Hello and welcome to the MLB DFS Playbook for September 9! We have a 5-game slate on both DK and FD on our hands today. We have a 7:05 pm ET start time, so plenty of time to get those lineups made! 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 September 9

MLB Weather Updates

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves (possible rain, looks like it will play though)

Games that appear to have a decent wind blowing out:


Games that appear to have a decent wind blowing in:


Recommended DFS Starting Pitchers

Top Options for Strikeouts

Nathan Eovaldi, Texas Rangers

Logan Webb, San Francisco Giants

Seth Lugo, San Diego Padres

Best Odds for a Win

Nathan Eovaldi (Texas Rangers -345)

Logan Webb (San Francisco Giants -238)

Dylan Dodd (Atlanta Braves -230)

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Favorite Starters to Use for DFS Lineups

Nathan Eovaldi, Texas Rangers

Eovaldi was awful in his first start back off IL, but he will have a decent chance of a bounce back in this game against the A’s. Pitch count could factor here though and if we are wanting to play it safe, Webb is probably the better spend-up, but Eovaldi has had himself a nice season with a 2.95 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. The Rangers are also the biggest favorites to win on the slate. 

Logan Webb, San Francisco Giants

Webb is having a really strong year with a 3.51 ERA and 1.09 WHIP across a 187 innings pitched (he will lead the league after tonight as long as he goes at least 1 inning). His home and road splits are crazy too, as he has a 2.51 ERA at home and averages 22 dk ppg, compared to a 4.58 ERA on the road with a 15.2 dk ppg. The Rockies are not a good offense, so expect a strong showing from Webb. 

Dylan Dodd, Atlanta Braves

Let’s get weird with our last option and go with a super cheap Dodd. He has been pummeled this year in limited action, but he obviously isn’t as bad as he’s shown. The Braves are heavy favorites, so we could get a cheap win if he is able to go 5 innings, and the Pirates are a pretty lousy offense, so there are some ingredients for a semi-successful outing from Dodd. 

Recommended DFS Hitters

Highest Expected Run Totals 

5.27 – Atlanta Braves

5.08 – Texas Rangers

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Favorite Hitters to Use for DFS Lineups

Matt Olson, 1B, Atlanta Braves

Olson is having a monster year, hitting .274 with 47 bombs, 116 RBI, and 111 runs scored. He is hot right now too, hitting .300 with FOUR home runs over his last 10 games. With his power upside, he has so much scoring potential on a daily basis and today the Braves have a nice matchup against Johan Oviedo, who has a 4.27 ERA and 1.31 WHIP this season. 

Marcus Semien, 2B, Texas Rangers

Semien has had a nice year, hitting .278 with 22 home runs, 14 steals, 85 RBI, and 106 runs scored. He is also hot right now, hitting .286 over his last 10 games with two bombs and a stolen base, good for an average of 9.7 dk ppg in that span. Kyle Muller has been absolutely rocked this year with a 7.62 ERA and 1.93 WHIP, so Semien and the Rangers will likely have their way with him. 

Michael Brantley, OF, Houston Astros

Brantley has come back and been fantastic for the Astros, hitting .316 with two home runs and 10 total R/RBI across his first six games of action.  I don’t overly love this matchup against Seth Lugo, who has been good this year, but I do like the price tag on Brantley for what we have seen thus far and I am willing to take my chances on him. 

Player Pool

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