The Daily Degenerate Fantasy Baseball Picks 4/16


It was another successful (albeit late) night of degenerate DraftKings madness Tuesday. Your humble-but-nonetheless-handsome Guru cashed five-out-five contests for a nice chunk of cash to put us one step closer to that beach in Cancun for some winter thong watching. I was sweating my turban until Mike Trout hit a homer in the bottom of the ninth that saved our night. Yes, sometimes the fantasy gods smile on us sinners.


Let’s look to roll those winnings over tonight with a roster that reminds me of my last girlfriend –  it may not be too sexy, but it tries real hard. And it’s Asian.

All prices are based on DraftKings pricing system.

Yu Darvish, SP: $12,600 – Darvish is averaging 30+ FPTS in his first two starts. I’m going to $pend big here as the guy has banked for me big already this year. We’ll look to save elsewhere.

Michael Pineada, SP: $9,200 – I’m not too high on the pine tar stained Yankee in real fantasy baseball (does that make sense), but I like him in this matchup. He gets the Cubs in Game 2 of the double bill today. The Cubbies are 7th in MLB in K’s. KA-CHING! Load up on the $ticky $tuff, Mike.

David Ross, C: $2,100 – Check the lineup first, but Ross is likely to get the start against the stanky lefty John Danks. It’s a value move here, let someone else spend big on Buster Posey while the Blue Wolf scores nearly as many points for le$$ than half the price.

Paul Konerko, 1B: $3000 – Another value play as we spent big on arms, but the 75-year-old Konerko has b$shed Sox starter Clay Buchholz to the tune of a .467 average.

Howie Kendrick, 2B: $4,100 – Kendrick kills Milone – 9/20 with two homers in his career. $tart him tonight.

Pablo Sandoval, 3B: $3,600 – The Panda is averaging 9+ FPTS in his last four games and has two career homers against Paul Maholm. Like the chances for a big bla$t tonight.

Erick Aybar, SS: $3,100 – Cheap price for a $hortstop averaging 8+ FPTS in his last five games. Aybar also hits Milone pretty well with a .353 average. Actually, all the Angels hit Milone at .300+ clip.

Austin Jackson, OF: $4,500 – Action Jackson is 5/10 against the Indians Zach McCallister and has a good chance to score runs tonight in a game Vega$ has the Tigers winning.

Yoenis Cespedes, OF: $4,100 – Nice pri$e here for a guy with 8+ FPTS a game through the first 10 games.

Jonny Gomes, OF: $3,700 – We’re looking for cheap power here and Gome$ can hit the lefties. Gome$ has 10+ points in his last three starts. He takes Danks deep tonight.
Good luck and remember to always check daily lineups and weather conditions or just follow me on Twitter – I tweet all that info. Buy me a drink later.

Featured Writer: The Guru




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