I hate to start out the article like this but the Fantasy Alarm crew has been absolutely shredding it over on Fantasy Aces the past two weeks. It seems like everyday one of us is cashing one of the top prizes in the Line Drive contest, their big $27.50 tournament. As much as I like the cash I do want to see if any of you can beat me with my own Playbook. If you enter the tournament and beat me and the rest of the crew (or just me!) drop me a note on the Playbook that night and I will send you some swag. Anyways, do you want to learn how to swim away from the sharks? Play daily fantasy baseball over on Fantasy Aces and you’ll be able to start out, learn and win big money in a much more laid back atmosphere where each contest isn’t full of people who play DFS for a living. 

The slate today kind of sucks to be honest with you and thus we are running the Playbook but no daily fantasy baseball rankings. With just two early games we are going to go ahead and avoid those and focus on the evening slate in MLB tonight. This is not a cash game night for me at all to be quite honest with you. In these smaller slates I like to just play for the big prize tournaments or qualifiers. There are so few choices that all lineups should be pretty darn close to each other and thus I am taking some shots on upside players who statistically may not be the best choices today. 

Remember, it is highly recommended that you not play above 10% of your overall bankroll in any one night (especially this one) and definitely no more than that in tournament play. Unless of course you either have unlimited funds, don't believe any currency has meaning or are married to a sugar Momma (or Daddy if that is your thing). Hey it is a judge free zone here people!!

Here is the DFS MLB Playbook for Thursday April 16th:

Doug FisterP5,9509,0007,700Phillies averaging 2.6 runs per game
Archie BradleyP5,5007,4006,400Tournament SP, swinging for fences 
Travis d'ArnaudC4,6503,0003,7002nd among MLB C's at BA & HR
Buster PoseyC5,2504,3004,300Expensive but best player by FAR at pos
Ryan Zimmerman1B4,8503,5004,10020-78 (.256), 3 HR Vs Hamels
Lucas Duda1B4,7003,9004,3009-22 (.409) 3 wB, HR in last 5 games
Dee Gordon2B5,3004,2004,70010-25 (.400) 2 2B, 3B, 7 R in last 6 gms
Daniel Murphy2B4,7503,4003,900Moves up in order with Wright out
Evan Longoria3B5,0503,7004,500.389 OBP on season
Josh Donaldson3B5,3503,9004,400 Big bump if he's hitting 2nd again
Ian DesmondSS4,6003,8004,000Best SS on board today by FAR
Freddy GalvisSS3,5002,3003,300Punt play for some salary relief
Jose BautistaOF5,4004,7004,900Expensive but starting to get hot
Kevin KiermaierOF4,6503,0004,600Love his price on FD
Curtis GrandersonOF4,7003,0003,7004-9 in last 2 games; .406 OBP this year
Juan LagaresOF4,2002,4003,4004-11, 2 runs in last 3 games
Odubel HerreraOF3,5003,0003,000Hitting leadoff Vs RHP
Ben RevereOF4,5002,8003,8009-28 (.321) Vs Fister
Marcell OzunaOF4,3003,2003,800Low owned, 5-10 Vs Gee