Today’s MLB DFS coverage is for the eight-game main slate on DraftKings and FanDuel that starts at 1:35 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 has three big names at the top in Gerrit Cole, Joe Ryan, and Sandy Alcantara, but it quickly drops off heavily after that. We have a ton of mlb weather concerns today, unfortunately, so make sure to check for weather updates before setting your lineups. Both pitchers I break down have possible weather concerns, but all four hitters do not have any issues to worry about. 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

Steven Matz, St. Louis Cardinals (DraftKings: $6,600 / FanDuel: $7,400)

Matz has been terrible this year and I feel far from confident in using him today (especially with the weather concerns), but we do not have good options today. Let’s look at some positives; he has 31 strikeouts across 31 innings of work, which is very solid. He also gets to ace the Tigers, who are the lowest scoring offense in the entire league on the road this season. 

Hayden Wesneski, Chicago Cubs (DraftKings: $5,600 / FanDuel: $7,000)

Wesneski also hasn’t pitched very well and he also has weather concerns, but again, our options are limited. He has pitched better than Matz as he has a 4.45 ERA, but his strikeout rate has been abysmal (17 Ks across 28.1 innings). He has been a bit better lately though as he has scored at least 12.5 dk points in three of his past four after failing to do so in either of his first two starts of the season. The Marlins are not a strong offense, so this is a good spot. 


MLB DFS Value Hitters

Brett Baty, 3B, New York Mets (DraftKings: $2,800 / FanDuel: $2,800)

Baty is simply too cheap. He is a talented kid, who is slashing .333/.412/.633 over his last 10 games with two home runs and three doubles. The Mets offense has been abysmal lately and that has made RBI and runs scored tough to come by, which isn’t ideal obviously, but Baty is still getting the job done. He, and the Mets, are in a good spot today against Ryan Feltner. He has a 4.45 ERA and 1.45 WHIP through his first six starts this season.  

Ezequiel Tovar, SS, Colorado Rockies (DraftKings: $2,500 / FanDuel: $2,200) 

Tovar is hot at the dish right now, hitting .324 with two home runs and four doubles over his last 10 games with 14 total R/RBI. He has scored at least 12 DK points in four of his past six games and his price really hasn’t changed on either platform (in fact it has been made cheaper). Today he faces Joey Lucchesi, who was electric in his first start, but over his last two starts has given up 7 runs across 9.1 innings of work, despite facing the Nationals and Tigers. 

Harrison Bader, OF, New York Yankees (DraftKings: $3,600 / FanDuel: $2,700)

Bader has come off the IL and immediately put more juice into the Yankees lineup as he is 4-13 (.308) with a home run and five RBI through his first four games (three starts). He has enough pop and enough speed to provide upside in a variety of ways. Today the Yankees face the combination of Javy Guerra and Josh Fleming, neither of which are very good, so Bader and New York shouldn’t have too big of issues in this one to score some runs. 

Jarren Duran, OF, Boston Red Sox (DraftKings: $3,600)

Duran has been incredible for Boston thus far through his first 19 games, slashing .382/.429/.632 with two home runs, four steals, 11 doubles, and 25 total R/RBI. He is averaging an amazing 10.4 dk points per game (a number that is comparable to 5k+ players). The Red Sox face Taijuan Walker, who has been a dumpster fire thus far with the Phillies as he has a 6.91 ERA and 1.61 WHIP through his first six starts of the season. I also LOVE Raimel Tapia at his price and hitting third. 


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