We have a nine-game MLB DFS main slate on Sunday, July 2nd, on DraftKings and FanDuel. We have three elite names at the top of the pitcher’s position in Spencer Strider, Gerrit Cole, and Kevin Gausman, and they all cost an arm and a leg, so we’re going to need to find some value somewhere. 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 the rest of our tools HERE! Let’s dive into our favorite daily fantasy baseball value plays of the day.
MLB DFS Value Pitchers
Ranger Suarez, Philadelphia Phillies (DraftKings - $8,000, FanDuel - $9,800)
Suarez is not a value over on FanDuel, but on DraftKings $8,000 is a great price tag for him. He’s far too cheap considering how well he’s throwing the baseball right now. He hasn’t allowed more than one earned run over his last five starts and is coming off six consecutive quality starts to boot. He has seven or more strikeouts in four straight games and 21+ fantasy points on DraftKngs in each. Washington’s a pesky team, but over this stretch, Suarez has shut down the Braves, Diamondbacks, Dodgers, and Nationals. He’s one of my favorite cash game arms of the day.
Colin Rea, Milwaukee Brewers (DraftKings - $5,600, FanDuel - $6,800)
Look, this isn’t the most exciting play in the world, but the Pirates' offense has not been very good over the past two weeks. They rank 28th in OPS and wOBA and sport a 26.1% K-rate, which is the sixth-highest in the league. Rea is coming off one of his best starts of the year firing 6.1 innings of one-run ball against the Mets while notching 19.9 fantasy points on DK. He’s put up 13.9 or more in five of seven starts and has been over 17 in four of the seven. Rea isn’t a massive strikeout arm but has twice flashed at least eight-strikeout upside this season. He’s free across the industry.
MLB DFS Value Hitters
Anthony Volpe, New York Yankees (DraftKings - $3,000, FanDuel - $2,800)
This is the best stretch of the year for the Yankees' rookie shortstop as he’s riding a six-game hitting streak and a five-game multi-hit streak on top of that. He’s been much better for a good chunk of time as he’s hit .319 over his last 23 games overall. He’s flashed really good power against lefties posting a .230 ISO and .345 wOBA and gets former Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery on Sunday and Monty has not been great against right-handed swingers. Righties have a .183 ISO and .331 wOBA this year against him and this is a spot Volpe could once again thrive in.
Joey Wiemer, Milwaukee Brewers (DraftKings - $2,600, FanDuel - $2,500)
Overall, it’s been a disappointing rookie campaign for Joey Wiemer, but he has crushed left-handed pitching since the start of the year. He’s hitting .313 with a .344 ISO and .423 wOBA against southpaws and now faces Rich Hill, who struggles against right-handed bats. Hill has allowed a .209 ISO and a .347 wOBA to righties. Wiemer is a free square on both DraftKings and FanDuel and is a cheap source of power.
Jason Heyward, Los Angeles Dodgers (DraftKings - $2,900, FanDuel - $2,400)
I’m confused as to why Heyward’s price continues to dip. He’s hit .309 over his last 19 games and .407 over his last ten. Yet we’re back down below $3K despite peaking at 3.3K. Better for us, especially if we’re looking to stack Dodgers, he’s a very cheap piece to the puzzle. He has a .238 ISO and .382 wOBA against right-handed hurlers this year and Brady Singer has struggled against lefties with a .211 ISO and .369 wOBA. Heyward hitting sixth today connects with the rest of the top half of the Dodgers lineup.