With my neck of the woods likely having to duck, dip and dodge severe weather all day, I am not sure how much DFS I will be partaking in Wednesday.
But it’s not Wednesday yet as I am writing this the night before, so like recommending DFS plays each slate, you can’t predict what the weather will do until it ‘s time for it to perform.
We can project outcomes and feel dead certain on a pitcher or hitter, but when you have to factor in everything that comes into play for outcomes to follow through, baseball DFS and roster construction can be difficult.
Sometimes we have to trust our instincts, play guys we hate as real-life baseball players, or fade one of the best pitcher or hitters and feel like the world is going to crumble on top of us for making that decision.
Today’s slates are split and for the Index for Wednesday, we will concentrate on the night slate. But if you are playing the early slate, just stack against Shelby Miller and be done with it. Be prepared for some weather updates in Colorado as it appears this game could be in trouble, according to the GOAT DFS weatherman Kevin Roth, who you should be following on Twitter by this point.
But the remaining 7 games look good on the surface as far as weather is concerned.
Remember, pricing below is for FanDuel. I have dropped the DraftKings pricing and salary percentages for now.
Kyle Hendricks – vs. Miami Marlins – $8,200
Analysis: Maaaaaaaaaan….I hate playing Kyle Hendricks and I hate playing guys against the Marlins….but here we are. The Marlins are just awful though as they are 30th in team wOBA against RH pitching and are striking out 23.8% of the time. Not only are the Cubs one of the top offenses on the slate, they help raise Hendricks’ floor and upside with a potential win. The reason I hate Hendricks is he doesn’t pitch deep into games, so you have to worry about losing out on a QS on FanDuel. The good thing is we only have to worry about ERs taking away from Hendricks and honestly, runs are going to be hard to come by for the Marlins in this one. Hendricks doesn’t strike out RH bats very well and instead induces ground balls. Marlins have a lot of righties, but for this is a safety/cash game play here with upside for a QS and Win.