MLB DFS 8/22 – Tonight’s slate is consistent across the board as DraftKings, Yahoo, and FanDuel will all use an 8-game slate that starts at 7:05 pm ET. Edward Cabrera is underpriced with his upside and matchup, while Tucker Davidson is my favorite arm on the cheap side of things. My top value plays on offense are all hot bats who haven’t seen enough of a price change yet. We appear to have a couple mlb weather concerns on this slate, so make sure to check the weather center leading up to first pitch. Lastly, don’t forget to check out mlb implied runs totals using our Vegas Odds link and to use our mlb dfs lineup generator. Let’s dive into our mlb dfs picks today!



MLB DFS Value Pitchers

Edward Cabrera, Marlins (DraftKings - $8800 / Yahoo - $38)

Cabrera’s price doesn’t exactly scream “value play” but I think he is simply too cheap. He would be #2 pitcher on today’s slate (just behind Scherzer) and yet he is FAR cheaper than someone like Urias. Cabrera has scored 25.5, 25.98, and 19.4 points on DK over his last three starts and he now has a 1.78 ERA on the year with 36 strikeouts across 30.1 innings of work. The A’s are a prime matchup as they are 29th in runs per game and have the 11th highest strikeout rate. 

Tucker Davidson, Angels (DraftKings - $6600 / FanDuel - $6800 / Yahoo - $28)

Davidson is far more of your value type of price. He has really struggled this season, but he did have a strong start in his last outing as he scored 16.5 dk points. The Rays are a good matchup as they rank 23rd in runs per game this season and have the 6th highest strikeout rate in the league. 


MLB DFS Value Hitters

Albert Pujols, Cardinals (DraftKings - $2100 / FanDuel - $2600)

Pujols is literally going bananas right now, slashing .556/.600/1.259 over his last 10 games, good for a 1.859 OPS. He has six home runs in that span with 13 RBI. Just silly production, as he is looking more like vintage Pujols. He now has a .273 average on the year and 13 long balls. He has been CRAZY good against lefties, slashing .388/.429/.777 against them with nine home runs in 85 at-bats, compared to a .186/.287/.319 slash against righties with four home runs in 113 at-bats. 

Jake Fraley, Reds (DraftKings - $2500 / FanDuel - $2600)

Fraley is super hot right now, slashing .342/.451/.756 over his last 12 games with FIVe home runs, a steal, 11 RBI, and 14 runs scored (averaging nearly 13 dk ppg in this span). Four of those home runs have come in the last six games, as he is on a power binge right now. All of his production this year has come against righties as he is slashing .288/.383/.600 against them with all seven of his home runs and all four of his doubles, compared to a .105/.191/.105 slash line against southpaws. 

Lars Nootbaar, Cardinals (DraftKings - $2500) 

Why is Nootbaar still priced this way? I went away for a cruise for a week and Nootbaar continued to be great all week and I come back and he’s still priced this way… I don’t understand. He has scored 10, 27, 4, 30, and 20 dk points over his last five games, going 6-20 with nine walks, a triple, two dingers, and 11 (!) runs scored in that span. He averages 6.9 dk points on the road this year with a .921 OPS, compared to 4.9 dk points per game at home with a .687 OPS. 


Other Potential Value Plays

Vaughn Grissom, Braves (DraftKings - $2100)

Brett Baty, Mets (DraftKings - $2400 / FanDuel - $2800 / Yahoo - $12) 

Greg Allen, Pirates (DraftKings - $2000 / FanDuel - $2500 / Yahoo - $8) 


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