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Imagine the Freaky Friday scenario with Grey or Rudy.  One minute you’re a happy-go-lucky fantasy player who enjoys the occasional buffoonery, the next your spouting out catch phrases and terms to replace common English.  I would’ve had my headshot in the paper for saving that kitten if I wasn’t such a SAGNOF!  I wish I was a good father to my niños but unfortunately I’m just a HodgePadre…

Fortunately for this Friday, all you have to do to switch places with Rudy as the best fantasy analyst alive, is beat him in another awesome contest from our friends at DraftKings.  The contest is for this Friday’s night games, but you can ENTER NOW with the winner getting a ticket into the their $100,000 MLB Spring Fling where the #1 spot gets $20,000!  That’s a $100 value and entries are only $5 and you can enter up to two times for this one, with spots 2-10 winning $5.00.  As always, this is RAZZBALL EXCLUSIVE so there’s only 50 spots open with 3 filled already, so you gotta sign up fast!

Looking at last week’s picks, I had another solid outing:

SP – Mike Minor  5.2 IP  W  5 H  1 BB  4 Ks  (21 Pts)

CI – Adrian Gonzalez  1-5 (3 Pts)

MI – Ian Desmond 3-4  2 2B  1 3B  2 R (22 Pts)

OF1 – Jacoby Ellsbury  1-4  1 3B  1 RBI  1 R  (12 Pts)

OF2 – Jeff Francoeur  1-4  1 HR  1 RBI  1 R  (14 Pts)

UTIL – Salvador Perez  3-4  1 2B  (11 Pts)

TOTAL – 83 Pts (Previous week’s finish- 96)

A strong week as I wasn’t carried by Darvish’s huge 51 Pts from that near no-no a few weeks ago to beat April 2nd’s score.  As always, I’m going to stick with a CI, MI, 2 OF, SP, UTIL as my picks and try to top my previous weeks’ scores (while also picking some lower-priced players) in hopes of getting you that best line-up to Freaky Friday Rudy.  I mean, who doesn’t want to be in a 14-year old girl’s punk band…?  Oh wait, that’s the movie, not really Rudy’s life… Or is it…?

Here’s who I like for the Friday Night contest in DraftKings:

SP – Matt Harvey ($10,100) - There’s really no other pitcher throwing the ball better right now, and when it comes to DraftKings, I wanna spend big for my starters and Harvey isn’t too big a price tag for Friday.  He gets to pitch back in home at spacious Citi Field against a somewhat inconsistent and already slightly hurt Nationals line-up – with Bryce Harper all flu-zy and Danny Espinosa with a bum hand as of right now – it should be yet another great game for Harvey.  Even if those Nationals bats return, they’ll be a little rusty.  Harvey is pitching deep into games and a great daily play (well, and season play).

CI – Ike Davis ($4,200) - I know what you’re thinking… Dude is hitting .136 (at the time of this article) and going against Stephen Strasburg!  Well Strasburg has shown he’s human lately and Davis is 3-8 with a homer against him.  I like Davis as a cheaper-ish option for some power potential on Friday night.

MI – Jhonny Peralta ($2,900) - The “first-name typo” is hitting the ball extremely well early this year, and gets a great matchup against Angels pitcher Garrett Richards.  Peralta is 2-6 with a double and a pair of RBIs against Richards and I just don’t think Richards is a good pitcher.  Get Weaver back!

OF1 – Jay Bruce ($4,800) - Starting a bit slow, Bruce has yet to hit a homer and is striking out way too much.  The remedy for that?  Kevin Slowey, who gives up way too many home runs and too much contact while barely striking anyone out.  The game will be in The Great American Ballpark, so Slowey will get no help with the color-orgy Marlins Park.  I like Bruce a ton in this game for a solid value.

OF2 – Nick Swisher ($4,300) - There’s not much data to go on, Swisher is 0-1 against Lucas Harrell, but I don’t think Harrell is a particularly good pitcher and I like Swish’s prospects and lower-range price tag for Friday night.  Should be a nice warm night to warm up the Indians bats. “Hats for bats.  Keep bats warm.  Gracias!”

UTIL – Pablo Sandoval ($4,200) - Name the Padres pitcher you’d most want a hitter to face right now… You got it?  It’s gotta be Edinson Volquez, who has been brutal so far.  Sandoval is 3-5 against him with a double and 2 RBIs.  Love this matchup.

 

If you have any questions about anyone else or for other DraftKings contests before Friday, shoot them below, thanks for checking them out!

CAN YOU BEAT RUDY GAMBLE?

  1. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    79th!

  2. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    If I can get around to it, I might sign up for this. Will definitely give it a try at some point this year.

    I will ask a NBA question while I am here. Is Mike Scott gonna be in the Hawks playoff rotation?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: Cool thanks man! Yea it’s a lot of fun especially with about 50% of people beating Rudy every time :) Nah I don’t think Scott gets much run with J Smoove, Horford and Ivan Johnson manning that front court. Scott has only been a big contributor when one or more of those guys are out.

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks. I saw he had some heavy minutes in recent games and with Pachulia not coming back I wondered if Scott was going to see some real playoff action as opposed to garbage time playoff action.

        If I ever decide to get League Pass I will go back to being a real Hawks fan and won’t have to ask questions like this anymore.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Wallpaper Paterson: Hah no problem man! Yea he’ll just be at 5-10 minutes if he plays at all.

  3. Shake N Bacon says:
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    I’m in it to win it baby.

    Ike Davis! You have cojones the size of Jupiter my friend. But at that price, if you can load up every where else with the extra cash you have then he could really work out if he goes yard.

    One thing I noticed were the relatively low prices on the Detroit and LAA players. All the Rangers and Mariners got the Arlington bump though. Kendrys Morales is pretty pricey.

    I like your Sandoval and Swisher calls. It’s odd that Pablo is that low. He could be a steal.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Shake N Bacon: Nice! Yea I know, it’s a gut call, but I’m sticking with it! Yea that’s why I really liked Peralta’s cost. Yea Pablo is swinging a hot bat, great matchup, all good!

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah I will sometimes go against my gut and more than often I end up regretting it.

        One big thing I’ve noticed on Draftkings.com is that the people that tend to win big money will choose a majority of a lineup from a team that is facing a favorable pitching matchup. For instance, last Friday in the big 150K contest, the top 10 teams had mostly Met’s players.

        I’ve tried doing this on two occasions and I guessed wrong. It’s risky, but can pay off.

        The main key though is nailing your pitchers I think.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Shake N Bacon: Yup like if it was today my Brewers would be killing it!!!! Yup definitely is nailing your pitchers, I think it’s a 10 pt bonus for a complete game, so if Darvish had gotten that last out he woulda been in the 60s alone in that first start! Let’s go Matt Harvey!

          • Shake N Bacon says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Nice call on Harvey and Ike. Wish I listened!!! I was scared off by the fact that Strasburg was pitching and I didn’t think Harvey would get the win, even if he pitched well.

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Shake N Bacon: Thanks man! Missed on a few other guys though… Stupid Panda couldn’t hit Volquez!

              • Shake N Bacon says:
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                @JB Gilpin: Yeah the Panda and the Tigers whole lineup let me down last night. I couldn’t believe the Tigers didn’t light up Tommy Hanson.

                Do you think this is a turning point for Ike?

  4. Nick The Podcast Host

    Nick The Podcast Host says:
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    What about beating Nick? Huh? Huh? No respect.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nick The Podcast Host: Well I wanna tease that there would be some pride in beating one of the people involved, if it’s beat Rudy and Nick it makes it a less difficult challenge.

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