Million Dollar Musings: Monday, August 19th

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Monday, August 19th

Happy Monday! I spent the weekend in Chicago with several other RG folks and had a marvelous time at the DraftKings live final at Wrigley Field. Many congrats to the winner CosaSpeciale as well as our own Chris Kirkwood (kirkdiese) with the big payday for a 2nd-place finish in the event. Your favorite Managing Editor for RG and I enjoyed more than one helping of deep dish pizza, and most of the other things I would mention to you about the trip are also food-related. FoodIsGood.

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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.

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  • deaddogseye

    elsewhere you list Gibson as a core play but here you seem so-so on him. Am i missing omething?

  • CheeseIsGood

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    @deaddogseye said...

    elsewhere you list Gibson as a core play but here you seem so-so on him. Am i missing omething?

    FanDuel Core only because of the salary. I am so-so on him for DK, but he’s goofy cheap on FD.

  • Fitzi98

    Curious of what you think of babip with hitters? Is it likely hitter stay around .300 babip as well?

  • meansy53

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    Let the record show I easily could have had a fourth slice

  • Kttulu

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    In Canada and can confirm I can also do whatever I want

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    @Kttulu said...

    In Canada and can confirm I can also do whatever I want

    Thank you for confirming. I was unsure how that might go up there. Good luck!

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    @Fitzi98 said...

    Curious of what you think of babip with hitters? Is it likely hitter stay around .300 babip as well?

    No, hitter’s BABIP is totally different. Hitters set their own baseline over time. In general, slow, fly ball hitters will have low BABIP, fast ground ball/line drive hitters have higher BABIP’s. The batter sets the BABIP level, the reason the pitchers are end up around the same area is over time, they will all face the same general bucket of hitters.

  • messner4442

    I enjoyed your early rambling about Jackson and Houston and BABIP etc, these are the nuggets of information that I find the most interesting, things that speak more broadly about stats as opposed to being so micro all the time about this matchup or that matchup. Great article as usual. Thanks again!

  • Stalnaker005

    cheeese cheese cheese what is wrong with this miley price wowwzersssss

    id like to know witch bottom duo cheap non-sence you would run with for dk gpp if you were in the almighty US of A or up there smoking canadian bacon

    ps love the articles i live for morning cheese!!!!!

    i feel you on the bozo that hit the wrong button this is just nutts and out right weird …. maybe they thought it was verlander lol
    ….

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    In the future please refrain from calling “deep dish” pizza. It is more of a quiche. Otherwise, nice write up as usual. Thank you.

  • Boyer318

    Great article Cheese. Had me rolling with the jokes. Informative and entertaining!

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    Actually a few days ago, DK had McKay listed as a 1B. I was really hoping i would get to plug him into the 1b slot today at a 1b price and collect pitching points 😄

  • Mr_tjRoto

    Something tells me we should listen to CheeseIsGood

    ………..the Houston Astros, and they are facing our good friend Edwin Jackson.

    and who the hell is playing left field for the tigers

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