CheeseIsGood's Million Dollar Musings: Wednesday, April 14th

Happy Wednesday! We’ve got a split slate today, with the main 7-game slate starting at the usual time. I’ll focus on that, but let’s take a quick peek at the early games, which are broken down into a 5-gamer on DK and a 4-gamer on FD, starting at 1:07pm ET.

Early Slate Pitching

This is a straightforward pitching slate, with Corbin Burnes all alone at the top of the charts on FD. With the Twins-Red Sox game not a part of the FD contests, Burnes is a full 10% ahead of the rest of the field in strikeout ability with his 34.5% K rate since 2019. He’s been in top form to open the season with one run allowed in 12 innings and a stellar 20 strikeouts without a single walk. With a gap this size, I can’t make any case to fade Burnes in optimal lineups. Sure, eventually, you’ll split off if multi-entering, but this is a don’t overthink it.

On DK, it’s still Burnes comfortably on top, but we also get a clear SP2 with Kenta Maeda joining the mix. Maeda is not quite at Burnes’ level for strikeout upside, but this is a guy who has been between 27-32% K the past three seasons and has always had strong control. Boston has been hitting the ball well, but outside of Devers, their best hitters are right-handed, and that is where Maeda excels. Any risk from the matchup is fully priced into his low $7,200 salary.

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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.


  • Lathum

    Hey Cheese, the Astros just lost alvarez, Altuve, Maldanado, and Bregman, likely Covid related. Would you take a shot with Fulmer if multi entering on 2 pitcher sites?

  • Wallstruss

    Thank you for the great article!

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    @Lathum said...

    Hey Cheese, the Astros just lost alvarez, Altuve, Maldanado, and Bregman, likely Covid related. Would you take a shot with Fulmer if multi entering on 2 pitcher sites?

    Personally, I have 300 lineups across two sites, and zero Fulmer. But, I wouldn’t yell at you if wanted to play him on DK, where 5-10 points at his salary is fine.

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