Tonight’s MLB DFS coverage is for the big sized 11-game main slate that starts at 7:05 pm ET on both DraftKings and FanDuel. Starting pitching is headlined by Pablo Lopez and Framber Valdez. Ronald Acuna Jr. and Mookie Betts are the most expensive hitters at our disposal, and for good reason as Acuna 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
Everyone in the world is going to be looking at Sawyer Gipson-Long as their spend-down at SP and I can get behind that, but I think Ragans makes for a great alternative option today as someone who will go extremely low-rostered. He has been a strikeout machine with 100 across 83.2 innings this year and is averaging 23.2 dk points per game over his last 10 games (2.43 ERA in that span). He has at least 5 Ks in nine straight starts and has at least 7 Ks in seven of those starts.
MLB DFS Value Hitters
Vientos is scorching right now and these sites continue to simply not care. They have moved onto football and we can take advantage of bad pricing. He has three bombs in his last two games and is hitting .333 over his last 10 games, averaging 10.2 dk ppg in that span. He also has 7 RBI and 7 runs scored over that timeframe. He has 8 home runs in 57 games now, but has really started to figure out big league pitching lately.
On the flipside of Vientos, we have an ice cold Lawlar, who hasn’t done anything since joining the big league club. There’s a good chance he won’t be in the lineup, but I like him if he is as this matchup with Luke Weaver is a tasty one. Weaver has been one of the worst pitchers in baseball this year with a 6.77 ERA and 1.61 WHIP across 114.1 innings while allowing 27 home runs. Lawlar has some pop and some speed so at the minimum price, it’s worth a shot if he plays.
Conforto is also not swinging a great bat right now since coming off IL, but I like him in this spot. Gavin Stone has been horrendous through 26.2 innings this year, giving up 6 bombs and pitching to a +9.45 ERA with a 2.03 WHIP. Conforto has 15 home runs this year, despite multiple IL trips, and I like his chances to do some damage against Stone tonight.