MLB DFS – 9/4

Today’s holiday slate provides us with a nice afternoon/early slate on DK, and a small quiet slate in the evening.  I can’t really explain what FanDuel was thinking when they put their slate together and omitted all the early games, but here we are….



Carlos Martinez … C-Mart day game chalk slate … Never a comfortable spot to be in.  He travels to San Diego to take on the Padres who just lit up Alex Wood on Sunday afternoon and as I’ve said for a few weeks now, I am not looking forward to picking on the Padres anymore.  This is a later start so you likely won’t have the Padres lineup out and there’s always some weird risk of Molina getting scratched which would hurt C-Mart.  I prefer him on DK where you are just eating the chalk and differentiating with SP2.

Jake Junis … The wind is the story here in Comerica.  Strong winds blowing out to left field and there was a little bad blood last time these teams met.  Then again, half the Tigers are gone now, so who cares.  Load up on Junis the Royals savior in September.

Dylan Bundy … Bundy has been near ace level his last five starts, especially his last one where he put it all together and went 9 innings of shutout baseball.  He should be safe enough to give you a good return today.

Mark Leiter JUNIOR … Mets coming back to Citi Field after being in Houston over the weekend and that emotional series.  Leiter’s got a ton of K% upside in his favor today against the Mets.

Rafael Montero … Call me crazy, but I might gamestack the pitchers in a Phillies/Mets September baseball game.  Fun times folks.  Montero has been on point lately…



Chad Kuhl … Aside from the fact that Anthony Rizzo absolutely murders the ball in PNC park, he might pitch well today.   Best hedge stack pitcher on the slate with a Cubs hedge.




Milwaukee … Homer Bailey, no further analysis required.

Angels … I love the Angels today in 80+ degree temps against Chris Smith who struggles to strikeout batters, gives up lots of home runs and just got waxed by the Angels last week.

Cubs … Any Kuhl ownership I land on will immediately have a Cubs hedge stack along with it.  Rizzo and Heyward the top guys.



Royals … I am monitoring the weather in Detroit.  Strong (20+ MPH) winds, but the question is are they more cross winds or blowing out to left field.  The reason here is specific to Comerica park where I have seen a massive boost in HR when the wind is pushing out to left.

Cardinals … Luis Perdomo is trash and Cardinals have started to drive the long ball again lately.





  • Alex Avila
  • Drew Butera – Anticipating Salvy getting the day off.
  • Manny Pina
  • Yadi Molina


  • Eric Thames – Owns Great American Ballpark
  • Eric Hosmer – Slams in Detroit
  • Anthony Rizzo – Murders in PNC
  • Edwin Encarnacion – Faces James Shields


  • Jose Ramirez – Streaky, but fadable.
  • Jonathan Schoop
  • Scooter Gennett
  • Kolten Wong
  • Day Game DJ


  • Nolan Arenado
  • Travis Shaw
  • Mike Moustakas
  • Brandon Phillips (2B on FD)


  • Didi
  • Brandon Crawford
  • Andrelton Simmons
  • Jonathan Villar – Massive let down yesterday, looking for a bounce back today.


  • Mike Trout
  • Khris Davis
  • Ryan Braun – Go look up his BvP against Homer and his BvB vs the Reds…  Or just trust me and play him.
  • Brett Gardner


  • Kole Calhoun
  • Ben Zobrist
  • Lorenzo Cain
  • Matt Joyce – Price keeps rising and nobody plays him much while he continues to produce.  If you want to just game stack the LAA-OAK game I wouldn’t hate it.
  • Manuel Margot
  • Stephen Piscotty
  • Adam Duvall

OUTFIELD – Value Tier

  • Scott Schebler
  • Bradley Zimmer / Lonnie Chisenhall
  • Jorge Bonifacio
  • Andrew McCutchen
  • Nick Williams



  1. Kole Calhoun – OF – Chairman
  2. Anthony Rizzo – 1B
  3. Nolan Arenado – 3B – Big game.
  4. Didi Gregorious – SS
  5. Khris Davis – OF
  6. Manny Pina – C
  7. Scooter Gennett – 2B
  8. Lorenzo Cain – OF
  9. BONUS ……………… Stephen Piscotty – OF


Steve Renner
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Steve Renner provides the ScoutDFS Leadership for MLB and NFL content along with providing advice for CFB and NHL as well. Overall his leadership leads the ScoutDFS experts to deliver you with the best in advice and analysis backed by his experience in DFS as well as Live Finals. He's also an avid defender of using Taysom Hill when it's Taysom Hill time.