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When Sky came to me and asked if I was interested in DraftKings I said “sure, sounds like fun”. When I received the e-mail asking me what day I would like to do it, I said “Thursday, less games, less room for error”. When he told me my article was due this Thursday I panicked, I thought I was getting an invite to play daily fantasy on his dime. Oh how wrong I was…..Now I feel like Matt Williams playing blindfolded dartboard lineup card. Now, could we call this the blind leading the blind? Not exactly, but it sure is going to be an adventure. Actually I have been playing DraftKings lately and I have to say this shizz is the real deal Holyfield….or at least as real as all those real kids he has out there. I believe it’s 20 in Las Vegas and 15 in Atlantic City. Go figure. It’s a lot. That’s the last time I trust Sky, you would’ve thought I’d learned my lesson when he sold me his Mexico timeshare, Ciudad Juarez, and told me to buy on Atlanta Braves starters this year, Medlen and Beachy, and thought Fister going to the NL was a good fantasy move. Thanks Sky! Before I move on I want you all to know about the sweet spot tourney where they have $400,000 in prizes to hand out. It’s a two dollar buy in and is the best two dollar fun you can have. Pass on the extra tall can tonight and go get in this thing. It’s a friggin blast.

A little about me, I like to play roto and I like to rosterbate….like a LOT! I have had my phone taken away at family dinners, I’ve been late for more things than I would like to remember because I just can’t stop tweaking my line ups, and I have been told to shave my palms because it’s getting a little disgusting. I will ruin a perfectly good team by adding and dropping good players because they can’t play every day and I need someone to play every friggin day. Here’s the deal, you sign up, throw a few duckets into your DraftKings account and go crazy. No, not Miley Cyrus Crazy, I mean go play and have fun crazy. Seriously, it’s so easy even a JACKass Full of Hate can do it. You can use Hitter-Tron and Stream-o-Nator to get a baseline started, from there it’s really up to you. For example, I stacked some White Sox on Tuesday and made some other solid picks and finished with a good payout out of 5,500 players. It’s not Sky good, but what it did give me was some house dollars to play. I haven’t  been that glued to a game since I heard Morganna was in the stands. I guess I should start talking about players you should add and the weather and what not, but I like chatting it up with y’all. I have a confession, I’ve been very distracted lately helping my daughter put together her Lego sets. Damn those things are addicting. I’d go drop $2,000 at the Lego store if the baby’s mama would let me. They’re fun and no I don’t want to share my Metalbeard with any of you, he’s mine and you can’t play with him.

Stack Attack: Toronto

Jerry Mejia, SP: $7,400 – He gets the free swinging Braves today who are the 3rd worst team in baseball for K% and were the third worst team last year. He’s a great value play for DraftKings that loves the K. I mean they really love the k. Like Grey loves Giancarlo love.

Yan Gomes, C:$3,700 – He’s at hitter friendly U.S. Cellular tomorrow against John Danks, who he is 2 for 2 against with two doubles. Maybe tomorrow he puts one over the fence. He was Sky’s Deep League Catcher Nookie and is owned by me in a couple of leagues. Good value and good match-up….now go put him in your line-up….I’ll wait for you to get back.

Nick Swisher, 1B: $3,700 – If you spent all your money on your starting pitching and outfield then I suggest taking a chance on Swisher. He’s a hot .333 lifetime vs. Danks with two home runs. Wind won’t be a huge factor but a favorable ballpark is what it is….Gold!

Cody Asche, 3B: $4,200 – Flyball pitcher Estrada comes to the mini park of Philly and it won’t be this kind of Estrada Celebration. The Phillies are going to tee off on him and put a few over the fences. Yeah that’s my bold call…drops mic!

Jose Bautista, OF: $4,800 – the keynote speaker for my Stack Attack tomorrow. “….as I stand here before you as you have graduated into your first Draft Kings. I have one piece of advice and that is I will deliver and you can now move back into your parents….uh, I mean roommates house.

Domonic Brown, OF: $4,000 – he’s hitting .375 on the year and is really due for his first home run. Not a pre-season favorite of mine but every Dom has his day. Someone needs to give Grey something to write about for Friday.

I’m Only Happy When It Rains

We got 18 MPH winds blowing out to left field in Minnesota tomorrow. The park factor can be shown the backseat for right handed bats tomorrow. In Washington it’s 18 mph wind to dead center and could spell a whole lotta yikes with a side of ouch.  But I’m sure Stephen Strasburg will be fine *crosses fingers*

Doing Lines In Vegas

MINvsOAK at 8 1/2.  As mentioned above, those winds could blow that to the over fast.  Or the game could just blow with a lot of deep fly balls to the warning track.  Sorry, my inner Debbie Downer came out for a bit.

NYYvsBOS at 8 1/2.  If the Clay Buchholz of last week shows up, 8 of that is gonna come care of his arm and in like three innings.

TORvsHOU at 8 1/2.  Dallas Keuchel‘s ERA is 7.20 after one game.  And to top it off, Houston had to go to it’s bullpen in the 5th inning yesterday.  This is a recipe for a beautiful disaster.

  1. elipitt says:
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    I just wanted to say thanks for the great advice. I signed up and deposited into DraftKings through the link in the daily article to support the site.

    Hah, I guess I should have read the fine print about the DraftKings deposit bonus. One dollar of the bonus gets “unlocked” with 100 Frequent Player Points. At 4 FPP per $1 game, I will need to pay an additional $750 to see the bonus $30 on my $30 deposit.

    Oh well, I am happy to support Razzball. I hope the click though helps!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @elipitt: It’s a great fomat and will only help you get better in regular fantasy. You can also play head to head matchups against another person. For Example, i’m playing Sky today. If you refer friends they give you game tickets

      • elipitt says:
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        @J-FOH: Yeah, after a few days of free games, I am getting really into it. Fun stuff.

  2. OaktownSteve says:
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    can I get a shout out for Stack Attack? Nice work JFOH. Good piece. Good to see Razz covering all formats.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @OaktownSteve: OTS you are the OakTown Stack

  3. gareth says:
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    Loving the yan gomes love. Great article j-foh!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @gareth: and no Swish love?

      • gareth says:
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        @J-FOH: I’m mad at swisher right now. I have him in my ci slot in the fcl and he went something like 0 for 20 for me in the recent Padres series.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @gareth: you’re not in the fcl, you mean the RCL. Get out of the litter box and forgive him, This is business

          • gareth says:
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            Rcl. Sorry.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @gareth: making sure you weren’t under cover in our league

              • gareth says:
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                @J-FOH: as a dog?

  4. Malarkey says:
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    I take it by “Tomorrow” you mean today??

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Malarkey: nice catch

  5. gareth says:
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    Noticed the hittertron LOVES raburn against Danks is tonight.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @gareth: it does, I’m so so on it

  6. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Man I called that 2-run homer by Donaldson to a work colleague just a few minutes ago. Damn I’m good :)

    Nice article Big J! I like your call on Dom Brown. He’s been hitting a lot of doubles so far this season. I think a homer is definitely in order for him.

    Not sure how much Harper is worth today, but after his long at bat last night where he hit his homer, I’m thinking he’s gonna start raking now. Though his game is earlier, so might not be part of any of the later tourney’s tonight.

    Mejia for under $8,000 against the K happy Braves…gotta take that deal!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: thanks a lot. I was going the value route with a lot of my picks. I got Mejia in my H2H vs Sky today in Draft Kings

  7. gareth says:
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    Sit one of the following:

    Khris davis @ cliff lee ($9)

    Ben revere versus marco estrada ($3.8)

    Dexter Fowler @ ra Rickey / McGowan ($2.9 – mlb.com says hes facing dickey, hittertron says McGowan)

    • Shake N Bacon says:
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      @gareth: I think Dickey is pitching tonight against Houston.

      I’d probably sit Fowler out of that group, but it’s not a clear cut decision imo.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @gareth: davis vs Lee

  8. MattH says:
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    Nice article, JFOH. I watched the entire CHW/Col with much enthusiasm too. I’m banking on Bautista and some Nationals bats today. I might find a way to get Swisher in there. That seems like a good call.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @MattH: 17 mph wind to dead center in Washington today. could be a big day for a Natty Stack

  9. Joeg414 says:
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    Morrow or M.Perez?
    Deep mixed daily 6×6 roto

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Joeg414: Morrow

  10. Joeg414 says:
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    Please pick two(need to replace Garcia) Vciedo, Sizemore, Shuck,Kubel, Reddick. Deep Mixed daily 6×6 roto.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Joeg414: I like kubel while he’s hot and i grabbed Shuck yesterday in one of mine.

  11. gareth says:
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    Hey jack – Looks like your creeper has sailed off into the sunset.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @gareth: Yup, at least him didn’t make me look like an idiot before he went down

  12. Hawk says:
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    I read this article every day. Love it. Keep up the good work!

    What do you think of Danny Salazar today? On Fanduel, he’s only $6900 (not expensive-ish)

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Hawk: Meh, for daily I don’t like the park

  13. gareth says:
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    Aw. Poor C. C. Sabathia. Hes already been dropped twice in our league.

    Good job the Yankees aren’t on the hook for more years and millions of dollars!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @gareth: never really ownable

  14. costaricanchata says:
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    would be nice to see some of the money-makers
    post their winning line-ups .

  15. Pacochu says:
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    I lost during the early games yesterday, but made some back last night. I downloaded the app for the ipad last night too. It is pretty nice, but I think I’d still much rather input my lineup on the computer since I look at so many different pages when choosing players.

    For all the new people, pitching is key. I can’t state this enough. A good pitcher can get you 25-30 points, even 50 if they are fantastic. It takes a good bit for a batter to do that. Spending on pitching is always a great idea. I also look at the lineups and look for low priced guys hitting high in the batting order. That extra at bat comes in handy, plus it allows me to afford the big name players.

    Also, if you are a beginner, play in the beginner games. The competition is easier, so you have a better chance of winning..

    Keep an eye on weather. You can easily get a goose egg in a category if a game gets rained out. I like to check the weather channel site and do the hour by hour forecast to see if rain will be a problem. Also, follow the team pages on twitter. You’ll get postponement info.

    This year, if a game gets postponed, that player gets unlocked. If there are still players in games that haven’t started yet, you can swap them in.

    Are we going to see any more Razzball-exclusive Draftkings contests? I’m hoping the increased interest here will help.

    Also, it takes money to make money. Once you get a feel for the scoring (high k pitchers, fast or power batters), start playing in the $20 50/50 or the Triple Up games. If I win enough, I usually withdrawal my initial deposit and play with house money. Also, the guaranteed games always pay out, even if the league is not full. You can snipe some of those contests by hanging out int eh contest lobby just before the games begin. Pick a contest with a lot of space remaining, and jump in. I always star with a Freeroll, and simply import that lineup. It only takes a few seconds. Your odds of winning just got better.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Pacochu: good points, I’m enjoying too, will up my buy ins as I get more wins

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