September 5

MLB DFS Picks: FanDuel & DraftKings

September 5, 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.


  • Reid Detmers – P – $7,100
  • Pete Alonso – C/1B – $3,900
  • Aaron Judge – OF – $4,100
  • Ronald Acuna Jr. – OF – $4,800


  • Gerrit Cole – P – $12,000
  • Brandon Pfaadt – P – $6,900
  • Francisco Alvarez – C – $3,500
  • Pete Alonso – 1B – $5,000
  • Francisco Lindor – SS – $4,900

Slate Summary

  • On DraftKings, paying up for pitching makes sense and for $12,000, Cole becomes a lock. It’s difficult to roster another star caliber SP2 as Pfaadt provides salary relief for only $6,900. A great spot to target the Rockies offense who won’t be playing in Coors Field. For the bats, a nice Mets stack today that includes, Alvarez, Alonso and Lindor (2-4-6) is what I will be locking in. Over on FanDuel, it’s hard not to consider Detmers for his price tag. For $7,100, he provides tremendous value where you can spend up on studs like Alonso, Judge and Acuna.

These are the top MLB DFS picks for your FanDuel and DraftKings lineups for September 5, 2023.

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Update: 3:40pm PST

Rajon Rondough

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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.