Skinning the Cat: When options are limited

I am a low volume DFS player who is constantly looking to refine my process in order to achieve consistency. I have been playing DFS for three years now and I really love learning new things that helps me with my Achilles Heel, roster construction. I have found there are different roads to profitability and knowing who you are as a player is the first step. The old saying โ€œthere is more than one way to skin a cat is how I see reaching consistency and profitability thus the title of my blog. This is not a blog where I give out picks, it is more a blog chronicling my journey and things that occur in DFS we all can relate to

Good morning everyone, another Monday, another day to talk about DFS which I love doing. Yesterday’s slate of games proved to be like navigating through a maze. I had made a place holder lineup in the main slate and I did not get to move with the postponement news at all. I was stuck in a meeting and I did not take my phone. I had resolved to play Chris Sale or Syndergard and get some Phillies bats, but it was not to be. I missed out on the top guys at pitcher and the aforementioned Phillies bats. My best play in this lineup turned out to be Andrew Bennitendi and I caught a zero from Mike Trout due to a ppd. To my surprise this lineup almost limped to the cash line. Thankfully I only used one entry.


After getting home I decided to play the 4pm slate and I wanted to build my lineup with Padre and A’s bats. In my last post I stated that I was seeing that Padres bats could be reliable and most of them being under 3k were excellent values. It became evident to me that Jose Pirela and Christian Villanueva were the best choices for my lineup and I went 1-4 with the A’s, attacking a declining Felix Hernandez. Pirela and Villanueva put up big numbers and Jed Lowrie came through with a 2 run homer putting this lineup in position to get over the cash line. Paul Goldschimdt hit a late inning HR to secure my spot. I missed at Pitcher though with Zack Godley who showed control issues early. Here is the rest of the lineup I entered in 3 50/50’s


On today’s slate lets hope the weather cooperates. It would be nice to have a full compliment of players to choose from maximizing my chances to build a solid lineup. My early pitching targets off the top of my head are DeGrom, Paxton, Tanaka, and Nola. Of course, I need to take a deep dive to make sure one of these guys can fit and not decrease the overall upside of my lineup.

Today’s Takeaway: It seems that the usual bugaboos in creating lineups will present themselves in one way or another. Yesterday, it was the weather. I am sure a lot of people were disappointed that they could not get to see what Othani could do vs the Royals. In my case I wanted to see if Trout could have a big day. At any rate, not being available to make the necessary adjustments proved to be the downfall of my main slate lineup. The question is: How do you adjust when multiple game postponements occur? That is a question I need to find the answer to. In closing, I still feel I have done more things right than wrong thus far this MLB season and because of that I have gained more confidence when building my lineups.

How did you move with the weather news? Did you make the right adjustments or did you have to take it on the chin? Drop a comment and lets chop it up or hit me on twitter @chillin072

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  • TheDataDetective

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    Great retrospective, as always. I was right there with you in the main slate yesterday…I had Ohtani and an Angels stack, which obviously killed my LU. Then I had a LU all set for the late slate but decided not to play it because I didn’t want to chase my loss. Big mistake…I had Kershaw and a full Padres stack that included Pirela & Villanueva. Oops! Live and learn ๐Ÿ˜

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