Labor Day weekend is upon us and what better way to kick it off than with another 11-game main slate on DraftKings and FanDuel. We are officially into the final month of regular season baseball and it should get very interesting as the playoff races unfold. This slate is headlined by a showdown in LA as the Braves and Dodgers continue their series and if we want to afford those expensive bats, we're going to have to dig in and find some value. Be sure to check out all of our tools including the MLB Lineups page, MLB DFS Projections – powered by FanJections – MLB DFS Ownership, and all of our tools HERE! Let’s dive into our favorite daily fantasy baseball value plays of the day.
MLB DFS Value Pitchers
Yusei Kikuchi, Toronto Blue Jays (DraftKings - $7,500, FanDuel - $8,800)
Typically, it's a little concerning rostering a pitcher heading into Coors, but this feels like a great spot for Yusei Kikuchu. The Rockies have been bottom ten in every offensive category vs LHP on the season as a whole while holding a league leading 27% K-rate. Things haven't gotten any better for Colorado as they had a 28% K-rate in the month of August with an ISO of .113, good for third worst. Kikuchi has had six or more strikeouts in four straight games and could be looking at a ceiling strikeout game against this struggling Rockies lineup.
MLB DFS Value Hitters
Brandon Marsh, Philadelphia Phillies (DraftKings - $3,300, FanDuel - $2,800)
Brandon Marsh might be my favorite value play on the board. He's doesn't hit for a ton of power, but he is hitting .462 with a .654 SLG and 1.242 OPS in his last 10 games. He has four multi-hit games in that span with a home run and two stolen bags. He draws a great matchup against Colin Rea who is allowing a .511 SLG and 2.30 HR/9 to left-handed bats. Marsh holds a .191 ISO against right-handed pitching on the season and can provide a ton of value at this price, especially with the way the rest of his team is hitting.
DJ Stewart, New York Mets (DraftKings - $2,900, FanDuel - $2,600)
DJ Stewart has been on an absolute tear lately, hitting .361 with a 1.286 OPS in his last 10 games. Over that span he's hit FIVE home runs, knocked in ten runs, and even stolen a bag. Now, Seattle is throwing Luis Castillo who has been pretty dominant this year, but he has had some problems giving up home runs, almost entirely to lefties. On the season Castillo has allowed a .425 SLG and 1.63 HR/90 to left-handed bats and the way DJ is swinging the bat, I'm more than happy to get to him considering his low price tag.
Jordan Walker, St. Louis Cardinals (DraftKings - $3,500, FanDuel - $2,500)
Over his last ten games, Jordan Walker is hitting .333 with a .925 OPS and has collected a home run, stolen bag, and four extra base hits. He finds himself in a great spot with lefty Bailey Falter on the mound who is allowing a .324 wOBA and .441 SLG to right-handed bats. The Cardinals did just see this matchup on 8/21 where Falter had a dominant 8K performance, but Walker did have a double in that game and still has upside.