September 4

MLB DFS Picks: FanDuel & DraftKings

September 4, 2023

Find the best MLB DFS picks for your FanDuel and DraftKings lineups here. This guide features top MLB fantasy plays to ensure optimal DFS lineups. The picks were made using the DFS Crunch Optimizer and Projection model. Click here to gain access.


  • Merrill Kelly – P – $10,300
  • Salvador Perez – C/1B – $2,500


  • Merrill Kelly – P – $9,300
  • Cole Ragans – P – $7,200
  • Maikel Garcia – 3B – $4,100
  • Tim Anderson – SS – $3,100
  • Corbin Carroll – OF – $5,500

Slate Summary

  • Another day where I’m looking at only 2 pitchers on this early afternoon slate. Kelly on both sites while my SP2 is Ragans on DraftKings. Kelly faces a Rockies team that isn’t playing at home who is far worse on the road. The trade from the Rangers looks like a promising one as Ragans looks to have a future with the Royals. Once again, targeting the White Sox who are near the bottom of every category. Onto the bats, it’s unfortunate that Bobby Witt Jr is not in the lineup but the next man up who I also really like is Salvador Perez at just $2,500. Being the only team with a ITT of over 6, targeting Perez and Maikel Garcia is a top priority. The last couple of pieces include Corbin Carroll and Tim Anderson. Although some people do not like playing pitcher vs hitter, I do not mind it in cash games as the pitcher and hitter provides value. I don’t recommend this strategy in GPP tournaments.

These are the top MLB DFS picks for your FanDuel and DraftKings lineups for September 4, 2023.

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Update: 10:10am PST

Rajon Rondough

About the author

Rondough has been playing DFS for the last 5 years as a core team member of DFS Crunch. He specializes in cash game contests and is a community leader at DFS Crunch.