Tuesdays and Fridays are my favorite DFS days.  I dig the full slate days, with SO many options to choose from I prefer the variety of lineups vs a short schedule day where everyone plays the best plays and if you don’t have the ONE guy who goes off, you’ve lost everything.  The unfortunate issue today is that Coors is in play.  I’m a sucker for the Coors games and will often eat that chalk and hope the game goes jackpot.  However, know your strategy and your playing field.  I play almost exclusively in single entry tournaments and double-ups.  You’re not separating from any 150 entry max, 40,000 person field with a Coors stack.  This is just game theory at play.  However, in a contest like Tout Daily, where I finished second last year and am looking to get rolling again this year, with 30 “experts” and single entry, I’m not fading Coors.  Too many people outsmart themselves here and I prefer to play it a bit more safe and differentiate in small spots or just…play the players who score the most points.  So, we’re going with that, but I won’t just list a Coors stack below.  We’re starting things off with a pitcher anyway, Logan Gilbert ($8,500).  This feels like a massive oversight in pricing.  Gilbert is just ahead of Blake Snell and Chris Bassitt who have been…garbage and just under Sonny Gray who is in Fenway.  I don’t get it, but I’ll happily accept.  Gilbert had been great and his FIP (2.43) suggests nothing is a fluke (2.70 ERA).  Nearly 11 K/9 and 2 BB/9…I mean…what’s not to like here?  The Brew Crew has the sixth most strikeouts in the league so far and as Rosineater posted yesterday, Ks pay the bills in DFS.  Let’s pay some.

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Spencer Strider, SP: $10,400 – Not sure much analysis is needed here.  If K’s pay the bills, Strider is your sugar daddy.

Nathan Eovaldi, SP: $7,800 – If I’m looking to go cheap pitching and stack bats in a tournament, Eovaldi will be my guy.  The Royals are dead last in team OPS and third in strikeouts.  If there’s a time to get right, it’s here.

Ryan Jeffers, C/1B: $2,800 – Cheap-ish catcher hitting near the middle of the lineup in a hitter-friendly park?  Where do I sign up?

C.J. Cron, C/1B: $5,400 – It’s going to be very difficult for me to fade Cron here.  Vince Velasquez is a dumpster fire.

Ji-Hwan Bae, 2B: $4,000 – Another tough one to fade at a really shallow position.

Jose Miranda, 3B: $2,900 – Basically if I’m fading Coors, I’m looking at Fenway and cheap Twins vs Chris Sale who looks…done.  Chris Sold.

Josh Smith, SS: $2,600 – It’s so hard to not pay up at SS with so many good options, but Smith is cheap and sometimes hits second. 

Kyle Garlick, OF: $2,300 – No vampires at Fenway, just cheap Twins so we can pay up for big bats.


I’m Only Happy When It Rains

Looks free and clear for baseball today!


Doing Lines In Vegas

Outside of Coors the Yankees and Orioles have the highest implied totals today while the Cubs are the biggest favorites.  Some Marcus Stroman rostering might be nice today against the A’s.