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5/11 MLB Cheat Sheet: Top DFS Plays

Trevor breaks down tonight’s MLB slate with his top DFS plays!

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 01: Corey Seager #5 of the Texas Rangers hits a single in the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks during Game Five of the World Series at Chase Field on November 01, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Starting Pitchers

Freddy Peralta, Brewers (DK: $10,400 | FD: $10,500)

Peralta faced the Cardinals a couple of weeks ago in St. Louis and scored 23 fantasy points. He has a good chance to duplicate or surpass that number tonight, as the Cardinals flat-out can’t hit.

Cole Ragans, Royals (DK: $9,500 | FD: $10,300)

I do like Reds SP Nick Lodolo tonight, but Ragans is just a little bit cheaper and has the better matchup. He has 21 strikeouts in his last 17 innings and has only given up 4 earned runs in that time.

Stacks

Texas Rangers vs. Colorado Rockies
Kansas City Royals vs. Los Angeles Angels
Colorado Rockies vs. Kanas City Royals

Catchers

Cal Raleigh, Mariners (DK: $3,800 | FD: $3,000)

Raleigh has good power, and he’s always worth a shot at this price because if he hits a home run, he’s in the winning lineup.

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First Base

Nathaniel Lowe, Rangers (DK: $4,700 | FD: $3,500)

Paying up at first base is very expensive. Lowe is at a reasonable price for his matchup at Coors Field.

Second Base

Brice Turang, Brewers (DK: $4,900 | FD: $3,100)

Turang is batting over .300, stealing bases, and scoring runs.  A little expensive but should keep him lower owned. A pivot off the popular Marcus Semien.

Third Base

Josh Rojas, Mariners (DK: $3,800 | FD: $3,000)

I’m not all that excited about the price points for the pay-up third basemen. Rojas is at a bargain price, considering how well he has played this year.

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Short Stop

Bobby Witt Jr., Royals (DK: $6,400 | FD: $4,300)

Witt finds himself in my article just about every day. He is one of those players I routinely spend money on because he scores in bunches. Just wait until he starts hitting more home runs.

Corey Seager, Rangers (DK: $5,900 | FD: $3,900)

If I am not playing Witt, then it has to be Seager. It’s a great matchup against Ryan Feltner at Coors Field. It’s a smash spot, and Seager is going to get red hot soon.

Outfield

Christian Yelich, Brewers (DK: $5,000 | FD: $3,700)

Yelich is coming off back-to-back multi-hit games. When he gets hot, it often lasts for several games. He is going to be a tough out for SP Kyle Gibson.

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Brenton Doyle, Rockies (DK: $4,200 | FD: $3,700)

He has three straight double-digit games. He’s at an affordable price that doesn’t break the bank.

Jurickson Profar, Padres (DK: $3,900 | FD: $3,300)

Profar has been consistent the entire season. He should be priced near the mid-4K price range.

Value Plays

2B Gavin Lux, Dodgers (DK: $2,700 | FD: $2,400)

Earlier this week, I said that Lux would hit better and possibly hit a home run. It happened that night. He is going to hit better and will occasionally hit a home run. When he does, he makes the winning lineup at this price, and that’s all you can do. Play players who will win the money when they play well.

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C Mitch Garver, Mariners (DK: $3,300 | FD: $2,700)

Another player who has power at a position where the top players are too expensive.

OF Mitch Haniger, Mariners (DK: $3,500 | FD: $2,900)

I expect Haniger to start hitting better soon. He will hit some home runs, and at this price, he can be a tournament winner.

Andrew Heaney, Rangers (DK: $6,300 | FD: $7,800)

Heaney has averaged 18 fantasy points over his last three games. Because the game is at Coors Field, he will be lower-owned. His low price means you can afford bigger bats. We just have to hope the Rockies don’t get it going at home.

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