I’d like to share a few thoughts on the daily fantasy lineup construction process.
At this point fade any and all Rockies at your own risk. Seriously, this is getting ridiculous. Looking back at the box scores from this past week they had 21 hits on Tuesday, 16 on Wednesday, and 16 on Saturday! In case you missed it, there’s also a 28 game hit streak from Nolan Arenado and Tulo is batting over .600 at home. I can’t even get numbers like that on ‘MLB the Show’ with it set to rookie. Just crazy. Of course like any hot streak this one will soon end, I just hope you enjoyed and were able to profit from it. For this week I thought it might be of use if I shared some daily fantasy lineup construction insight. I happened to have an awesome Saturday on DraftStreet, and it is always more fun talking about good nights.
Ervin Santana – This pick definitely scared me a bit, especially when that random thunderstorm delayed the game at the end of the second inning. Fortunately the game resumed and he performed very well. This was simply a matchup play for me. The Cubs have the highest K% in the majors and really no offense to speak of. I decided to roll the dice and ignore his last two mediocre starts and the thumb injury and it paid off.
Corey Dickerson – I liked that he was batting at the 2 spot in a hot lineup. He does well against right handed pitching, he had an impressive .340 average going into the night, and of course the price was right.
Paul Konerko – I will admit it, this was a bit lucky. Konerko hasn’t been a consistent fixture in the White Sox lineup thus far. He also had not hit a home run yet this year. That being said, he was cheap and I really liked the matchup for him. It is always nice when one of these plays does well for you.
Feel free to comment below with any questions you may have about daily fantasy lineup construction. You can find me on twitter @1ucror.
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