It’s often the unsung daily fantasy baseball heroes that come through to help you win your contests.
Daily fantasy baseball is completely unique in comparison to other fantasy sports. In football or basketball, if you were to finish with a zero from a player you spent a maximum salary on it would be disastrous. In daily fantasy baseball it’s more or less another day at the office and easy to overcome by a few of your other picks performing well. Last night that pick was once again Macier Izturis for me. My team was bailed out by a few stellar performances and I was able to take down a fair number of my head-to-head contests. Today is a little different with only four games on tap, and I believe using some out of the box strategy will be the key to taking down large-field tournaments.
Try and take me out with your best daily fantasy baseball roster in one of the $1 +.10 Head to Head games I’m sitting in. I’m also geared up for some exhilarating large field daily fantasy baseball tourney action in the $5 +.50 Throwdown. Don’t forget to join the MLB Freeroll either, it’s free money! I’ll be on Twitter as the action unfolds so shoot me a tweet and talk some smack!
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Cliff Lee - $14900 - Easily will be the most drafted pitcher today, and for good reason. Safest play by far for head-to-head and double up structures with the anemic Padres offense on deck.
Maidson Bumgarner - $11600 - Has been impressive at times, and represents a good deal of salary saved from not going Cliff Lee. The Dodgers haven’t been hitting well, and Bumgarner has flashed brilliance at times.
Carlos Santana - $6100 - Excellent matchup against Zach Britton.
J.P. Arencibia - $6200 - He hits lefty pitching much better, but on a short day his boom/bust upside is hard to ignore.
Adam Lind - $8700 - The matchup is great with a righty on the mound, and Lind has been sizzling in the month of June.
Edwin Encarnacion - $9900 - Most people will likely have Lind as the matchup play, and if you want to zig when they zag you can maintain elite upside with Encarnacion.
Skip Schumaker - $4500 - As long as he’s in the starting lineup he’s the perfect low upside filler so you can load up on big bats.
Jason Kipnis - $8400 - One of the better hitting options available today, the Indians could certainly rock Britton’s world.
Michael Young - $5300 - Lineup filler who’s also been playing out of his mind recently.
Macier Izturis - $4400 - More lineup filler that just so happens to be playing well.
Wil Myers - $2200 - At this price you have no choice. I expect him to be near 100% owned.
Chris Davis - $9900 - You’ve been playing all these filler picks for a reason. With a limited player pool there are only a few players capable of mammoth production.
Colby Rasmus - $6900 - Good matchup against righty pitching and has been above average with his bat over the past two weeks.
Even though I’ve listed my favorite picks, on a small slate there will be abundant redundancy in lineups. and if you’re seeking to take down a large-field tournament you’ll have to think outside the box. PHI/SD and SF/LAD both have extremely low over/under totals, and taking a mini-stack of players from any of those teams has the potential to win you a sizeable amount of cash for a minimal investment. If one of those teams has their bats catch on fire you’ll be one of the few that are able to fully take advantage of the daily fantasy baseball explosion.
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Remember to visit tomorrow, we’ll break down tonight’s lineup and discuss Monday’s top daily fantasy baseball options.