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If this title doesn’t make any sense to you then you are probably not familiar with the New Zealand rap duo hiphopopotamus and rhymenoceros. Also known as the Flight of the Conchords, Jemaine and Bret  throw it down hard like Roenis Elias did earlier this year against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. In that contest he had a season high 10 K’s in 7 innings that made all fantasy baseballers take notice. I’m not blown away that he K’d 10 Yankees, half those guys collect social security checks and can remember the Kennedy presidency. But it does set a little precedence here. I’m always a little weary of the second time around after success the first time around but I’m going to give this one a pass. The first time was in New York, bonus point, and this time it’s in Seattle, double bonus point, which should lead to another great day. With a price tag of $8,600 I’m a buyer on my budget play today. This Cuban doesn’t have a cool nickname yet, so I’m going to name him after one of my favorite Cuban dishes: Papas Rellenas! Writers Note: This dish is popular across Latin American cuisine but the first time I had it was at a Cuban restaurant. Here is a recipe and picture for you

Every week I tell you all to play DraftKings and I have no idea if anyone is listening. I’m starting to think I sound like my mother beating a dead horse day after day after day after day after day. You get the point. I would like to find a way to get some of us together in a big razzball bragging rights league. If you play and would like to join me and the other writers…oh and TV on the radio host Nick, then leave your DraftKings handle in the comments and we’ll try to organize some events. Don’t worry we have all been taking it in the shorts lately with Kevin Correia, Jaime Garcia and Shelby Miller taking the 1927 Blue Jays out to the woodshed. No mas stack attacks! And now back to our regularly scheduled program. Below are good value plays tomorrow. I’m not going to tell you to grab all studs because you can’t afford it. If you play this entire lineup you got $500 bucks to spare, but I’m not saying that unless you really trust me. You can swap Jones out for the Dread Pirate and now you got no change. Before I move on, I have one last thing for you. The PROMO LINK. Just click and play already!

Jon Lester, SP: $9,300 – You can pay the high price tag for Chris Sale or Max Scherzer but I’m not biting. Mad Max has been beyond thunderous lately and Sale has awful numbers vs. the Tigers. Let these two duke it out while Lester and his .191 ERA against (over the last three years) gets Cleveland. The K potential is there with his 10.14 K/9 and the BB/9 is actually something to write home about at 2.45.

Carlos Corporan, C: $2,500 – I always punt play catcher and sometimes I get burned. I like to throw out a body and hope for the best. Jason Castro has been struggling lately and will probably sit with a lefty on the hill. Carlos the Corpse has hit 3 HR’s at home this year in 34 AB’s. Good enough for me. Next!

Chris Davis, 1B: $4,500 – It’s easy to plug in Miggy but I like to dig in the crates for that perfect record and what I found is success…vs Mark Buehrle. Davis has two dongs in only 16 AB’s and at this price it’s nice. I actually like a stack today vs Buehrle. I’m crazy yo’s!

Emilio Bonifacio, 2B: $3,500 – I like quick and easy plays at 2nd base. Pun point! In the classic form of SAGNOF I bring you the boneface. Steal me a bag and score me a run and I’m as happy as a 5 year old with a two toy happy meal! Double prize!! My Creeper of the Week Brock Holt is tempting but the price will cost you an extra $800 dollars that you can spend on my outfield stack.

Matt Dominguez, 3B: $3,300 – He’s a right handed masher who gets a lefty at home. Home to him is a hitter friendly park with no weather factors. Got it? Good! On the year he hits lefties at a .290 clip. Last year he was one of my pre-season low budget buys so I have a soft spot for the former first round draft pick.

Didi Gregorious, SS: $4,400 – I’ve been singing: Brace yourself as the beat hits ya, Dip trip, flip fantasia, Ah, Ah, Ah, What’s that? Didi Didi Bop, Didi Didi Bop Funky Funky. I’m playing him like Cantaloop got played back in ’93! He’s hot and a lefty vs. a righty at a hitters park. Oh yeah….Didi Didi Bop!

Adam Jones, OF:$4,800 – You got to spend your money somewhere and I’m predicting a good day for the O’s vs. the Beasthrle. Jones can hit him, career .385 in 26 AB’s with a homer, and I like the stack tomorrow. Everything in DraftKings has made little sense lately so I’m going against my instinct here and doing the exact opposite: Full Costanza!

Nick Markakis, OF: $4,400 – He’s been relevant which is shocking to most fantasy baseballers. The most boring man in the world has become a little exciting. He owns Buerhle posting a 4/2/8/.429 in 42 AB’s. Now by own, I mean in Markakis terms,  he can hit him. I like the value here and I’m stacking blind.

Curtis Granderson, OF: $4,200 – I’m playing with history here and I love me some Grandy Man. The Grandy Man Can! He destroys Kyle Lohse (8 for 17, 2 HR’s, 4 XBH) and has started hitting dongs after a horrific April. It’s the off day, the options are scarce.

I’m Only Happy When It Rains

Only three contests in the late set are looking good for weather. That’s NYY @ SEA, ARZ @ HOU, and DET @CHW, but the rest have chances for rain. I’m not going to tell you to limit player options, but let’s keep an eye on that and hit me up in the comments for updates. I’ll throw you some last second changes if needed. Rain Rain go away come again another day! I need my friggin stack!

Doing Lines In Vegas

Nothing above 9 today in the late set. The CLE @ BOS, TOR @ BAL, and ARZ @ HOU all sit at 8 1/2. Everyone else is in the 7’s and that’s nasty. And I mean nasty as in bad and not bad as in good but as in Tampa Bay Rays hitting bad.

  1. Birdmann says:
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    I have my black socks and my t-shirt from the team building weekend on, ready for my school year to end and get this Draft Kings thing started… in other words its BUSINESS TIME!

  2. Rob says:
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    Lone Riders is my draftkings handle. I read your column a few times a week.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      I’ll send you an invite for a league we’re doing tonight.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Rob: Well Done! You blew the doors off the league last night.

      • Rob says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Thanks. I have to credit Corporan to your column because I was going with Caleb Joseph. It is fun playing against fellow razzballers. Thanks for setting up the league.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Rob: great plays last night. That was fun even though I got my ass handed to me by readers

  3. BTXJ

    BTXJ says:
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    man, solid cantaloop reference/usage. haven’t heard that in a minute.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @BTXJ: thanks fellow DKer

  4. J-FOH says:
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    @Rob: thanks. I passed it on to Ralph. We may need an extra today

  5. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Not feeling Samardzija today?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: he was my number 3, wanted to throw out a lineup that is real…in dollars…over the net real dollars

  6. ddmcd1974 says:
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    I read daily. I enjoy the commentary. Handle = ddmcd1974

    • J-FOH says:
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      @ddmcd1974: thanks, I sent over the invite

      • ddmcd1974 says:
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        @J-FOH: Thanks for the invite. Anytime you set one of these up I’m in. I’m there daily and always willing to play. Thanks again.

  7. MattTruss223 says:
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    Draftkings handle, same as my Razz handle, MattTruss223. I’ll play most anytime, just let me know man. I had gotten in a couple of the Razzball leagues before, but they never seemed to fill. Sad times. I don’t understand how everyone doesn’t play DFS. It’s getting to the point where I spend more time doing DFS then with my yearly leagues. Instant gratification folks, kids these days should be all that.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @MattTruss223: well my baby’s mama says I’m like a 10 year old. I’ll hit up Ralph, he’s organizing today but we’ll keep it handy. We’ve been playing a lot lately. With all my injuries this year and poor draft choice (Jay Bruce) I need DFS to remind me I’m not a moron

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @J-FOH: I’m loving the commenter interest today. I’ll setup a league and invite everyone tomorrow. Missed a few of you today but we’ll get you in for sure. I pretty much setup a league and invite the guys everyday.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: Just set up a larger one and let’s keep pumping the peeps in. We can also highlight some of the winners in our columns.

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @J-FOH: Brilliant idea! We definitely should run a play with Razzball league everyday of the week.
            I have no problem setting up bigger leagues, I’m just always a little nervous they won’t fill. Looks like Mr. Truss did get into
            Today. Happy I played Papi….

  8. 740 says:
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    Sup J. 10team roto 5×5. Kipnis for Craig. is that fair deal?

    thank u

    • J-FOH says:
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      @740: I prefer Kipnis because he fills up all the stat lines, that being said, if you need RBI’s and a higher average then go after Craig.

      Who would be your second baseman?

      • 740 says:
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        @J-FOH:

        My bad, im getting Kipnis in this deal. But thanks for the input!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @740: good pull. Both should have a good 2nd half

  9. DoubleHeaders says:
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    I’ve been hesitant to try DK like the watermelon Oreos but just started last weekend, thanks in part to these pieces. Pretty close to addictive so I like that I can be a smalltimer with the wagers. Thanks for the info man!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @DoubleHeaders: It’s a roller coaster ride and all the writers appreciate us getting you into a gambling addiction. See you in rehab!

  10. chris says:
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    my DK is resnati , I’m down to play some time

    thanks for the DFS coverage …

    I was expecting a big game from Jones as well and loaded up on him … oops … whiffed across the board tonight myself … can’t win every night!

    nice call on Corporan

    • J-FOH says:
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      @chris: Thanks man, I whiffed on a few yesterday.

  11. bored says:
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    doh! @ Elias.
    Yea I started him too.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @bored: pissed me off too

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