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MLB GPP Recap: Tuesday

MLB GPP Recap: Tuesday
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MLB GPP Recap: Tuesday

If you’ve been out to the bar, or maybe just kicking some brews on a Tuesday recently, odds are you’ve heard that one terrible song about a “club going up on Tuesday.” If not, perhaps it’s just caught on with America’s youth, therefore leaving a lot of you out in the cold. In some twisted, mind-altering universe, the song “Tuesday” by ILOVEMAKONNEN, featuring Drake,” was meant for DFS. Yes, on some random Tuesday, the industry said, “screw it,” and the prize pools went up, and the overlay went up, and some guy (or girl) won a million dollars.

It was crazy.

Here’s a look at the guys that “went clubbing” last night.

Player

Statline

DK Points

FD Points

Stephen Strasburg 8IP, 14K, 1HA ,1BB, 1W 48.8 26
Bryce Harper 2R, 3H, 2HR, 4RBI, 1BB 37 16
Josh Reddick 3R, 2H, 1HR, 4RBI, 1BB 29 12.5
Buster Posey 2R, 2H, 1HR, 4RBI,1BB 27 11.5

 

…And a list of other guys, slightly less athletic, that also went clubbing last night.

FanDuel

$1.5M Super Monster, $300 Entry, $250,000 to First Place
Winner: oneisthelonliestnumber
Team: Stephen Strasburg, Buster Posey, Prince Fielder, Jason Kipnis, Justin Turner, Carlos Correa, Jason Heyward, AJ Pollock, Josh Reddick
Score: 87.25

$1.5M Super Grand Slam, $25 Entry, $150,000 to First Place
Winner(s): mooseballz, rothemark
Team: Stephen Strasburg, Josh Phegley, Jose Abreu, Kolten Wong, Todd Frazier, Jhonny Peralta, Josh Reddick, Bryce Harper, Melky Cabrera
Score: 89.5

DraftKings

$2.5M Millionaire Maker, $20 Entry, $1,000,000 to First Place
Winner: cylusballin
Team: Jon Lester, Stephen Strasburg, Buster Posey, Justin Smoak, Steve Pearce, Anthony Rendon, Alexei Ramirez, Bryce Harper, Jason Heyward, Angel Pagan
Score: 250.35

$500K Mega Gold Glove, $1,060 Entry, $100,000 to First Place
Winner: bh9999
Team: Felix Hernandez, Stephen Strasburg, Buster Posey, Max Muncy, Jose Altuve, Marcus Semien, Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, Mark Canha, Josh Reddick, Sam Fuld
Score: 296.75

$150K Moonshot, $3 Entry, $12,000 to First Place
Winner: eastone101
Team: Carlos Martinez, Stephen Strasburg, Buster Posey, Justin Smoak, Anthony Rendon, Alex Rodriguez, Alexei Ramirez, Bryce Harper, Jason Heyward, Clint Robinson
Score: 237.2

The Inevitable Happened
It feels like when I write this piece, I’m normally looking back and saying, “wow, I did not expect that to happen.” Well, last night Bryce Harper hit not one, but two home runs – and yeah, essentially everyone expected it to happen.

If you tried to differentiate yourself from the field in large field tournaments by fading Harper, it probably didn’t work out so well, as he scored 37 and 16 points respectively on FanDuel and DraftKings. While he might have been tough to fit in your lineup with the likes of Jacob deGrom and Stephen Strasburg taking the mound as high salary pitchers, Harper was still owned by 32.7% of players in the Millionaire Maker, and 29.9% in the Super Grand Slam. M-V-P!

Someone Won A Million?
Yes. Someone did win a million dollars last night, but not like you’d expect. On a night where the Oakland A’s pounded out 19 hits, and 17 runs, you’d expect the winning lineup, out of over 91,000 to be a simple Oakland A’s stack, with Stephen Strasburg thrown in the mix.

In fact, looking back, the A’s stack makes sense. The A’s were the away team, guaranteed nine full at-bats in a solid hitter’s park, one that indicated a huge positive park shift for them. Add in the fact that they were facing Jeff Samardzija, who has been atrocious this season, and now I’m scratching my head as to why I didn’t try and stack them.

Nevertheless, champion cylusballin didn’t stack A’s. Actually, cylusballin didn’t have any A’s on his team – not a single one.

Here is his team again:
Winner: cylusballin
Team: Jon Lester, Stephen Strasburg, Buster Posey, Justin Smoak, Steve Pearce, Anthony Rendon, Alexei Ramirez, Bryce Harper, Jason Heyward, Angel Pagan
Score: 250.35

While he did take advantage of some low owned tournament plays with Jon Lester, Steve Pearce, Justin Smoak, Alexei Ramirez and Jason Heyward, you might notice that he didn’t completely fade the chalk.

Stephen Strasburg, Anthony Rendon and Bryce Harper were all above 25% owned, with Strasburg eclipsing the 40% ownership mark.

The best part of this winning lineup is that it takes away from any potential criticism on skill. Using a stack as a lineup construction, although successful, has drawn heavy criticism from a certain population of the DFS industry, and cylusballin winning a million dollars by simply picking a lineup with no more than two hitters from the same team speaks volumes. The guy hit it on the head.

Pitching Still Pays the Bills
I’ve already noted a couple of times in this piece that Stephen Strasburg carried a heavy load last night, aiding in the winning of a million dollars to one individual, and millions more in other prizes. This is once again a point in time to note how valuable pitching commodities are in MLB DFS and just how much they can push you over the edge thanks to less volatile, or “safer” points.

Jon Lester, Stephen Strasburg and Carlos Martinez all produced lineup boosting results at reasonable salaries on both sites.
Club Going Up on a Wednesday

For those of you that haven’t heard the song I was referencing earlier in the piece, take a look.

To the winners, congratulations, and celebrate responsibly.

To the losers, try harder next time.

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