We have another great day of baseball ahead of us with a 10 game main slate on both DraftKings and FanDuel. The showdown in Texas continues as the Rangers and a returning Nathan Eovaldi host the Houston Astros and Framber Valdez. As always, there are a number of expensive bats on the card we like, so let's get into some of the best value plays to help fill out our lineups. 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
Brady Singer has not exactly been at the top of his game, but he has clearly improved since the All-Star break. He did get beaten up in his last two starts, allowing eight runs across seven innings, but he posted 20+ DKP performances in four of the five starts previous. He gets a pretty favorable matchup against the White Sox who in the last month of baseball are bottom five in both ISO and wOBA while holding a 22.5% K-rate against right handed pitching. They do have some bats that can give Singer some trouble, most notably Luis Robert Jr, but he has missed the last few games and is not expected to return until Wednesday, further increasing Singer's upside.
MLB DFS Value Hitters
Since being called up on September 1st, Ronny Maurico has amassed five hits and two stolen bases in three games. At Triple-A this year he recorded seven home runs and eight stolen bags in 24 games and is expected to remain the primary second basemen for the Mets through the end of the season. Clearly he has a lot of upside as he's had double digit DKP totals in back to back games, and to top it all off he gets Patrick Corbin on the mound. Corbin has allowed the seventh most home runs on the season with 27, and I'm not necessarily expecting one from Marucio, but I would not be surprised if he found his first major league bomb in this matchup.
Ernie Clement has been a very serviceable player since Bo Bichette once again found himself on the IL. He's riding a five game hit streak with a home run and five RBI's over his last 10 games. His recent stats may be a little inflated following a three game series in Coors, but he finds himself in another great spot facing off against Ken Waldichuk and his 5.92 ERA. Waldichuk has actually been worse against lefties on the year, but he is still allowing a .369 wOBA and .490 SLG to right handed bats, putting Clement in a prime position to payoff his super low price tag.
He may not be playing in Coors, but Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is in a fantastic spot here going up against southpaw Kyle Freeland. Freeland has been absolutely crushed by right handed bats on the year, allowing a .386 wOBA, .558 SLG, and 2.11 HR/9. Lourdes has been been better against righties this season, but historically has hit lefties better, holding a .192 ISO compared to .132 in 2023. He's gone deep in three of his last 10 games and provides great upside at his price tag.