What did we learn last night? July 22nd edition.
Alas, my single $25 bullet into the FanDuel Survive or Revive tourney fell woefully short of advancing last night. I got cute and decided to roll out Adam LaRoche at first base rather than spending on Big Papi, and that proved to be the beginning of my downfall. There was plenty more downfall. That was just the beginning of it. Turns out I won’t be quitting my day job anytime soon.
So what did we learn last night?
-Last minute lineup swaps on an airplane are stress-inducing. Shout out to United for charging me $14.95 for internet on a 50 minute flight from New York to Cleveland. Your flight attendants should be wearing ski masks, because you are robbing your DFS addicted passengers! The good news is that I was able to get Asdrubal Cabrera in my lineup right before first pitch. “Money well spent”, said nobody.
-I enjoy all the content on Rotogrinders, and I believe each contributor gives great insight and advice… but for me, Chris BeerMakerFan Prince is top of the heap. With that said, I decided to roll out the Cabrera brothers (Melky and Asdrubal) instead of Austin Jackson and Ian Desmond, who Prince wrote up as solid plays. The net result? I lost out on over 20 points, and cost myself entry into the next round of Survive or Revive. Remember what I was saying about downfall?
-Julio Teheran at home is money in the bank. Julio fanned eleven fins in 7 innings of work last night finishing with 17 FanDuel points, despite not getting the win. Priced $1400 cheaper than Chris Sale last night, Teheran was the play.
-Speaking of Chris Sale, the White Sox stud shut down the Royals last night allowing 1 run over 7 innings and striking out 8. So it’s safe to say he’s still pretty good.
-You know who’s not still pretty good? Dustin Pedroia. In fact, he stinks. The Boys from Beantown put up two touchdowns last night, and Pedroia couldn’t get a single FanDuel point. If you ARE playing him in your head to head match ups, you are just gonna lose.
-The Toronto bats looked pretty sad last night. Blame Canada.
-Felt pretty good about my GPP mini-Nat’s-stack of Rendon, LaRoche, and Zimmerman. Until the game started anyway. The “Little-3” ended the night 1-13. In Coors field. Against terrible Franklin Morales. Fantasy baseball is stupid.
-Lefty masher Brian Dozier went 0-4 against TJ God Damn House and the Indians bullpen. Obviously.
-On a positive note, the FreeRolls that these sites are providing are incredible. If you aren’t playing in multiple a night, you’re doing it wrong. And by “it”, I mean life. Just kidding. Not really life. Just daily fantasy.
But I digress. Here are the stacks I like tonight, and the reason why:
1- Washington. Colorado is starting a guy named Yohan Flande. I feel like that’s the type of name that needs to be yelled. YOHAN FLANDE!!!!
2- Oakland. Time for those Oakland righties to get right against Brett Oberholtzer.
3- Cleveland. Pick on Yohan day, apparently.
4. Baltimore. I know that I usually list 3 here, but the Nationals don’t really count. I really like the Baltimore righties tonight against Hector Santiago.
Thanks for reading, and good luck tonight!