4 Under-the-Radar Daily Fantasy Baseball Plays for 8/29/17
Luke Weaver, SP, St. Louis Cardinals
FanDuel Price: $8,500
Why He Will Go Overlooked:
I love when it's a full slate. That means there are tons of great options to sort through on the mound, and tonight's is no different. Chris Sale, Jake Arrieta, Rich Hill, and Ervin Santana all take the hill tonight priced at $9,000 or more, and all should be heavily owned.
With all those options available, Luke Weaver of the St. Louis Cardinals -- who was just called back up about two weeks ago -- probably won't get noticed very much.
Why You Should Use Him:
Weaver's sample size isn't the largest, but he's been pretty darn effective this year.
Over 23 1/3 innings in the big leagues, he's whiffed 28.0% of batters while posting a 3.65 SIERA. Weaver was equally effective in 77 2/3 Triple-A innings, logging 24.9% strikeout rate.
Tonight's foe is no stranger to striking out, either. Over the last 14 days, the Milwaukee Brewers have been punched out 27.0% of the time and have slumped at the dish with a .307 wOBA.
If you want to spend down a bit at pitcher, Weaver makes for an excellent choice.