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Daily DraftKings Picks: Friday, Sep 19

Yesterday I had some issues updating my entry after lineups were submitted, so my Official Lineup below contains two players who didn’t start — Justin Turner and Gregory Polanco. Oh well! For the players that did play, my pitchers were very good as Gio Gonzalez and Danny Salazar combined for 50 points, and both Wilin Rosario and Michael Cuddyer had big games as well. Overall my lineup scored 119.05 points and finished 1,509th-of-5,750.

September 18

Thursday’s Official Lineup (click to enlarge)

Today the weather looks solid everywhere so I have no concerns on that front. I’m considering all games pickable, so let’s get to Friday’s picks!

Friday’s Official DraftKings Lineup

Note: Lineup subject to change due to weather and released MLB lineups. Check back before contest lineups lock for our final lineup.

  • C: Brian McCann (NYY) vs. M. Buehrle (TOR) — $3,700
  • 1B: Justin Morneau (COL) vs. C. Anderson (ARI) — $4,800
  • 2B: Rickie Weeks (MIL) @ J. Locke (PIT) — $2,300
  • 3B: Hidden
  • SS: Jose Reyes (TOR) @ H. Kuroda (NYY) — $4,700
  • OF: Jose Bautista (TOR) @ H. Kuroda (NYY) — $5,200
  • OF: Corey Dickerson (COL) vs. C. Anderson (ARI) — $4,500
  • OF: Hidden
  • SP: Kevin Gausman (BAL) vs. A. Webster (BOS) — $7,100
  • SP: Hidden

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Daily DraftKings Picks: Thursday, Sep 18

Yesterday’s Official Lineup scored 116.90 points and finished 2,094th-of-8,017 in the Daily Moonshot, missing the GPP cash but performing well in the double-ups. My pitchers were great as a quad-A Nationals lineup was easy fodder for Alex Wood, and Jeff Samardzija lived up to expectations against the Rangers (though he would have been better had they not blown the game in the ninth!).

Offensively, Yan Gomes was great and Jimmy Paredes almost kept pace with Gregory Polanco’s early homer, but the Cubs stack was a major disappointment against Daniel Corcino. Yesterday I said Javier Baez was either going to score zero or 20. I was wrong; he scored 1.

September 17

Wednesday’s Official Lineup (click to enlarge)

Thursday’s shortened MLB slate provides its typical challenges, but at least the weather looks fine! Beware the Angels as they could pull the same stunt Washington did last night and bench their regulars. That could turn Felix Hernandez from “risky” into “sexy.”

Thursday’s Official DraftKings Lineup

Note: Lineup subject to change due to weather and released MLB lineups. Check back before contest lineups lock for our final lineup.

  • C: Wilin Rosario (COL) vs. V. Nuno (ARI) — $3,900
  • 1B: Michael Cuddyer (CO) vs. V. Nuno (ARI) — $4,500
  • 2B: Neil Walker (PIT) vs. B. Workman (BOS) — $4,600
  • 3B: Josh Harrison (PIT) vs. B. Workman (BOS) — $4,500
  • SS: Josh Rutledge (COL) vs. V. Nuno (ARI) — $3,200
  • OF: Andrew McCutchen (PIT) vs. B. Workman (BOS) — $5,300
  • OF: Hidden
  • OF: Hidden
  • SP: Danny Salazar (CLE) @ S. Feldman (HOU) — $7,600
  • SP: Hidden

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Daily DraftKings Picks: Wednesday, Sep 17

Yesterday my Official Lineup came out blazing as Corey Kluber was dominant against the Astros and Wilmer Flores kept crushing with a two-homer, 43-point effort. Then Scott Kazmir, who was shaky but successful for his first couple innings, completely lost it and ended up posting a 1.75-point day. All-in-all, though, the Official Lineup scored 127.10 points and finished 1,358th-of-9,730 for a small cash.

As much as I wanted to take Jake Arrieta as my second starter, I couldn’t find a way to justify paying over $20,000 for both of my pitchers. Well, that’s exactly what yesterday’s contest champ did as he scored on Flores and a cheap Corey Dickerson. In hindsight, I probably should have seen Dickerson’s 30-point day coming — he was back at home and facing Dan Haren in Coors. Learning experience, folks!

September 16

Tuesday’s Official Lineup (click to enlarge)

Today we have a full slate with clear weather pretty much everywhere. There appears to be some rain later in the day in the TEX@OAK game, but probably not enough to delay the game at all so I wouldn’t worry about it. On to the picks!

Wednesday’s Official DraftKings Lineup

Note: Lineup subject to change due to weather and released MLB lineups. Check back before contest lineups lock for our final lineup.

  • C: Russell Martin (PIT) vs. C. Buchholz (BOS) — $4,600
  • C: Yan Gomes (CLE) @ B. Oberholtzer (HOU) — $3,700
  • 1B: Carlos Santana (CLE) @ B. Oberholtzer (HOU) — $4,700
  • 2B: Javier Baez (CHC) vs. D. Corcino (CIN) — $4,200
  • 3B: Luis Valbuena (CHC) vs. D. Corcino (CIN) — $3,900
  • SS: Hidden
  • OF: Jorge Soler (CHC) vs. D. Corcino (CIN) — $4,500
  • OF: Chris Coghlan (CHC) vs. D. Corcino (CIN) — $3,200
  • OF: Hidden
  • SP: Jeff Samardzija (OAK) vs. D. Holland (TEX) — $10,400
  • SP: Hidden

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Daily DraftKings Picks: Tuesday, Sep 16

Yesterday my Official Lineup performed quite well, scoring 148.00 points and finishing 627th-of-5,750 in what was a day of high points totals. Pitching paved the way as Jacob deGrom fanned 13 Marlins in the early game and then Andrew Cashner outdid him with a complete game shutout. The Dodgers scored 11 runs as expected, though admittedly I hoped for more points out of the guys I picked, and unfortunately Bryce Harper exited after just 1 PA because he felt light-headed.

September 15

Monday’s Official Lineup (click to enlarge)

On Tuesday we have a full slate of pitching selections highlighted by Corey Kluber against the Astros and rounded out with a lot of less-than-desirable options. Today poses a ton of different stacking opportunities, which makes selecting a lineup even harder!

Tuesday’s Official DraftKings Lineup

Note: Lineup subject to change due to weather and released MLB lineups. Check back before contest lineups lock for our final lineup.

  • C: Russell Martin (PIT) vs. A. Ranaudo (BOS) — $4,600
  • 1B: Adam Lind (TOR) @ U. Jimenez (BAL) — $4,200
  • 2B: Hidden
  • 3B: Josh Harrison (PIT) vs. A. Ranaudo (BOS) — $4,600
  • SS: Wilmer Flores (NYM) vs. N. Eovaldi (MIA) — $2,600
  • OF: Andrew McCutchen (PIT) vs. A. Ranaudo (BOS) — $5,500
  • OF: Travis Snider (PIT) vs. A. Ranaudo (BOS) — $2,700
  • OF: Hidden
  • SP: Corey Kluber (CLE) @ N. Tropeano (HOU) — $12,300
  • SP: Hidden

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Daily DraftKings Picks: Monday, Sep 15

Last Friday I gambled with a Blue Jays stack against inferior Tampa Bay rookie Nate Karns. Karns pitched a shutout (7 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 8 K) and the rest of my lineup flamed out as well. Even Vidal Nuno, who had been on a prolonged stretch of solid starts, pumpkined in netting me negative points.

September 12

Friday’s Official Lineup (click to enlarge)

Today we have a semi-shortened slate of Monday games with 24 pitchers to choose from, so we’re nearly at full capacity. According to the Weather Dashboard at Daily Baseball Data, only the DET@MIN game looks troublesome, so that’s the one I’ll be avoiding.

Monday’s Official DraftKings Lineup

Note: Lineup subject to change due to weather and released MLB lineups. Check back before contest lineups lock for our final lineup.

  • C: A.J. Ellis (LAD) @ C. Bergman (COL) — $2,500
  • 1B: Hidden
  • 2B: Dee Gordon (LAD) @ C. Bergman (COL) — $4,600
  • 3B: Danny Valencia (TOR) @ W. Chen (BAL) — $3,000
  • SS: Hanley Ramirez (LAD) @ C. Bergman (COL) — $4,600
  • OF: Carl Crawford (LAD) @ C. Bergman (COL) — $4,400
  • OF: Matt Kemp (LAD) @ C. Bergman (COL) — $4,500
  • OF: Hidden
  • SP: Jacob deGrom (NYM) vs. Jarred Cosart (MIA) — $10,900
  • SP: Hidden

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