This is it. After today we have three straight days without regular season MLB games thanks to the All-Star Break. If you are on a heater then the break is very welcomed but if not, then stepping away for a few days could be a good thing. But before you press pause on the MLB DFS season for a few days, let’s finish out strong this afternoon. We have a lot of options to choose from in today’s MLB DFS main slate so make sure to stay up to do with all of the latest MLB News, MLB Weather Center, and MLB Lineups. Now, let’s dig into some MLB DFS value options. 

DFS Value Pitchers


David Peterson (NYM); DraftKings - $7,800; FanDuel - $9,500; Yahoo - $39

The price on FD is clearly a lot worse to pay, but there are still six starting pitchers on the slate more expensive than the left-hander. Offense has been at a minimum for the Cubs this weekend who are league average at the plate this season while hitting .245 overall. Peterson was cruising in his last start with five shutout innings against Atlanta before allowing a two-run home run in the sixth inning, and he should pick up where he left off today. Through 67.1 innings this season it is hard to argue with what we have seen out of Peterson: a 3.48 ERA (3.76 xERA), 10.16 strikeouts per nine innings, and a 52.5% ground ball rate. 


Corey Kluber (TB); DraftKings - $7,900; FanDuel - $8,600; Yahoo $41

We are back to Kluber tonight and it is for good reason as we still get the right-hander at a solid price that provides some flexibility with the rest of your roster. In each of his last two starts, Kluber has thrown six innings against Boston (a shutout followed up allowing two runs) while striking out a total of 12 batters while limiting the Red Sox to just seven hits and one walk while picking up two victories. It is for good reason that Kluber picked up 25.7 and 24.5 DK points and the opposition should get a little easier today against Baltimore. Kluber has a 3.58 ERA overall so far this season (3.29 FIP) while striking out eight batters per nine innings while walking just one. Opposing hitters have just a 6.9%-barrel rate against Kluber this season which has also played a part in his success. 

DFS Value Hitters


Corey Dickerson, OF (STL); DraftKings - $2,100; FanDuel - $2,200; Yahoo - $12

Dickerson should get the start tonight today against the right-handed Graham Ashcraft who has struggled as of late. The sample size is small this season, but Dickerson is hitting markedly better this season, and his career for that matter, while enjoying the platoon advantage. Dickerson has hits in three of his last four games played and is hitting .258 in his last 10 games with three home runs and six RBI. 


Josh Lowe, OF (TB); DraftKings - $2,500; FanDuel - $2,300; Yahoo - $10

Jordan Lyles is very much a different pitcher away from Baltimore with a 5.52 ERA on the road and today he takes the mound in Tampa so he quickly becomes someone to target. All 13 of the home runs Lyles has allowed this season, in 62 innings, have come on the road with nine of those coming against left-handed batters. Lowe has hits in each of his last three games which is a good sign as he previously had been struggling at the major League level this season after hitting .299 in 36 games at Triple-A. 


Joey Votto, 1B (CIN); DraftKings - $3,300; FanDuel - $2,600; Yahoo - $12

Votto is very much a better player than his .216 batting average this season suggests to this point, and that even includes the modest five-game hitting streak he is working on. With six home runs and 30 RBI on the season, we really have not seen much from Votto this year, but this is a bet on the track record and the recent success we are seeing from Votto as he continues to be a fixture in the middle of Cincinnati’s lineup. 


Jeff McNeil, 2B/OF (NYM); DraftKings - $3,600; FanDuel - $2,700; Yahoo - $11

While McNeil is a solid hitter all around, he does enjoy a platoon advantage against right-handed pitchers with a .319 batting average compared to .288 against southpaws. McNeil is headed to the All-Star game this week after hitting .304 in the first half of the season with 38 runs scored and 35 RBI and he figures to be an affordable piece of a Mets’ stack this afternoon against Adrian Sampson in what should be a favorable matchup. 


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