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Fantasy Baseball Picks: Top DraftKings MLB DFS Value Plays for May 17

Steve Buchanan and Garion Thorne join The Sweat to give their favorite DraftKings value plays for Tuesday’s MLB slate.

DraftKings Contributor Steve Buchanan joins The Sweat to give his favorite value plays ahead of Tuesday’s slate. Will Garion Thorne agree or pivot?

Watch today’s entire episode of The Sweat below!

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Video Transcript

Steve Buchanan:

We’re gonna go to the Rockies and Giants game tonight. LaMonte Wade Jr. has been batting leadoff for the Giants over the past week or so since he was activated off the (injured) list. He’s $3,100 tonight. Getting that type of value when you’re playing in Coors Field, especially when you’re in the leadoff spot, is extremely rare.

Now, they’re going up against Chad Kuhl, who is another guy like Adrian Houser, who I’m just waiting for him to kind of regress at some point. But, his advanced numbers match up with how well he’s been pitching. But when you’re getting somebody in the leadoff spot (at) $3,100 going up against Kuhl, I’ll take that all day.

The right-on-left matchup — historically, when he was with the Pirates, lefties were a big issue for Chad Kuhl. Don’t know if that’s going to start creeping up again here tonight. But again, with how cheap he is in the leadoff spot, it’s probably going to be very chalky because you don’t get that type of value in Coors Field. But, he has to be considered one of the best value plays at his price point and where he’s hitting in the lineup tonight.

Garion Thorne:

Steve already talked about how much Spenser Watkins has struggled with right-handed bats so far this season. I don’t understand why Josh Donaldson is under $4K. It makes absolutely no sense, especially considering how well he has been hitting the baseball in the month of May.

He’s hitting .311 with a 187 wRC+ since the calendar turned. He is red-hot, basically like every other member of the New York Yankees right now. I’ll take Donaldson for less than $4K almost any day of the week.

Steve’s Pick: LaMonte Wade Jr. ($3,100)

Garion’s Pick: Josh Donaldson ($3,900)

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