Welcome to another week of Tennis! Day 2 of WTA Doha, Qatar and ATP Dubai, UAE. We have a nice 16 match slate on tap for early in the morning.
- Super difficult sport. One of, if not the most high variance sport. So play smart!
- Slate start times are all over the place, including some middle of the night starts. So be mindful of start times and the fact that a late scratch is potential with Tennis.
- Tennis is not like most sports where you have to pay up for the top plays. There are no James Harden’s in Tennis where 1 player can score 40 points more than anybody else on the slate. It is rarely going to be worth paying all the way up for a player unless the slate allows it.
- Be careful about players who double fault a lot.
- Players with high upside AND favorites (as long as the price isn’t outrageous) are usually top tier plays.
Now that you have a better feel for Tennis DFS, let’s dig in.
Daniel Evans- Evans comes into Tuesday as a small -150 favorite over Fognini. Evans has started the year 8-4 and making 2 quaterfinals runs in Adelaide and Rotterdam this year. Normally this time of the year Fognini is playing in South America on Clay courts but has changed it up this year. Fog is also nursing an ankle and elbow injury and says he has zero expectations for this week. If Evans continues to play like he has i see him getting by Fognini fairly easy.
Note: Draftkings pricing does not allow for an all favorites lineup for Tuesday mornings slate, but their are a few pick em matches that you could take the underdog on and still feel really good about your lineup.
With the above note in mind, we are going to take a look at a very cheap, heavy under dog who has the potential for the upset and opens up a ton of salary.
Yoshihito Nishioka- While i know we went a bit risky with our punt play yesterday, I am going right back to the risky pick again Tuesday morning. The #48 player in the world Nishioka is coming into this match as a big 195 underdog. Nish has been playing well lately winning 4 of his last 5 on Hard Courts. Herbert and Nish have met twice, once back in 2013, where Herbert won 2 sets to 0, but Nish won in 2018 2 sets to 1, both matches on hard courts. I personally feel like this match should be a lot closer than the odds suggest and i can even see Nish pulling out the upset Tuesday morning.
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