Tonight's MLB DFS coverage is for the medium sized 8-game main slate that starts at 7:07 pm ET on both DraftKings and FanDuel. Starting pitching is headlined by AL Cy Young front-runner Gerrit Cole. Ronald Acuna Jr. and Mookie Betts are the most expensive hitters at our disposal, but Freddie Freeman is probably my top spend-up option on this slate. James 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
Knuckleballers are fun and they are a rare breed in the MLB, but that’s not what has me interested in using Waldron tonight. He is coming off a fantastic game in which he scored 25.8 dk points by tossing 5.2 innings of one-run ball while striking out 9. That comes after a game in which he threw 5.1 innings of two-run ball with 5 Ks to score 17.2 dk points, so he is pitching very well right now. I don’t mind this matchup against the Giants at all as they have really struggled and Seth Lugo nearly threw a shutout against them yesterday.
MLB DFS Value Hitters
Rodgers has really turned it on after a slow start coming off IL. He is hitting an insane .390 over his last 10 games with a 1.017 OPS. In that span, he has two dingers and seven RBI. He is hitting .324 with a .827 OPS at home this year, compared to .200 and .531 on the road, respectively. Rodgers should be able to have himself a nice game at home tonight at Coors Field and is cheap given this spot.
Carter should finally be back in the lineup tonight after sitting the last two games due to the Rangers facing a lefty. It’s silly that he was out of the lineup, but I digress. He has been great as a rookie thus far, hitting .319 with four home runs, three steals, and 23 total R/RBI across just 47 at-bats. Over his last four starts he has scored 26, 27, 5, and 16 dk points. Hopefully the last two games of riding the pine didn’t cool him off.
Perkins is swinging it pretty well right now, hitting .273 with a .407 OBP over his last 10 games. He has a home run and a steal in that span. He now has three home runs, five steals, and 44 total R/RBI this year, despite just 135 at-bats. I like this matchup for the Brewers against Zack Thompson, who has a 4.57 ERA and 1.44 WHIP this year and just isn’t a very good pitcher. He has been abysmal on the road with a 6.53 ERA, 1.89 WHIP, and .302 BAA.