If you are playing on FanDuel tonight, make sure you lock in your rosters before 5:35 p.m. central time.
FanDuel has crammed in two of the earlier games into the evening slate giving us a full 15 games to dig through for daily fantasy baseball tonight.
We’ve got a few studs on the mound, some great offenses to light matches against the gas cans, a game at Coors, and probably one of the worst games/series starting up.
Starting from the end of that list, the game/series that might sicken us all to roster just about anyone against is the San Francisco/Miami series, which will take place in Miami. Two very bad offenses in a big time pitchers park will have me wanting to play both pitchers from this game. More on that in a bit.
Anyway, let’s tackle this beast and get it on for Tuesday night. Hope everyone has a solid weekend and we can get back to making that dough tonight.
Jeff Samardzija – at Miami Marlins – $6,600
Analysis: If you have been keeping up, you know that targeting the Marlins, who are terrible at baseball, is one of my least favorite things to do. You saw how they checked down Max Scherzer (and have all year). This is what they do to me and I fall for it every time. But I still have to consider pitchers against them because they are the “right” play. Shark draws the Marlins on the road and hopefully there’s not West Coast/East Coast jet lag for a guy who is due for some massive regression. The Marlins are 29th in wOBA with a paltry .115 team ISO and strike out nearly 22% of the time. They are bad, flat out bad. Shark has xFIPs against both sides of the plate in the 5s, but he’s been able to strike out batters from the left side at an 8.76 K/9 and at a lowly 5.53 K/9 to right-handed batters. As long as he can stay in control, Samardzija can pay off on FanDuel because of the scoring system in place.