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Despite the complaint about Jose Abreu yesterday (he went 2-3 with 2 RBI) we will continue to march through unreasonable expectations in today's DFS Playbook. A full slate of games is wonderful to those of us who put in the work and let the numbers point us toward the best plays of the day.
You will notice that I have Clayton Kershaw THIRD on the list of pitchers tonight and thus I should address this directly. I absolutely love Kershaw tonight and any night for that matter. The minor issue here is that he is extremely expensive (14,100/12,600/7800) and does have one of the tougher matchup in the Angels tonight. Also, Felix Hernandez saves you a lot of money, is also one of the best pitchers in the league and is at home with a great matchup. I list Charlie Morton second today because I am being real. Most nights we can figure out a way to get two stud arms in our DraftKings lineups but not tonight with these prices. So, the best bet is to select which stud you prefer (Felix or Kershaw) and pair them with a vlaue play (Morton or Keuchel). I am prepared for the "you like Charlie Morton more than Clayton Kershaw" remarks tonight so save your breath and eat a bag of dicks while you are at it.
If we're talking stacks tonight the team I like the most is the Chicago Cubs. It is not just because they are at Coors Field either. The Cubs have the city of Chicago and MLB buzzing today with the call up of Javier Baez who is in the lineup and hitting second. I don't have Baez in the Playbook because his price is already way too high ($4,000...really!?) compared to his body of work or lack thereof. But the Cubs are good against LHP and have been hitting the ball well as of late (.328 wOBA in past 7 games). Other stacks to consider are the Orioles and the White Sox.
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Here is the DFS Playbook for August 5th:
What an awful, awful fantasy baseball day. You know things are going bad when Caleb Joseph is the only pick you have that does anything....Hou and CWS really crapped the bed...maybe they ate that bad of dicks everyone is talking about. Can't win every night, here's looking forward to tomorrow!
Stroke of luck.... So glad I went Cueto and Duffy... HORRID losing streak all but put me bankrupt, pure luck.... Just cannot even begin to begin to express the humility getting this luck makes someone
Best line of the year: "save your breath and eat a bag of dicks". These are the best daily fantasy articles around. Keep up the good work
Jeff, Great articles and I even listened to you on demand today at work. (last night late show) Quick question, when you do your multiple entries into different cash games / tourneys each night do you use the same line-ups? I know for the cash and tourney you probably tweak them, but I didn't know if you altered 1-2 players for each cash game you do, or ride with the same lineup. (basically you win most or lose most) Thanks!
Justin...hate Duffy honestly. He is living off of fumes this year. Walk rate WAY too high and BABIP absolutely lowest it can be...there will be regression here soon and on the road in HR friendly ballpark with 3 aces going tonight is just not the spot for me.
Thoughts on Duffy? No love for COL stack? What about a Cueto/Felix pair and then using cheap plays to make it work? If you like this, what is the one spot you would spend? Blackmon? Not on the playbook but at home against Wood!? haha
Barnes is batting 7th for COL, only $2800 on DK, good punt play at Coors vs Travis "Flyball" Wood
Sean...How about a FD lineup like this: Felix Rosario Singleton Joe Panik Elvis Andrus Machado Puig Rios Lagares Leaving some $ on the table but feel this is pretty strong. Panik is off the Playbook but hitting 2nd tonight
Kenneth...best punt play there is Marisnick though I'd consider downgrading elsewhere maybe and get up to the Lagares/Campbell/Taveras territory.
Need a punt play at OF on DraftKings. Only 2600 to work with, are we going with Marisnick, Sierra, Negron, Robertson, or Perez?
Man, hard to get a FD lineup in today with Felix. Couldn't get any of the big bats to go with him.
"...so save your breath and eat a bag of dicks while you are at it" Just coughed up my lunch reading that. Hilarious.
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@fantasyguy1234 Well T-Rich is consistently average and he's gotten a ton of carries because Colts offense has run the most plays in the NFL
@fantasyguy1234 If you have to drop 1 I would say get rid of T-Rich. Vereen is the best of that group right now