CheeseIsGood's Million Dollar Musings: Thursday, April 15th

Happy Thursday! We’ve got another split slate day with a five-game main slate at the usual time, following a 12:10pm ET start on DK and a 12:20pm ET start on FD.

After the Houston debacle last night and several of the better pitchers with duds, I was quite excited to have Jacob deGrom on this early slate so we at least got one thing we didn’t need to worry about. But, no dice there. Thanks Roth! It looks like the Phillies-Mets game has extreme weather concerns, which makes it tough to pay top dollar for a pitcher who may not even make it out of the dugout.

Let’s dig in and see what else we can find on this early slate, and then I’ll be back a bit later with the main slate analysis.

Early Slate Pitching

We’ve got a very different setup between DK and FD for this early slate. FD has included just four games, while DK has six. It’s not just the difference of the two games, but the fact that one of them is a Jacob deGrom start for the Mets. That would make the pitching very different on each site if the Mets game clears up with the weather.

If the rain were to go away in New York, on DK where he’s available, there is nothing to think with Jacob deGrom at this point. Every skill is elite and it’s possible he’s still getting better after what we’ve seen through two starts. He’s been over 31% strikeouts three straight years, and jumping into the party this year with 42.9% K and just 4.1% walks. It’s silly to even care at all about matchup with this guy. He’s the top pitcher on this slate, if not any slate. Just play him. Sure, $11,000 is a lot, but it could be more and it would be OK. However, we are likely going to just scratch that whole paragraph. Thanks Roth!

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  • 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.


  • jpjk1lla

    RG should start a movement to make All-day slate’s on days like this a thing. There’s just something about picking players from a group of 6 or 8 teams that seems… lame. Also it seems like MLB is the perfect sport for All-day because we rarely get slate-breaking late scratches and stuff like that like NBA

  • Darkstar24

    I like the 2 slates personally…any chance in the future though we can get the RG team to add pOWN to the early slate? The pOWN for the turbo slates was a great addition to LUHQ for basketball

    Thanks for all the info Cheese – good luck today

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    On CBS News this morning (at least here in San Diego, but think it was the national feed), when they were reporting on Turner’s Nachos HR yesterday, the caption at the bottom read “Cheese Is Good.” Apparently a shout out to you.

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    @Mohawk86 said...

    On CBS News this morning (at least here in San Diego, but think it was the national feed), when they were reporting on Turner’s Nachos HR yesterday, the caption at the bottom read “Cheese Is Good.” Apparently a shout out to you.

  • BigFundsHC

    Excellent article, as always. Thanks for your help, Dave.

  • kevin3883

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    Building lineups before starting lineups are out is not ideal.

  • runner2847

    Well, there go my Corbin lineups. -18 through 2 innings is brutal.

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