MLB DFS 9-3-20 DraftKings Value Picks

by Travis Argo
MLB DFS 9-3-20 DraftKings Value Picks

Welcome to the MLB DFS 9-3-20 DraftKings Value Picks article!

We've got a six-game slate today with some exciting stacks.

The Yankees have a surprisingly cheap stack (I think that is the first time the words "Yankees" and "cheap" have been used in the same sentence) of Gio Urshela ($3,600) and Luke Voit (3,900). Two power hitters at a low price and are projected to be owned in less than seven percent of lineups.

The intermediate stack is Arizona's Christian Walker ($4,100) and David Peralta ($3,700). They are projected to be owned in less than one percent of lineups, which could be a steal if the production is there.

The expensive option is the Phillies' JT Realmuto ($5,000) and Andrew McCutchen ($4,100). Have peace of mind knowing you have one the best hitting catchers and one of the league's most consistent outfielders in your lineup.

MLB DFS 9-3-20 DraftKings Value Picks

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Six-Game Slate

Washington Nationals (Anibal Sanchez) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (Zach Eflin)

New York Yankees (J.A. Happ) vs. New York Mets (Robert Gsellman)

San Diego Padres (Mike Clevinger) vs. Los Angeles Angels (Andrew Heaney)

Toronto Blue Jays (Taijuan Walker) vs. Boston Red Sox (Martin Perez)

Chicago White Sox (Dylan Cease) vs. Kansas City Royals (Danny Duffy)

Arizona Diamondbacks (Luke Weaver) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw)


Dylan Cease, Chicago White Sox - $9,500

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This will be Cease's third start against the Kansas City Royals since August 2nd. Over the first two starts, Cease struck out 9 and has allowed three earned runs in 10.1 innings. He did walk six in his last outing.

The strikeouts should keep coming for Cease since he has a decent 54.9 percent first-strike percentage and a not-terrible 9.9 swinging-strike percentage.

Cease is the one value play that has a low probability of backfiring on you. He is pitching against a team for whom he has had recent success against, and has reduced his ERA in every start.


Wilson Ramos, New York Mets -$2,500

In his previous five games, Ramos had four hits, two runs, two RBIs, and one home run, which adds up to 29 fantasy points (5.8 points per game) in DraftKings lineups.

Ramos will be facing J.A. Happ in the battle for New York. Ramos has .375 AVG and has never struck out against Happ throughout his career.

Oddly, Ramos has a low .167 BABIP in Citi Field this season, but that should bounce back, considering he has a career .305 BABIP in his home field.

First Base

Bobby Dalbec, Boston Red Sox - $2,700

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Dalbec has played in only two games. One game, he had two hits, two RBIs, and one home run, and his second game, he had four strikeouts.

Right now, he is the very definition of boom or bust, but most of the other cheap first baseman have tough pitching matchups, so the young hitter might be your best bet if you want value play at first.

Second Base

Nick Madrigal, Chicago White Sox - $3,000

Madrigal has been on a hit parade. He has nine hits, two runs,  RBIs, and one stolen base in his last five games.

The Madrigal hit parade is facing off against Danny Duffy, who has allowed 11 hits in his past two starts.

So far Madrigal is producing at the same level as the top-dollar guy like Jose Altuve & DJ LeMahieu and is roughly $2000 cheaper than those guys. Madrigal is projected to be owned in less than 1 percent of DraftKings lineups.

Nick Madrigal is not in the White Sox's lineup today! The Mets' Jeff McNeil ($2,500) would be a great replacement for Madrigal. McNeil has four hits, two runs, two doubles, one RBI, and zero strikeouts in his previous two games.

Third Base

Maikel Franco, Kansas City Royals - $3,700

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Franco is an underrated power hitter who could help you spend money at other positions.

Franco has just as many home runs as Anthony Rendon and Rafael Devers and has similar RBI numbers, but he is $1,500 cheaper than Rendon and $1,700 cheaper than Devers.

So take the cheaper Franco and know you’re getting the same kind of production as the overpriced hitters.


Nick Ahmed, Arizona Diamondbacks - $4,200

In his previous five games, Ahmed had three hits, three RBIs, two runs, and one home run, which isn’t terrible production.

That wasn’t far off from what Tim Anderson did his previous five games, and Ahmed is $1,300 cheaper than Anderson.

Plus, Ahmed is projected to be owned in less than one percent of lineups.


Andrew McCutchen, Philadelphia Phillies - $4,100

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Old reliable is the best way to describe Andrew McCutchen; look at his current stat line for this season, .270 AVG/.315OBP/ .749OPS.

He has been extremely reliable in the Phillies' last five games. He had seven hits, seven RBIs, six runs, and three home runs during those games.

McCutchen hasn't had tremendous success against Anibal Sanchez, but McCutchen's luck should change today.

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