MLB DFS GPP: Damn Yankees Starring Thor
by Logan Hitchcock
Like something straight out of the musical, the “Damn Yankees” struck last night – and they struck hard. Now it doesn’t compare to Rogers and Hammerstein, but prancing around the bases to the tune of 21 runs is a hell of a performance, and if you were so lucky as to have stacked them last night, you probably are doing your own dance now.
Here’s a list of some of the top guys from last night, including a snippet from the box score, and their fantasy point totals from FanDuel and DraftKings, respectively.
|Noah Syndergaard||8IP, 3HA, 9K, 1W||38.2||21|
|Chris Young||3H, 2 2B, 1 HR, 4R, 5RBI, 1BB||40||17.25|
|Brett Gardner||5R, 3H, 1HR, 3BB, 3RBI||38||16.75|
|Didi Gregorious||2R, 4H, 1 3B, 3RBI, 1HBP||29||11.75|
Murderer’s Row? I think not. However, some combination of those three Yankees with the Mighty Thor and a sprinkle of any marginal player last night, and your lineup was probably worthy of some dough.
Below I’ve listed some of the lineups and players that were worthy of all the dough.
$500K Mega Monster, $300 Entry, $100,000 to First Place
Team: Noah Syndergaard, Geo Soto, Jose Abreu, Devon Travis, Alex Rodriguez, JJ Hardy, Nelson Cruz, Melky Cabrera, Adam Eaton
$175K Grand Slam, $25 Entry, $15,000 to First Place
Team: Noah Syndergaard, Evan Gattis, Pedro Alvarez, Jose Altuve, Alex Rodriguez, Didi Gregorious, Brett Gardner, Gregory Polanco, Chris Young
$115K Rally, $5 Entry, $10,000 to First Place
Team: Noah Syndergaard, Geo Soto, Jose Abreu, Rougned Odor, Alex Rodriguez, Brendan Ryan, Chris Young, Melky Cabrera, Adam Eaton
$400K Tuesday Special, $20 Entry, $100,000 to First Place
Team: Hisashi Iwakuma, Noah Syndergaard, John Ryan Murphy, Jose Abreu, Devon Travis, Alex Rodriguez, Didi Gregorius, Jacoby Ellsbury, Chris Young, Brett Gardner
$150K Perfect Game, $300 Entry, $25,000 to First Place
Team: Ubaldo Jimenez, Noah Syndergaard, John Ryan Murphy, Mark Teixeira, DJ LeMahieu, Alex Rodriguez, Cesar Hernandez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Brett Gardner, Chris Young
$135K Moonshot, $3 Entry, $10,000 to First Place
Team: Sonny Gray, Jake Odorizzi, John Ryan Murphy, Mark Teixeira, Jose Altuve, Chase Headley, Didi Gregorious, Brett Gardner, Chris Young, Carlos Gonzalez
While the Yankees weren’t a completely off the board option last night, their matchup at Globe Life Park against Martin Perez wasn’t as worthy of salivation as the Blue Jays matchup at home against left-hander Adam Morgan. Prior to lineup lock, the Blue Jays implied run total was flirting with six runs and believe it or not, their salaries were accessible enough to put together a full stack, or at the very least, grab some decent ownership.
Well, a lot of people did that, and…it didn’t work.
A lot of people did not stack the Yankees, and…well…that worked.
Take a look at the ownership levels from the trio above, as well as three of the most sought after Blue Jays from last night’s game. These are taken from the Grand Slam at FanDuel ($25 Entry) and the $400K Special at DraftKings ($20 Entry).
I mean, I don’t like the Yankees either, but C’MON MAN! (I whole heartedly attempted to say this like Keyshawn Johnson)
The tables don’t lie, using Yankees really allowed you to differentiate yourself from the field last night, and all of the winners took advantage of that fact.
Congratulations to all the winners last night, and better luck next week to those that didn’t use them. Sorry guys, but last night, it was best to suck it up and say it, “Damn Yankees.”