Today’s MLB DFS coverage is for the small sized 6-game main slate that starts at 6:40 pm ET on both DraftKings and FanDuel. Starting pitching is headlined by AL Cy Young frontrunner, Gerrit Cole. A Pair of Atlanta Braves in Ronald Acuna Jr. and Matt Olson are the most expensive hitters at our disposal. Henry 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
There aren’t many options today and most of the value plays have bad matchups, so I expect people to spend-up for their arms on this slate. However, if you want to get a little risky for GPP action, I am not against Pfaadt, even against the Dodgers. He has scored at least 16.2 dk points in four of his past five outings and has at least 5 Ks in all five of those outings as well.
MLB DFS Value Hitters
I had Goodman as a Core Play for me in the playbook yesterday and wrote “Goodman has scored 10 dk points in back-to-back games since being called up. He has gone 4-8 with two RBI, a double, and a runs scored thus far. He had 34 home runs split between AA and AAA to this point before being called up and now he is playing at Coors Field and is very cheap. He is the perfect play to help get the big boys in the lineup.” He went out and scored 12 points and I like him once again today in an even better matchup against Darius Vines.
Vientos blasted a home run yesterday and also singled in the Mets 2-1 loss to the Rangers as he was nearly the entirety of the offense. It has been a tough go for the Rookie, but maybe coming off a home run can lift him into another good night tonight. He is also facing Dane Dunning, who has not pitched well recently, giving up 3+ runs in three of his past four outings.
Outman has three home runs and a stolen base over his last 10 games with 15 total R/RBI in that span. He now has 17 home runs and 14 steals on the year as he inches closer to a nice 15/15 rookie season. He has been better at home this season with a .264 average and .802 OPS, compared to .245 and .790 on the road. He also has 10 steals at home (not sure what that correlation could be, but it’s a trend worth noting).