioles here and Pivetta could really face the B-team. Pivetta has ended this campaign incredibly well allowing 3 ER or less in five straight games. He’s been missing a lot of bats over that span, especially 3 straight starts notching 6+ K’s. He has 19+ DKP in each of them.

John Means, Baltimore Orioles

He came back and John Means business on the mound. Dad jokes aside, Means returned from injury and has looked very sharp. He fired 7.1 IP with just 1 ER and 4 Ks against the Guardians last time out. He’s allowed just 2 ER over his previous two starts and has worked his pitch count up to 96 pitches. There’s no reason to think Means won’t continue to be stretched out to make sure he’s ready for the postseason. In September, Boston has a 27.2% K-rate, the third-highest mark in the league, and they have a .641 team OPS as well. Means has some appeal at his price.

Carlos Rodon, New York Yankees

It’s been a rough season for Rodon that includes injuries, struggles, and kisses towards disgruntled fans, but he has turned things around as he heads towards the finish line. Outside of his blow-up against the Tigers, he’s tossed back-to-back quality starts and has allowed 3 ER or less in six of seven starts. He’s put up 12.7+ DKP in five of six games and 16+ in four of those. He faces a Royals offense that has struck out 27% against left-handed pitching in September. Rodon has a ceiling in this spot against the Royals and I expect him to garner some attention in Ownership land as well.

Recommended DFS Hitters

Highest Expected Run Totals 

Minnesota Twins: 6.24

Atlanta Braves: 5.56

Colorado Rockies: 5.46

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Favorite Hitters to Use for DFS Lineups

Corey Seager, Texas Rangers

It’s surprising to see the Rangers team total so low, but that will depress his and the team's ownership. What people are missing is how bad Bryan Woo against left-handed hitters have been. Lefties have a .269 ISO and a .412 wOBA against him. Seager has been one of the league’s best players from start to finish and against righties he’s mashing, posting a .345 ISO and a .454 wOBA

Aaron Judge, New York Yankees

There are only two pitchers in baseball that have allowed more home runs this year than Jordan Lyles. Lyles has allowed 38 bombs and that’s significant in this case because he faces the guy that holds the American League record for home runs in a season. That same guy has 37 bombs in just 104 games this season. This spot is tied up for Judge to deposit one into the fountains (or over them) in Kansas City.

Nolan Jones, Colorado Rockies

There have been few players hotter than Nolan Jones this month. In September, he’s hit .330 with a 1.086 OPS, .309 ISO, and .453 wOBA. The Rockies get more at-bats at home, which is a great thing for us, and Jones faces Joe Ryan who has been good, but struggled mightily lately. Over the last 30 days, Ryan allowed a .213 ISO to left-handed bats. Jones has a .262 ISO and a .404 wOBA vs. RHP this season.

Brandon Drury, Los Angeles Angels

There have been some BIG games from Drury lately as he’s twice topped 26+ DKP over his last seven games. He faces Ken Waldichuk who allows a LOT of home runs. Righties have a .196 ISO and a .361 wOBA against Waldichuk this year. Drury has mashed left-handed pitching of late notching a .269 ISO and .364 wOBA over the last 30 days.

Michael A. Taylor, Minnesota Twins

I know Taylor has struggled but one thing he’s done well from the outset of the season is hit lefties. Now you take that and place it in Coors Field and we’re cookin’ with gas. He leads the Twins with a .307 ISO and is third in wOBA at .355. Taylor and the Twins face Ty Blach, who has allowed a .192 ISO and a .405 wOBA to right-handed bats and he’s CHEAP.

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