FanDuel MLB Pitching Primer: Thursday, September 21st

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Everything in the sport of baseball comes down to the hitter-versus-pitcher matchup – which makes pitching the most important element of MLB DFS play. Without an understanding of the best pitching plays on the day, your DFS efforts will be sunk! Each day, the Pitching Primer will provide you with some of the top pitching plays on the day – taking a close look at the “why” behind these picks, and helping you to identify pitchers others might overlook.

Thursday, September 21st

This slate is the worst for pitching. I don’t know if this is actually the worst slate I’ve ever seen for pitching, but it’s up there. We have a decent pitcher that is going to be on a pitch count, a bunch of bad pitchers, low upside pitchers, and a random assortment of “who knows what’s going to happen” pitchers. I would say avoid this slate, but if you’re still playing September DFS then you at least are aware of what’s going on. In any case, I originally thought about not playing today, but it is a day that ends with Y so I’m sure I’ll change my mind before lineup lock.

Guys I’ll Play (Because I Have To)

Tanner Roark – $9,200 (DK), $8,600 (FD)

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About the Author

  • Grant Neiffer (gneiffer07)

  • Grant (fantasy alias gneiffer07) graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a degrees in economics and accounting. He has been playing DFS since 2013 and fantasy sports since he was able to walk (around age 10). Grant has been playing DFS full time for over a year and already has 17 live final entries won to his name. While he considered NFL to probably be his most profitable sport, Grant has been in the top 50 of the RotoGrinders leaderboard in MLB, NBA, and NFL at one point or another throughout his stint in DFS.


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