MLB DFS picks today: top targets, values on DraftKings for Friday’s slate
MLB will have a full schedule on Friday, May 20 with 12 matchups on the main DFS roster on DraftKings. Below is an overview of the best players in terms of price with the best games at the time you submit your composition.
Nestor Cortes, NYY vs. CWS ($10,600) – The New York Yankees starter is the most expensive pitcher on the slate, and he’s had an incredible start to 2022. Nestor Cortes had a breakout season last year and has a 1.35 ERA on his first seven starts this season.
Eric Lauer, MIL vs. WAS ($10,400) – Milwaukee Brewers starter Eric Lauer is having another solid season in his second year in their rotation. He is coming off his worst start of 2022, allowing 4 runs in 5 innings, but he has a 2.60 ERA heading into the No. 7 start.
Aaron Judge, NYY vs. CWS ($6,100) – The Yankees star leads the major leagues with 14 home runs in 2022, and he’s in the top five with 30 RBIs. Aaron Judge had 4 hits and 2 homers in a win over the Baltimore Orioles earlier this week.
Byron Buxton, MIN vs. KC ($6,000) –The Minnesota Twins outfielder doesn’t hit for a good .245 average, but Byron Buxton has hit for power with 11 homers and 20 RBIs this season with the third-most homers in MLB.
Pitcher of value
Chase Silseth, LAA vs. OAK ($7,800) – You can get Los Angeles Angels starter Chase Silseth on the cheap in his second career start. Starting 1, he pitched 6 scoreless innings and allowed just one hit against the Oakland Athletics last week.
Freddie Freeman, LAD vs. PHI ($5,200) – The Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman continues to prove to be a fantastic addition this offseason. Even with a rather hefty price tag, Freddie Freeman deserves to be added to your roster with 7 hits and 6 RBIs in his last 16 at-bats in the previous four games.