3 Daily Fantasy Baseball Players to Avoid on 8/26/19

While we have plenty of pieces geared towards guys you should target in your DFS contests, it's also important to narrow down your short list of plays and avoid the suboptimal ones who are overpriced and/or in tough spots.

Let's check out three guys to consider fading on tonight's FanDuel main slate.

Adam Wainwright, P, St. Louis Cardinals

FanDuel Price: $7,300

Tonight's pitching options are slim, and it will be hard to lay off Sonny Gray, but if you decide to save salary at the position, steer clear of Adam Wainwright.

Wainwright has been average this year with a 4.39 FIP and 22% strikeout rate. His opponent, the Milwaukee Brewers, have a .329 wOBA against righties, which is the ninth-best mark in the league due in large part to the productive lefty bats of Christian Yelich and Mike Moustakas.

Joe Musgrove ($7,000) is a higher upside play considering the lack of pitching options.

Manny Machado, 3B, San Diego Padres

FanDuel Price: $3,600

Manny Machado will face off against rookie right hander Dustin May and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Machado has not quite lived up to expectations after signing a mega contract with the San Diego Padres in the offseason, and that has been especially true against righties as he has just a .307 wOBA against them.

May, in his limited time in the big leagues, has held righties to a .235 wOBA. Tonight's matchup suggests leaving Machado on the bench in favor of Justin Turner ($3,400).

Starling Marte, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates

FanDuel Price: $3,600

Starling Marte has quietly put together another great season, accumulating over 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases.

However, he has shown a tendency to have reverse splits and therefore hit righties better than lefties. He has a .294 wOBA against lefties compared to .362 against righties.

Marte will be going up against Jason Vargas, who has roughly even splits this season. Leave Marte on the bench tonight in favor of Jorge Soler ($3,300).

Gabriel Billig is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Gabriel Billig also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username gpbbsb. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his/her personal views, he/she may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his/her personal account. The views expressed in his/her articles are the author’s alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.