MLB DFS Tournament Strategy: Friday, April 19th

MLB DFS tournament play is unlike that of any other sport. Predicting outcomes with precision is difficult, and player variance is near its peak. There are special considerations when constructing lineups in order for you to find success in the long term. Each weekday, our DFS analysts will examine a specific tournament format and help you understand the application of strategy, via concepts such as pitcher pairings, roster construction, stacking, leverage, ownership, variance, and more.

Friday, April 19th

Pitching Texture

Justin Verlander is Friday’s top projected starting pitcher via Derek Carty’s projection system, THE BAT, and is also projected to be Friday’s highest owned starting pitcher (34% DK). Verlander is an interesting fade for me in tournaments due to high expected ownership and non-optimal context against the Rangers in Arlington. The biggest case against Verlander is lineup construction as it’s difficult to fit in high-priced bats if you throw JV as your SP1.

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  • Dan Gaspar (MrTuttle05)

  • Since his addition to the RotoGrinders community, MrTuttle has been continually climbing the Grinders leaderboards and is currently ranked in Top 150 overall. He has qualified for countless live finals as well and has proven himself to be one of the best high-stakes DFS players in the industry. You can find him on Twitter @MrTuttle05.

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