Welcome back to day 4 of the years first slam. Today brings us a pretty star studded 26 match slate. While the slate size is getting more manageable, that is still a ton to look at. Which is why we have our cheat sheet! Our cheat sheet has all the info you need in one spot. To help you even further, let's take a look at a few top plays to prioritize. Before we dig in, here are a few notes on Tennis DFS.
- 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.
Note: Plays mentioned on our Fanduel Top Plays article (coming shortly!) are also viable on Draftkings.
Svetlana Kuznetsova- Svetlana checks in as a -150 favorite today over Camila Giorgi. She disposed one of the dark horses to make a run in the Australian Open, in Vondrousova (2-1). Svetlana is 10-6 (63%) over the last year on Hard courts, while Camila is 13-11 (54%) in that same time. Giorgi is a talented player, but has never lived up to the hype, Kuznetsova should find this match easier than her first round match.
Note: Draftkings pricing once again allows for multiple all favorites builds. So I suggest building one of two ways. 1. Build an all favorites lineup, which can be accomplished today without having to dip below a -135 favorite. 2. Take a cheap under dog that opens up salary. Keep in mind that whatever route you go, you need all of your players to win if you expect to win big. In cash you can typically get away with a loss or 2, but still the goal is all wins.
With the above note in mind, we are going to take a look at a cheaper, slight under dog who is worth considering.
Taylor Fritz- Fritz opens up today as a +110 underdog. Fritz breezed by in his first round match up vs Griekspoor. Today he get the 33 year old veteran Kevin Anderson. Anderson struggled in his 1st round match up winning in a 5th set tie breaker. Fritz has been hot lately and I look for his fresher, younger legs to prevail over Anderson today.
To help fill out your lineup, grab our amazing cheat sheet below! As I mentioned above, our cheat sheet features all the stats and info you need to build a quality lineup and compete nightly in a difficult sport. Good luck!