Daily Fantasy Baseball Targets For Wednesday, 4/20
Another week of daily fantasy baseball action is back and Wednesday is especially fully loaded tonight, with 11 games sounding off around 7:00 pm ET.
It’s a good night to aim high in some GPPs, but with only four pitchers touchding on “elite” status, it may be wise to target top level hitting. You can go both ways, though, as Madison Bumgarner is a hefty price and if you trust in the struggling Zach Greinke, he will demand some savings elsewhere, as well.
Regardless of the path you take in daily fantasy baseball tonight, you could probably use some solid sleepers. Here’s a look at our favorite targets that should help shave some salary at DraftKings, as well as help out your roster:
SP: Bartolo Colon – Mets ($5.5k)
On a night where you’re either paying up for Bum or you have no clue what to do at pitcher, Colon seems fairly attractive. First of all, he’s insanely cheap for a guy who is pretty safe usually and also has a favorable matchup against the Phillies.
Colon is also playing in a pitcher’s park, the Mets are favored so he’s likely to snag the win and he already wrecked Philly (22.5 fantasy points) earlier this year. The 42-year old doesn’t offer much upside, but he should get you by to the point where you can pair him with Bum and then load up on bats.
C: Yasmani Grandal – Dodgers ($3.2k)
Catcher can be a nightmare, but if you don’t want to be super chalky via Buster Posey or Brian McCann tonight, consider Grandal. He’s a switch hitter so he should be in play against Julio Terehan, who has not exactly been formidable thus far this year.
The Dodgers should be in a good spot tonight, Grandal is cheap and he’s off to a great start this year, batting .333 in the early going. He’s due for a mash eventually, too, so there is some upside to be found in using him.
1B: John Jaso – Pirates ($3.3k)
He’s the white guy with dreadlocks to many, but to DFS folk he’s the Pirates first basemen who is quietly enjoying a stellar 2016 run. He still doesn’t have any jacks under his belt, but he’s batting .346 and has at least one hit in nine straight games.
There isn’t a ton of upside here, but Jaso tends to get on base and has done so multiple times in several games. He’s got a plus matchup with the Padres, so hopefully he can chip in a run or two tonight, as well.
2B: Scooter Gennett – Brewers ($2.6k)
Gennett is quietly performing quite well this year, batting .283 with three homers. He can be touch and go, but he’s insanely cheap and tonight gets the very beatable Tommy Milone at home. Milwaukee is a hitter’s park and then some, so Gennett could unleash some of that power he’s been displaying early in the year.
3B: Justin Turner – Dodgers ($3.3k)
Turner hasn’t been amazing this year, but tonight he is facing Julio Terehan and is third in the batting order. He’s also cheap and it feels like the dude is simply due for a long ball (zero homers on the year). His ISO split are positive enough tonight, as well, and after an off night on Tuesday, L.A. in general could be due for a bounce back performance.
SS: Eduardo Nunez – Twins ($3k)
Nunez initially had a slow start to the season, but since then has been shredding (batting .500). The real draw is his sick price tonight, while he gets the beatable Jimmy Nelson in Milwaukee. The Brewers’ stadium certainly gives up some deep shots and Nunez’s first jack of 2016 could be on its way. Even if Nunez keeps his ball in the field, he’s still been spot on, is affordable and has a decent matchup.
OF: Nomar Mazara – Rangers ($3.2k)
Originally filling in for an injured Shin-Soo Choo, Mazara has slowly becomg a revelation, hitting a staggering .414 with one home rand 5 RBI. He’s been a monster lately and tonight draws Doug Fister. On top of that, his ISO splits are fantastic and he’s batting 4th in the order. He’s too cheap to get worked up about him coming up lame, too. He could be pretty chalky tonight, but he may be necessary to piecing together the perfect GPP squad.
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