4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Players to Avoid on 4/24/17

Zack Greinke has a good matchup against the Padres, but is too expensive to use on FanDuel tonight. Who else should you avoid in daily fantasy?

We have nine games on the docket tonight, with a particularly interesting decision to make at pitcher.

The high-strikeout upside of Chris Archer ($9,500) always makes him a viable choice, but with rain threatening the game in Baltimore, you may have to pivot to some candidates you wouldn't have expected a few weeks ago. Jason Vargas ($8,500), Amir Garrett ($7,700), and Hyun-jin Ryu ($7,200) have all gotten off to surprising hot starts, and with a game in Coors, picking one of them for some savings could go a long way.

But they all have sample-size question marks, and Vargas in particular is a fascinating case. He's 34 years old and has a career 15.7% strikeout rate, yet he's posted a 31.1% rate this season with an average fastball under 90 miles per hour. One has to remain skeptical that this can last, but the punchouts are supported by a 13.4% swinging-strike rate and he's going up against a strikeout-prone Chicago White Sox team, putting him in play.

But who isn't in play? Let's go through some guys you're better off fading.