3 Daily Fantasy Baseball Players to Avoid on 8/28/19
While we have plenty of pieces geared towards guys you should target in your DFS contests, it's also important to narrow down your shortlist 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.
Max Scherzer, P, Washington Nationals
FanDuel Price: $11,400
However, Scherzer is still working to get back to full strength after spending time on the injured list. In his most recent outing, Scherzer only thew 71 pitches before taken out of the game. If you are going to spend that much salary on a single player, you want to ensure you are getting him at full strength, and Scherzer has indicated he's still at less than 100%.
Gerrit Cole ($12,000) is a more sensible high cost pitching option.
Jose Altuve, 2B, Houston Astros
FanDuel Price: $4,400
Altuve has a .346 wOBA against righties compared to an absurd .497 against lefties. Meanwhile, Yarbrough has held righties to a .233 wOBA and only five home runs in 82.2 innings this season.
Considering these numbers, save salary at the second base position with a player like Jeff McNeil ($3,100) and spend up elsewhere.
Nicholas Castellanos, 3B, Chicago Cubs
FanDuel Price: $3,600
That being said, he is going up against flame-throwing righty Noah Syndergaard, who has held righties to a .290 wOBA this season. Castellanos has a 188 wRC+ against lefties but only a 104 wRC+ against righties. Don't let Castellanos' hot streak fool you -- leave him on the bench.
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