Tonight’s MLB DFS coverage is for the big 12-game main slate that starts at 7:05 pm ET on both DraftKings and FanDuel. Starting pitching is headlined by Spencer Strider and Pablo Lopez. Ronald Acuna Jr. and Shohei Ohtani are, once again, the most expensive hitters at our disposal. Grande is on the playbook today, make sure to give that a read, and don’t forget to check out the MLB Lineups page, Vegas Odds, and all of our MLB DFS Tools. Let’s dive into some of my favorite value options of the day and some we can fit into our cash and tournament lineups!
MLB DFS Value Pitcher
Gonsolin is coming off a dominant outing in which he fired six innings of one-run ball with 6 Ks and picked up the win to finish with 25.7 dk points. He has won three straight starts and pitching for the Dodgers is part of what makes him a good DFS choice. Today he faces the Marlins who are far from a powerhouse offense and I expect another good outing of Gonsolin. He’s also produced better at home this year, averaging 14.8 dk ppg, compared to 11.3 dk ppg on the road.
MLB DFS Value Hitters
Sheets homered in his last game and has scored at least 12 dk points in two of his past three games. Now he heads to Coors Field and has a matchup against Peter Lambert, who isn’t good. We know the hitting environment at Coors and Lambert has a 5.46 ERA this year. On top of all that, we have a big 14 mph wind blowing out to RF, which just makes launching one out even easier for Sheets (and other lefties).
Winn is expected to make his MLB debut tonight and at the minimum price, how can you not just plug in and play one of the games top prospects? He was hitting .283 with 17 home runs, 17 steals, 60 RBI, and 97 runs scored across 104 games at AAA. He is facing a pretty mid to low-tier pitcher in Joey Lucchesi and has the righty vs. lefty platoon advantage as well. Unfortunately, this is a DK only play as FD doesn’t update their player pools well.
Butler has come up and looked pretty good thus far, hitting .250 with a home run and two doubles through his first 6 games of action. He was doing well in the minors, hitting .284 with 15 home runs, 21 steals, and 70 RBI through 89 games split between AA and AAA. He has the platoon advantage on Kyle Gibson tonight and Gibson has not been all that great this season with a 4.89 ERA and 1.33 WHIP. I like Butler given the near minimum price tag.