4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Players to Avoid on 6/27/17
Much like Chris Sale last night, Max Scherzer ($12,000) has pretty much reached must-start status in DFS. He won't come cheap, but it will be hard to talk yourself out of a 2.74 SIERA and 35.3% strikeout rate against the Chicago Cubs. In fact, don't talk yourself out of it -- just play him.
If you want some high upside alternatives for tournaments, Carlos Martinez ($9,700) fits the bill with a 30.4% strikeout rate across four starts in June. Sean Manaea ($8,200) has a wicked 14.7% swinging-strike rate this season, giving him some appeal tonight despite a scary matchup against the Houston Astros. Meanwhile, Luis Severino ($9,200) has hit at least 49 FanDuel points seven times in 14 starts.
If you're looking for some sneaky value plays, Sean Newcomb ($7,700) gets the whiff-generous San Diego Padres, and Jeff Hoffman ($7,400) has a 32.9% strikeout rate in three starts away from Coors Field.
We have all 30 teams on tap tonight, which gives us a dizzying array of possibilities. Let's go through four players who you might want to leave off your lineups.