There is precious little time remaining in the daily fantasy baseball regular season, and our focus is already shifting with the daily fantasy football season back in full force. That being said, there are still some opportunities to put your DFS MLB skills to the test to win big at DFS sites like DraftKings.
Heading into the new week, we’ll once again break down Monday night’s slate by looking at our favorite value plays at the main positions.
Pitching is not coming in at a high level tonight, so it may be wise to drop down and test the waters a bit. That could lead to stacking some bats. Either way, we’ve got some solid value picks to consider, so let’s get to it:
SP: Jose De Leon – Dodgers ($7.4k)
If you need to go even deeper tonight with your arm, consider Yankees pitcher Bryan Mitchell, who was quite strong a week ago in his first ever start.
His showdown with the Dodgers could be tough, so it may be worth pivoting to L.A.’s pitcher, De Leon, instead. He also crushed in his pro debut last week and may have the better matchup on paper. Both guys are quite risky, but tonight does not have a ton of reliable arms. If you prefer to take a chance with your pitching, De Leon figures to be worth the risk.
Playing at Yankee Stadium is obviously potentially very problematic, but his killer K rate could off-set any damage the Yanks inflict on him.
C: Tom Murphy – Rockies ($2.7k)
If you can get your hand in this Rockies/D’Backs game on the cheap tonight, it could be worth the trouble. We like Colorado options specifically, as they draw the weak Shelby Miller and could bring him to dongtown numerous times on Monday.
Murphy is definitely one to keep your eye on (if he plays), as he’s super cheap, mashes the heck out of righties and has homered twice in his seven games in 2015. He could already be due for regression, but the talent, price and matchup all suggest he’s worth the gamble tonight.
1B: Stephen Cardullo – Rockies ($2.7k)
Cardullo is another guy you need to be sure is starting, but he has a good chance at playing tonight thanks to his killer splits. He hits well both ways and is dirt cheap, plus the park shift from Coors isn’t bad (Arizona digs the long ball).
The value, splits and upside are all there, but the best part may be his tasty matchup with Shelby Miller. Miller has been atrocious all year and loves to give up dongs. Cardullo and the Rockies could be busy tonight.
2B: Devon Travis – Blue Jays ($3.8k)
Josh Donaldson is sitting out tonight, so finding some value in Toronto could be worthwhile. The Blue Jays need some offense from somewhere and Travis could offer it up at a discount price.
Not only is Travis cheap and at home tonight, but he also comes in relatively hot with at least 7 fantasy points in six of his last 10 outings. He also gets the Rays tonight, who he has crushed to the tune of 10 fantasy points per game in six previous meetings.
3B: Yuli Gurriel – Astros ($2.7k)
Gurriel has been destroying lately, as he’s put up 10+ fantasy points in four of his last five starts. The guy is absolutely raking, is dirt cheap, has decent splits and faces a very beatable pitcher in Martin Perez.
There is a lot to love about Gurriel and all Astros tonight, who are at home and sport a favorable matchup. Gurriel’s sample size isn’t great and he can be yanked out of the lineup anytime, but if he’s active he needs to be considered tonight.
SS: Asdrubal Cabrera – Mets ($3.7k)
Cabrera doesn’t have a great splits advantage tonight, but I want a Met in here somewhere and he’s a good price. New York has been hitting the ball better lately, Cabrera has a hit in each of his last 10 games and tonight he draws the ever volatile Mat Latos.
The Mets could tee off in this one, and even if they don’t, Cabrera has dong upside, has been super reliable and is a good value.
OF: Scott Schebler – Reds ($3.1k)
Schebler isn’t the surest thing at outfield tonight (and to be honest, this is a good spot to pay up most nights), but maybe he can help you fit in a heavy-hitting stack.
Schebler actually brings some power to the table, himself, and tonight is at home in a favorable matchup. Not only is the hittable Wily Peralte toeing the rubber for the Brew Crew, but Schebler also happens to rake righties. He is fairly hit or miss, but he can bomb one, his ballpark is good for dongs and Peralta is beyond beatable.
It doesn’t hurt that Schebler has actually been fairly reliable lately, too, notching at least one hit in 7 of his last 10 contests.
That does it four Monday’s look at some solid DraftKings daily fantasy baseball value buys. Good luck in your DFS MLB leagues!
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