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Ace Assessment: Breaking down the week’s top pitching options

Every week, daily fantasy players are faced with difficult decisions regarding which high-priced pitching options are worth selecting. And every week, it’s the same result: some aces meet or even succeed their exorbitant salaries – and some fall flat on their faces.

The challenge is particularly daunting where cash game play is concerned; with nearly every player selecting a high-priced pitching option, winning your money back requires consistently choosing the right aces. If that ace falters, cash game success is virtually impossible.

That said, DFS enthusiasts have a wealth of information at their disposal – and when it comes to separating the real deals from the pretenders, these other stat-based factors can make all the difference. They don’t guarantee victory but they certainly slant the odds in your favor.

Here are the top high-priced pitching options for each day of the remainder of the week:

Wednesday: Jacob DeGrom, Mets (at Nationals)

This is an interesting matchup with DeGrom facing off against Washington fireballer Stephen Strasburg. But the Mets have shown plenty of offensive punch in pulling away from the Nationals atop the National League East, and DeGrom has been one of the most consistent pitchers in the league. Strasburg is a little more up-and-down, giving DeGrom a slight edge in what should be a fantastic pitchers’ duel.