Per usual, Friday’s MLB DFS slate is vast. It has 13 games and begins at 7:05 pm ET on DraftKings and FanDuel. Many aces and fringe aces are toeing the slab tonight. Today’s DFS primer will sift through them for the best choices and navigate around them for the top stacks, core studs and values/punts.
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Friday's Starting Pitcher Strategy
The margin is narrow between the top hurler and the second pitcher on the table. However, the betting information and not facing Shohei Ohtani tilted the scales toward the top option. The third and fourth-ranked pitchers have compelling cases as SP2s at DK. They're also high-upside picks in tournaments at FD.
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Logan Webb (SF) vs. BAL
Webb's a workhorse in good form. According to FanGraphs, he's had a 1.30 ERA, 3.08 xFIP, 0.98 WHIP, 6.7 BB%, 24.6 K%, 61.1 GB% and 30.4 CSW% in his last five starts, totaling 34.2 innings. Additionally, Webb has spun seven consecutive quality starts.
The 26-year-old righty also has an impressive track record at home. In 205.0 innings at home since 2021, he's had a 2.37 ERA, 2.74 xFIP, 1.13 WHIP, 5.7 BB% and 25.5 K%. Webb has a midpack matchup, and Cedric Mullins' absence from Baltimore's lineup makes them less threatening. Finally, the betting info is outstanding. According to Betting Pros, the Giants are -160, and the game's total is only 8.0 runs.
Friday's Hitter Strategy
The Phillies, Mets and Rays are the best sources of offense tonight. But Kirilloff and Lewis are excellent value picks from the Twins, too.
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