There are 11 games listed for Tuesday’s MLB DFS DraftKings and FanDuel Slates. Both slates begin at 7:05 p.m. EDT tonight.
Let’s look at the top players to target for both production and value this Tuesday (September 20).
MLB DFS All-Star Picks
Nestor Cortes, SP, New York Yankees (DraftKings $9.8k, FanDuel $9.5k)
Nestor Cortes earned his first All-Star selection this season, and he continued to pitch well in the second half of the season.
He’s made two starts since a brief stint on the injured list, but on his return he’s been just as good. His innings were somewhat limited, but he has a good chance of going further against a weak Pittsburgh Pirates lineup tonight.
“Deception of Nestor Cortes” – Rob Friedman
Cortes has a 2.70 ERA and 0.95 WHIP, and the only formations that have given him trouble this year have been high-profile offenses. The Pirates don’t have that, as they rank fourth in points per game.
They also achieved the second-highest rate in MLB, which should help Cortes rack up the Ks and fantasy points. The Yankees are huge favorites tonight as well, so there’s a good chance Cortes will pick up his 11th win here.
Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles Angels ($6.3k DraftKings, $4.3k FanDuel)
Mike Trout, despite being injured for part of the season, has very strong numbers overall.
His 36 homers rank him fourth in the league, despite missing more than 30 games. Tonight he will face Rangers left-hander Cole Ragans, who has suffered a lot this year.
Interestingly, Trout has hit .520 when hitting on the road for the past year, and with this game against tonight he should be in a position to have a strong fantastic outing.
Other MLB DFS All-Star Picks: Ronald Acuna, OF, Atlanta Braves ($5.7k DraftKings, $3.8k FanDuel)
Choice of MLB DFS value
Javier Baez, SS/2B, Detroit Tigers (DraftKings $3.9k, FanDuel $2.8k)
Baez has been hot lately, though overall he’s been inferior to Detroit. Considering the past two weeks, he is averaging .378 and is on a solid seven-game hitting streak.
He doesn’t just pick up singles either; he’s recorded two dingers on that hit streak, and he’ll face Austin Voth of the Orioles tonight. Voth has a high WHIP of 1.43, so Baez should be able to stay warm on the right-hander on Tuesday.
Other MLB DFS value picks: Austin Slater, OF, San Francisco Giants ($3.5k DraftKings, $2.6k FanDuel), Luis Rengifo, 2B/3B, Los Angeles Angels ($4.2k DraftKings, FanDuel $2.7k)
Best DraftKings & FanDuel Team Stacks
Atlanta Braves vs. Patrick Corbin, Washington Nationals, LHP