We have reached the final week of the regular season in the MLB world, and this Manic Monday kicks off with a wide slate of games featuring players worthy of some DFS love. Some division races have yet to be decided and the playoff picture is far from set in stone.
That said, with so many key players available, who should you pick?
Best DFS MLB pitchers for September 25, 2017
Not many featured aces take the mound today, but there are still some pitching matchups that are too good to not pick!
Zach Godley vs San Francisco Giants: $10,600 DraftKings, FPPG- 19.0
Godley is back at home and will be looking to rebound after getting surprisingly rocked by the San Diego Padres in his last start. The Giants send a formidable foe to the mound tonight in veteran Johnny Cueto, but Godley’s Diamondbacks clinched a playoff spot yesterday and need their foot on the gas pedal. This is a prime pick for a bounce-back start and given how well Godley has thrown all year, look for him to make mincemeat out of the Giants.
Luke Weaver vs Chicago Cubs: $9,900 DraftKings, FPPG- 16.9
Weaver is 7-1 on the year and has won his last six starts, but faces the toughest matchup of his career tonight. His St. Louis Cardinals face the Chicago Cubs, whose magic number to clinch the division is down to just two. St. Louis, on the other hand, is still fighting for the second NL Wild Card spot and are just 2.5 games behind the Colorado Rockies. Chicago just took three of four from the Milwaukee Brewers, but this is a game in which Weaver and the Cardinals can prove they are the tougher team with every game as a must-win.
Drew Pomeranz vs Toronto Blue Jays: $9,200 DraftKings, FPPG- 17.6
Pomeranz has been clutch for Boston when they’ve needed him this year and with the AL East crown in sight, count on him being locked in against a last-place Toronto squad that just managed to steal two of three from the New York Yankees. Pomeranz’s curveball and ability to change speeds should be on full display in Fenway Park because when Boston smells blood in the water, that is when they are arguably the most dangerous.
Best DFS MLB Hitters for September 25, 2017
Now that we’ve covered the best arms for the day, what about the best bats?
Giancarlo Stanton @ Colorado Rockies: $5,800 DraftKings, FPPG- 10.7
Stanton should be picked this week for one reason and one reason only: the Miami Marlins are playing at Coors Field. This means that Stanton, who has 57 home runs on the year, is in a prime position to reach the revered mark of 60 or more this week. He may be batting just .224 for the month, but he is 4 for his last 8 with a home run and five RBI in his last two games. A turnaround could be coming and playing in Colorado only increases the chances of such.
Aaron Judge vs Kansas City Royals: $5,700 DraftKings, FPPG- 10.6
Court is officially back in session as Judge slugged three home runs over the weekend to bring his total on the season to 48, meaning he is just one longball away from tying Mark McGwire’s rookie record set back in 1987. It also helps that Judge is batting .296 and brings a nice seven-game hitting streak into this afternoon’s game. He is in a position to make history, so this week could be a great one for Judge.
Justin Upton @ Chicago White Sox: $4,300 DraftKings, FPPG- 9.4
Upton’s Los Angeles Angels are all but officially eliminated from the playoffs, but he himself has been red hot. He is batting .276 with seven home runs and 14 RBI since being acquired from the Detroit Tigers at the end of last month, with three of those home runs coming in the team’s last two games. Going up against the last-place White Sox, count on his hot streak to continue.
Best stack option
Because even with the playoff race nearly over, there’s always one!
Boston Red Sox vs Brett Anderson
The Red Sox are inches away from the AL East finish line and face Anderson (1-2, 6.17 ERA tonight) and his Toronto Blue Jays tonight. That said, count on the big bats like Mookie Betts ($5,300), Andrew Benintendi ($5,000), and maybe even Xander Bogaerts ($4,600) to produce when it counts!
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