MLB DFS Tournament Strategy: Thursday, April 11th

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.

Thursday, April 11th

Main Slate Pitching Texture

We have a lot of places on RotoGrinders where you can find full analysis on “who” the best plays are (and why) at the pitcher position (see: Million Dollar Musings, Premium Filters, CVR). I want to focus the main slate texture discussion on the roster construction you will be faced with when pairing certain pitchers. The salary ranges from $6,500 to $9,300 on DK tonight, which is a much narrower range than usual. In addition, hitter prices are soft. The Yahoo range is wider, but Jon Gray is also $38. That means we can basically have whatever pairing we want, and in tournaments that could lead to some very chalky duos.

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About the Author

  • Chris Gimino (ChrisGimino)

  • Chris Gimino is a top mind in the DFS industry and one of the primary contributors at RotoGrinders including one of the most accurate ownership projection systems in the industry. A multiple time live-finalist, Chris delivers actionable tools and advice for RotoGrinders Premium subscribers that helps them make informed decisions for their lineup builds.


  • trap4

    Thanks Chris…great stuff. I always appreciate your insight and analysis. Quick question: Any idea when the SlateIQ will be ready to roll?

  • ChrisGimino

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    @trap4 said...

    Any idea when the SlateIQ will be ready to roll?

    It’s so soon — I’m afraid to say how soon in case I’m wrong.

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