Today’s MLB DFS coverage is for the 9-game main slate on DraftKings and FanDuel that starts at 1:05 pm ET. We do have Coors Field on the slate, so keep that in mind when setting lineups. Starting pitching isn’t all that great today with Justin Verlander making his season debut and being the top priced guy, followed by Pablo Lopez and Zach Eflin. We do not have any major mlb weather concerns, which is always great and makes for a much more enjoyable mlb dfs experience. 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

Eduardo Rodriguez, Detroit Tigers (DraftKings: $7,800 / FanDuel: $8,700)

Rodriguez has scored 39.6, 27.2, and 21.2 dk points over his last three starts while giving up just one run across 20.2 innings with 21 strikeouts. For the season he has a 2.21 ERA and 0.87 WHIP. The Mets are completely lost right now and can’t do anything right, so I expect Rodriguez to be able to keep his momentum going today and deliver another strong outing. 

Lucas Giolito, Chicago White Sox (DraftKings: $7,400 / FanDuel: $8,300)

Giolito has scored at least 13 dk points in all but one outing this season (finished with -6.2 in that start). He has scored at least 18.2 points in three of his past four and has at least 5 strikeouts in four straight, while pitching at least six innings in all four as well. Today he faces the Twins and they have a very average offense, so it’s not a great spot but not a scary spot either. 

MLB DFS Value Hitters

Trey Mancini, 1B, Chicago Cubs (DraftKings: $2,500 / FanDuel: $2,800)

Mancini is swinging a hot bat with a .357 average over his last 10 games with a home run and 8 total R/RBI. He has been better against lefties this year, slashing .290/.353/.419 against them, compared to .258/.296/.364 against righties. Today he faces arguably the worst lefty in baseball in Patrick Corbin and righties have smashed him with a .919 OPS, compared to the .538 OPS that lefties have produced against him this year. 

Brett Baty, 3B, New York Mets (DraftKings: $2,400 / FanDuel: $2,700)

Baty is simply too cheap, so while I do like Eduardo Rodriguez today, I still like Baty at this price. He is hitting .375 with two home runs and two doubles over his last 10 games. He is a strong hitter regardless if he is facing a lefty or a righty and is a rock solid play in both cash games or GPPs. That being said, he is probably my least favorite play of the four hitters I have listed here today. 

Ezequiel Tovar, SS, Colorado Rockies (DraftKings: $2,500 / FanDuel: $2,600) 

Tovar got off to a very slow start this year, but he is starting to pick it up of late, hitting .286 with a home run and 10 total R/RBI over his last 10 games. Like all Rockies, Tovar is much better at home than he is on the road as he is slashing .264/.291/.453 at Coors Field, compared to .163/.234/.186 when playing on the road. Righties have an OPS .095 points higher against Wade Miley this year than lefties do. 

Eloy Jimenez, OF, Chicago White Sox (DraftKings: $2,900 / FanDuel: $2,800)

Eloy was off to an awful start, but he has really found his groove now as he is 9-19 (.474) with a home run and five RBI over his last five games. This game is at home, which is good news for Eloy as he is slashing .306/.359/.388 at home this season, compared to .154/.233/.385 on the road. He faces Pablo Lopez, who has been by righties this season as they have accounted for all 3 home runs he has given up and have a .718 OPS against him, compared to the .589 OPS lefties have produced. 


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