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FantasyDraft DFS Plays for September 10

Start Jakob Junis tonight against the White Sox

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Tonight’s FantasyDraft slate starts at 7:05pm and covers 10 games. The early Astros-Tigers and Dodgers-Reds games are not included.

Must Play SP: Corey Kluber, CLE ($21,100) at TB

Kluber is coming off of back-to-back dominant starts, and now has a 2.75 ERA with a 2.71 Deserved Run Average on the year. It’s clear that Kluber is still an ace, so it’s surprising that his price isn’t higher, as Jacob deGrom is over $5,000 more expensive. Kluber is in line for another strong start in Tampa Bay, a pitcher-friendly environment.

Honorable Mention: Jacob deGrom, NYM ($26,400) vs MIA

Value SP: Jakob Junis, KC ($16,000) vs CWS

Junis is on an incredible run right now – in the last month, he’s got 31 strikeouts in 33 innings with a 1.91 ERA. He gets an easy matchup in the White Sox, who have just a .308 wOBA versus right-handed pitching, as well as the second-highest K-rate at 25.5%. Junis should be much more expensive with the way he’s pitched, especially after dismantling a tough Indians lineup last time out, making him an outstanding value.

Honorable Mention: Sean Newcomb, ATL ($14,400) at SF

IF/OF Kris Bryant, CHC ($8,300) vs MIL (LHP Wade Miley)

Even if he hasn’t lived up to expectations this year, Bryant has still done one thing exceptionally well: crush left-handed pitching. Bryant has an insane 197 wRC+ against southpaws. While Wade Miley has a low ERA, he hasn’t actually pitched that well at all, as he has just just a 16.7% K-rate with a 4.60 SIERA. Expect Bryant and the Cubs to tee off.

Honorable Mention: IF Gary Sanchez, NYY ($7,500) at MIN (Gibson)

OF Andrew McCutchen, NYY ($8,300) at MIN (RHP Kyle Gibson)

I love McCutchen as the leadoff hitter for the Yankees – it’s hard to find a more valuable spot for a DFS play. Cutch will maximize his plate appearances, giving him the highest number of opportunities to produce, and he can easily score some runs with a high-powered lineup behind him. McCutchen also provides you with a nice power/speed combo that can score you points in various ways.

Honorable Mention: IF/OF Rhys Hoskins, PHI ($8,100) vs WAS (Fedde)

Value: OF Ryan Braun, MIN ($7,200) at CHC (LHP Jon Lester)

Braun is another hitter whose LHP platoon splits we can take advantage of. Braun has a 129 wRC+ versus lefties with as many walks as strikeouts. He’ll be batting cleanup for the Brewers, an awesome spot for RBIs against Lester. Lester has a 4.63 FIP with a low 19.0% K-rate, making him a guy you want to target.

Honorable Mention: OF Ender Inciarte, ATL ($7,300) at SF (Rodriguez)

Top Stack: Braves at Giants (RHP Dereck Rodriguez)

This is a bit of a contrarian stack, as many players will be trying to avoid Rodriguez and his stellar 2.41 ERA. However, Rodriguez hasn’t been dominating batters with his 19.9% K-rate, and his 4.53 DRA and 4.28 SIERA are a more accurate representation of his skill level. Ronald Acuna Jr. ($9,000) and Freddie Freeman ($8,200) are at amazing prices, and I like Nick Markakis ($8,000) and Ozzie Albies ($8,500) as well.

Honorable Mention: Yankees at Twins (Gibson)

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Troy Klauder

Troy Klauder is a contributor at Pitcher List, Razzball, and Rotoballer. Follow him @TroyKlauder on Twitter for more fantasy analysis.

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