Happy Tuesday! Following Monday's small slate, today we have a loaded 11-game main slate on DraftKings and 10 on FanDuel, kicking off at 7:07 PM EST. The top pitchers on this slate include Kevin Gausman and Zach Eflin. Ronald Acuna Jr. and Mookie Betts are the most expensive hitters at our disposal. Henry Wilson is on the playbook so be sure to give that a read and also 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 Pitcher
Seth Lugo has been rolling this year. He has posted quality starts in six of his last seven games and has been consistently solid throughout the season. He's in a great spot here against a struggling Giants team who have been bad against both splits all year. The Giants rank in the bottom 10 in most offensive categories while holding a 24.3% K-rate. Lugo already faced the Giants this month and went six scoreless innings. He has been bitten a little by the home run ball, allowing four over his last three starts, but I'm very comfortable using him here as an SP2.
MLB DFS Value Hitters
Lourdes is in a fantastic spot here against Jose Urena. Gurriel holds a .324 wOBA and .230 ISO against right-handed arms on the season and has hit 20 of his 24 bombs off them. Urena has only made eight starts this year, but he is allowing a towering .714 SLG and 4.30 HR/9 to righties. Lourdes may not have collected a hit in his last three games, but I expect that to change in this game.
Garrett Cooper may be slumping a bit in terms of fantasy production, but he draws a great matchup against southpaw Kyle Harrison. Harrison has allowed home runs in four straight games, including a four to the Padres earlier this month. He's allowing a .435 SLG and 1.96 HR/9 to righties and we know Cooper, who has 16 bombs on the year, can put one in the seats.
Kelenic isn't lighting it up, but he does have double-digit DK points in three of his last five games. He's in an interesting matchup against Christian Javier who has a 5.29 ERA over his last 10 games. Javier has been worse against lefties, allowing a .356 wOBA and .486 SLG on the year. Kelenic has been walked eight times in his last 10 games and with 13 steals in 99 games, he has fantasy upside even without hitting.