- Greinke...Greinke mashes at home and faces a SF team that I prefer against lefties. Giants are striking out 25% of the time this year vs righties and righties batted .217 off him last year. I think there is 10k upside here.
- Chase Anderson... It's the Marlins. Nuf said.
Chase Anderson, RHP, MIL – Feels like seeing ‘vs-Miami’ on the schedule is an auto-start for any above average pitcher, but we always need to be mindful of the price. Anderson will be hard-pressed to improve on last year’s numbers (let me rephrase: no chance). But that doesn’t mean he won’t have solid starts along the way. The Marlins offense is rather putrid and strike out 25% of their at-bats against righties. Anderson boasted a solid 8.5 K/9 last year (23.4% K-rate), has a reasonable floor and pops out at a better points-per-dollar than Taillon.
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- Jameson Taillon v. Jake Arrieta
Taillon: A healthy cancer-free Taillon is off to an amazing start this year. Guy had a rough year with a very big health scare keeping him out awhile. He is a big-time prospect, so what he is doing now is not unexpected. Taillon is an extreme groundball pitcher. He induces tons of weak contact. He has some strikeout upside but is not elite in that respect. He does go deep into games due to the grounders he induces and he does tend to limit the damage. The strikeouts have been there this year so far, but he is not a big-time strikeout guy which is really my biggest beef with him. The park shift is not ideal, but I do not consider the Phillies a lineup I am scared of.
Phillies: Not much to love here with them against Taillon. The hits that do come are likely to be roped ground ball singles and I’m not sure they can put enough of them together to make something happen here. Taillon is better than the numbers showed last year and I totally buy into this solid start to 2018 for him. I guess lefties do have a tad better chance against him, but I’m not a huge fan of the best left-handed bats here like Odubel Herrera, Cesar Hernandez, Carlos Santana and Nick Williams. Rhys Hoskins hits both handedness of pitcher well too, but like I said. If best case scenario is guys ripping some singles through the infield, I’ll look for a better spot to target.
KNOW THESE FIRST…seriously every day I get questions about the paylines or the targets from each site and I’m starting to get snippy with people because I am posting these every single fricking day. If you’re familiar with these already then follow me down to the real intro after the DK point targets.
FANDUEL POINT & STAT TARGETS
For Fanduel, there is a $35K salary limit. Our cash game target here is 140 points which is a 4x return per player ($2500 salary requires 10 points for 4x payoff).
On Fanduel, we are searching for a GPP target of 160+ at minimum, 180+ to contend for the top spot is necessary.