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A shameful start to the season will not be the result of a promising career and 2014 for Chris Archer.  Yes, we all thought he would start to break through this year and, to be Frank or his best bud Ernest, there’s a good chance that still happens.  His FIP is 3.14 and his BABIP is more than .040 over his norm.  Sounds like it’ll improve for rest of season.  But who cares right now, cuz we’re playing DFS on this Tuesday.  So why Archer today?   The Marlins youngsters have never seen him.  He’s getting in the zone and rebounding lately with his last 3 starts: 17.2 IP, 2 R, 22 Ks vs. TOR, BOS, and LAA.  That’s a rough translation to 6 IP, 1 R, 7 Ks per start against top offenses (2 of 3 on the road).  Draftkings is offering him at $7,400 today.  Don’t miss out!!!

Scott Kazmir, P: $9,200 – The more success Kazmir has the more skeptical I get that it’s regression time.  I love these stories but they usually come to an end.  The truth, however, is that they usually come to an end when the A’s decide they do, a la Bartolo Colon, et al.  Kazmir has killer numbers against the Yanks and he’s a lefty which seemingly mitigates the power alley LHBs enjoy at New Yank Stadium.  With Archer at a discount, it might be worth it to nab Kazmir at this price.

We aren’t done offering killer options at SP cuz the Steam-O-Nator and I both like Dan Haren $8,300 and Homer Bailey $7,600 as great values today.  SON has em as 1 and 2 as top options at the position today.  For the price, these are hard to beat.  Great pitching options on the board today.  I’m still playing Archer and Kaz, but these two are killer options today.  You can either listen to me or your SON.  If I’m right, I told you so.  If SON is right, get used to it.  Looking for a fake punt play?  Erasmo Ramirez has two 20+ point games in April.  He’s getting a spot start today at $5,500 and has strikeout potential vs. the K-raves.  Draftkings has him as the lowest priced pitcher, but SON thinks he has some value… Speaking of value, if you make your initial deposit using the link above, you get your first entry covered absorutery free.

Free is helpful cuz there’s always the great and obvious matchups that are really expensive on a daily basis.  In that territory, I like Paul Goldschmidt $5,400 facing a lefty in Coors, Melky Cabrera $4,800 who is 10-18 against Anibal Sanchez, Ryan Braun $5,600 who’s now hitting at home in addition to his global warming.  Here’s some flipside cheapskates who seem to be poised for an above average day at a price that can limbo like a 70s coke whore.

Jason Heyward, OF: $4,200 – He’s been warming at a pace that should have him at serving temperature starting right about now and he’s still at a value worth taking him.  He has 3 multi-hit games in the last 4 attempts with a 3B, HR, 5 RBI and a couple of BBs.  That happened in the heafing Crayola Canyon.  Now he’s coming home and facing the lowest rated pitcher according to Draftkings.

Billy Hamilton, OF: $3,800 – He isn’t that great at hitting, but Lincecum can walk anyone twice or make a bad throw to first twice.  Lincecum is among the very worst at keeping runners from stealing.  Posey is busted up a lil still and it really doesn’t matter cuz Lincecum lets guys steal bases.  Unless it’s Yadi, the catcher is just there to look like it’s his fault.  I heard that Hamilton can steal bases.  I also heard they’re super valuable at Draftkings.

Michael Saunders, OF: $3,300 – His temperature is ascending and he’s facing Gavin Floyd who’s made Saunders a .333 hitter with a HR  in 9 ABs.

Brett Lawrie, 3B: $3,300 – He’s hit 9 out of his last 10 games.  He’s 4-6 against Anibal Sanchez.  He’s $3,300.

Cody Ross, OF: $3,200 – He has to be starting so before you even consider him, make sure he’s in the lineup.  But BvP he’s winning hard… Check it.

Carlos Corporan, C: $2,500 – I’m not even saying punt here.  Just make sure he’s starting and if he is, he’s probably almost as useful as Mesoraco today.  Corporan is as cheap as it gets plus he’s 5-21 with 2 HR vs CJ Wilson.  Ok he’s a punt.

Tommy La Stella, 2B: $2,900 – He’s only played in 5 games.  That said, he’s hit in 3 out of 5 and has multiple hits in all 3 of those.  LHB vs. a questionable RHP means this is a very solid value play.

I’m Only Happy When It Rains

Plenty of wet spots threatening the comfort of today’s baseball.  SEA@ATL, PHI@WAS, OAK@NYY,  KC@STL all seem to be looking at about 50% chance of storms.  Follow closely.

Doing Lines in Vegas

PHI +165 – they hit Zimmerman really well and he hasn’t gotten right yet this year, plus killer odds.

SEA +165 – Odds are just too good.  Bats in SEA have some nice numbers in this matchups too.

I like both of these high odds bets on the money than I like taking their SP, but it is telling how much I

  1. Schlurricane

    Schlurricane says:
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    OAK @ NYM looks very likely for rain. Others seem to be clearing up.

    • Maxi says:
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      @Schlurricane: A’s Yanks you mean? good to know, had some A’s starting

      • Schlurricane

        Schlurricane says:
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        @Maxi: Yes! Thanks for correcting. The Yanks not Metros

        • Maxi says:
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          @Schlurricane: Any idea if the game’s gonna get rained out? I wanna livestream that game tonight

          • Schlurricane

            Schlurricane says:
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            @Maxi: Looking like a delay and then get under way with a probable delay. They should finish, but I wouldn’t use either starting pitcher.

            • Maxi says:
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              @Schlurricane: I got both in my fantasy league, but won’t start neither tonight in DKF…

              rolling with Cole/Archer thanks again!

  2. SMLV1 says:
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    Bench 1

    (15) Moss facing Kuroda
    (21) Choo facing Jimenez
    (22) Springer facing C. Wilson (Lefty)
    (39) Rizzo facing Wheeler
    (46) Rios facing Jimenez

    • Maxi says:
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      @SMLV1: I’d bench Choo or Rios, although Jimenez gives up lots of dongs, neither Rios/Choo are prone to hitting em

    • Schlurricane

      Schlurricane says:
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      @Maxi: @SMLV1: Springer. CJ is crafty and consistent and Springer’s not so dialed in at the moment.

  3. Maxi says:
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    Do you like Wheeler on the road vs the Cubbies @$7600 (same as Bailey) or Cole vs SD @$9100?

    Lotsa Ks to be had there…

    • Schlurricane

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      @Maxi: I get the feeling Wheeler’s lack of command is going to hurt him a bit against the Cubs tonight. Cole @ SD is money

  4. Spammer Jay says:
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    Goldy is off today. any suggestions for 1B?

      • allen says:
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        @allen: or laroche

    • Schlurricane

      Schlurricane says:
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      @Spammer Jay: Anthony Rizzo oughtta smack one out against Wheeler

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