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  • tooltime

    I have played a low priced punt to fit batters and/or pithers in my lineup to have them put up 0 before. If the site let you leave 1 roster spot blank to use all of your salary on the rest would you do it? If on a 2 pitcher site would you drop a pitcher for bigger bats or drop a fielder for 2 top pitchers? I would go top pitchers. Also do you think this would make ownerships too high and too many lineups the same?

  • realmoney

    Interesting topic.

  • stv1313

    Try playing on the I-Team network if you think this is a good strategy. They allow you to leave one spot vacant. I think I tried it once. It didn’t work out very well.

  • desertdanny

    there was a player in the past few months on fd that was mispriced at $200 or $220. essentially a blank spot. cant remember who it was though.

  • JDub07

    @desertdanny said...

    there was a player in the past few months on fd that was mispriced at $200 or $220. essentially a blank spot. cant remember who it was though.

    It was Kike Hernandez and he ended up batting Leadoff for the Dodgers.

  • JDub07

    Also back in the Day for a short period of time on DraftDay you could enter a roster with a blank spot and utilize the extra cap space for better players.

  • tooltime

    @JDub07 said...

    It was Kike Hernandez and he ended up batting Leadoff for the Dodgers.

    Yea it was and he got 0. There was a good article on here that talked about many winning lineups having a player that put 0. Sometimes I feel the player prices are so inflated that the punts are way over owned.

  • zachj

    @JDub07 said...

    It was Kike Hernandez and he ended up batting Leadoff for the Dodgers.

    He actually batted 8th and went 0-3 with 3 ks but pretty much every winning tournament lineup that night had him in it. So yes i would definitely say its a viable strategy

  • RatedDAL

    I thought the Kike error was an attempt at testing those waters but the strategy most certainly would depend on the slate. It could be a viable strategy occasionally.

  • bzsports4

    probably catcher everynight

  • tooltime

    @bzsports4 said...

    probably catcher everynight

    Catcher seems to me to be one the main spots to move up the line with. So many people use that as a low salary punt that picking the right catcher makes a big difference.

  • jetsforcup

    I would love for it to be an option mostly because I would never use it. Sure I think you can win at times with a “0” in your lineup but I think playing a full lineup would have the edge in the long run. That being said I would love to see it being an option so that dfs players trying it out would lose in the long run to me.

    Regardless of what I think, this is a really interesting idea. I could be completely wrong in my analysis at first glance. But I do know one thing, this could make dfs more fun than it already is.

  • manoftroy

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  • Petrus

    I think it will make building lineup more difficult and that’s good for more skillful players. And I’m sure it’s occasionally can be correct to skip one slot of your lineup in a favor of more expensive options. The obvious example there will be 2game slates with shitty pitchers and high predicted Vegas runs total. So at least 3 SP’s of 4 are more likely to give you negative points rather than positive. In that case I saw people spending 4000 at DK for relief/closer pitchers that will almost never cover that 4k with value. So spending that 4K for extra value for batters in that case is better play than spending it for zero ev pitchers at least sometimes.

  • BennyRamirez

    @RatedDAL said...

    I thought the Kike error was an attempt at testing those waters but the strategy most certainly would depend on the slate. It could be a viable strategy occasionally.

    If it was deliberate, it would have been 200, not 220. 220 implied they wanted him to be 2200 because he was effectively 300, as no players are priced off of $100 increments. And I think it would have been a player less likely to start. Sure, it was against a RHP, but he is still someone with a higher percentage chance to start than many. IIRC, it was a Kershaw night against the GIants at AT&T, so the deliberate punt also would have more likely been a Giant, as the week before they priced almost all Braves at $1500 against Kershaw.

  • BennyRamirez

    @tooltime said...

    Catcher seems to me to be one the main spots to move up the line with. So many people use that as a low salary punt that picking the right catcher makes a big difference.

    Especially because catchers under $2400 have the most power upside at said price.

    Catchers under $3k are so often “underpriced” when they start because they don’t start as often. Raw numbers suffer for this, which may disrupt the algorithm, but not starting provides wide volatility in ownership over any span of time.

    I remember Franklin Gutierrez having a monster 50-point game, or something like that, at $2700 against a LHP, despite having high ownership rates for his price when he started. The issue was that he wasn’t starting much up in the weeks up to that point because the Mariners were on a stretch of facing a lot of righties. I believe Cruz was cheap that day, too—maybe $3500 down from $4200 about ten days earlier.

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