Welcome back to the daily DraftKings picks where we try to get super rich playing daily fantasy baseball. As usual I’ll do a brief recap of my lineups from the night before then throw out some picks that I’m brainstorming for tonight, and hopefully get some good feedback/tips/picks from you guys either in the comment section or on Twitter @kmarkobarstool.
Lineups stunk last night.
To be honest I barely even paid attention to them while football was on. Checked the app to see if I was in the money, saw the gray bar, flipped right back over to NFL. The new national pastime indeed.
But tonight is a different story. Got the DraftKings $2.5M Millionaire Maker with 1 million cash going to first place…so needless to say I will be paying VERY close attention to my lineups tonight. It’s only 20 bucks to enter too so I’ll probably get 2 or 3
in there – if you want to deposit and get in on that be sure to
use my referral link.
Let’s get into it –
-Gotta like deGrom tonight – a mid September game against a shitty lineup on paper. The Marlins are kind of in the same boat as the Phillies for me though…always ruining my lineups. Still strongly considering paying up for Jake though.
-Don’t look now but Felix has finally returned to form with 3 straight great starts…and now he gets the disappointing Angels.
-I’ll admit I hadn’t noticed how well Tomlin was pitching. Last week I said he was way overpriced and a ton of people corrected me on Twitter, and you were right. His game log is crazy. Still don’t know if I can pay 10.4 for him tonight though.
–Odorizzi and Lester are interesting…but I’m eyeing Strasburg priced below both of them with a great matchup.
-For my mid range options I’m looking at Lamb, Samardzija and Teheran as semi risky, semi-high reward guys. (Ok, Teheran is High risk).
-For value plays I like Buerhle, Brett Anderson, and Joe Kelly…ok I don’t like them, they scare the shit out of me, but I hypothetically like their possible high reward situations.
OF Bryce Harper $5.9K
It’s not often that I make a guy this expensive an official pick, but it’s not often I like a pick as much as Bryce tonight. Listen 5.9K is REALLY pricey and not for the faint of heart. But when you have the MVP with a matchup against the human garbage can
Buchanan for by far the premier offense of the night, it’s easy to feel a little better about it. Plus there are a bunch of value options I like at pitcher tonight, so I’m going to do my best to squeeze Bryce into my lineup.
1B/3B Miggy $4.6K
4.6K for Miguel Cabrera…feels weird every time I see it. And I know I said the same exact thing last week and got burned by him, but the fact remains that no matter how hard he’s slumping he’s one of the best hitters in the game. Feel the same way about Mike
Trout. No matter what their matchup is or what their game log says, once their price gets so far below their talent level, I almost have to jump on them. The upside gets me feelin’ some type of way. So, one more time, I’m going to the Miggy well, and if he
doesn’t hit 15 points I will not be using him again for the rest of the season.
OF Marlon Byrd $3.7K
Tried to find a cheap, off the board pick for you here since I thin Bryce and Miggy might be popular tonight. Marlon Byrd with a good matchup against a lefty could be it. Sure he’s far from safe, but I think we have a good shot of seeing a Byrd home run tonight,
and at this price that’s all we can hope for.
Good luck tonight, hit me up @kmarkobarstool with your picks of the night.