Winning Wednesday's Advice for MLB DFS. We have a full slate of games on tap for today with two being early and 13 starting at night. The two early games are the Cardinals (Wainwright) vs. Pirates (Locke) starting at 11:35 AM ET and the Rangers (Lewis) at the Mariners (Pitcher TBD). I honestly hate days like this especially on Fanduel where our lineups would lock at 11:35 if we were to take the Ace of the day in Wainwright but luckily for us we can afford not to take any players from these two games and focus on the night slate.
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There are really 4 games that I would like to focus on tonight which has to deal with 8 pitchers that will leave in impact. The games are as follows:
LAD: Kershaw (15-3, 1.82 ERA) ATL: Teheran (12-9, 2.96 ERA)
ARI: Miley (7-9, 4.29 ERA) NYM: Wheeler (9-8, 3.65 ERA)
NYY: Greene (3-1, 3.17 ERA) MIN: Hughes (14-8, 3.65 ERA)
DET: Price (12-9, 3.00 ERA) KC: Ventura (10-9, 3.40 ERA)
As you can see we have some great matchups in these 4 prime-time games. First off we have Kershaw who is probably going to win the CY Young yet again facing off against Wade Miley who historically gets beaten up against everyone. The once powerful Diamondbacks are without their power-hitting first basemen for the season and Kershaw has owned the D-Backs. Lifetime against them, Kershaw has held them to a .215 BA with 51 SO. It's true that the Diamondbacks routed Kershaw fresh off the DL back in May and he only lasted 2 innings, but Kershaw will be the safest bet and be the most owned pitcher on the slate.
Then we have Shane Greene who is only a GPP option for me tonight. He just faced this exact Detroit lineup on August 7th where he went 8 innings, giving up only 5 hits, 3 walks, while striking out 5, picking up the win and 17 FP on Fanduel. I think he's a pretty good bet to have a good GPP outing. On the other side of the field will be none other than David Price. He faced the Yankees on August 5th going 8.2 IP, giving up 8 hits, striking out 10 batters, and getting 15.66 FP but no win. He's going to cost you $11,300 on Fanduel but with the way the Yankees team has been heating up, I feel I would shy away from him as he will be heavily owned.
Both Teheran and Wheeler are good options as well. Back in July Teheran had back to back starts against the Mets where his first outing he went 7 IP, giving up only 4 hits, 3 walks, 5 Ks, 1 W, and 15 FP but only 6 days later against the same team, he lasted only 3.1 innings, giving up 11 hits, walking 2, only striking out 2 batters and getting only 0.33 FP on Fanduel. That's why the MLB for DFS is such a funny game. Wheeler is strictly a GPP option for me as he has a tendency to get a high strikeout rate but also walking and ERs are the norm for him.
Then that leads me to the Minnesota/Royals game. The Royals are looking to obtain a playoff spot and have been hitting amazing lately, while the Twins are being themselves and striking out a ton. Phil Hughes has seemed to find resurgence in coming from the Yankees over to the Twins while going 14-8 this year so far. He tends to do great when the "experts" claim he will fall off, and then matchups he gets that are supposed to be easy, he struggles. The Royals are on fire as of late like I said earlier, but it's these matchups that he will be under-owned and could be that spark for you to cash. Yordano Ventura is the dark horse that came out of nowhere for the Royals this year. He's a hard-throwing strike-out pitcher and he's facing the swing-happy Twins at home. I feel safe to tell you to use him in either cash-games or GPPS.
Colby Lewis vs. Seattle- .312 BA
Kyle Kendrick vs. Nationals- .298 BA- 14 HRS, 17 Doubles
Wade Miley vs. Dodgers- .270 BA, 9 HRS, 12 Doubles
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Author: Braden Horn- Has been writing fantasy sports for 5 years and daily fantasy sports for 3. He is a Yankees fanatic, and a Peyton Manning fan. When he's not working his daily job, he can be found over at www.rotorants.com as the MLB/NFL Fanduel Premium Play writer, the MLB Content Manager at Roto Rants, and he also owns his own fantasy website called Fantasy Sports Guru where he gives his own take on Daily Fantasy Sports. He's turned $500 into $5,000 playing DFS on Fanduel in 1 month and turned another $100 into $5,000 using the Premium Plays on Roto Rants. Be sure to check out his websites or email him any fantasy sports question at email@example.com.