The 6/10 Daily Fantasy Round-Up

Welcome to the Daily Fantasy Round-Up. Your look back on yesterday’s happenings around the Daily Fantasy Sports world. As Daily Fantasy Sports players, we always want to look forward. We want to forget yesterday, and look ahead to today. That is, unless you binked that huge GPP last night and you’re waiting on PayPal to ship you the money so you can go all Charlie Sheen on strippers and blow.

Personally, I like reliving the past. Around 10 PM every night I find myself saying something like, “Adam Dunn was due! Why did I choose today to believe Al Smizzle’s First Law of Daily Fantasy Sports: There is no “due factor”“. If you’ve ever spent more than 15 seconds in the FanDuel chat, you know that hindsight is 20/20, and even with that hindsight, most chatters on FanDuel still barely register an intelligence level above amoeba or Paris Hilton. I am making it my mission, to make sure we all know who we should have taken last night, that would have won us the Q, or the GPP. On to the Round-Up!

The Strong Arms
Last night’s top arm on the ant hill was none other than Homer Bailey. How many of you didn’t take him because of his name? I know I sure didn’t. If there’s ever a reason to fade a pitcher in DFS, it’s when his name is “Homer”! Of course I forgot to factor in that he was facing the Cubs. Rumor has it the Cubs were the one team to vote to keep the Astros in the NL Central, so they wouldn’t finish dead last.

- Hisashi Iwakuma pretty much did what everyone expected, by avoiding the random Astros outburst.

- Yovani Gallardo brought the Fish back to Earth.

-Yesterday I made the mistake of listening to certain webcasts that will not be named, and subbing out Jason Marquis for Julio Teheran. My bankroll is not happy.

Were these guys throwing underhand?
Last year’s Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey had us all convinced he was back in form, after a stellar performance against the Giants in his last outing. The hapless White Sox should be no match for him. Adam Dunn, who coincidentally leads the league in most nose hair, decided that knuckleballs are for little girls, and that he is powered by the fog! His 4 for 4 outing raised his average to .181 (is that even statistically possible?).

- Alex Cobb scored a respectable 10 FDP in innings 2 through 4 last night. The -8 in inning one was a real kick in the nuts though.

- Doug Fister had a great line, but apparently he peed in someone’s coffee in the locker room, because the Tigers do NOT like to give him any run support. Maybe a few Range Rovers in stead of Quisinart’s this Christmas will get him some more love.

The Big Wood
Adam Dunn is making too many appearances in this column. He of course went deep twice, and threw in a couple of singles. For those that believe players will regress to the mean, his 1.000 average yesterday means that he will go 0 for his next 50. Word on the street is that he may be invited to the Home Run Derby at the All Star Game. No word on if R.A Dickey will be pitching to him in the contest.

- Joey Bats went big wood twice.

- We all went for the L/R match-up of Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips makes us all look like idiots by being all like “I eat little righties like you for breakfast” and pounding out 6 RBIs.

- Jayson Heyward and Mark Ellis both made the most of their time in the two hole (make your own joke here).

- Juan Uribe (currently right on the FD Mendoza Line™ of $2400) had a solid game. If you had him at 3B last night, even Taco from the League is laughing at you right now.

The Day Ahead
I Picked Them So They Are Sure to Fail: Today I like Michael Wacha, Max Scherzer and Cole Hamels. Get them out of your line-ups ASAP.

Hot Lunch Special of the day: Jose Lobaton has been very under the radar all year. Keep an eye on him if the Rays have him in the line-up.

About the Author

  • Curtis Brodzina (DillingerFour)

  • Curtis DillingerFour Brodzina considers himself the Dave Barry Rick Reilly of DFS. He tries to find the humorous side of the sports world. An avid Penn State, Broncos and Pens fan, he fades Kunitz way too often. RotoGrinder’s own Cal had these poignant words for him as he was lamenting his last place finish in the RotoGrinders FreeRoll Bowl: “Nobody expects you to win D4, they just expect you to be funny.”

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