Is there any better way to begin a week than finishing in the green?  Tonight’s MLB DFS main slate gives us seven games to work with, and to say it is an overall underwhelming pitching slate might be an understatement. The highest priced pitcher on DK is $9,300, and there are just three other options above the $8k mark, so it will be all about the offense as well as finding the right option(s) on the mound. While setting your lineups, keep an eye on the MLB news, MLB lineups, and MLB weather. Now, let’s take a look at some MLB DFS value picks. 



DFS Value Pitchers

Keegan Thompson (CHC); DraftKings - $6,700; FanDuel - $8,000; Yahoo - $33

If you want to talk about hit and miss, that certainly explains Thompson over his last four starts with his corresponding DK point totals; 26.4, (6.1), 31.4, and (4.7). To say we are talking about extremes here would be an understatement, as Thompson alternated between not allowing a run and allowing five earned runs. On an overall basis, Thompson has a 3.48 ERA and 1.27 WHIP while picking up eight victories and tonight he has a favorable matchup against a Washington team that has been quite weakened recently. It should also be noted that Thompson has an ERA of just 2.50 at home this season, where he pitches tonight, compared to 5.09 on the road. 

Cole Irvin (OAK); DraftKings - $8,200; FanDuel - $9,100; Yahoo - $43

Let’s stick with the theme of home/road splits, as stop me if you have heard this before, Irvin is well worth targeting when he pitches in Oakland. In case you could not tell, that takes place tonight as Irvin takes the mound against an Angels team that leaves something to be desired offensively these days. In 62.1 innings at home this year, opposing hitters have hit just .195 against him leading to a 1.73 ERA with just one home run allowed. 

DFS Value Hitters

Luis Guillorme, 2B/3B/SS (NYM); DraftKings - $2,500; FanDuel - $2,200; Yahoo - $11

We are not going for the home run here, but instead it is all about the Mets’ stack at home against Justin Dunn. Guillorme fits perfectly into that stack as we can expect to see in the lineup against the right-handed pitcher against whom he is hitting .310 with two home runs and 25 runs scored in 192 plate appearances. New York’s offense is rolling at the moment, and the utility infielder has certainly found himself swept up in the excitement. 

J.D. Davis, 3B/1B (SF); DraftKings - $2,200; FanDuel - $2,400; Yahoo - $10

Davis has wasted no time settling into the middle of the order for San Francisco, and that is where he should find himself again tonight against Blake Snell. In two of his last three games, Davis has gone deep with the Giants as he looks to get more results from the quality contact, he has been making all season; 13.6%-barrel rate and 57.6% hard hit rate. 

Frank Schwindel, 1B (CHC); DraftKings - $2,300; FanDuel - $2,400; Yahoo - $12

One of the popular pitchers to target tonight is going to be Aníbal Sánchez and the 2.70 home runs he has allowed per nine innings so far this year after also struggling with the longball last season as well. After hitting 14 home runs in 64 games last season, Schwindel has taken a step back with eight this year in 75 games. While I would not recommend the first baseman in seasonal leagues, this is the perfect DFS spot to target him in as a Cubs stack is going to be a viable option tonight. 

Jesse Winker, OF (SEA); DraftKings - $3,800; FanDuel - $2,700; Yahoo - $15

Jameson Taillon’s ERA has gotten increasingly worse this season, 4.59 in June, 5.04 in July, and 9.64 in August, which makes him a fine option to target. It has not been the best of seasons for Winker in Seattle, but he is hitting .308 in five games so far in August along with a home run yesterday. The track record is there for Winker as we look for the outfielder to continue to build on his success. 


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