Happy Wednesday! The postseason races are certainly heating up! The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners are both only a half-game back of the Houston Astros in the AL West, with the Toronto Blue Jays a game up on them for the wild card. In the National League, we have the Maimi Marlins and Cincinnati Reds both within a game or less of the Chicago Cubs for the NL Wild Card, with the Arizona Diamondbacks only a half a game above the Cubs. Lots of postseason action today, as well as many other games, to grab our attention for building a winning MLB DFS lineup. Today we have a ton of early games with a 9-game slate on DraftKings starting at 12:20 PM EST, and while FanDuel doesn’t have that same slate, they do have an all-day slate that you can play to take advantage of today’s value plays. 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

Logan Webb, San Francisco Giants (DraftKings: $8,400 / FanDuel: $10,100) 

Logan Webb has looked like an ace at times but has had some volatility. He is coming off a great start in Coors, in which he made it 8 innings, only giving up 1 run off 4 hits while striking out 6. He should be able to survive pitching in Arizona after getting through Coors with that good of a start and hopefully see a spike in strikeouts though I wouldn’t bet on him getting more than 6 which has been his ceiling over his last 11 starts.

Seth Lugo, San Diego Padres (DraftKings: $8,600 / FanDuel: $9,800) 

Seth Lugo has been solid, albeit unspectacular, all season. While he did pick up the win and a quality start with 7 strikeouts in his last outing, giving up 3 runs and two homers isn’t exactly what you want against the Oakland Athletics. It was still a solid line, though, and am hoping he can build off that to give an even better outing today against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

MLB DFS Value Hitters

Christian Encarnacion-Strand, 1B Cincinnati Reds (DraftKings: $3,200 / FanDuel: $2,800) 

Christian Encarnacion-Strand has been fantastic recently, proving he is ready for the big leagues and is going to be a big part of the Cincinnati Reds young core going forward. Over his last 15 games, he has slashed .373/.396/.667 with 4 homers and a stolen base. He has looked comfortable at the plate, and I think he continues to produce but remains at an incredibly low price as we approach the end of the season. 

Edouard Julien, 1B/2B Minnesota Twins (DraftKings: $4,100 / FanDuel: $3,000) 

For a decent price, you get a leadoff hitter in a solid offense getting to play in the best home run park in the league in Cincinnati. Julien has hit 3 homers over his last 8 games, and I like the odds of him producing plenty today, even if he can’t grab himself another homer.

Noelvi Marte, 3B/SS Cincinnati Reds (DraftKings: $3,600 / FanDuel: $2,400) 

Here we have another underpriced young Cincinnati Red. The Reds have a decent matchup at home against Bailer Ober, who has been struggling lately, and I love the opportunity to get both young bats for very cheap today. Marte has been equally great in his last 15 games with a .409/.458/.523 slash line, and I think we may see more power come through with him eventually as well.

Ryan O'Hearn, 1B/OF Baltimore Orioles (DraftKings: $3,500 / FanDuel: $3,000) 

Ryan O'Hearn has 10 hits in his last 4 games, including a homer and two doubles. He gets a solid matchup today facing Cristian Javier, who has a 5.40 ERA and 1.42 WHIP in the second half. The Baltimore Orioles have been clicking as they are working on securing the AL East, and I expect some more solid production from Ryan O'Hearn today. 


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