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  • GoldStandard000

    I’m mostly a fanduel cash game player. I have played gpps plenty times, but its usually smaller priced ones cause its low risk. I placed 8th in a squeeze once for $45 but thats the best I ever did. Just a small background of my minor success in gpps.

    I don’t have a big bankroll, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. For those who do gpps frequently, do you find that going with 1 or 2 pitchers works best if you are doing only 5 or so lineups? Theres probably 4 pitchers I like a lot tonight for gpp only, and I’m not sure if I should narrow that down to 1 or 2 or just use all 4 and use the one I like most twice. I’m only doing 5 lineups tonight.

    Any feedback would be appreciated.

  • zshoom

    • 2016 Single Entry Series Finalist

    I’d use one or two personally. Ideally, you want all 5 to cash, so if you differentiate too much that’s more guys you gotta worry about.

    Using two is good because you can protect against one of them getting blown up but only need two guys to perform well to have good pitching across the board.

  • yanks237

    @zshoom said...

    I’d use one or two personally. Ideally, you want all 5 to cash, so if you differentiate too much that’s more guys you gotta worry about.

    I am not entirely sure about wanting all 5 to cash, it depends on your method. If you are going with a core of 5-6 players and building 4-5 lineups off that then correct you want all five to cash. But instead if you are building 4-5 lineups of different team stacks etc. then you actually should be expecting some bottom teams with some top teams. This is of course if you are playing for first place.

  • TimmerRC

    Any strategy that assumes 2 of 5 lineups will fail is a bad one, imo.

    I run 3 lineups with my top pitcher in 2 of them and a backup choice in the third. But I plan for all three to succeed.

  • madmanjayWV

    Personally, and if I had a larger bank roll it would be different.

    But if you are talking strictly on FD a one SP site….in a given day I doubt I use more than 2-4 SPs in GPP LUs..just depends on how large the slate is, etc.

    I mean come on now, was Chris Tillman on your list of SPs today?

  • GoldStandard000

    @madmanjayWV said...

    Personally, and if I had a larger bank roll it would be different.

    But if you are talking strictly on FD a one SP site….in a given day I doubt I use more than 2-4 SPs in GPP LUs..just depends on how large the slate is, etc.

    I mean come on now, was Chris Tillman on your list of SPs today?

    Yes I had Tillman in most of the gpps lineups. If the O’s stack went off with Eaton and Kipnis that would have cashed easy, but I missed out by 4 points. My Mets stack with Tillman came up like 10 points short of cashing. Sale with White Sox bats came up like 20 short cause I didn’t have Rollins. I liked how my lineups went. Could have cashed all 3 and missed cashed on 2, but instead didn’t cash in all 5. My favorite pitchers were Gio, Sale and Tillman.

  • zshoom

    • 2016 Single Entry Series Finalist

    @yanks237 said...

    I am not entirely sure about wanting all 5 to cash, it depends on your method. If you are going with a core of 5-6 players and building 4-5 lineups off that then correct you want all five to cash. But instead if you are building 4-5 lineups of different team stacks etc. then you actually should be expecting some bottom teams with some top teams. This is of course if you are playing for first place.

    Fair point, but even if you are doing that – with only 5 lineups it is still beneficial to use less pitchers. What if the stack that goes off is paired with a guy who gets rocked, and the guy who pitches a gem is paired with a stack that does nothing?

    With 5 lineups, I would only use 1 or 2 pitchers, regardless of how the rest of my lineups are built.

  • CUTiger81

    You’re not wanting to cash all 5. You’re wanting to cash one of those in the top 1% and hope a few breaks go your way and you get in the top 10-20 places. I would strongly recommend narrowing down to 1-2 pitchers for your GPP’s. And to be honest, most days I use the same SP in GPP’s that I use in cash. I’m not remotely concerned about ownership percentage with SP’s unless I’m genuinely torn. Take last Wednesday for example, Scherzer was $9,100 (way underpriced), against a right hand heavy team who’s been striking out roughly 25% vs RHP. He was a no brainer play and if you didn’t use him you had no chance of winning any significant money.
    Fastforward to the next night – you had Kershaw in a great matchup and slightly underpriced IMO ($12,500)….there was tons of other good options but Kershaw was the clear number one. I just don’t see any reason to fade him even though he’s the chalk. Now David Price happened to go off for 65 that night so those people had a chance but he still got outscored by 13 points by Kershaw. Same thing on Saturday….Nola was the clear #1 option and was going to be chalky (25% in the squeeze) but he was still in 8 of the 10 top lineups and 1st and 2nd both had him.
    All that to say – use the best 1-2 pitchers on the slate based on your research and find ways to differentiate with your bats. I know some will disagree but SP isn’t the spot to get cute when you have a small bankroll.

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