Happy Mother’s Day to us all! Whether we are momful or momless, hopefully we have a good Snell and Odor in our FanDuel DFS kitchen today. And hopefully we have awesome food in our after brunch bellies, as well.
If you are momful, and scrambling for a quick way to make a routine brunch extra special for mom, try adding sweet cream and fresh fruit to your french toast or pancakes, rather than relying on syrup and butter.
For the sweet cream, the key is to whisk the heavy cream in an ice cold metal bowl, so put that large metal bowl in the freezer straight away.
Take your coffee grinder and grind two tablespoons of sugar with a healthy pinch of cinnamon and a little nutmeg. Do not overdo the nutmeg and don’t worry too much about residual coffee grounds in your sweet cream, or sugar in your future coffee grounds. This process pulverizes the sugar and incorporates the spices, creating a more flavorful powdered sugar to sweeten the whipped cream.
Take your metal bowl and whisk the pint of heavy cream, adding the pulverized sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla extract as you start to see the cream stiffen. Continue whisking only until peaks in the cream can be formed and hold the shape. Put this all over brunch; on fruit, pancakes, french toast, in coffee, on faces. It’s all good.
And that’s all there is to it. You’ve made something very simple that adds a certain appeal to the meal you don’t ordinarily get. Special for mom, how nice.
Now that brunch is extra special let’s see if we can’t make this main slate extra special, too, shall we?
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Blake Snell, SP: $10,300 – He’s been up and down this season, but the reigning AL Cy Young looked great in his most recent start, carrying a perfect game into the 6th inning against the Diamondbacks. Today he faces a depleted Yankees lineup, and looks poised for another big game.
Jakob Junis, SP: $6,500 – Value play with upside, Junis looks to have one of the higher probabilities for a quality start and win on the slate today. At only $6,500 he wouldn’t need to do a whole lot more than that to hit value.
Lucas Giolito, SP $7,700 – 2019 posthype posterboy candidate, Giolito is coming off seven and a third shutout innings at Cleveland earlier in the week, and the Blue Jays lineup he faces today tends to strike out an awful lot. Should be another solid fantasy line.
Steve Pearce, C/1B: $2,000 – Facing a lefty, in Boston, at the minimum salary. Very tough to beat this combo, but beware the rain monster lurking in the shadows threatening to take this away from us.
Rougned Odor, 2B: $2,400 – Odor has seen his ISO plummet since 2016, is hitting .137 on the season, with a lower OPS than another’s OBP. It’s not a pretty sight. So why use him? He is exactly the type of high variance player we want to deploy in GPP; he is cheap and has the ability to have a monster game.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B: $2,500 – Another high variance play, Guerrero offers insane upside value at this salary, and with his talent it is simply a matter of time before he delivers. Have patience, it will happen.
Minnesota Twins – Highest implied run total on the slate. They continue to rake and reach value, so we continue to stack them. Order of preference: Nelson Cruz, OF: $3,800, Marwin Gonzalez, 3B: $2,400, Jonathan Schoop, 2B: $2,900, C.J. Cron, 1B: $3,200, Byron Buxton, OF: $2,900
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
The eastern US is a mess with rain right now, jeopardizing three games in the main slate today and making life tricky until closer to lock.
It looks like they could play in Baltimore if they’re willing to wait through a lengthy delay, they could play in New York and Boston if they’re willing to play through some light rain.
Any of these three are fairly risky, as rain is everywhere around these games and popup thunderstorms could bring more than just the moisture threat.
Doing Lines In Vegas
Philadelphia at Kansas City and Texas at Houston should carry the highest run totals, both at 9.5, but the average outcome for these games should not be the same.
The under should hit more often than not in KC, the over in HOU, even down Altuve.