Tonight’s MLB DFS coverage is for the 12-game main slate on DraftKings and FanDuel that starts at 7:05 pm ET. We do not have Coors Field on the slate, so you don’t have to worry about that when setting lineups. Starting pitching is headlined by Joe Ryan and Sandy Alcantara, but there are a few other intriguing options as well at cheaper prices. We don’t have any mlb weather concerns today, which always makes for a more enjoyable experience. Grande 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

Reid Detmers, Los Angeles Angels (DraftKings: $7,900 / FanDuel: $8,100)

Detmers hasn’t pitched all that well yet and he’s still searching for his first win of the year, but he doe have 41 strikeouts across 35 innings. The Twins have the third highest strikeout rate in baseball and the second highest rate in baseball against lefties (27.6-percent). Their wOBA against righties is .320, but it drops to .292 against lefties. Detmers should be able to find success tonight. 

Jake Irvin, Washington Nationals (DraftKings: $6,700)

Irvin made the value plays article for me 2 starts ago when he was facing the Giants and he delivered 24.1 fantasy points. I am going back to the well tonight with him facing the Tigers., who rank dead last in scoring this season and have the 6th highest strikeout rate. At this price, if we can get 10-15 fantasy points as a cheap SP2 on DK, we’ll take it, but if he delivers another 20+ point gem, we could have a big advantage on the field. 

MLB DFS Value Hitters

Mark Vientos, 1B/3B, New York Mets (DraftKings: $2,500 / FanDuel: $2,800)

On Wednesday I wrote “was performing at insane level at AAA this season with a 1.104 OPS, 13 home runs, 37 RBI, and 26 runs scored across 38 games. His power is legit and with the groove that he is in, I wouldn’t be shocked to see a minimum priced bomb out of him tonight in his season debut.” He did just that and then was benched yesterday (Buck is a bad coach). However, there may be riots if he isn’t in the lineup tonight, and I like this price tag. 

Miguel Vargas, 2B, Los Angeles Dodgers (DraftKings: $2,600 / FanDuel: $2,700)

Vargas has scored at least 8 dk points in four straight games and is overall a solid producer. He doesn’t have massive upside, which probably makes him a better cash play than GPP, but I do like him in either format tonight at this price. He faces Steven Matz, who has not pitched well this season with a 5.62 ERA and 1.61 WHIP. 

Brett Baty, 3B, New York Mets (DraftKings: $3,100 / FanDuel: $2,600)

Let’s go to another cheap Mets bat here. Baty has been a bit unlucky to start things this year, hitting .241 with three home runs, but with a .278 xBA and impressive 53.8-percent hard hit rate. This is a home game for the Mets, which is great news for Baty as he has a 1.039 OPS at home (.324 BA) with all three of his home runs, compared to a .443 OPS on the road. Quantrill is not a great pitcher and has a 3.97 ERA this year. 

Michael Conforto, San Francisco Giants (DraftKings: $3,200 / FanDuel: $3,000)

This one is probably a shock with the Giants facing Sandy Alcantara. However, Confortois hitting .324 over his last 10 games with four home runs and averaging 10.1 dk ppg in that span. On top of that, Alcantara has struggled this year with a 4.91 ERA and it’s been really bad on the road as he has a 6.50 ERA and 1.50 WHIP thus far away from Miami. 


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