CheeseIsGood's Million Dollar Musings: Tuesday, September 21st

Happy Tuesday! We’ve got a wildly lopsided 11-game slate with just a small handful of pitching options, and then the big decision point coming on what to do with the Dodgers going into Coors Field. We’ve then got an equally obvious second tier of offenses with the Astros, Yankees and Braves, the same top three as last night. This will leave us with a whole bunch of leftovers that are going to be off the board. Before we get to that, let’s take a look at the pitching options.

Tuesday Night Pitching

It thins out quickly tonight with one true ace, and then a second tier that is lacking something in either skill set or matchup.

The Ace Of The Tuesday

Brandon Woodruff vs Cardinals

Non-Thrilling Second Tier

Kevin Gausman at Padres
Joe Musgrove vs Giants
Jordan Montgomery vs Rangers
Eduardo Rodriguez vs Mets
Alek Manoah at Rays
Jose Urquidy at Angels
Julio Urias at Rockies

Cheaper And Closer To Nonsense

Alec Mills vs Twins
Griffin Jax at Cubs
Paul Blackburn

Woodruff and Friends

While Brandon Woodruff is all alone at the top of my list tonight, it’s not as if he’s an absolute must-play, can’t miss with an endless ceiling. For now, I’ll assume he keeps going along with the 90-100 pitches, which has given him six good innings in most starts. His 29.6% strikeout rate is the best mark on this slate, but still not a world beater against a Cardinals team that doesn’t strike out a lot against righties. This is all to say that he is the SP1 on this slate, but it’s not some situation where he’s guaranteed to have a ceiling game. He will be the first guy in my pool, and my highest owned pitcher, but offense will override pitching tonight.

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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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