Last night I played in the $5 Five-Tool game on Draftkings and noticed the winning lineup in that game used Cashner who only scored 5.2 DK points. Knowing that he was just activated off the DL, his innings would be limited, and that TEX was a huge underdog, why would anyone use him when you could have gotten Dickey (who scored 20.1 DK points) for $400 more? I added up the salary of the winning lineup and it came to $100 short of using all the salary and the difference between Dickey ($7100) and Cashner ($6700) was $400 in salary.
Does one ever love a batting stack so much (in this case the winning lineup used a 4 player LAD stack and a 4 player MIA stack) that one uses a pitcher you know has limited potentional to get your stack into the lineup? Evidently the winner felt that the loss from Cashner would be made up and then some by his batting stacks. It seems to me that one could easily sacrifice one of those batters to move up $400 to get the better P choice. The known risk here was Cashner, which I would have thought would have been avoided at all costs. Evidently 3% of the Cashner users thought differently. Any thoughts on this?