First or Last
Alright, alright, alright……If you guys have followed me for a bit then you already know that I’m not a fan of playing everyday DFS sports on the weekends. For whatever reason the weirdest shit seems to happen. But, if you must, lets dive in…
How this article works
Remember, this article is meant to be a first or last approach to MLB. MLB to me is the greatest sport to go contrarian because every hitters floor is basically zero. I like being different in MLB and personally like to full stack whenever possible because that’s how you can really climb the leaderboards and take shit down. This will basically be my overview on the slate and how to approach it which means it will change from day to day. Some days I might like a lot of pitchers and other days I may only like a handful. I will always list some low $$ stacks to pair with higher priced pitchers and when I label it mini I only suggest 2 man stacks but If I don’t mention it I suggest you use your favorite strategy when building lines. The low dollar stacks can/should also be applied to the mid range pitching options. Below is a quick overview of what to attach to specific tiers of pitching
***See change below to stack approach marked with *
Top Tier- low $ and mid $ stacks
Mid Tier- low $ and High $ or Mid $ and Mid $
*Low Tier- Preferably high $ but take a look at the stack ranks and play appropriately.
High Dollar Pitching
Max- This Padres team has been giving starting pitching fits over the last week. Did Max finally turn a corner? Possibly. He certainly did look like vintage Mad Max in his last start.
Mid Dollar Pitching
Gray- I’ll be honest I’m very uneasy about him but I do believe he had a GPP winning ceiling for his price. He’s one of the top K arms on the slate going against a team that has been known to K a bunch but also putting in some work lately.
Low Dollar Pitchers
Lauer – The Nats are good against LHP but Lauer has really turned a corner as of late. It’s risky but there is absolute shit going tonight and he’s the only guy that’s priced down that can give you any type of ceiling.
Overall Pitcher Ranks
Ranks are determined not just by points but price, ownership, lineup construction, and value.
- Rockies—Blackmon, Story, Arenado, Desmond
- A’s- pretty much all of them. Sampson give up a good deal of HRs to RHH
- Cubs- Bote, Schwarber, Rizzo
- Angels- Fletcher, Trout, Calhoun, Pujols, Puello
- Mariners- tough to say who right now but the Angels BP is pretty dicey and they should be able to get to this kid.
Fav One Offs and Value one offs
Not going to give you one-offs but instead give you my fave value play since it’s a smaller slate and value will be important:
Canha, Austin, Dozier, Bote, Machado, Verdugo, Dominic Smith, Pillar
Always remember to make sure these guys are in the lineup and that there are no weather concerns. Good luck!