Yu Darvish or Jon Lester? Lester or Darvish?  Seems that pitching decision could be a key one on tonight’s 10-game slate. I am on the Lester side for my DK lineups and Matt (FanDuel) is going with Darvish, while Stephen (FantasyDraft) paired them both up in his Cash game lineup tonight.  Who do you like?

Here is a list of the “rules” we are following when constructing lineups:

  1. We will make two separate lineups for each site (FanDuel and DraftKings), one for Cash games and one for GPP tournaments.
  2. For Cash games, we will build the core of our lineup from the Consensus list using any player listed regardless of what tier they are in and will be allowed to choose 1 player that is not on the Consensus list that we consider to be a good play.
  3. For GPP games, we are allowed to choose up to add 2-3 players that are not on the Consensus list to help complete a hitter stack or we consider to be a good play.
  4. We can modify any lineup as we see fit for any late-breaking lineup news that opens up good options even if they are not on the Consensus list.

As always be sure to check for late-breaking news regarding weather and lineups.

Entrant – Matt – FanDuel

Cash Game Lineup

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Cash Narrative – I have the honor of getting my teeth drilled on by my favorite dentist this afternoon so these lineups are getting submitted a bit early. What that means is that no lineups have been posted for tonight and I’ve yet to double-check the weather so these are subject to change. I love Darvish tonight as he’s going deeper in games and always full of K’s.

GPP Lineup

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GPP Narrative – Godley scares me a bit but he’s the true definition of a GPP pitcher tonight. Major upside but also the potential to get lit. Stacks of Dbacks to back him in Goldy, Segura and Owings. Another stack of Rangers as that has played well for me of late. No off the board plays with this GPP lineup tonight.

Entrant – Brad – DraftKIngs

Cash Game Lineup

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Cash Narrative – I prefer Lester over Darvish tonight but there is an extra $200 in salary left if you prefer Darvish. Pairing Lester with Kazmir at a good value against the Phillies. On the hitting side, went with Beltre since he was so widely selected by the experts tonight and then grabbed value bats from all of the other position using the Consensus list.

GPP Lineup

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GPP Narrative – I decided that I am all-in on Lester tonight just have a feeling he could pitch a complete game and I want those extra points on DK. Pairing him with Price who does have some weather concerns and didn’t even make the Consensus list. He could be a make or break pick for this lineup. On the hitting side, I went with a bunch of mini-stacks starting with the Royals using Hosmer and two off the board plays with Cain and Morales hitting in the middle of the lineup against Anibal Sanchez. Then I paired up a couple of Dodgers (Utley/Seager) and Phillies (Franco/Altherr) from the Consensus list and rounded out my lineup with Castillo.

Entrant – Stephen – FantasyDraft

Cash Game Lineup

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Cash Narrative – So I have a lot of uncomfortable feelings about my lineups tonight. I like my cash game pitching, but the rest of the lineup feels like a bunch of GPP bats. At least we had some value to choose from the hitting department today. Yu is my pitcher in my BvP picks for today. Kendrys is off-the-board in this lineup.

GPP Lineup

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GPP Narrative – My bats look very solid with J.D. thrown in as an off-the-board play. Kaz looks like a pitcher that will be highly owned but pay off his price. Then there’s Jimmy Nelson…ugh. I would go Bundy here but I don’t like the weather for pitchers in that game, so I am playing the BvP game here: Will Nelson’s success over the Cubs translate tonight? He’s likely the lowest owned pitcher in the 5-figure range on FantasyDraft. BUT the Cubs’ bats don’t seem to hit as well at home. If I get positive points out of Nelson and my lineup crushes like I feel it will, we should be in good shape. But yes, I am crazy….Jimmy. Freaking. Nelson.

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