Fantasy Baseball Picks: Top DraftKings MLB DFS Targets, Values for September 23

Major League Baseball has any other busy Friday night time coated up, with a 12-game primary slate of myth baseball on DraftKings getting underway at 7:05 p.m. ET. At this level within the playoff chase, maximum sequence are divisional contests, together with seven of the 12 video games underneath the lighting fixtures Friday. There are a couple of climate spots to control — most commonly in Minnesota, the place the Twins are scheduled to host the Angels.

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PITCHER

Stud

Carlos Rodón, San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks ($10,300) – Rodón has put in combination an excellent first season in San Francisco and leads the Majors with a 2.27 FIP whilst posting 11.8 Ok/9, which is essentially the most for any pitcher who has labored a minimum of 150 innings. Rodón has been remarkably constant, logging over 27 DKFP in 5 of his previous six outings and achieving double-digit strikeouts in 4 of the ones begins.

In his previous 9 outings, he’s handiest given up greater than two runs as soon as, posting a 2.09 ERA and 1.97 FIP whilst hanging out 72 batters in simply 51 2/3 innings. He confronted the D-backs as soon as all over that run and struck out 11 in six innings of one-run ball to earn 30.5 DKFP in a no-decision. He handiest threw 71 pitches in his most up-to-date time out because of a blister and cracked nail. After a couple of further days relaxation ahead of this get started, he will have to be rested and in a position to place in combination any other dominant time out.

Other Options – Shohei Ohtani ($10,800), Chris Bassitt ($9,500)

Value

Lucas Giolito, Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers ($7,700) – Giolito hasn’t been just about as productive as his former-teammate Rodón, however he has discovered his footing after a disastrous June, July and August. He has allowed 3 earned runs or fewer in 3 instantly begins, totaling 16 strikeouts in 15 2/3 innings with a three.45 ERA and three.24 FIP.

He’ll face the Tigers for a 2d instantly get started after posting 14.3 DKFP in a no-decision ultimate time. In that time out, he generated 16 swings and misses on 96 pitches for a cast 32% CSW, which signifies higher effects may well be at the approach. Detroit’s offense has been at or close to the ground of all of the offensive classes all season lengthy, so Giolito will have to be capable to proceed his fresh sure pattern on this matchup.

Other Options – Jeffrey Springs ($8,200), Dean Kremer ($6,500)


INFIELD

Stud

Manny Machado, San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies ($5,400) – The Padres are positive to get a lot of consideration taking part in at Coors Field (extra in stacks under), so it’s somewhat unexpected Machado isn’t much more dear. The 30-year-old smashed his thirtieth homer of the season on Thursday and is now 12-for-42 (.286) with 4 homers and a .406 wOBA over his previous 12 video games. He has already homered two times in his seven video games at Coors Field this season and is filled with energy doable within the plus-matchup highlighted in stacks.

Stud

Gleyber Torres, New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox ($4,100) – Torres has been streaky all season, but if he’s on a heater he generally is a nice possibility for DFS. He got here up empty on Thursday, going 0-for-5. Prior to that, he had long past 18-for-45 (.400) with 4 homers and a .497 wOBA over a 10-game span. He will glance to get again into that groove on Friday night time towards Rich Hill ($6,300). Hill has allowed 4 runs or extra in 3 of his previous 4 begins, and Torres has 10 of his 23 homers towards lefties like Hill, giving him a .347 wOBA towards southpaws.

Other Options – Bobby Witt Jr. ($5,300), José Abreu ($4,900)

Value

Michael Toglia, Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres ($3,600) – Toglia is a reputation DFS gamers gets to grasp temporarily as the chance settles into Coors Field. He used to be the No. 23 general pick out within the 2019 draft out of UCLA and temporarily rose throughout the Colorado machine, hitting .333 with seven homers in simply 17 video games at Triple-A Albuquerque ahead of getting known as as much as the Majors. He went 6-for-16 (.375) and averaged 10.25 DKFP consistent with contest over the 4 house video games vs. the Giants to start out the week. The 24-year-old transfer hitter has long past 5-for-18 (.278) with two doubles and a house run vs. LHP and will have to be in a positive spot towards Sean Manaea ($7,300) at Coors on Friday night time.

Value

Mark Vientos, New York Mets at Oakland Athletics ($2,000) – Vientos is predicted to get the beginning once more on Friday night time for the Mets as they tackle lefty Cole Irvin ($6,700). The 22-year-old slugger is handiest 1-for-18 in 8 video games within the Majors. He did display spectacular energy doable at Triple-A, regardless that, hitting .283/.361/.524 with 24 house runs and particularly tearing up lefties with a .330/.408/.732 slash line. For a participant on the minimal wage, he has numerous energy upside and provides to his price much more with each 3B and SS eligibility.

Other Options – Elvis Andrus ($4,000), Yuli Gurriel ($3,300), Albert Pujols ($2,900)


OUTFIELD

Stud

Yordan Alvarez, Houston Astros at Baltimore Orioles ($6,100) – After handiest hitting one house run in all of August, Alvarez has discovered his energy stroke in September and mashed six homers in his 16 video games this month. Over that span, the lefty has long past 20-for-60 (.333) with 11.9 DKFP consistent with contest. Alvarez and the Astros had been quiet on Thursday within the sequence opener, however they get a just right matchup towards Dean Kremer ($6,500) on Friday.

Stud

Randy Arozarena, Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays ($5,000) – It’s attending to be Arozarena’s time of yr, and he’s as soon as once more heating up as we manner the postseason. He had a couple of doubles and 28 DKFP on Thursday night time within the sequence opener and now has 3 multi-hit video games with double-digit DKFP in his 5 most up-to-date contests. Arozarena has added 5 stolen bases during the last 15 video games whilst hitting .312 with 8 doubles, a house run and a median of 10.2 DKFP consistent with contest.

Other Options – Juan Soto ($5,400), Tommy Pham ($4,800)

Value

Jurickson Profar, San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies ($3,700) – Without Fernando Tatis, Profar has been the Padres’ leadoff hitter many of the season and has been very productive within the function. He went thru a coarse stretch previous this month however has long past 4-for-16 (.250) with a house run over his previous 4 video games. He had two hits and 21 DKFP on Thursday and can glance to hold that momentum into this nice matchup in Denver.

Value

Kerry Carpenter, Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox ($2,600) – Carpenter has homered in back-to-back video games and is predicted to proceed to hit within the center of the Tigers’ lineup for the remainder of the season. In his 98 video games in Double-A and Triple-A, Carpenter hit .313 with 30 homers. Like many call-ups this season, he scuffled early however has discovered his footing. Over his previous 11 video games, he’s 12-for-37 (.324) with 4 homers, a double and a median of 8.5 DKFP consistent with contest. Since Giolito has struggled giving up house runs and Carpenter is flashing energy upside, he’s a pleasing price play on this matchup.

Other Options – Trey Mancini ($3,700), Yonathan Daza ($3,000), Oswaldo Cabrera ($2,800)


TEAMS TO STACK

San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies – The Padres at Coors Field will have to be a robust stack towards Ryan Feltner ($5,000), who has allowed a minimum of 3 runs in 5 instantly begins whilst by no means making it previous the 6th inning. Feltner has allowed 14 homers in 17 begins, maximum of that have come to right-handed hitters, who’ve a .913 OPS towards him.

Machado and Profar (mentioned above) are sturdy performs in consequence, and you’ll additionally lean into the joys at Coors Field by way of including in Juan Soto ($5,400), Brandon Drury ($5,000), Jake Cronenworth ($4,200) or Josh Bell ($3,800) into the stack. There aren’t typically many affordable choices within the Padres’ lineup, however José Azocar ($2,000) may well be an impressive play on the minimal if he will get the beginning.

New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox – The Red Sox are, understandably, going to be very cautious with Aaron Judge ($6,200), strolling him thrice Friday night time. That will result in extra visitors at the bases, regardless that, and Rich Hill ($6,300) has already been suffering a little bit coming down the stretch. He has made 23 begins and logged 107 1/3 innings, which is amazingly spectacular for a 42-year-old, however he appears to be dressed in down in September, posting a 6.62 ERA and three.56 FIP in 4 begins this month.

Right-handed hitters with energy upside — Torres, Judge, Thursday’s walk-off hero Josh Donaldson ($4,400) and Giancarlo Stanton ($5,100) — are sexy choices. Oswaldo Cabrera ($2,800) and Harrison Bader ($2,600) also are nice price performs within the OF should you see the Yankees piling up runs towards Hill and the Red Sox.


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