3 Daily Fantasy Baseball Players to Avoid on 9/19/19
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.
Kyle Hendricks, P, Chicago Cubs
FanDuel Price: $8,800
On a full slate, Kyle Hendricks might not be an avoid. However, with only four games on the main slate, Hendricks' lack of strikeout upside makes him the odd man out amongst the best pitchers. Hendricks only strikes out 20.4% of batters he faces, while Jack Flaherty and Mike Clevinger strikeout 29.5% and 35.3% respectively.
Leave Hendricks on the bench tonight in favor of one of the slate's elite pitchers.
Jorge Polanco, SS, Minnesota Twins
FanDuel Price: $3,300
Jorge Polanco will be taking on lefty Mike Montgomery and the Kansas City Royals tonight as the Minnesota Twins inch towards clinching the AL Central. Polanco has had a fantastic year hitting 22 home runs and accumulating 4.2 WAR but he has had struggles against lefties. His wRC+ is a mere 86 against southpaws compared to 139 against righties and he strikes out 5% more often.
Despite the thin slate, there are plenty of viable options at shortstop like Paul DeJong ($3,400)
Cavan Biggio, 2B, Toronto Blue Jays
FanDuel Price: $3,900
Cavan Biggio is just one of several young Toronto Blue Jays to make an impact this season, hitting 14 home runs in just 90 games while accumulating 2.1 WAR. Biggio's price seems to be inflated due to his cycle earlier in the week which is why he is an avoid tonight.
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