Understanding The FantasyAces SalaryPro Format
As a player that’s been playing on Fantasy Aces for a while now, I was super excited to get the news of them working with RotoGrinders. I’m going to do the best I can to break down their SalaryPro format game. There’s a huge edge in this game style, and I really love this style of fantasy game. If you haven’t checked out the site, I highly recommend giving them a shot. This Friday, RotoGrinders is running a Beat The Pro Freeroll. You get 100% up to $500 on your first deposit, plus a lot of other awesome bonuses (listed in the forum post above).
So the first example I’m going to break down is chasing the extra points. Bumgarner and Stroman were 2 of the top pitchers on this day, and Stroman came at a really good discount for his matchup. On the other side of things, I chased a lot of value plays in not so good matchups. Kiermaier was batting 9th, Suarez was batting 9th, and Gosewisch was batting 8th. In this instance, the value plays weren’t worth the 10 points. You’ll see this a lot in the SalaryPro format, and you can really take advantage of playing against bad lineups. It’s always good to find value plays to get the extra points, but don’t overdue it and ruin a good lineup. Use a mix of good value, and hitters in plus matchups.
The first example was to show what not to do. This time I’m going to show you how to gain an edge, and I want everybody to beat Notorious. So here is how I build my lineup on Aces, I start with 2 solid pitchers and work from there. On this day, Schoop, Gentry, and Gomes all had plus platoon matchups. I look for these platoon players a lot for value, and with them not playing everyday their price rises very slow. Davis and Donaldson had been slumping and had prices under 5k in plus matchups. I was able to take my regular cap lineup, and switch in some value plays. By doing this, I was able to lock in 4.7 points and still have a very solid lineup.
For our last example, I’m going to show you guys the flip side of the SalaryPro edge. I’ve actually never seen someone win when starting behind. With this format it gives you the option to go over the salary cap, and lose .20 points for every $50 over the cap. In this game the player targeted some really high dollar hitters, and a very high priced Kershaw. He was chasing the recent big games from Santana, but it wasn’t worth the -6.20 points. I don’t every recommend starting from behind in a contest on purpose, and don’t think any combo is worth starting with a negative in points.
When building the SalaryPro lineups, don’t try to do too much with the lineup to get the extra points. Use the right amount of plus matchups, and value plays in good spots. From my experience, I’ve seen this method fail vs my opponents much more often then succeed. The best thing about FantasyAces is the roster structure, and if you have 2 value plays at 1 position you’re able to play both players. If you have 2 first baseman’s you really like, you can play both of them! I’m willing to answer any questions about the site, and I’ll be checking the comment section. Don’t forget to check out the forums for the free game to test this format out!