This Thursday brings a limited tilt of MLB games, with several squads receiving a day off before their final three games this weekend.
But that doesn’t mean today should be taken off in the world of DFS, as there are plenty of moneymakers taking the field today. For the players below, picking them should just be a natural choice.
Best DFS MLB pitchers for September 28, 2017
A tempting option is Cleveland Indians starter Carlos Carrasco, but Cleveland is running hot to where any and all of their players could max out your budget early. Rather, the following arms are much better investments if you’re looking to win today.
Sonny Gray vs. Tampa Bay Rays: $11,700 DraftKings, FPPG- 18.1
Gray’s New York Yankees have at least an AL Wild Card berth clinched, but the Bronx Bombers are still very much in the AL East race with four games left. The Yankees have also looked strong enough against the Tampa Bay Rays this week that Gray himself is due for another fine start. He has a 3.12 ERA since being acquired from the Oakland A’s and so long as his team gives him some support, he should do well in a winnable game.
Brad Peacock @ Boston Red Sox: $9,500 DraftKings, FPPG- 14.4
Here we have a series where both teams are playing for something bigger. The Red Sox want to, at long last, clinch the AL East, while the Astros are playing for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Houston should take one step closer to that with Peacock (12-2, 2.98 ERA) on the mound in what could wind up being a Houston hit parade at Fenway Park. So long as Peacock can quiet Boston’s bats himself, he can come away with a win tonight.
Lance Lynn vs Chicago Cubs: $6,400 DraftKings, FPPG- 14.7
The Cardinals’ playoff hopes may be all but dead, but they have the luxury of today closing out a series against a Cubs team that can rest its stars after clinching the NL Central last night. Lynn has quietly had a good year (11-8, 3.47 ERA) and has opposing hitters batting just .225 against him, plus has held Chicago to a .222 average in three starts this season. He hasn’t won against the Cubs yet but hasn’t lost either, so tonight could be a prime opportunity for Lynn to solve the defending champions.
Best DFS MLB hitters for September 28, 2017
And even though most playoff races are wrapped up, even some great hitters are available despite limited MLB action today.
Mike Trout @ Chicago White Sox: $5,700 DraftKings, FPPG- 11.3
Trout went 0 for 4 last night as his Los Angeles Angels were officially eliminated from the playoffs after a 6-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox, but tonight should provide the two-time MVP an opportunity to bounce right back despite missing out on October. Chicago’s pitcher (who we’ll discuss later) is one prone to giving up a lot of runs, so count on Trout finishing his season on a high note starting tonight.
Aaron Judge vs Tampa Bay Rays: $5,700 DraftKings, FPPG- 10.8
So long as Judge keeps swinging a hot bat, I will keep recommending him for DFS. The powerful Yankee outfielder is on a ten-game hitting streak and added a clutch two-run double in last night’s 6-1 victory, and is also batting .313 for the month. So long as New York still has momentum in the race for the AL East, count on Judge to lead the charge.
Carlos Correa @ Boston Red Sox: $4,900 DraftKings, FPPG- 9.7
As was mentioned before, the Astros are playing for home-field advantage and won’t be benching their starters in Boston. That means Correa is in a prime position to close out his season with a bang, especially after going 4 for 5 with two home runs last night. The 23-year-old is 7 for his last 12 and is batting .455 against the Red Sox this weekend, so look for him to take full advantage of hitter-friendly Fenway Park.
Best stack option
Because, as usual, there’s always one.
Los Angeles Angels @ Dylan Covey (CHW)
There’s a reason Trout should be picked today and that is because Covey has done nothing to prove himself an effective pitcher this season. He is 0-7 with an awful 7.83 ERA in 64.1 innings this year and there is no reason to expect a sudden change for the better. On top of Trout, Justin Upton ($4,900) and Brandon Phillips ($4,100) should be strongly considered.
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