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To say that the DFS Playbook has been "good" lately is like calling Kate Upton "a pretty girl." No sir, both of these entities (see what I did there?) are on FIRE!! Yesterday the DFS Playbook hitters as a whole went 37-85 (.435), with 7 HR, 22 RBI, 19 runs, 3 steals, 8 walks, 5 douibles and 1 triple. Add in 19.2 innings, 11 hits, 4 ER & 22 K's from Felix Hernandez, Drew Smyly and Jesse Hahn and there is little doubt that you won some major cash last night in DFS. 

The big name pitchers is where I am starting tonight with Chris Sale and the affordable Adam Wainwright.  Wainwright has seen his K's fall off but he is no longer priced at a high number on Draftkings either.  Jon Lester did not make the cut against a scrappy Royals team that has been red hot lately.  I don't mind Doug Fister tonight but the weather could be a concern in New York.

There are plenty of value hitters if you need them but I don't think you will need to go crazy with them.  The top value play along with being one of the top overall plays will be Juan Francisco who hits the high pitches well and gets to face Chris Young who lives up there.   The Rays should light up the scoreboard tonight with the help of facing a bad pitcher and a very hitter friendly umpire who has seen 80% of games go over the number this year.  The current line is 9 and while not big on these over/under lines this game should see some fireworks.  I love Matt Joyce and Ben Zobrist in particular.  Another note on notable umpire stats,  81% of the games with Kerwin Danley behind the plate (doing the LAD/ATL tonight) have gone under (currently at 8).  These are just some of the added things we like to look at it.  I don't typically get too concerned on umpire stats unless I see things really stand out like these or for tiebreaking purposes.

Here is the DFS Playbook for Tuesday August 12th

 
  Player Name Pos DraftKings FanDuel Aces
  Chris Sale P 12500 10600 7350
  Adam Wainwright P 9500 9900 7200
  Collin McHugh P 8700 7400 6000
  Dan Haren P 5700 6800 5850
  Brandon Moss 1B 3700 2900 4700
  Freddie Freeman 1B 4500 3700 5000
  Tommy Medica 1B 3500 3400 4750
  Ben Zobrist 2B/OF 4800 4100 5200
  Jason Kipnis 2B 4400 3800 5150
  Rickie Weeks - OUT 2B 2900 3000 4200
  Danny Santana SS/OF 3900   4650
  Jordy Mercer SS 3300 2900 4350
  Cliff Pennington SS/2B 2600 2600 3650
  Chris Taylor SS 2600 3000 3500
  Juan Francisco 3B 3000 2600 4800
  Yangervis Solarte 3B/2B 3100 3100 4650
  Evan Longoria 3B 4500 3400 5100
  Kole Calhoun OF 3500 3200 4850
  Carlos Gomez OF 4700 4200 5300
  Billy Hamilton OF/SS 4300 3400 4900
  Jay Bruce OF 4200 3000 4550
  Matt Joyce OF 3500 2800 4800
  Darin Ruf OF/1B 2100 2400 4200
  Mike Trout OF 5400 4800 5850
  Scott Van Slyke OF 2900 2500 4400
  Stephen Vogt C 3400 3000 4600
  Rene Rivera C 2200 2400 4450
  Mike Zunino C 2600 2900 4500

 




Comments

HooDooGuru 

When does the Playbook usually come out? Thanks. =)

Ted Schuster 

No Rivera at C tonight so if you need another option go Brayan Pena who would have been in the playbook initially if I knew he would play tonight.

Ted Schuster 

Radar..not rader

Ted Schuster 

Rader shows the rain might break up but nothing there was overly appealing where i would risk it.

Ted Schuster 

Very concerned about the WASH/NY game getting played. With a full slate of games, I would just ignore it completely.

John 

Thoughts on Span and LaRoche?

Ted Schuster 

Use Pennington at 2B...though i love Zobrist tonight and I am using him

Alan Bradfield 

2B - Go with Zobrist, Pennington, or Kipnis

Alan Bradfield 

Wow, didn't even notice! I am rolling with Gomes and/or Jaso. Also, I love your value picks! Snider last night and really feeling Pennington and Van Slyke tonight!!

Rickie Weeks 

Not starting. Any other value 2B options?

Hugo Hugasian 

Nice job..

Ted Schuster 

Updated with catchers

Ted Schuster 

shoot..damnit

Hugo Hugasian 

Ted, You forgot the Catcher position.. LOL... I was thinking Yasmani Grandal for value, Vogt and Meserasco. Any thoughts?


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@nateclever8 saw it just not putting much into it. I imagine his knees are not great but he will be fine.

@nateclever8 his injury was from the end of the game 2 wks ago to his ankle. If it was a major issue he wouldn't have been played at all.

@Manny4Prez05 pass..your side is better

@jrichma1 @Jeff_Mans fine with that..he has earned more playing time but will have to share the load