This article aims to find the best overall MLB DFS Plays and Bargains to help you construct a cash-worthy lineup.
The following write-ups were constructed earlier in the day, meaning injury information, weather, and lineup cards could alter the fantasy landscape. Checking starting lineups and scanning our MLB Headlines Feed should keep you in the loop.
Keep in mind that we are looking towards the main evening slate starting at 7:05 ET.
Jose Quintana – Chicago Cubs (vs Pittsburgh)
The Cubs will turn to Quintana tonight in a big game while starting to feel the pressure of Milwaukee breathing down their neck for the NL Central Title. While Quintana has been somewhat up-and-down in recent performances, I like his fantasy prospects tonight. He checks in as a solid -180 home favorite with the wind likely not coming into play at Wrigley Field. The CHC southpaw has racked up 22 strikeouts through 16.2 innings over his past three starts, which really brings optimism to his fantasy upside. Also, I’m thinking the Cubs’ offense will finally break out and give their pitcher some quality run support.
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Ian Desmond – Colorado (vs Philadelphia)
Colorado moved into the NL Wild Card spot with a win last night, and they’ll look to fend off the Cardinals to keep their postseason aspirations alive. Ian Desmond could be a key part of that tonight, as they’ll need him to step up in a quality matchup against Philadelphia RHP Nick Pivetta and his .350 wOBA 21.2% HR/FB split vs right-handed bats. Desmond should benefit from several RBI opportunities in hitter-friendly Coors Field, and I really like him for only $3300 on FanDuel.
Daniel Murphy – Chicago Cubs (vs Pittsburgh)
I previously mentioned how the Cubs’ offense could break out tonight. Daniel Murphy may serve as the catalyst while facing Pittsburgh RHP Ivan Nova and his .353 wOBA split vs left-handed bats. Murphy has quality career numbers against Nova, and this seems like a great spot to expect a wave of fantasy production. The salary is economical for just $3.3k on FanDuel, leading me to rely on Murphy as my primary cash option at second base.
Keep in mind that this is the second half of a doubleheader, so you’ll need to scan the lineup card before taking anyone from this game. Whoever starts between Holt or Devers makes for a nice mid-range value commodity in hitter-friendly Fenway Park against subpar Baltimore RHP Yefry Ramirez. It appears that Devers is starting the early game, so there’s a chance Holt will take his spot in the nightcap.
Jean Segura – Seattle (vs Oakland)
This is more of a gut call than anything, but Oakland RHP Edwin Jackson has been up-and-down over the last month. There’s a chance Jean Segura will pounce on him in this home draw, and the exploitable .348 wOBA split vs right-handed bats adds confidence to the equation. Segura was ice cold to begin the month of September, since finding his groove with seven hits, five runs, and a homer over his past six games.
Odubel Herrera – Philadelphia (at Colorado)
Herrera is only $3100 on FanDuel, and I’m looking to jump all over that through all format types. He’ll benefit from the strong park boost in Coors Field while holding a premium lineup spot against Colorado RHP German Marquez – who holds a susceptible .336 wOBA vs left-handed bats. Needless to say, Odubel makes for a really easy selection in one of your three outfield spots tonight.
Daniel Palka – Chicago White Sox (vs Cleveland)
Palka is a sneaky-good pick that I’m looking towards in tournaments and cash games alike. The salary is non-imposing at $2800 on FanDuel, and the matchup looks good as well. Palka will step in against Cleveland RHP Shane Bieber and his .391 wOBA split vs left-handed bats. The CWS lefty has flexed nice power upside throughout the season (27 homers), and this makes for a nice spot to add on.