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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball (DFS) picks for Wednesday, August 24

I list some options for the late game.

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The pitcher that I want in my lineup tonight is Yu Darvish ($10,500) in a National League park against the Reds. The Reds offense is bottom third in baseball by wRC+ at 88 and has a higher than average strikeout rate at 21.4%. The Reds start a below average SP today and their bullpen has been historically awful, so run support should be there from the Rangers offense. Darvish has a 2.70 ERA, 3.54 FIP and 32.6% strikeout rate since returning from a shoulder problem in July and has thrown 6+ innings in all of his last 6 starts. Darvish looks good to strike batters out at a high rate, prevent runs well over the course of 6 or so innings and be in position for the win.

For hitters, below average LHP Wade Miley faces the Nats, who rank as the #7 best offense vs LHP this season by wRC+ and have the highest team ISO vs LHP at .204. Miley has allowed a .297/.352/.504 line to right handed batters this year. Jayson Werth ($3,600) has been the best lefty killer on the Nationals with a 186 wRC+ and .291 ISO and has been hitting second in the Nationals lineup. Catcher Wilson Ramons ($3,400) has a 160 wRC+ and .329 ISO vs LHP, way above average numbers for a catcher.

Another batter who has crushed lefties is Brian Dozier ($3,900), who has hit them to a 184 wRC+ and .389 ISO this year and faces below average LHP Matt Boyd.

James Shields faces the Phillies in hitter friendly U.S. Cellular Field. Shields has been one of the least effective starters in baseball this year, allowing a .288/.376/.492 line to lefties with a 5.70 FIP and a .299/.362/.571 line to righties with a 6.22 FIP. Odubel Herrera ($2,900) is affordable and has a 125 wRC+ and .166 ISO vs RHP this year, the most productive season line vs RHP this season on the Phillies.