MLB pennant races, among other things, are kicking into high gear and this is an exciting time in the sports world. Yes, I know that the 2022 NFL season kicked off last night, but have no fear, we are still all over MLB DFS here and tonight brings with it 12-game main slate for MLB daily fantasy lineups. As you work on your MLB DFS lineups, it is important to stay on top of all the latest MLB news, MLB weather report updates, and MLB lineups. Also, check out the MLB daily projections as your build those daily fantasy baseball lineups. Now, let us dig into some MLB DFS top picks and value options to consider for Friday, September 9th on DraftKings, FanDuel, and Yahoo Fantasy.


MLB DFS Value Pitchers

Lucas Giolito (CWS) – DraftKings - $8,500; FanDuel - $8,200; Yahoo - $37

This year has not gone according to plan for Giolito but tonight we get him in perhaps the most favorable situation; on the road pitching in Oakland against the weak hitting A’s. Aside from a drubbing at the hands of the Astros, Giolito has been at least solid as of late and his 9.95 strikeouts per nine innings do provide some DFS upside. The fact that Giolito has allowed 1.56 home runs per nine innings this season should not really apply tonight and his 5.21 ERA does look better under the lens of his 4.26 xERA and 3.68 xFIP. 

Patrick Corbin (WAS) – DraftKings - $5,600; FanDuel - $7,500; Yahoo - $27

We should know better than to fall into this trap, right? But that price is taunting us as is Corbin’s last two outings in which he put up 22.5 and 25.4 DK points, respectively, with 13 innings of two run ball while striking out 10. I would like this a little better if Corbin was facing a more favorable opponent than the Phillies, but compared to his peers in this price range, the left-hander still stands out despite his 6.28 ERA (4.91 FIP) in part to what we have seen from him in the past, although certainly not in the recent past. This is the truest example of a GPP dart throw as a strong stomach is required. 


MLB DFS Value Hitters

Triston Casas, 1B (BOS) – DraftKings - $2,000; Yahoo - $12

In the first four games of his major league career, Casas has not exactly taken the league by storm hitting .133 with a home run, but we have seen what he is capable of at the plate all through his rise as a top prospect. Tonight, we get him pretty cheaply, at the minimum price on DK, against a pitcher in Austin Voth who will be confused with an ace and has had trouble keeping the ball in the park previously. It also helps that Casas has the platoon advantage here as well. 

Jake Fraley, OF (CIN) – DraftKings - $3,100; FanDuel - $2,700; Yahoo - $19

Fraley has emerged as a solid contributor in the middle of Cincinnati’s lineup, and at least for the next month, it does not appear that he is going anywhere either. Over his last 10 games, Fraley is hitting .300 with two home runs, five RBI, and five runs scored and with nine home runs through 48 games this season, the outfielder does have the ability to put the ball over the fence. Tonight is a solid matchup for Fraley as he also has the platoon advantage against Jason Alexander

Corbin Carroll, OF (ARI) – DraftKings - $2,900; FanDuel - $3,300; Yahoo - $21

Let us stay in the outfield and go back to the prospect pool for our cheap exposure to Coors Field for tonight. Carroll has two hits in each of the last two games and that includes his first career home run which he got out of the way on Tuesday. Through eight games, Carroll is hitting a solid .281 with seven RBI and six runs scored, and with Germán Márquez on the mound for Colorado, we should see a fair amount of offense tonight which the rookie should be a part of. 

Elvis Andrus, SS (CWS) – DraftKings - $2,800; FanDuel - $2,300; Yahoo - $16

The move to Chicago has worked wonders for Andrus and the veteran shortstop fits in just fine at the top of their batting order. Andrus has hits in 10 of his last 11 games with two hits in six of those games which has brought his batting average up to .247 on the season. With 12 home runs and eight stolen bases, Andrus has some production to offer, along with 45 RBI and 53 runs, but the change of scenery has also worked well. Over his last 10 games, we can certainly ride the hot hand (and it is a favorable matchup against James Kaprielian tonight) as Andrus is hitting .326 with four home runs, 11 RBI, and nine runs scored. 


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