While there’s more than just a bit of excitement in the air with Wednesday’s return of MLB DFS, it feels like that moment in Wedding Crashers when Vince Vaughn discusses playing a little game called “Just the Tip – just to see how it feels” with only one game on the slate and nothing more than a Showdown contest available to play. The real DFS action doesn’t start until March 28th, but frankly, I’ll happily take two days of Showdown contests than to not have baseball at all.

With the abbreviated series, we’re not going to go into full Playbook mode, but what we’ll do is go over some of the favorite plays you may want to consider using on both Draft Kings and FanDuel.

Right off the bat, I will say that I am going to avoid both starting pitchers tonight. I’m a fan of Seattle’s Marco Gonzales , but not quite yet for DFS purposes. I think he’s got a strong skill-set and exceptional command over three pitches, but I’m not ready to put my money behind him in the Tokyo Dome where...