We have an eight-game MLB DFS main slate on Saturday, August 5th, on DraftKings and FanDuel and it's a very fun-looking slate. We don't have anything to worry about on the weather front and a lot of really good offenses in great spots as pitchers such as Ty Blach, Noah Syndergaard, and Tylor Megill take the mound. That means it'll be hard to afford the likes of Corbin Burnes, Shohei Ohtani, and Juan Soto if we're not looking for some value options. That’s why we must dig into the depths of the MLB DFS value plays and pick some winners. 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 Pitchers

Steven Matz, St. Lous Cardinals (DraftKings - $6,900, FanDuel - $9,000)

It looks as if Steven Matz has turned a corner this year as he’s thrown shutouts in each of his last two outings and has only allowed one earned over his last three starts. In fact, he’s scored 19+ DKP in four of his last five starts overall. He faces a Rockies offense that has been ridiculously bad in the strikeout department against southpaws. They have struck out a league-leading 29.4% of the time since the All-Star break against them. They’ve been dreadful against lefties all year sporting a 26.7% K-rate and are 25th in OPS as a team.

Paul Blackburn, Oakland Athletics (DraftKings - $6,700, FanDuel - $7,800)

Like Matz before him, Blackburn is starting to come into his own and coming off solid starts in back-to-back outings. His starts came against the Astros and against the Rockies in Coors Field and he finished with 15.2 and 22.1 DKP respectively. Blackburn faces off against a Giants lineup really struggling since the break. They’re 26th in OPS and 27th in wOBA against right-handed hurlers while posting a 26.1% K-rate, the eighth-highest mark in the game.

MLB DFS Value Hitters

Ryan Mountcastle, Baltimore Orioles (DraftKings - $3,800, FanDuel - $3,500)

If DraftKings is going to continue to give us one of the hottest hitters on the planet under $4,000, who are we to pass that up? Over the last 10 games, Mountcastle has a .515/.561/.818 slash line and has been absolutely crushing everything thrown his way. Over the last 30 days, Mountcastle has a .259 ISO and a .484 wOBA against right-handed pitching. Tylor Megill is being called up for the Mets here and he’s had a tough season at every level. Before being sent down earlier this year, he allowed a .161 ISO and .369 wOBA to right-handed bats.

Tyler O'Neill & Tommy Edman, St. Louis Cardinals (O’Neill on DraftKings - $3,400, FanDuel - $2,600) (Edman on DraftKings - $3,300, FanDuel - $2,800)

I could’ve just kept going and included Jordan Walker and Dylan Carlson too, so keep that in mind when building out your lineups. The Cardinals are a fantastic stack today and provide some of the slate's best value. Six of their nine batters tonight are under 4K on DK and O’Neill and Edman stand out very much at their respective prices. Edman’s leading off tonight and has been great against lefties this year posting a .193 ISO and .335 wOBA. O’Neill hasn’t had the same success, but he does have a .324 wOBA against them. He’s riding a seven-game hitting streak, has bat .306 over his last 10 games, and posted a .179 ISO against southpaws last season.

Tom Murphy, Seattle Mariners (DraftKings - $3,200, FanDuel - $2,800)

It’s not often a catcher makes this list, but has anyone been paying attention to what Murphy’s been doing at the dish of late? Since June 1st (22 games), Murphy is hitting .356 with seven home runs, .712 SLG%, .356 ISO, and .452 wOBA. He’s been great against both splits this year, posting a .879 OPS, .237 ISO, and .376 wOBA against left-handed pitching. Tyler Anderson has been awful against right-handed bats this year allowing a .189 ISO and .357 wOBA.

Mike Moustakas, Los Angeles Angels (DraftKings - $2,900, FanDuel - $2,700)

One might say that the moose is very much on the loose. Or that the moose looks very loose at the plate for the first time in years. Plural. He posted his second straight multi-hit game on Friday that included a three-run bomb and is now batting .341 over his last 10 games. He has a .193 ISO and .355 wOBA against right-handed pitching as well. He’s hitting in the middle of the Angels lineup too, so that’s a nice added bonus. Let’s not overlook the cherry on top which is George Kirby’s struggles with left-handed bats. He’s allowed a .209 ISO and .333 wOBA to them and over the last 30 days (56 plate appearances) that’s ballooned to .264 and .389 wOBA.