4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Players to Avoid on 5/31/17

Drew Pomeranz was strong in his last outing, but with a tough matchup against the White Sox, he doesn't make the cut on a loaded pitching slate. Who else should you avoid?

Normally, when we have Max Scherzer ($11,500) taking on the light-hitting San Francisco Giants in the confines of AT&T Park, it's a pretty easy decision to roll with him in FanDuel and move on.

But tonight we also get Jacob deGrom ($11,200) at home against the whiffing Milwaukee Brewers. At near identical prices and implied team totals, it will be tough to choose between the two in both cash and tournaments.

We also get other high-upside alternatives in Chris Archer ($10,400) and Carlos Martinez ($9,400), although the latter gets a particularly tough matchup against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

James Paxton ($8,800) takes on the Colorado Rockies. Paxton provides some savings, but he comes with risk as he's coming off a lengthy stint on the disabled list. He was an absolute beast prior to his injury, though, sporting a 3.19 SIERA and 30.0% strikeout rate.

Lastly, if you're feeling lucky, Masahiro Tanaka ($8,500) is coming off a 13-punchout performance, and he has a 13.9% swinging-strike rate despite an otherwise unnoteworthy 21.1% strikeout rate.

Flipping to bats, the Boston Red Sox get a chance to feast on DFS punching bag favorite Mike Pelfrey and his 5.18 SIERA. Pelfrey hasn't had a true meltdown performance yet in 2017, but after the Sox exploded for six bombs yesterday, maybe that changes tonight.

Also take a peek at the Tampa Bay Rays versus Austin Bibens-Dirkx (yes, that's how it's spelled), who is making his first major league start at age 32.

But as always, we're primarily here for the fade calls. Here are four guys to avoid calling to your lineup tonight.