We have a 12-game MLB DFS slate on Monday, August 28th, on DraftKings and FanDuel. Monday’s slate features the first $7,000 position player of the year as Ronald Acuna Jr. and the Braves head into Coors Field. In order to spend up on the Braves, who have six players north of $5,100, you’re going to need to find some value options to get to. 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 our tools HERE! Let’s dive into our favorite daily fantasy baseball value plays of the day.
MLB DFS Value Pitcher
Over his last six starts, Grayson Rodriguez has pitched to a 2.70 ERA along with a .197 BAA and a 22% K-rate. He’s tossed up four quality starts in five outings and has 16+ DKP in four of his last six starts overall. He faces the White Sox here and has as high of a ceiling as he’s had all year. The White Sox have a 25% K-rate against right-handed pitching this season and they’re 24th in OPS and 26th in wOBA during the month of August. Rodriguez is quite possibly my favorite per dollar play at the pitchers position.
MLB DFS Value Hitters
Over his last 10 games, Cooper has a .357 AVG with a .902 OPS and has really settled into his new threads with the Padres. On the year, Cooper has a .180 ISO against right-handed pitching and has had a great month of August posting a .295 AVG and .835 OPS and a .365 wOBA. He faces Adam Wainwright tonight who’s been a shell of himself allowing a .219 ISO and a .421 wOBA against righties. Over the last 30 days, righties have posted a .396 ISO and a .571 wOBA against Waino. Cooper is a cheap home run option tonight.
Continue to ride the hot hand, right? Suzuki had another two-hit afternoon on Sunday and over his last 10 games, he’s not batting .432 with an OPS of 1.260. Suzuki has been fantastic the entire month of August batting .368 with an OPS of 1.100. Through his first two campaigns at the major league level, Suzuki has a .173 ISO and .339 wOBA against southpaws. Over the last 30 days, Brewers starter Wade Miley has been hit pretty hard by righty batters as they’ve posted a .167 ISO and .322 wOBA. Suzuki is still so cheap across the industry and one of the best values on the board.
I actually really like Bryan Woo tonight, but there has been a clear issue with him and it’s facing left-handed bats. On the year, left-handed hitters have given Woo fits posting a .330 ISO and a .474 wOBA against him. Insert Ryan Noda who’s hitting .345 and an OPS of 1.073 over his last 10 games. Noda has a .170 ISO and .358 wOBA against right-handed pitchers this season, so sometimes things just line up nicely. He’s another very cheap option that could help get Braves bats.
This is one of the weird ones because Palacios hasn’t exactly been great at much, but he’s been really good at driving in runs. Palacios may only be hitting .140 in August and .171 over his last 10 days, but what he’s done is show massive upside when he’s done any sort of damage. Over the last week, he has a .240 ISO and three times over his last seven games he’s put up 13+ DKP. He has a .171 ISO over 30 days against right-handed pitching. He faces Zack Greinke here and he’s allowed a .259 ISO and a .407 wOBA to left-handed bats. This is an interesting spend down as Pittsburgh’s value presents an opportunity to pair with the Braves.