CheeseIsGood's Million Dollar Musings: Tuesday, September 14th

Happy Tuesday! We’ve got a good looking 12-game slate on tap tonight with a little bit of everything. We’ve got a few aces, we’ve got a few high total offenses and we’ve got some wild card matchups that should go overlooked. Let’s get right into it!

Tuesday Night Pitching

There are enough good pitching options on this slate to spread out as far as you want, and I could build a case for more than a dozen of these guys. However, after digging in, I am landing on a very condensed pool for my primary lineups tonight. I’ll start with the bird’s eye view, and then we’ll quickly whittle these tiers down:

One Ace And Three Other Aces

Gerrit Cole at Orioles
Lucas Giolito vs Angels
Frankie Montas at Royals
Nathan Eovaldi at Mariners

Real Life, Whoop-Dee-Doo

Marcus Stroman vs Cardinals
Zack Greinke at Rangers
Anthony Desclafani vs Padres

Matchup Aided

Erick Fedde vs Marlins
Kyle Gibson vs Cubs

Ace Upside Maybes

Jose Berrios vs Rays
Touki Toussaint vs Rockies
Jon Gray at Braves
Jesus Luzardo at Nationals

Cheap Nonsense

Jackson Kowar vs A’s
Jake Woodford at Mets
Packy Naughton at White Sox

Cole And More Aces

Gerrit Cole at Orioles
Lucas Giolito vs Angels
Frankie Montas at Royals
Nathan Eovaldi at Mariners

Gerrit Cole is the best pitcher on this slate by a healthy margin and he has a good strikeout matchup on top of it. There is just one little fly in the ointment to keep him out of lock button territory. He left his last start early with hamstring tightness. That’s it, that’s the fly. He does not sound like it was anything serious at all, he didn’t need to go on the IL and he went through normal bullpen sessions without issue. I am assuming he’s 100% and a full go, but sure, if the hamstring issue returns, they wouldn’t leave him out there. So, I won’t go all-in, but he is still far and away my top pitcher on this slate and will be by far my highest owned pitcher on this slate on DK. As always, the FD pricing has a little more gap between him and everybody else, but I still want him anywhere I can fit him.

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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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