Finally! After 17 consecutive GPP loses my “suited connector” lineup worked last night finishing 80 out of 1176 entries in the Daily Dollar. Not a big win but nice to get back in the win column. We’ll see if I can get on a roll with my DraftKings GPP lineups now. Stephen cashed with his FantasyAces lineup yesterday in 50/50s and Matt provides a little rant about FanDuel below to tell you how his night went.
Here is a list of the “rules” we are following when constructing lineups:
- We will make two separate lineups for each site (FanDuel and DraftKings), one for Cash games and one for GPP tournaments.
- For Cash games, we will build the core of our lineup from the Consensus list using any player listed regardless of what tier they are in and will be allowed to choose 1 player that is not on the Consensus list that we consider to be a good play.
- For GPP games, we are allowed to choose up to add 2-3 players that are not on the Consensus list to help complete a hitter stack or we consider to be a good play.
- We can modify any lineup as we see fit for any late-breaking lineup news that opens up good options even if they are not on the Consensus list.
As always be sure to check for late-breaking news regarding weather and lineups.
Entrant – Matt – FanDuel
Cash Game Lineup
Cash Narrative – I’ll go with the top pitching option on the board for the Cash game. Realmuto has shifted to the top of the Marlins order tonight fresh off his three hit game last night. A couple of Rockies and some cheaper OF options in Gomez and Kim. My only off the board play is a big bopper in Miguel Cabrera, who has been seeing the ball well lately.
GPP Narrative – Let me start my commentary with a bit of a rant. The one thing that I have loved about DraftKings over FanDuel is the ability to edit your lineup even after first pitch of the slate. On FanDuel, as I’m sure you all know, the lineups lock at first pitch. That caused me to take a big fat ZERO from Brandon Phillips in both the Cash and GPP game last night. I finished just outside the money line in the GPP format last night and really could have used the ability to make a switch out of Phillips. Rant over. Stacks of Rockies and Astros. Two dirt cheap options in Flaherty and Baez to make the salary work. I continue to like Sanchez’s upside in the GPP format, especially facing off against the Yankees who seemingly forgot to ship their bats from Spring Training in Florida back up to NYC once the season started.
Entrant – Brad- DraftKings
Cash Game Lineup
Cash Narrative – Grabbing “ace” Lester at under $10,000 and pairing him with Shoemaker who has been on a roll lately. Loading up on Rockies righties at reasonable prices and still able to get some other highly touted plays from the Consensus with Springer and Goldschmidt.
GPP Narrative – Continuing my “suited connectors” concept from yesterday with three sets tonight including the Astros, Red Sox and Rockies. Paying up for Scherzer which might be a little contrarian and giving Conley a shot at only $5,300.
Entrant – Stephen- FantasyAces
Lineup Narrative – Lots of pitchers to target against tonight. Jon Lester and Matt Shoemaker are my pitchers, which is a solid tournament play with Scherzer on the mound. I love the Astros as much as everyone else does, which is why part of them were BvP picks tonight. I didn’t realize it until I started writing this narrative that I have 3 off-the-board plays, but let’s just say Chris Heisey is filling in for the injured Bryce Harper. Sean Rod and Cabrera fill the off-the-board rules and allows me to get in a Pirate bat with a Reds bat at Coors. Stanton is one of my favorite plays assuming he stays in the lineup. He’s a BvP monster against Niese and he’s going to go way underowned tonight. Goldy is my favorite play at 1B as well, facing reverse-splits pitcher Mike Fiers. I wasn’t sold on Shoemaker tonight, but I’ve changed my tune. His peripherals garner a huge turnaround and he’s had some success against the Tigers. Tonight he gets them at home in one of the better pitchers’ parks (you can’t see me but I am crossing my fingers). Good luck all!