The Daily Degenerate Fantasy Baseball Picks 4/21


Happy Patriots Day, my daily degenerates. Let’s do something patriotic to kick off our week like watch baseball, drink beer and invade a small country. USA NUMBER 1!


The other all-American thing we can do is win a few Andrew Jacksons. Not a bad weekend as we went 6/9 in our money games. Yesterday’s picks put up 125.5 total points and easily cashed out across the 50/50’s. Let’s continue the winning as we get one step closer to that winter in Cancun. 

The Dirty Turban will be rolling with three different rosters today. Your humble-but-nonetheless-handsome Guru uses a couple different philosophies when playing DFS. 1) A team that features the days best pitcher and a stack of players from a few team that’ll score a lot (hopefully). 2) The days two best pitchers and hitters with the best matchups (good strategy in 50/50 plays).

Today’s team features King Felix and a stack of Rockies who may score 10 runs tonight.  

All values are based on DraftKings pricing.

SP 1 – Felix Hernandez, SEA vs. HOU:, $12,500: It’s a pricey play and while Yu Darvish is also pitching today, King Felix will dominate these Astros. Is a no-hitter po$$ible? 

SP 2 – Julio Teheran, ATL vs. MIA, $8,100: We’re looking for a good arm at a good price and this $eems low for a pitcher coming off a 35-point performance a week ago. 

C – Drew Butera, LAD vs. PHI. $1,900: Total punt play here. Buster Posey is the top catcher today, but he’s pri$ed out of our limit. 

1B – Justin Morneau, COL vs. SF, $4,900: The first piece of our Rockies $tack. Morneau gets a bad right-hander in Vogelsong, is hitting at home and is averaging 25+ FPTS over his last three games. 

2B – Scooter Gennent, MIL vs. SD, $2,600: The $cooter has been our go-to punt play at second base and as long as he stays cheap we’ll keep rolling with him. 

3B – Nolan Arenado, COL vs. SF, $3,900: Good chance for a homer tonight as we’re hoping for a Rocky Mountain high ($core) in Colorado. 

SS – Clint Barnes, PIT vs. CIN, $2,200: Yeah, it’s a punt play, but Barnes is 6/17 (.353) against Reds $tarter Mike Leake. If you’re going to punt a position at least find a matchup to exploit. 

OF 1 – Carlos Gonzalez, COL vs. SF, $5,500: Make sure to check the lineup and make sure Cargo is in there. He left yesterday’s game with some knee pain. However, we expect him to play. We also expect three homers. Ok, we won’t get greedy. How ’bout$ two?  

OF 2 – Charlie Blackmon, COL vs. SF, $4,500: Charlie will be hitting leadoff, is averaging 12+ FPTS over his last three and will have plenty of chances to score tonight as he rounds out our Rockie $tack. 

OF 3 – Nick Swisher, CLE vs. KC, $3,800: Liking the Indians bats today vs. Jeremy Guthrie and could see doing another team with a stack from Cleveland. But why get greedy? $wish is 12/33 for 2 homers off Guthrie and the price is right. 

Good luck and remember to always check daily lineups and weather conditions.

Featured Writer: The Guru



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