Dominate your MLB DFS contests this week with our DFS Playbook, Podcasts, Lineup Generator, Player Projections, & Draft Percentage Forecaster.We have a ten-game MLB DFS main slate on Sunday, July 23rd, and it’s a very solid slate to take a look at. We have elite pitching options in Aaron Nola and Jesus Luzardo we’re going to want to spend up on as well as Ronald Acuna Jr., Matt Olson, Mookie Betts, and Corbin Carroll at the dish. That’s why we need to 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 the rest of our tools HERE! Let’s dive into our favorite daily fantasy baseball value plays of the day.


MLB DFS Value Pitchers

Mackenzie Gore, Washington Nationals (DraftKings - $8,300, FanDuel - $8,800)

As the year has progressed, the Giants’ numbers against left-handed pitching have continuously gotten worse and worse. They now rank 25th in OPS, 26th in wOBA, 29th in ISO, and have the eighth-highest K-rate against southpaws on the year. Gore has definitely struggled far more lately than he had been after a fast start to the year, but we’ve seen on many occasions what his strikeout ceiling is. Through 96 innings this year, Gore’s posted a 27.5% K-rate, which is elite. I expect the strikeouts to be on full display here.

Luis Severino, New York Yankees (DraftKings - $7,200, FanDuel - $7,000)

Look, I know. I know. I understand. Why go back to this well when nothing has seemingly gone well for Severino this year? Well, the Royals are a different type of bad. The Royals are 28th in OPS, 30th in wOBA, and have the fifth-highest K-rate against right-handed pitching across the league. Severino is coming off one of his better starts this year firing six innings of one-run baseball. He’s accomplished that feat twice over his last four starts but the two in between the good ones were awful. Severino could very well put together back-to-back solid starts and be a great SP2 on this slate on DraftKings and viable SP2 spend down on FanDuel.


MLB DFS Value Hitters

Brendan Donovan, St. Louis Cardinals (DraftKings - $3,400, FanDuel - $2,900)

The Cardinals' full-time DH has been very good at the dish for a long stretch now and continues to check in under-priced on a slate-to-slate basis. He faces Jameson Taillon here and Taillon has been awful against left-handed bats all year long. Lefties have a .303 ISO, .421 wOBA, and a 50.4% flyball rate. 11 of the 14 homers Taillon’s allowed have been to lefties. After hitting .307 in June, Donovan’s hitting .362 in July through 13 games and has a season-high 1.061 OPS this month as well. He’s hitting .297 with an .854 OPS, and .370 wOBA against right-handed pitching this season.

CJ Abrams, Washington Nationals (DraftKings - $3,300, FanDuel - $2,900)

When does the industry realize what Abrams is and has been doing for quite a while now? The reigning National League player of the month might mess around and win two straight because over his last 10 games, he’s slashing .419/.444/.698 with three home runs, 13 runs scored, and SEVEN stolen bases. He’s homered in back-to-back games, has three straight multi-hit outings, and is setting the table better than almost anyone right now. Through 11 games as a leadoff hitter, Abrams is batting .413. He’s getting moved from that spot again.

Alek Thomas, Arizona Diamondbacks (DraftKings - $2,900, FanDuel - $2,400)

Thomas has been back up with the Diamondbacks for 23 games and over that span, he’s been much better than he was before being sent down. He’s hit .289 with a .518 SLG%, .816 OPS, and .345 wOBA. He faces off against Luke Weaver in this game and gets to do so in Great American Ballpark. He has a .196 ISO and .337 wOBA against right-handed pitching this year and that correlates well against Weaver who’s allowed a .216 ISO and .357 wOBA to lefties. Thomas hitting ninth correlates well with the top half of the lineup too.

Billy McKinney, New York Yankees (DraftKings - $2,100, FanDuel - $2,400)

It’s been a season in which McKinney was thrust into an everyday role for the Yankees due to all the injuries and the release of Aaron Hicks and he’s responded pretty well posting a .790 OPS through 31 games. He’s had back-to-back big games against the Royals at home posting 16+ DKP in each game. He’s been good against right-handed pitching this year, especially in the power department posting a team-leading .274 ISO and has a .333 ISO to boot. He faces Jordan Lyles, king of allowing power as he’s let lefties post a .242 ISO and 12 home runs.


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