MLB DFS 10-1-20 DraftKings Value Picks

by Travis Argo
MLB DFS 10-1-20 DraftKings Value Picks

Welcome to the MLB DFS 10-1-20 DraftKings Value Picks article!

We've got a five-game slate today with some great pairing during this exciting and unusual playoff.

The cheapest pairing is the Marlins' Corey Dickerson ($2,800) and Brian Anderson ($3,900). You get a great outfielder and a decent third baseman for a low price. They are projected to be owned in less than one percent in DraftKings lineups.

The intermediate pairing is the Padres' Tommy Pham ($3,800) and Manny Machado ($5,500). They are at a fair price but are projected to be owned in 20 percent of lineups. So probably best used in 50/50 lineups than tournaments.

The expensive pairing is the Cubs' Willson Contreras ($4,700) and Javier Baez ($4,700). This is an exciting pairing because you get a great catcher and shortstop, and they're ownership projection in less than one percent of lineups.

MLB DFS 10-1-20 DraftKings Value Picks

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Five-Game Slate


Sixto Sanchez, Miami Marlins - $7,100

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Sanchez had a rough outing in his last start, but he had been excellent before that start; he had a 1.69 ERA, 29 strikeouts, and a 13 percent swinging-strikeout rate.

The strikeouts should continue for the young hurler since the Cubs ranked fifth in strikeouts.

I've underestimated Sanchez before because of his youth; I will not be doing that again.


Jacob Nottingham, Milwaukee Brewers - $2,100

Nottingham joined the Brew Crew in late August and was a decent source of power, 13 RBIs, eight runs, and four home runs. Not too bad for only 48 at-bats.

When looking for value at the catcher, always go for the power upside at the low price. It's even better to take the catcher projected to be owned in less than one percent of DraftKings Lineups.

First Base

Garrett Cooper, Miami Marlins - $3,200

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Cooper has been solid in the Marlins' previous five games as they fought to secure a playoff spot. Cooper had a .268 AVG, six hits, three RBIs, two runs, and one home run in those five games.

He is a safe option to get on base, and a safe bet to score runs once on base.

Second Base

Kolten Wong. St. Louis Cardinals - $3,800

Wong is very similar to Garrett Cooper in that he is a solid hitter to get on base, but not a real source of power.

In his previous ten games, Wong had ten hits, four RBIs, three runs, and two stolen bases.

The Cardinals are always one of the most dangerous teams in the playoffs.

Third Base

Jedd Gyorko, Milwaukee Brewers - $3,600

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Gyorko had a decent September with 17 hits, 11 runs, eight RBIs, and four home runs.

He has never faced Yu Darvish in his career, but Gyorko has been hitting in the fourth spot lately for the Brew Crew, and he has excelled in that spot.

He has a .268 AVG, .869 OPS, 15 hits, 11 runs, seven RBIs, and four home runs when batting in the fourth spot this season.


Dansby Swanson, Atlanta Braves - $ 3,900

Swanson was a surprise this season. Not only was he able to maintain his power but did a great job of keeping his batting average up from previous seasons. He should continue to be a surprise for fantasy players in the playoffs.

Swanson had a .316 AVG, .409 OBP, seven RBIs, six hits, two runs, and two home runs in his previous five games.

Swanson has had some great success against Luis Castillo, .400 AVG, two hits, one RBI, one double, in five at-bats.


Tommy Pham, San Diego Padres - $3,800

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Pham has been struggling a little since returning from injury, but that will all change in the playoffs. Pham has a .333 AVG, five RBIs, and three home runs in 30 playoff at-bats.

When you select Pham, you get a power threat who isn't afraid to steal a base or two. The best part is he'll be owned in less than 10 percent of DraftKings lineups.

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