Today’s MLB DFS coverage is for the nice big 11-game main slate that starts at 7:05 pm ET on both DraftKings and FanDuel. Starting pitching is headlined by a lot of studs in Shohei Ohtani, Framber Valdez, Joe Ryan, and Kodai Senge. We do not have Coors Field on the slate, so you don’t have to keep that in mind when setting lineups. We have a couple mild mlb weather concerns today, so make sure to keep a close eye on the reports leading up to first pitch. Jon 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 Pitchers

Alec Marsh, Kansas City Royals (DraftKings: $5,000)

We are going to the absolute cheapest pitcher on the slate in Marsh, though I don’t really get why he’s the cheapest. He was incredible in his last start against the Rays, firing 6 innings of two-run ball while striking out 11 and finishing with 27.9 dk points. That came after he scored a solid 13.1 points against the Twins in his start prior. Now he faces a Yankees lineup that isn’t producing as they averaged just 2.33 runs per game in their last series with the Angels, despite not even facing Ohtani. 

MLB DFS Value Hitters

Christian Encarnacion-Strand, 1B, Cincinnati Reds (DraftKings: $3,000 / FanDuel: $2,800)

CES has looked good since being recalled by the Reds as he is off to a 4-13 (.308) start with a home run and four RBI, averaging 8.3 dk ppg thus far. Great American Ballpark is a great atmosphere for offense and he has a nice matchup against Tommy Henry today. He has pitched a bit better of late, but is still not a great pitcher and he will likely struggle to pitch well in this ball park. 

Edouard Julien, 2B, Minnesota Twins (DraftKings: $3,100 / FanDuel: $3,000)

Julien is going bananas right now, hitting .567 with a 1.684 OPS and FOUR home runs ver his last 10 games. Those are just absurd numbers. Tonight, he faces Lance Lynn, who has struggled mightitly this season with a 6.07 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and 24 home runs against across 108.1 innings of work. I would be shocked if he cools off Julien and I would not be surprised if Julien adds to the home run total against Lynn. 

Andruw Monasterio, SS, Milwaukee Brewers (DraftKings: $2,500 / FanDuel: $2,400)

Monasterio is starting on a daily basis for the Brewers and he is making the most of it as he has logged four straight multi hit games, and averaged 11 dk ppg in that span. He hasn’t swiped any bags in there, but he has shown a little bit of ability to do so this year with three in 76 at-bats. Today, he faces Mike Soroka, who just simply hasn’t looked like the same pitcher prior to all his injuries. He has a 5.40 ERA and 1.50 WHIP thus far through five MLB starts this season. 

Michael Conforto, OF, San Francisco Giants (DraftKings: $3,500 / FanDuel: $3,000)

Conforto is hitting .308 with a home run and two steals over his last 10 games while driving in nine runs in that span. He has been FAR more productive on the road this year, hitting .286 with a .885 OPS and averaging 9.0 dk ppg, compared to .199, .602, and 5.6 ppg at home, respectively. Jake Irvin is not a good pitcher as he has a 4.96 ERA and 1.49 WHIP across 13 starts, so Conforto should be able to stay hot in this one. 


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