Wednesday nights are always great for Daily Fantasy play, and we hope our FanDuel picks for Wednesday, June 10, put you on the winning side once again.
Over the past couple weeks, I’ve been writing for FanDuel, mixing in strategy pieces and fun pieces, and all of it has helped me hone my DFS acumen.
I get to ask the product guys at FanDuel for some help on different stats that involves their game specifically, and they hook me up, so that I’m able to hook up my readers!
My latest article breaks down which players are consistently putting up positive points on FanDuel on a day-to-day basis. In other words, not just the players that are scoring the most points, but instead, the players that are scoring more than zero points in the most games.
Obviously, players like Anthony Rizzo, Bryce Harper and Paul Goldschmidt come through pretty consistently. But I wanted to know which players with average or below average salaries are also consistently scoring above zero points in the most games.
The way I see it – players that don’t get you points deducted (high floors), but might not get you a ton of points in homers (low ceiling), are better in 50/50 play when you pepper in big bats with great matchups. For DFS tournaments, of course, you want players with low high ceilings and low floors, who could just as easily hit two home runs in a game as he could strike out three times.
FanDuel Picks for Wednesday, June 10
Top Starting Pitchers
With four afternoon games Wednesday, we’re going to be loaded up with choices at all positions tonight, including 22 different starting pitchers.If you are able to get in on an “All Day” contest, sign up for a $1 double-up, then you’ll get to see what the ownership percentages are for all of the players in night games! This will allow you to use those players in other games later that night. Brilliant!
Matt Harvey, RHP, N.Y. Mets vs. San Francisco ($11,000): There’s no getting around that fat price tag, and the Giants aren’t bad against right-handers. But Harvey is the only ace on the docket today, and his home ERA (2.83) is a good bit less than his road ERA (3.26).
Jered Weaver, RHP, L.A. Angels at Tampa Bay ($7,700): Jeff’s little brother got pounded in his last outing, against the Yankees, but he had won four of five starts before that. The Rays are the lowest-scoring team against right-handed pitchers this season.
Shane Greene, RHP, Detroit vs. Chicago Cubs ($6,800): No one strikes out more against right-handers than the Cubs, and Greene has flashed some quality outings this season, but he has come apart in his past nine starts (8.14 ERA). Thankfully, he has a 3.82 ERA at home, compared to a 7.57 ERA in six road games. He’s a risk, but I see him as a great GPP option tonight.
Top Hitters for Wednesday, June 10
Here are a couple choices at each position; one is the best bet for production and the other is a lower priced option with a favorable outlook.
Yasmani Grandal, L.A. Dodgers vs. Arizona ($2,900): As I mentioned in my FanDuel article yesterday, this kid doesn’t lose you points. Plus, he has a .394 OBP vs. RHP this year.
Yan Gomes, Cleveland vs. Seattle ($2,200): It’s not a great matchup, but he homered Tuesday night and might be shaking off a slow start to the season.
Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox vs. Houston ($3,400): The Astros will throw Vincente Velasquez, one of their top pitching prospects, out there, on the road, in a hitter-friendly park. I’ll bet on the rookie when he’s in a more favorable situation, but for this game, I’ll take the Cuban slugger, and his solid reverse splits (8 HR, 30 RBI, .287 BA vs. RHP).
Kendrys Morales, Kansas City at Minnesota ($2,800): I mentioned Morales in my FanDuel article about players that don’t lose you points on a regular basis. Even better, this switch-hitter has a lot more power against RHP this season (.531 slugging).
Dustin Pedroia ($3,500): The 31-year-old has a good righty-lefty matchup with Wei-Yin Chen, and he’s sporting a .394 OBP vs. lefties this year.
Neil Walker, Pittsburgh vs. Milwaukee ($2,900): Lohse is brutal, and Walker smacks around right-handers, with a .780 OPS.
Trevor Plouffe, Minnesota vs. Kansas City ($2,500): He’s one of my “Better Than Zero” Guys, and he has a .514 slugging percentage at home this season.
Mike Moustakas, Kansas City at Minnesota ($2,400): The other third baseman in this matchup is pretty good, too! He’s also good enough to keep away the negative points, and he has a good lefty/righty matchup against Kyle Gibson. Mous is batting .344 vs. RHP this year.
Carlos Correa, Houston at Chicago White Sox ($2,700): The days of seeing Correa at just $2,200 are probably over forever. He gets a matchup against a lefty Wednesday (Jose Quintana), and he had a 1.029 OPS in 36 at-bats at Triple-A Fresno this season, with three homers and eight RBI.
Xander Bogaerts, Boston at Baltimore ($2,600): He’s still not hitting with a ton of power, but he’s batting .340 versus lefties this season, with an .851 OPS.
Joc Pederson, L.A. Dodgers at Colorado ($3,800): The kid got Tuesday night off, after playing in every game this season before that, and the lefty will be going up against RHP Jeremy Hellickson (6.75 ERA vs. lefties). The rookie has a .948 OPS vs. RHP this year.
A.J. Pollock, Arizona at L.A. Dodgers (4,500): The 27-year-old hits close to .400 against lefties, with a 1.047 OPS vs. LHP. He took Tuesday night off and will be all fresh to face LHP Brett Anderson.
Billy Burns, Oakland vs. Texas ($3,100): Before Tuesday’s game, he had just four games this season in which he scored zero or fewer FanDuel points. He certainly has more power vs. righties like Yovani Gallardo, but he also has 10 steals in 93 at-bats vs. RHP.
Alex Gordon, Kansas City vs. Minnesota ($2,600): He has just two hits in June, through Monday, but he’ll face an opposite-handed pitcher, and we know he can hit, so there’s nowhere to go but up!
Hopefully, we hit more homers than GIDPs with our FanDuel picks for Wednesday, June 10, and you come out a winner!
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