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Fantasy Baseball Picks: Top DraftKings MLB DFS Targets, Values for October 7

Greg Ehrenberg gives his top studs and value plays at each position for Wednesday’s fantasy baseball slate on DraftKings, which starts at 2:08 p.m. ET.

Wild Card Round - Milwaukee Brewers v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Two Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

The MLB playoffs are underway and it’s a great time to get in on some DraftKings fantasy baseball action. Below, we take a look at Wednesday’s main DraftKings slate, which locks at 2:08 p.m. ET.

Set your DraftKings fantasy baseball lineups here: MLB $200K Division Collision [$50K to 1st]


Pitcher

Stud

Clayton Kershaw, LAD vs. SD, $9,600 - Kershaw turned in a masterpiece in his first outing of the postseason. Against the Brewers, he worked eight innings and struck out 13 hitters, finishing with 45.6 DKFP. The Dodgers likely could have put him back out for the ninth inning since he was only at 93 pitches, but they didn’t want to push his luck. The matchup against the Padres is far from ideal although all pitchers are going up against good offenses at this point of the season.

Value

Charlie Morton, TB vs. NYY, $6,600 - Morton is a very risky play going up against the Yankees. The reason to roster him is the price point. He’s the cheapest pitcher on the slate and this is lowest salary we have seen on Morton in years. He dealt with injuries for most of the season, but started to round into form in time for the playoffs. Morton tossed over 90 pitches in each of his final two outings of the season and averaged 18 DKFP in those starts.


Catcher

Stud

Travis d’Arnaud, ATL vs. MIA, $4,200 - It stands to reason that d’Arnaud is the chalk play at catcher today. Yesterday, he hit a homer and scored 32 DKFP. Despite this big game, his price actually dropped by $400 and he’s in an easier matchup today. D’Arnaud has at least one hit in all of the Braves’ playoff games so far.

Value

Mike Zunino, TB vs. NYY, $3,100 - Zunino is a boom or bust option. The upside makes him worth punting with. His last four games is a pretty clear indication of what we typically get out of Zunino. In two of those games, he homered, but he scored 0 DKFP in the other two games. Zunino is far from a safe option, however his upside can win a GPP.


First Base

Stud

Freddie Freeman, ATL vs. MIA, $5,000 - The Braves are a team we want to get exposure to today. They have the highest team total on the slate by a fairly wide margin. The likely NL MVP, Freeman is almost always involved when Atlanta has a big game on offense. He finished the regular season with a 187 wRC+ and nearly reached base in half of his plate appearances.

Value

Ji-Man Choi, TB vs. NYY, $3,100 - A former Yankee, Choi is going to do some damage against his former team in this series. He homered off of Gerrit Cole in Game 1 and scored 8.0 DKFP in Game 2. Choi has the upside to homer off of anybody and there aren’t many cheap first baseman with that kind of upside today.


Second Base

Stud

DJ LeMahieu, NYY vs. TB, $5,000 - LeMahieu is going to make himself a ton of money in free agency. After signing with the Yankees on a team friendly deal prior to last year, he’s established himself as one of the top middle infielders in baseball. LeMahieu finished the regular season with 177 wRC+ and the success is carrying over to the playoffs. He has a hit in all four of the Yankees’ postseason games.

Value

Jose Altuve, HOU vs. OAK, $4,200 - This is going to upset most baseball fans, but the Astros look great in the playoffs. They weren’t great in the regular season and while many people pointed to the sign stealing scandal, injuries were a massive issue. Houston was banged up all season and finally got healthy in time for the playoffs. This sets up the Astros to make another run at a title. The Houston bats are almost all priced too cheap considering how well this team is playing in the playoffs.


Third Base

Stud

Max Muncy, LAD vs. SD, $4,900 - Once again, we don’t know who is starting for the Padres in the morning. Regardless of who is on the mound, San Diego is in a tough situation. Dinelson Lamet isn’t on the roster for this round and Mike Clevinger only lasted one inning before getting injured again last night. This meant the Padres were forced to burn their bullpen yesterday. The Dodgers’ offense is setup to face some easy matchups once they get into the bullpen.

Value

Alex Bregman, HOU vs. OAK, $4,100 - Another Astros’ player who is much cheaper than we normally see, Bregman is starting to find his groove in the playoffs. He’s reached base in every game of the playoffs and he’s averaging 11.5 DKFP in this series. There are some really encouraging signs with Bregman’s plate discipline. He is yet to strikeout in the playoffs while he’s walked three times and gotten hit by pitch.


Shortstop

Stud

Fernando Tatis Jr., SD vs. LAD, $4,700 - Tatis is the one batter that I am willing to roster against Kershaw. He has too much fantasy upside to ignore no matter how difficult of a matchup he’s in. Tatis has a hit in all of the Padres’ playoff games and he’s averaging 16.25 DKFP in the postseason.

Value

Carlos Correa, HOU vs. OAK, $4,000 - Correa is another Astros’ hitter putting together a great postseason. It shouldn’t come as a shock since his success started before the playoffs. Going back to the regular season, Correa has four homers in his last five games. The Astros sweep the A’s with a win today.


Outfield

Stud

Ronald Acuna Jr., ATL vs. MIA, $5,400 - As Acuna said on twitter, pitchers have to hit him because they can’t get him out. Pitchers are tired of seeing Acuna showboating after homers, which means we see him hit a lot of homers. Once again, Acuna homered and scored 21 DKFP in the Braves’ win yesterday.

Value

Khris Davis, OAK vs. HOU, $3,400 - For years, Davis was one of the best power hitters in baseball. In the regular season, his power oddly seemed to go away. Davis hit just three homers, bringing up questions if he was washed. Now in the playoffs, he’s hit three homers in the last four games. It looks like his power is returning at the perfect time.

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