3 Daily Fantasy Baseball Players to Avoid on 5/28/19
Baseball is heating up, and there are plenty of DFS contests to choose from on FanDuel's main slate. While we have plenty of pieces geared towards guys you should target in your DFS contests, it's also important to avoid sub-optimal options who are overpriced and/or in tough spots.
Let's check out three players to consider fading on FanDuel's main slate for May 28.
Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels (OF)
at Oakland Athletics
FanDuel Price: $4,600
If Mike Trout is on your main slate, it's generally a good idea to roster him. Except for today.
Trout squares off in an AL West battle against the Oakland Athletics and Frankie Montas, who's been brilliant this year. His dominance has been driven by absurd numbers against same-sided bats -- namely, a .263 wOBA, .321 slugging percentage, and a 19.5% fly-ball rate.
Playing Trout makes sense nearly all the time, but it could be tough sledding tonight.
Anthony Rendon, Washington Nationals (3B)
at Atlanta Braves
FanDuel Price: $4,300
Do you think Anthony Rendon has been on a bit of a tear since returning from the Injured lIst?
Since May 14th, the slugging third baseman has posted a 1.213 OPS and averaged 17.2 FanDuel points in 51 plate appearances. Not bad, young buck.
But southpaw Max Fried has been cookin' equally hot, too -- and he has been owning righty hitters. This season in 164 plate appearances, righties have posted only a 24.1% fly-ball rate and meager .292 wOBA.
The NL East has a pile of good hurlers and Rendon could be in for some trouble tonight against one of those top-flight arms.
Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves (1B)
vs Washington Nationals
FanDuel Price: $4,000
Think there's a chance Freddie Freeman likes hitting at SunTrust Park?
Since it opened prior to the 2017 season, Freeman has been a terror for opposing pitchers. Spanning 690 plate appearances, the lefty slugger is rocking a .939 OPS, .393 wOBA, and 42.0% hard-hit rate. That'll do, Fred.
Tonight's matchup isn't against any ordinary hurler -- Stephen Strasburg mans the bump for the Nats, and he's been absolutely devastating against lefties. This season, he's limited them to a .242 wOBA, 33.3% strikeout rate, and only a 31.3% fly-ball rate.
Freeman is often an autoplay at the C/1B slot, but other options seem a light brighter tonight.
Matt Kupferle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Matt Kupferle also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username MKupferle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.