We have fourteen games today with the first pitch at 7:05 PM EST. Today’s slate of games is highlighted by Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers, taking on Yoan Moncada and Chicago White Sox in Chicago. The highest implied run totals today sit with the Toronto Blue Jays (6.7), Boston Red Sox (5.7), and the San Francisco Giants (5.4).
The weather looks good for most of the games today, with the exception of the Cubs at the Cardinals which has a 25 percent chance of rain at game time.
Here is a selection of today’s Core Players 50-50 MLB DFS lineup for 10/01/21 (using DraftKings Values)
Lance Lynn- P ($9,500) – In Lynn’s previous start against the Tigers he gave up just one run while striking out nine batters. Lynn has held batters to a batting average under 0.200 this season at home, and I expect him to have success against the Tigers today as well.
Andy Ibáñez– 2B ($4,300) – Coming into tonight Ibáñez has an extra-base hit in four straight games, which is made up of two doubles, a triple, and a home run. The Rangers are often not a source of players we seek out by the Angels pitching isn’t great and Ibáñez is hitting near the top of the lineup.
Yoán Moncada–3B ($4,000) – Moncada has hits in four of his last six games, and with the White Sox facing a Tigers team who has been giving up runs lately, it is a good day to pay down to get him.
Bo Bichette – SS ($5,500) – Bichette has been red hot for the Blue Jays over his last four games. In those games, he has three doubles, two home runs, and two stolen bases. If you’re going to pay up at shortstop Bichette is the way to go.
Byron Buxton- OF ($4,700) – In Buxton’s last four games he has three home runs, a double, and three steals. When he has played this year he has been effective, which has also kept his price down so take advantage of that while you can.
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Marco Gonzales ($8,400) While Gonzales’ upside is capped by his lack of strikeout potential, he is still a very solid option at his price when you factor in that he hasn’t given up more than three runs in each of his last three starts, and he will face an Angels lineup that has been among the worst in the league this season.
Ranger Suárez ($8,800) – Suárez hasn’t given up more than two runs in any of his last seven starts, while he has been striking out 25 percent of the batters he faces and with the game, in Miami, the stadium should help suppress the ball from leaving the yard as well.
Eli Morgan ($7,300) If you’re looking to pay down at pitcher, Morgan isn’t a bad option. He has only given up one run in his last two starts, and with Cleveland in Texas, he gets a good matchup in a pitcher-friendly park.
The Value Players
Willson Contreras – C ($3,500) – Coming into today, Contreras has hits in each of his last five starts, with four doubles in those five games. With the Cubs facing the Cardinals who will likely rest many of their regulars, this presents Contreras as a very good option.
Ji-Man Choi –OF ($3,400) – In Choi’s last three games he has produced a double and a home run. He is a good option if you are looking to not pay up at first base, with the Rays looking to play spoiler going up against the Yankees.
Leury Garcia – OF ($3,600) Garcia has multi-hit games in three of his last four starts with a double and a triple in those games. He will face a Tigers pitching staff that hasn’t been great lately so look for the White Sox to score some runs today.
Chicago White Sox – We discussed Moncada and Garcia, and if you’re looking to pay up to round out your White Sox stack, I would look to Luis Robert who has been playing very well recently.
Toronto Blue Jays – With Bichette continuing to crush the ball for the Blue Jays we just need to build around him. I would look to George Springer and Santiago Espinal. Springer has bigger upside, but Espinal is someone who can give you multiple hits for a low cost.
Boston Red Sox – When looking at stacking the Red Sox today, I would start with Hunter Renfroe and J.D. Martinez and then add Kyle Schwarber to them to round it out. Go win your lineup and tell us how you did. Twitter (@FantasyDFSX) is a good place for that
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