The Daily Degenerate Fantasy Baseball Picks 4/17


It was a tough day for your humble-but-nonetheless-handsome Guru as I went 0/4 in the night games over at DraftKings. I did pull out a win in one early contest to mitigate the damage, but your turbaned friend ended up in the red and the hot streak has officially ended as bats around the league went cold.


No worries, not going to be changing my strategy as my win% is hovering around 80%. With all that said, let’s look to recoup the cash and work our way towards a winter in Cancun.

There’s only five games on the docket tonight and the Vegas lines are low, i.e. don’t expect a lot of high scores from hitters. As always, when it comes to DFS leagues, pitching is king.

All prices are based on DraftKings pricing system.

SP 1 – Adam Wainwright, $11,500: We are taking the highest priced pitcher on the board. We learned our lesson yesterday when we tried to get cute with pitching. Not today. We are cashing in on Waino who is averaging 8+ K’s per start.

SP 2 – James Shields, $10,700: Expensive? Sure. Like money? Damn straight. I’d start my Nana against the Lastros.

C – David Ross, $2,000: It’s a punt play. Don’t spend on catchers. We suggested Ross yesterday and he sat against the lefty. WTF? We give him another go ’round today.

1B – Allen Craig, $3,600: Craig has been scuffling – hitting under the Mendoza line this year (.143). However, he’s got a five game hit streak, blasted his first bomb last night and the price is right.

2B – Matt Carpenter, $5,000: It’s a little pricey for my liking, but Carpenter is facing Taylor Jordan tonight – hey, isn’t that the guy who won American Idol? I dunno, dawg, but this looks tasty. Carps owns lefties.

3B – Evan Longoria, $5,000: This is our must play of the night. Longoria mashes CC to the tune of a .396 average with 6 homers in 66 AB’s. Longo go boom tonight. 

SS – Scooter Gennett, $2,000: The classic punt play here, but Scooter is averaging 5+ FPTS in his last five games.

OF 1 – Andrew McCutchen, $4,700: The o/u is just seven runs, but Dread Pirate has hit two homers in 40 AB’s against Gallardo. *crosses fingers, lights candle, prays to Willie Stargell bobblehead*

OF 2 – Wil Myers, $3,200: Our boy Wil has been struggling and we’re about to take down his Fat Head. Kind of a gut play here as Myers faces CC Sabathia who just looks weird without his gut. [Ed. note: Great analysis, Guru]. Hey, I said it was a gut play.

OF 3 – George Springer, $2000: You won’t see Springer this cheap ever again. The rookie who had his first MLB hit last night is a great power/speed combo and gets a cream puff in Bruce Chen tonight. Bold prediction: Springer goes yard and steals a base.

Good luck and give me a follow on Twitter for daily fantasy roster 411’s, updates and gifs of chicks in yoga pants. 

Featured Writer: The Guru




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