Happy Monday! The September playoff races are beginning to heat up. The Atlanta Braves are the first team to clinch their spot in the postseason, but we have plenty of other teams still fighting both for the divisions as well as the wild card spots. Today, we get an 11-game main slate on both DraftKings and FanDuel that will get underway at 7:07 PM EST. Today’s slate is highlighted on the pitching side with Tyler Glasnow and Brandon Woodruff, both of which have been pitching fantastic lately, but if I were to choose one to build a lineup around, I would go with Tyler Glasnow coming off a 14-strikeout game against the Boston Red Sox. On the offensive side, some of my favorite lineups to target today include the Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, and Houston Astros. There are plenty of different ways to go about building a winning MLB DFS lineup today, so let’s dive into some of my favorite value options of the day!
MLB DFS Value Pitchers
Jose Quintana’s strong season continues. Over his last two starts, he has only given up 1 earned run across 13 innings while striking out 9. He has a 3.00 ERA on the season, and while the strikeouts numbers aren’t huge, getting 7 quality starts in 9 outings this season is awesome. He should continue to provide solid value today against the Arizona Diamondbacks, though the upside remains limited with not much strikeout upside.
Facing the Boston Red Sox in Fenway is never a very easy task, but Clarke Schmidt, but Clarke Schmidt has been pitching very well lately. Over his last 4 starts, he has 26 strikeouts through 23.1 innings with a 3.47 ERA and 1.11 WHIP, and that includes starts against the Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays. While he may come with a little more risk than Quintana does, he also provides more upside with some real strikeout potential.
MLB DFS Value Hitters
Elehuris Montero is on a nice stretch of hitting right now with a .407/.484/.593 slash line, with a lot of that happening on the road. He just had 6 hits in a 3-game set in San Francisco so heading back to Coors today, I like Montero’s chances to keep up the hits and provide some solid value out of the first base spot today.
J.D. Davis is also on a great stretch of hitting lately. He has 7 hits over his last 4 starts, with 2 homers and 3 doubles. Beyond that, he has an OPS of .923 over his last 13 games. After getting the day off yesterday, he should be back in the lineup today, and I like him to keep up what he has been doing against Gavin Williams and the Cleveland Guardians today.
Miguel Rojas has been finding himself as the Los Angeles Dodgers starting shortstop often lately despite their addition of Amed Rosario, and he has been delivering at the plate lately. He has 7 hits in his last 3 starts now after a 4-hit game yesterday against the Washington Nationals. If can continue to hit the ball well, he can provide great value at the back end of a very strong Los Angeles Dodgers lineup.
It has been a very up-and-down season for Seiya Suzuki, but it is up right now. In September, he only had one hitless game and has slashed .395/.435/.791, along with 3 homers. He looks locked in heading into Coors field, and I like the upside he provides for his value getting to hit in Colorado while on a bit of a hot streak.