MLB DFS Wars took a little hiatus during 2020, as the pandemic complicated things. But thankfully, some things are getting back to normal. There were 19 MLB DFS touts able to see this 10-week competition through for the first half of the season. There WILL be a second half competition, so if you offer MLB DFS content on the regular and think you want to compete, just drop a comment on this post saying so. You can also find me on Twitter at @HeathCapps. That competition will begin on July 30th and will run until the last Friday of the season, October 1st.
The charity we are supporting this season is Lost Boyz Inc. Check out their site and donate alongside us if you can. 10% of our buy-ins this MLB season will go to support their mission, which is as follows:
“We do this by working to decrease violence, improve social and emotional conditions, and provide financial opportunities among the youth in Chicago’s most needy communities.”
“We target at-risk youth, specifically those that have trouble with their academic performance or behavior in and out of school.”
“Youth who participate in organized sports have significantly improved outcomes in discipline, self-respect, teamwork, healthy habits, emotion management, and healthy relationships with peers and authority figures.”
“Provide socialization and character development that are critical to reducing violent behavior or violence victimization.”
If you can’t get behind all of that, I can’t help you! Now for the drumroll...
Meet the champ: Seth Klein (FantasyPros)
Seth placed in the money (one of the top five spots) in six of 10 weeks, a feat no other tout can claim for this season. He began the competition with a pair of chalky pitchers, using Jack Flaherty (29.35 DK points) and Trevor Rogers (21.65) en route to winning Week 1. Both pitchers were 70% owned, and in a competition with only a small number of touts, going the route of chalky pitching was a consistently used strategy by more than one degenerate. Check out Seth’s rankings at FantasyPros and give this year’s winner a follow on Twitter at @SethDaSportsMan. Make sure to check out his new profile picture. It’s great!
Check out the full leaderboard below. Shouts to Jamie Calandro (FTA, FF Diehards) for coming in an extremely close second, and to Jesse Morse (The Fantasy Doctors) and Frank Ammirante (Rotoballer) for being the only touts to win more than one week outright (they each topped the leaderboard twice). Lastly, Matt Truss (Razzball) turned in the competition’s highest score, a 181.65 DK point effort in Week 5. That effort was aided by an underpriced Shohei Ohtani ($7,600) and an Oakland stack that went BOOM at Coors Field. Don’t make it hard sometimes, okay?
Lastly, if you’re a tout in some form or fashion and play MLB DFS, hit me up in the comments so I can get you into Round 2 of our competition! Anyone is welcome to join!
Leaderboard (lowest score dropped)
|1||Seth Klein - FantasyPros||1133.30|
|2||Jamie Calandro - FTA, FFDiehards||1123.65|
|3||Jesse Morse - The Fantasy Doctors||1070.00|
|4||Mike Alexander - FantasyAlarm, Fly Index, Razzball||1056.60|
|5||Frank Ammirante - Rotoballer, The Game Day MLB||1048.30|
|6||Josh Shepardson - FantasyPros, NumberFire, The GameDay MLB||979.45|
|7||Matt Truss - Razzball||978.20|
|8||Jon Anderson - Rotoballer||977.10|
|9||Heath Capps - SB Nation's Fake Teams||973.70|
|10||Ray Kuhn - FantasyAlarm, FWFB||970.35|
|11||Doug Shain - Bankster DFS||967.75|
|12||Mike Carter - RotoFanatic||964.65|
|13||Andrew Gould - FantasyPros, Pitcher List, Bleacher Report||956.50|
|14||Dave Shovein - NBC Sports Edge||937.80|
|15||Thunder Dan' Palyo - Rotoballer||918.50|
|16||Broc Miller - FTN||904.50|
|17||Justin Elick - BettingPros||902.95|
|18||Mark Kieffer - Rotoballer, Rotounderworld||834.45|
|19||Dave Swan - Pitcher List, Fantrax, Rotoballer||833.00|