Happy Monday, everyone! Let’s start the week strong with some winning MLB DFS lineups. Today we have a solid 8-game main slate starting at 7:05 PM EST on both DraftKings and FanDuel, so there is plenty of time to get those lineups perfect. Today’s slate is highlighted by Spencer Strider and Gerrit Cole, arguably the two best pitchers in baseball right now, both getting to pitch facing the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago White Sox, respectively. While paying for one or both is completely reasonable with how great they are, we also have some great value pitching options to either pair with one of them or to pivot away from the two aces. We also have some quality value hitters today to help afford either those top pitches or some other top-end talent on offense. So, let’s get right into my favorite value options of the day! 


MLB DFS Value Pitchers

Dane Dunning, Texas Rangers (DraftKings: $7,200 / FanDuel: $8,400) 

Dane Dunning just had a huge game against his former team, striking out 11 against the Chicago White Sox. He also only gave up one run off a solo homer and 3 total hits while pitching 7.2 innings in what was his best start of the season for him, and his second time reaching double-digit strikeouts. If there were ever a time for him to get back-to-back double-digit strikeout gems, it would be today with him getting to face the Oakland Athletics, and this pick feels like a slam dunk to me. 

Patrick Sandoval, Los Angeles Angels (DraftKings: $7,000 / FanDuel: $8,500) 

Patrick Sandoval has been on a solid stretch of pitching recently. He has a 2.42 ERA over his last 4 starts with 19 strikeouts through 22.1 innings, with his main issue being his control giving out 13 free passes over that stretch. He has a good matchup today getting to face the San Francisco Giants, and if he can find a way to cut down on the walks, he could put together an amazing outing today, and you get him at a price where you don’t need him to be lights out to be worth it. 

MLB DFS Value Hitters

Mitch Garver, C Texas Rangers (DraftKings: $3,500 / FanDuel: $2,900) 

Mitch Garver is on a 7-game hit streak and only has one hitless game over his last 12. Over that stretch, he has slashed .350/.447/.600 with 3 homers. He gets a great matchup today, getting to face Ken Waldichuk and the Oakland Athletics, and it should be plenty easy for him to return value and keep his hitting streak alive, and maybe even add another homer. 

Triston Casas, 1B Boston Red Sox (DraftKings: $3,900 / FanDuel: $3,100) 

Triston Casas has the 5th best OPS in the majors since July 1st. He has quickly cemented himself as one of the best hitters on a Red Sox lineup that, although struggling recently, has been strong most of the season. Today he faces Cole Ragans, and while you normally don’t love lefty-lefty matchups, Cole Ragans has been beaten up by lefties (albeit in a small sample) this season, and I don’t trust the lefty with only two starts this season to be able to stifle Casas today. 

Davis Schneider, 2B Toronto Blue Jays (DraftKings: $2,700 / FanDuel: $2,400) 

Davis Schneider has had an incredible start to his major league career with an amazing series in Fenway. Over his first three games, he stacked up 9 hits, including 2 homers. While it is only 3 games, and there is no knowing how long he can keep this up, I am willing to ride the hot streak for the rookie today as they head to Cleveland to face Gavin Williams today.

Jake Bauers 1B/OF New York Yankees (DraftKings: $2,600 / FanDuel: $2,900) 

Jake Bauers has been hitting the ball quite well recently for the Yankees as he has been getting the opportunity to start almost every day, filling in as the first baseman in Anthony Rizzo’s absence, and he has also been batting in the leadoff spot quite consistently. Over his last 8 games, he has 4 homers and 3 multi-hit games, and you would be hard-pressed to find a player getting to start and bat leadoff with this sort of power potential being available for this low of a price.  


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