How many times is too many times for viewing an old Broadway show? Last week at this time, I was reclined on my couch, watching the wonders of Thor, and the “Damn Yankees.” This week, at the very same time, I was stuck watching the Yankees demolish their opponent, once again putting up over a dozen runs, and leading lineups to tournament victories.
I hope one day, when I sit down to write this recap, I’ll be talking about one of the Cubs glorious victories. Until then I’m stuck sharing with you the exploits of the New York Yankees, who you’ll notice slid a few players into the “best performers” table below.
|Player||Statline||DK Points||FD Points|
|Matt Shoemaker||6IP, 10K, 2BB, 5HA||29.3||16|
|Chris Young||4R, 3H, 1HR, 3RBI, 1BB||32||13.75|
|Brian McCann||1R, 2H, 1 2B, 1HR, 4RBI||25||10.25|
|Nelson Cruz||1R, 2H, 1HR, 1RBI, 1BB||19||7.5|
As always, the guys in the table above were the ones that you’ll find on the best rosters from last night. I don’t know how Chris B. Young keeps doing it, but he wins someone a GPP seemingly every night.
Here are the DFS minds that took advantage of his play last night.
$200K Monster, $300 Entry, $30K to First Place
Team:Matt Shoemaker, Nick Hundley, Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano, Alex Rodriguez, Brad Miller, Chris Young, Stepehen Piscotty, Kyle Parker
$175K Grand Slam, $25 Entry, $15K to First Place
Team: Jimmy Nelson, Brian McCann, Adrian Gonzalez, Howie Kendrick, Alex Rodriguez, Jimmy Rollins, Hunter Pence, Chris Young, Carlos Gomez
$115K Rally, $5 Entry, $10K to First Place
Team: Matt Shoemaker, Brian McCann, Adrian Gonzalez, Robinson Cano, Alex Rodriguez, Brad Miller, Jacoby Ellsbury, Chris Young, Kyle Parker
$65K Gold Glove, $1,060 Entry, $20K to First Place
Team: Jimmy Nelson, Alex Wood, Brian McCann, Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano, Jimmy Rollins, Alex Rodriguez, Carlos Beltran, Nelson Cruz, Chris Young
$160K Perfect Game, $300 Entry, $25,000 to First Place
Team: Jake Arrieta, Chris Bassitt, Brian McCann, Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano, Alex Rodriguez, Jose Reyes, Jacoby Ellsbury, Preston Tucker, Chris Young
$400K Tuesday Special, $20 Entry, $100K to First Place
Team: Jimmy Nelson, Jonathan Niese, Brian McCann, Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano, Alex Rodriguez, Troy Tulowitzki, Nelson Cruz, Chris Young, Jacoby Ellsbury
$140K Moonshot, $3 Entry, $10K to First Place
Team:Carlos Carrasco, Jonathan Niese, Salvador Perez, Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano, Alex Rodriguez, Freddy Galvis, Carlos Beltran, Nelson Cruz, Chris Young
Last night was an odd night with some strange ownership percentages, and a variety of different winning lineups. Yankees bats were the most successful, but none of their top value bats was more than 20% owned in any of the aforementioned tournaments. In fact most of the Yankees bats were less than 10% owned on the night.
Of course everyone wanted some exposure to Coors Field, and while some guys found their way into winning lineups (mainly Nelson Cruz and Robinson Cano), a full Coors Field stack didn’t take the cake last night.
Another interesting note from last night was the casual ownership of pitchers. While big guns like Jake Arrieta, Carlos Carrasco, Chris Sale and Chris Archer took the mound last night, it was mainly Matt Shoemaker that found himself atop winning lineups on FanDuel, while a myriad of combinations, excluding Sale found the top of the leaderboard on DraftKings.
Congratulations to all the winners, and for God’s sake, will someone stop the Damn Yankees!