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MLB DFS Preview for Draftkings, Fanduel 9/21/23

MLB DFS Preview

MLB DFS Preview for Draftkings, Fanduel 9/21/23

Welcome to the MLB DFS Preview for Draftkings and Fanduel on Thursday, September 21, 2023. We’ve got a seven-game MLB slate on our hands tonight, with the first pitch set for 7:05 PM. This is your go-to source for insights into the top hitters, best picks, Draftkings lineups, Fanduel lineups, and more, let’s dig in.

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Pitching Analysis

Gerrit Cole (Draftkings: $11,500 / Fanduel: $TBD)
At the top of our pitching options is Gerrit Cole, who is priced at $11,500 on Draftkings. He’s at home, facing the Toronto Blue Jays. Cole is undoubtedly a top-tier pitcher, boasting a 27.2% strikeout rate and allowing just 0.94 home runs per nine innings. With a mere 6.3% walk rate and an elite 3.66 SIERA, Cole is the current front-runner for the AL Cy Young award. The matchup against the Blue Jays offers strikeout potential, making Cole an attractive choice.

Jose Berrios (Draftkings: $10,800 / Fanduel: $TBD)
On the other side of that same matchup, we have Jose Berrios, priced at $10,800 on Draftkings. Berrios has a solid 22.9% strikeout rate this season and has been improving in recent games. The Yankees, with their active roster, have a low 24.5% strikeout rate against right-handed pitching, which makes Berrios more of a tournament play. However, if he can continue his recent surge in strikeout numbers, he could be a valuable addition to your lineup.

Tarik Skubal (Draftkings: $10,300 / Fanduel: $TBD)
Tarik Skubal, priced at $10,300 on Draftkings, has been on fire lately. He’s facing the Oakland Athletics on the road, and this matchup is particularly enticing. Skubal boasts an impressive 30.7% strikeout rate, a low 4.7% walk rate, and has allowed only 0.52 home runs per nine innings. With a stellar 2.98 SIERA, Skubal is an excellent option. Oakland struggles against lefties, with a 24.3% strikeout rate and a low team ISO, making Skubal a prime choice for your lineup.

Grayson Rodriguez (Draftkings: $9,000 / Fanduel: $TBD)
If you’re looking for a value play, Grayson Rodriguez, priced at $9,000 on Draftkings, could be your guy. Rodriguez is a highly touted prospect and has shown promise in his recent starts. He’s facing the Cleveland Guardians, a team that lacks power and strikes out at a below-average rate against right-handed pitchers. Rodriguez has the potential to outperform his price tag, offering savings for other premium bats in your lineup.

Top Stacking Options

Atlanta Braves
The Braves are on the road against the Washington Nationals, who are starting rookie pitcher Jake Irvin. Irvin has struggled, allowing 1.52 home runs per nine innings and walking batters at a 19.1% rate. Left-handed hitters have particularly thrived against him, making Matt Olson, Michael Harris, and Eddie Rosario strong choices. The Braves have immense power potential and are a top stacking option.

Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers face Kyle Harrison, a rookie pitcher for the San Francisco Giants. While Harrison has shown glimpses of strikeouts, he’s also given up a significant number of home runs (2.59 per nine innings). The Dodgers have a stacked lineup with Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, and JD Martinez. They are a high-priced but high-reward stacking option with a favorable matchup.

Philadelphia Phillies
The Phillies have a home-field advantage against David Peterson of the New York Mets. Peterson has been inconsistent, allowing 1.35 home runs per nine innings and sporting a 9.9% walk rate. Bryce Harper, Kyle Schwarber, and J.T. Realmuto are power hitters to consider for your stack. The Phillies are a solid stacking option with the potential to exploit Peterson’s struggles.

Baltimore Orioles
Facing Hunter Gaddis of the Cleveland Guardians, the Orioles have an opportunity to capitalize on a pitcher with a low strikeout rate (13.5%) and a propensity for giving up home runs (1.38 per nine innings). Gunner Henderson and Austin Hayes are strong left-handed hitters to target in this matchup. The Orioles offer a more affordable stacking option with significant power upside.

Final Thoughts
In tonight’s MLB DFS slate, we have an array of pitching options, with Gerrit Cole and Tarik Skubal standing out. The Braves, Dodgers, Phillies, and Orioles offer excellent stacking opportunities, with power hitters ready to exploit favorable matchups. Good luck with your Draftkings and Fanduel lineups, and may your selections lead you to victory!

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