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MLB DFS targets for early slate on Wednesday, April 14th

We go over some top picks to consider for Wednesday afternoon’s early slate on DraftKings.

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The early five-game slate on Wednesday is full of intriguing matchups for daily fantasy players to enjoy. We’ll break down the guys we think can give you the best chance of coming away with a win in the afternoon games. Head here to set your lineup for the afternoon slate on DraftKings.

Top Pitchers

Jake Arrieta, Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers ($8,500) —Arrieta has gone at least six innings in both of his starts and came away with a win each time. He’ll also be tossing against one of the worst offenses in the NL to start the season, as Milwaukee is hitting just .199 as a team.

Griffin Canning, Los Angeles Angels vs. Kansas City Royals ($8,200) — Canning was decent in his lone appearance of the season, allowing just three hits. He did give up two home runs though, but that shouldn’t be an issue against a KC offense which has just nine long balls on the season, worst in the AL.

Top Hitters

J.D. Martinez, Boston Red Sox vs. Minnesota Twins ($6,000) — Martinez has been swinging a hot bat recently. He has six multi-hit games, five home runs and finally failed to reach base for the first time this season on Tuesday. It’s safe to imagine he’ll get back on track Wednesday in the first game of a double-header.

Mike Trout, Angels vs. Royals ($5,800) — KC pitcher Brad Keller hasn’t been able to make it out of the fourth inning in either of his games so far and his ERA is currently hovering around 20. Mike Trout is Mike Trout, so that’s a matchup I like any day.

Value Pitcher

Nate Eovaldi, Red Sox vs. Twins ($7,000) — The Twins have one of the better offenses in the league in terms of hitting for average and getting on base, but they have a tough time getting runs around to score. Eovaldi is worth a shot at this value on the early slate in Game 1 of the Red Sox-Twins doubleheader.

Value Hitter

Michael Taylor, Royals vs. Angels ($3,400) — Taylor has been a solid boost to lineups for a little value all season, averaging about eight fantasy points per game for owners. They do have a tough matchup against Canning, but no matter who Taylor goes up against, he’s still able to produce points.