CheeseIsGood's Million Dollar Musings: Monday, April 12th

Happy Monday! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. My day off yesterday was filled with popcorn, which is always a glorious kind of day. I saw a movie where Saul Goodman beat up a bunch of dudes, and that is always fun. I will also say that while I don’t know anything about golf, and have close to no interest in it, if someone asked me to name five golfers, Matsuyama would be one of them. The clip on twitter of him with his arms in the air and that huge smile made me happy. Green looks good on him!

If you played MLB DFS yesterday, you had to deal with a horrendous pitching slate, to the point that getting a one-out rainout from Marcus Stroman was plenty enough to win. Thankfully, we’re back to the top of the rotation with a few teams, and we’re also already starting to get the schedules broken up to the point where it’s not all aces or all #4-5 starters on every slate. Let’s jump on in and see what we find.

Monday Night Pitching

We’ve got some big separation between the top pitchers and the rest of the field tonight. I see four pitchers that are the clear starting points tonight:

Two Super Aces

Gerrit Cole at Toronto
Tyler Glasnow vs Texas

A Real-Life Ace And Some Strikeout Upside

Zack Greinke vs Detroit
Freddy Peralta vs Chicago Cubs

After those four, we have a whole handful of guys with some upside or some positive matchups that make them viable, but clearly outside of that top four:

Carlos Rodon vs Cleveland
Robbie Ray vs NY Yankees
Triston McKenzie at Chicago White Sox
Wade Miley at San Francisco
Madison Bumgarner vs Oakland
Brady Singer vs LA Angels
Justus Sheffield at Baltimore
Dane Dunning at TB Rays
Sandy Alcantara at Atlanta
Huascar Ynoa vs Miami
John Gant vs Washington
Chase Anderson at NY Mets
Dean Kremer vs Seattle
David Peterson vs Philadelphia
Casey Mize at Houston
Adbert Alzolay at Milwaukee

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About the Author

  • Dave Potts (CheeseIsGood)

  • One of the preeminent baseball minds in all of fantasy, Dave Potts, aka CheeseIsGood, has won contests at the highest levels of both season-long and DFS. He is a two-time winner of a million dollar first place prize in DFS; having won the 2014 FanDuel baseball live final and following that up by taking down a DraftKings Millionare Maker Tournament in 2015. In addition, he’s won the Main Event championship in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship and the NFBC Platinum League, which is the highest buy-in entry league. His consistent success in the NFBC tournaments recently earned him a prestigious spot in their Hall of Fame. Dave can also strum a mean guitar while carrying a tune and if you’re lucky, you’ll see him do so on one of his GrindersLive appearances. Follow Dave on Twitter – @DavePotts2.

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  • PhishRadiohead

    I can’t thank you enough for your insight. I am heading off to work right now, but for a casual player like myself, this info really helps in all facets of enjoying the game of baseball. I will elaborate further, but got to get my lineups in before I leave!

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    @PhishRadiohead said...

    I can’t thank you enough for your insight. I am heading off to work right now, but for a casual player like myself, this info really helps in all facets of enjoying the game of baseball. I will elaborate further, but got to get my lineups in before I leave!

    Glad it is of help. Helping to enjoy the game of baseball, and not just DFS, is part of the hope here.

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    If anyone asks you “What’s Nu?” you can tell them it is the 13th letter of the Greek alphabet. Just a little tidbit from my fraternity days in college :-)

  • Lathum

    Cheese? How come you didn’t mention Bassitt? He hasn’t been awesome this year but has upside and somewhat of a track record.

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    @Lathum said...

    Cheese? How come you didn’t mention Bassitt? He hasn’t been awesome this year but has upside and somewhat of a track record.

    He’s every bit as playable as the rest of that big muddled tier of OK pitchers. He missed my cut, but he’s no worse than Miley or Sheffield or someone like that. All these guys are essentially the same dude and i think i respect the Arizona lineup more than most.

  • Lathum

    Thanks Cheese!

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