MLB DFS: Targets for 9/30

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This will be the last MLB DFS article for the season. I had a lot of fun with these articles, and I hope you enjoyed them too. Note: make sure to keep updated on lineups, the weather, and Wild Card races when putting together your lineups this weekend.


Robert Gsellman (NYM @ PHI)

Moneyline: -175

Over/Under: 8

FanDuel: $6,900/DraftKings: $6,600

This is the highest salary for Gsellman on both sites with a matchup against the Phillies. With one of the worst offenses in baseball, Gsellman is in a favorable spot and the Mets are finding ways to win and are one game up in the Wild Card race. He did just face the Phillies five days ago in a strong 7-inning start with no runs allowed. The moneyline jumped up 20 overnight in favor of a Mets’ win. There’s a chance this game might be postponed, and if so, he would also be in play for tomorrow if available.

Rick Porcello (BOS vs. TOR)

Moneyline: 157

Over/Under: 8 1/2

FanDuel: $9,900/DraftKings: $11,100

Porcello has 22 wins this season, which is not what I expected from him but a lot of it has been the Red Sox offense scoring so many runs to keep him in line for the wins. The same could be expected here against the Blue Jays. The Sox have already won their division, but should still be competitive throughout the weekend to play spoiler to the Blue Jays’ Wild Card hopes.

Other pitchers to consider: Carlos Martinez (STL vs. PIT), Yu Darvish (TB @ TEX), and Madison Bumgarner (SF vs. LAD).


Yankees Gary Sanchez

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Gary Sanchez (C-NYY vs. BAL)

FanDuel: $3,800/DraftKings: $5,200

Sanchez is pricey, but he’s up against Yovani Gallardo, who has not been good this season. He’s given up home runs in more than half of his starts and gives up walks to if he’s having trouble with his control. Sanchez has cooled off, as expected, and could be a GPP target for your lineups.

David Ortiz (1B-BOS vs. TOR)

FanDuel: $4,300/DraftKings: $5,300

Ortiz has three hits against Marco Estrada with two of them being home runs. If you want to have fun with BvP, here you go!

Miguel Cabrera (1B-DET @ ATL)

FanDuel: $3,900/DraftKings: $5,300

With many looking to Ortiz to fill in as their first basemen, Cabrera could be your target for a pivot. Turner Field is a pitchers park, but with Cabrera being one of the best hitters in the game, he could be in for an awesome fantasy night against right-hander, Matt Wisler. 27 of his 36 home runs have come against right-handed pitchers, so the platoon isn’t needed for Cabrera, and the park shouldn’t scare you away.

Ryan Schimpf (2B-SD @ ARI)

FanDuel: $3,400/DraftKings: $4,100

Is Schimpf a one-hit-wonder, or the real thing? Which ever he is, the season isn’t over yet and he’s in a favorable matchup at Chase Field, against Braden Shipley. This is a good spot to get your shares of Schimpf in your lineups as long as he’s in the starting lineup. He has batted 6th in his last two games started, but in a game with a run total of 10 1/2, it’s not a bad thing.

Nolan Arenado (3B-COL vs. MIL)

FanDuel: $4,200/DraftKings: $5,500

Honestly, I rarely get Arenado right. But with the Brewers sending southpaw, Brent Suter, to the mound, I think I might have one last shot. Suter has only started one game this season for the Brewers and that was back in August. He’s been pitching out of the bullpen since then and this will probably turn into a bullpen game, and/or one where Suter has to take one for the team.

Jonathan Villar (3B-MIL @ COL)

FanDuel: $4,500/DraftKings: $5,100

It’s strange to see Villar priced higher than Arenado in a game at Coors Field, but it’s a testament to what he’s done this season. I could also see him as the most highly owned Brewer of the night.

Hunter Renfroe (OF-SD @ ARI)

FanDuel: $2,200/DraftKings: $3,500

Renfroe is definitely a play on both sites and the anticipation of the power he displayed so far is enough to make for an entertaining sweat. He’s been batting in the middle of the order which is nice for the RBI opportunities.

Other hitters to consider: Evan Gattis (C-HOU @ LAA), Chris Carter (1B-MIL @ COL), Brian Dozier (2B-MIN @ CWS), Kyle Seager (3B-SEA vs. OAK), Yoenis Cespedes (OF-NYM @ PHI), Ryan Braun (OF-MIL @ COL), Melky Cabrera (OF-CWS vs. MIN), Matt Kemp (OF-ATL vs. DET), and Andrew Benintendi (OF-BOS vs. TOR).

Results from 9/27 targets:


Thank you for reading, and good luck with your picks!

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