Tonight’s MLB DFS coverage is for the big 13-game main slate that starts at 7:05 pm ET on both DraftKings and FanDuel. Starting pitching is headlined by Justin Steele, Aaron Nola, and George Kirby. Julio Rodriguez and Corey Seager are the most expensive hitters at our disposal, but Yordan Alvarez is probably my top spend-up option on this slate. Henry 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 Pitcher
Peterson has been a massive mixed bag this year with a bad ERA of 5.34 and WHIP of 1.60, but he does have 103 Ks across 94.1 innings of work. More importantly, is the fact that he has been awesome at home this season, posting a 3.18 ERA across 45.1 innings and if we are getting that type of ERA with his strikeout upside, I am willing to take my chances on him for GPP action. The Mets offense has also scored 7, 7, and 11 runs over the last three games and if he gets that type of offensive support, a win could be in the cards tonight for Peterson.
MLB DFS Value Hitters
I had Rafaela as a core play in yesterday’s write-up and wrote “Rafaela is hitting .318 over his last 10 games with a steal and a home run. He hit leadoff in Game 1 and I would love to see him there again in Game 2.” To which he did and in those two games of the double-header he scored 19 and 10 dk points. I am going to just keep rolling with his hot bat. Hopefully he hits leadoff again today (he should, given the way he’s producing).
I really like what I have seen from Evan Carter thus far, as he has hit .294 with a home run and two steals through his first seven games while already scoring five times. Being a part of a strong Rangers offense certainly doesn’t hurt his DFS scoring, but that works well for us, especially at this price tag. Lucas Giolito has looked awful this season, especially since leaving the White Sox, and I expect that to continue today.
It hasn’t been the hottest of starts for PCA to begin his big league career, going 0-7 in his first three games, but that’s such a tiny sample size it doesn’t even really matter. He provides power and speed upside and slashed .288/.364/.524 against righties this year in the minors. Brandon Pfaadt has really struggled this year and the Cubs will probably be able to hit him around the park, including a cheap PCA.