Baseball all day. There certainly are worse ways to spend a Saturday than that, so why not also pick up some cash while doing so by playing some MLB DFS. As far the slate goes, options are all over the place but for our purposes we are considering the games beginning at 4 PM on east coast as the MLB DFS main slate. That gives us eight games to choose from on DraftKings, 10 on FanDuel, and 11 on Yahoo Fantasy. Make sure to stay aligned all day with the latest MLB weather, MLB news, and MLB lineups. Now it’s time to go through some MLB DFS value options to help save some cash. 




MLB DFS Value Pitchers


DraftKings - $6,500; FanDuel - $8,100; Yahoo - $35

It hasn’t been the best of seasons for Zach Plesac but we are forced to have short memories here, and in that sense, Plesac becomes a little more attractive. The fact that he takes the mound against Oakland today is the first plus, but Plesac also has games of 18.5 and 26.5 DK points in his last two as he allowed three runs over 12 innings while striking out 13. On an overall basis, Plesac has a 4.72 ERA but that is enough to work with here in a favorable matchup. 



DraftKings - $8,400; FanDuel - $8,400

Today is not the easiest of days when it comes to value priced pitching options, so we have to spend up a little higher for Mike Clevinger. With that being said, it’s not the worst thing in the world as we get the San Diego right-hander against a Colorado team away from Coors Field. After working his way back into action from Tommy John surgery and making three starts, Clevinger returned from a triceps injury and was eased back into action once again throwing three innings in his last outing (60 pitches). With a 3.18 ERA and 10.59 strikeouts per nine innings, we shouldn’t have to worry about performance here as I would expect him to pitch deeper into the game today. 


MLB DFS Value Hitters


DraftKings - $2,900; FanDuel - $2,300; Yahoo - $11

Michael Harris is coming off a two-hit effort last night against Pittsburgh, and with five hits in 10 at bats over his last three games the rookie is hitting .298 since his promotion with eight runs scored in 49 plate appearances. Atlanta has a favorable matchup against Zach Thompson today and Harris also benefits from the platoon advantage. The Braves will be a popular stack tonight and the rookie outfielder will be an affordable piece of that. 



FanDuel - $2,500; Yahoo - $13

Nico Hoerner has found himself batting in the middle of the order for the Cubs and prior to going hitless on Friday, the shortstop had a modest five-game hitting streak. That brought Hoerner’s batting average down to .283 on the season but he does a good job of putting the bat on the ball with just an 11.9% strikeout rate. Hoerner also doesn’t walk but he has driven in 16 runs while also stealing six bases which does give him some DFS value. 



DraftKings - $2,200; FanDuel - $2,600; Yahoo - $17

Things aren’t going well for Charlie Morton this season and that makes some Pirates bats a solid option today. This includes Jack Suwinski who has been a solid source of power to this point with eight home runs in 119 at bats so far this season. Platoon splits have also worked to Suwinski’s advantage here as he is hitting .268 against right-handed pitching so far this season and with a 13.1%-barrel rate, good things are happening when he makes contact. 



DraftKings - $3,200; FanDuel - $2,600; Yahoo - $8

Don’t look now, but Maikel Franco has a modest 10-game hitting streak with hits in 12 of his last 13 games which brought his batting average up to .269 on the season. Nothing about Franco truly stands out, but the third baseman also hasn’t been bad this season either with five home runs, 28 RBI, and 20 runs scored. At this price point, we aren’t looking for much from Franco, and based on what we have seen lately, he should be in position to deliver. 




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