Well I finally took down a tournament and entered DFS immortality. I actually would have taken two down but Adam Wainwright was too good and I lost $1,500 on 0.25 points - ouch!!!! I guess you can say I had a great weekend, and finally figured out the code in DFS. Do not fear - I won't let my head get too big and stop passing on knowledge to you guys. Today is Memorial Day for our American readers (I am in Toronto), so we got a lot of early games and I found some nice pieces for us to use.
All players' prices based on DraftKings values
SP 1 - Tanner Roark, Washington Nationals, $9,000 - I know I know, anytime Roark pitches I say take him. How could I not when the Marlins come in to town, and terrible on the road, and strikeout a lot against right handed pitching?
SP 2 - Tyler Skaggs, Los Angeles Angels, $7,900 - I am honestly not a fan of Skaggs, but he squares off against the Seattle Mariners - in Seattle. The Mariners struggle against lefties and they do tend to strike out a lot. Skaggs' price is too good to pass up, and it frees up money for our hitting.
C - Evan Gattis, Atlanta Braves, $3,600 - Gattis hit 2 bombs yesterday (which essentially won me a lot of money). He was sick most of last week, but came back and made Franklin Morales sick. Gattis hits his homers in bunches and Clay Bucholz isn't that great.
1B - Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves, $4,600 - Freeman didn't get on the homer action yesterday, but I can see him getting on it today. Bucholz doesn't give up a lot of dingers - but if I had to put money on one Brave to hit one today it would be Freeman.
2B - Kolten Wong, St. Louis Cardinals, $3,600 - Wong has been pretty good since he got recalled to the majors. He faces the Yankees rookie RHP Chae Whitely so expect Wong to be batting second on a team that's looked pretty scary as of late.
3B - Luis Valbuena, Chicago Cubs, $3,500 - Valbuena terrorizes RHP, and when he plays he averages about 6-7 fantasy points per game. Today he takes on Yusmeiro Petit who fills in for that guy who once threw a perfect game, took 120 million from the Giants and has been M.I.A since.
SS - Ian Desmond, Washington Nationals, $3,900 - Desmond has been on fire the last week and DraftKings hasn't adjust his price yet. Desmond gets to tee off Nate Eovaldi who hasn't been too sharp as of late - especially on the road.
OF 1 - Kole Calhoun, Los Angeles Angels, $4,400 - Calhoun is priced pretty hit for a guy who hasn't done anything since coming off the DL. You wonder why I have him on our roster? For one I'm pretty sure he will hit lead off tonight, and secondly the Mariners are sending out Chris Young to pitch.
OF 2 - Yoenis Cespedes, Oakland Athletics, $4,200 - Oakland returns homes after being shut down by the Jays all weekend, and I have a feeling their right-handed hitters will feast on Drew Smyly today. Call it a hunch.
OF 3 - Carlos Gomez, Milwaukee Brewers, $5,200 - Remember when everyone said Gomez would be a bust this season after they all thought he overachieved last season? Me neither. The Brew Crew head home to take on the Orioles, Chris Tillman takes the mound, and the way he has been pitching as of late I wouldn't rule out a Brewers stack.
As always be sure to check the weather in the city your players are playing in. Don't forget to check lineups either, nothing worse than having a rostered player on your squad that isn't in the lineup