Million Dollar Musings: Wednesday, May 16th

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Wednesday, May 16th

Welcome to another Wonky Wednesday! The Main Slate tonight is just five games, and while the majority of the games are during the day, they have much smaller prize pools and are split up differently between the sites, with DraftKings including all nine early games, while FanDuel and FantasyDraft have only the first six. Most of the pitching choices for the early slate are in those first six games, so I’ll start there and add a brief synopsis of the next three games. We also have the weather concerns back with several of these early games, so we may end up with fewer pitching choices once again.

I’ll be back in a couple hours with a look at the evening Main Slate.

EARLY SLATE PITCHING

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  • coach232

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    Thank you Dave, I appreciate the work you put in

  • rhallone

    Mitch 2 bags or former rockie at 1st Dave? I kinda think Reynolds was more motivated against the dbacks, but I’ve watched last two Boston games and Mitch is seeing it right now

  • tin8shusd

    Great stuff as always, Dave! I’m in a bit of a pickle with my early games roster… Gordon, Mazara, or Gallo in DK Cash?

  • rhallone

    I put Mitch at first and reynolds at third! problem solved, great article sir, Im fitting Sale and Scherzer in…I think position players will play an important role especially base thieves

  • jsams4

    I clearly read when you said dont overthink it but how do you plan on being different in GPPs tonight? (If you dont mind answering that) thx!

  • Kylerusher

    With the cancellations and scratches, is it just going to be a 4 man pitching pool with sale, Verlander, buehler, and richards. Or would you play anyone else tonight?

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    @jsams4 said...

    I clearly read when you said dont overthink it but how do you plan on being different in GPPs tonight? (If you dont mind answering that) thx!

    Honestly, I do not plan on trying to be different in GPP tonight. I would always love to do something different than the obvious, but I have to like it. If I only like one thing, thats what I’m going to do, and hope that enough other people try and get tricky, which they usually do.
    If I can make the lineups work, I wont have a single bat besides Cubs, Braves, Dodgers. I may need a fill in here or there, but that’s how I’m playing it personally.

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    @Kylerusher said...

    With the cancellations and scratches, is it just going to be a 4 man pitching pool with sale, Verlander, buehler, and richards. Or would you play anyone else tonight?

    I think it’s viable to consider Cahill on DK/FDRFT with his salary. He’s coming off an injury in a tough matchup, but his skills vs salary are a clear bargain.

  • palac1a

    Can you pair buhler/Richard’s or best to get one of the studs in?

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    @palac1a said...

    Can you pair buhler/Richard’s or best to get one of the studs in?

    I’m tournaments, I think Buehler/Richards is quite reasonable. There are combinations of big bats that you simply can’t get with Sale or Ver.

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    @jsams4 said...

    I clearly read when you said dont overthink it but how do you plan on being different in GPPs tonight? (If you dont mind answering that) thx!

    Circling back to this, leaving salary on the table is always a way to try and be different. If you have a Sale/Buehler Team, make that same lineup but swap down Buehler to Richards, and leave the bats the same, rather than upgrading with that salary.

  • jsams4

    @CheeseIsGood said...

    Circling back to this, leaving salary on the table is always a way to try and be different. If you have a Sale/Buehler Team, make that same lineup but swap down Buehler to Richards, and leave the bats the same, rather than upgrading with that salary.

    Thx alot your advice means so much!

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