Tuesday 7/28 Crush Spot (MLB DFS)

Tuesday 7/28 Crush Spot
7/27/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

MIA/BAL & NYY/PHI postponted

The All Day slate on Fanduel locks at 3:40p EST (15). On Draftkings there are only Night and Turbo locking at 6:05p, 7:05p and 9:05p EST.

Today we have a huge slate of games! Fourteen to be exact! On Fanduel their Main locks at 6:40p (13). On Draftkings their Main slate locks at 7:05p (10)

CWS @ CLE           NYM @ BOS
NYY @ PHI             STL @ MIN
TOR @ WSH           ARZ @ TEX
CHC @ CIN            LAD @ HOU
ATL @ TB               SEA @ LAA
MIL @ PIT              COL @ OAK
KC @ DET              SD @ SF

It’s easiest for me to just share my own process and thoughts. So at first glance we want a full blown LAD @ HOU stack right? I’d rather stack MIL @ PIT! What about DET v KC? I could talk strategy all day! It’s a large slate/day of games! A lot of twist and turns!

Let’s look into today’s round of games!

1B/C – Mitch Garver MIN v STL (FD-$2,800)(DK-$4,800)

I love the idea of stacking Twins tonight. Garver is projected to start at catcher and bat 7th tonight. His OBP sits at 0.444 two games in. I want any and all pieces of this Minnesota lineup tonight!

2B – Keston Hiura MIL @ PIT (FD-$3,300)(DK-$4,300)

Stacking Brewers tonight has fast become my favorite stack of the day! Keston had 2 H, 1 RBI and scored a run yesterday. Expect the same line tonight! 15+ fantasy points!

3B – Josh Donaldson MIN v STL (FD-$3,000)(DK-$4,100)

Josh has had a slow start to the season but I fully expect him to breakout at the plate tonight. Donaldson hit’s a HR tonight! Book it!

SS – Marcus Semien OAK v COL (FD-$3,600)(DK-$4,400)

Marcus has reached safely in his first three games. OAK has been a cash cow for our DFS lines early on! I’m going back to the well today!

OF – Christian Yelich MIL @ PIT (FD-$4,400)(DK-$5,900)

As I’ve said, not a fan of spending up at the OF spot but tonight it makes sense and fits so perfect!

OF – Nelson Cruz MIN v STL (FD-$4,000)(DK-$4,500)

Talk about a monster start to the season! Cruz is on another planet right now!

OF – Mike Trout LAA v SEA (FD-$4,500)(DK-$6,000)

It’s Mike Trout, what more should I say. Actually, I pick my spots when selecting Mike into my lines. Tonight we draft Trout v Justus Sheffield.

UTIL – Matt Chapman OAK v COL (FD-$3,500)(DK-$4,300)

Others who I’m looking to mix and match!

1B/C- Pete Alonso NYM @ BOS (FD-$3,600)(DK-$5,500)

Pete hit a HR last as expected! Matt Hall (LHP) is starting for BOS tonight and it should be a juicy match-up.

2B – Cavan Biggio TOR @ WSH (FD-$3,600)(DK-$4,300)

3B – Anthony Rendon LAA @ SEA (FD-$4,000)(DK-$5,200)

Rendon should get his first start of the season and I couldn’t be more excited!

SS – Alberto Mondesi KC @ DET (FD-$2,800)(DK-$3,400)

Who saw the barrage of runs and fantasy points in Detroit last night? I’m dipping back in! I don’t hate a DET v KC stack tonight.

OF – Cameron Maybin DET v KC (FD-$2,000)(DK-$4,000)

OF – Ryan Braun MIL @ PIT (FD-$2,900)(DK-$4,000)

OF – J.D. Davis NYM @ BOS (FD-$2,200)(DK-$4,400)

JD hitting 4th against Matt Hall is going to having a huge fantasy impact on our DFS lines tonight! He’s only $2,200 on Fanduel. WOW!

So here’s the thing, most of this was written last night and when I sat back down to publish this morning I rethought my entire process! I’m new to The Crush Spot on DFSCheatSheet! It’s supposed to be a simple process and an easy article! Just one player at each position. As a DFS player it’s in my nature to discuss every possible player that has value and can help us win.

FD 7/28 Main 6:40p

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Here are a few sample lines I’m going to use tonight! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible!

DK Classic 7/28 7:05p

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Monday 7/27 Crush Spot (MLB DFS)

Monday 7/27 Crush Spot
7/27/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

How was your weekend? Finally had a full weekend of baseball! It was splendid for DFS purposes. Then today we woke up to the reality of this pandemic.

NYY/PHI and BAL/MIA are CANCELLED

On Fanduel their Main slate (6:05p) consists of 10 games. With two cancellations. On Draftkings their Main slate (6:40p) 9 games.

TOR @ WSH (10.5)      CWS @CLE (9.5)
CHC @ CIN (10)           KC @ DET (9.5)
ATL @ TB (8.5)             SEA @ HOU (9.0)
MIL @ PIT (9.5)            NYM @ BOS (11.0)

NYY @ PHI and BAL @ MIA have both been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

So this begs the question, how much longer will the MLB season continue? I’d be remiss if I told you writing and talking DFS was exciting at the moment. I’m a level headed guy. I also think I’m smart man. How much longer with the MLB season carry on? If it does, how often will games be canceled? How often will a player be a late scratch after lock lets say? It’s going to be a sticky situation.

I’ve said a few times the last few weeks in both, my writing and broadcasts, its going to be strange season. A lot of odd situations and lineup abnormalities. I don’t have a crystal ball and I can’t see the future. As long as there are games being played I will write about them.

Crush Spot is an article to inform the DFS player the best possible play at each position. Maybe a second or third option as well! Let’s get right into it!

1B/C – Pete Alonso NYM @ BOS (FD-$3,600)(DK-$5,600)

Pete hasn’t done much his first three games. 11 AB’s and only one hit. The Polar Bear is too talented and facing BOS LHP Josh Osich. Excuse me, who? Josh has a career 4.86 ERA and gives up HR’s. 15 of them in 67.2 innings pitched last season. Alonso is going yard tonight. Book it!

2B- Howie Kendrick WSH v TOR (FD-$2,600)(DK-$4,600)

Little early to do a full blown analysis of these guys. Three games in is hardly enough to make your mark. Howie should be batting 4th after Trea, Eaton and Castro. All known for getting on base. I love the clean up spot Howie is in tonight at $2,600 on FD facing TOR RHP Trent Thornton. (4.84 career ERA.)

3B – Alex Bregman HOU v SEA (FD-$3,900)(DK-$5,100)

Bregman has hit safely in all three games to start the shortened 2020 season. Tonight in HOU Kendall Graveman takes the mound for SEA. To me, Alex is still a tad too cheap for the production he delivers! Bregman should continue hitting 3rd or 4th in this Astros line. Kind of set it and forget thing!

SS – Xander Boegerts BOS @ NYM (FD-$3,400)(DK-$4,200)

If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m stacking the BOS @ NYM game. With an O/U implied run total of 11 it’s hard not to! Xander’s price vs. match-up tonight is just too sweet to pass on! NYM SP Michael Wacha is more of an innings eater SP then a strike out finesse guy. There should be ample opportunity from Xander tonight batting 4th.

OF – Christian Yelich MIL @ PIT (FD-$4,400)(DK-$5,900)

Yeli’s average right now is .077, so again too early to start burying guys. On Saturday he hit a HR and two RBI. I’ve never been big on spending up in the OF department but $4,400 tonight for Yeli in PIT isn’t an every day occurrence. Steven Brault and his 4.88 ERA won’t last long in this one. Start your Brewers!

OF – George Springer HOU v SEA (FD-$3,900)(DK-$5,400)

I love the idea of a lead off HR by Springer tonight at home! It’s what he does right?

OF – Michael Conforto NYM @ BOS (FD-$3,100)(DK-$5,000)

Mike is batting .500 right now and usually is higher in the order when facing a RHP. Tonight, as I’ve said, LHP Jeff Osich is on the mound for BOS. Regardless Conforto is their starting right fielder. Plenty of fireworks in Boston tonight! Get in on it!

UTIL – Jeff McNeil NYM @ BOS (FD-$3,000)(DK-$5,300)

6, 6.7 and 3. Those are Jeff’s fantasy points on FD his first three games of the season. I’m fully expecting him to surpass 12 tonight. 3k in your utility spot is the perfect place for him. Have I mentioned the O/U is at 11 tonight?

Others I’m looking to use tonight!

2B – Cavan Biggio (FD-$3,400)(DK-$5,300)

3B – Eugenio Suarez (FD-$3,400)(DK-$4,600)

SS – Bo Bichette (FD-$3,000)(DK-$6,200)

OF – Andrew Benintendi (FD-$2,700)(DK-$3,700)

OF – Jorge Soler (FD-$3,600)(DK-$3,800)

OF – Kyle Lewis (FD-$2,900)(DK-$3,900)

Kyle has been red-hot to start the season! 18.7, 21.7 and 19.2 fantasy points to start the season! For $2,900 on FD is perfect for a one off!

FD 7/27

Here are a few sample lines I’m going to use tonight! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible! Also understand we’re a few hours away from lock. Only a few teams have submitted their starting lineups tonight! Make sure to check back again before lock!

DK 7/27

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2021 RB Prospect Watch

2021 RB Prospect Watch
7/23/20
David Reed https://twitter.com/Nfldraft_dwr

To continue our series after we looked at the QB’s for the upcoming 2021 Draft class, it’s time we move on to the running backs. Running back rankings are a bit more fluid than the QB’s rankings with there being a larger pool of them that translate to the next level better than QB’s do. Ill provide you with 10 RB’s that you should be excited to watch and could be players to look towards at the next level.

If you missed it, check out Davids 2021 QB Prospect Watch here! https://www.dfscheatsheet.com/2021-qb-prospect-watch/nfl/07/

Clemson RB Travis Etienne

Travis Etienne – Clemson: Speed and Burst are his best traits, but shows good balance and ability to catch the ball. His weakness is between the tackles. His vision and natural feel for space and cutback lanes isn’t as good, but with his speed can make up for it.

Alabama RB Najee Harris

Najee Harris – Alabama: This man is massive and hard to tackle, but fairly nimble with good speed and pass catching ability for his size. Is an upright runner who leaves his body open to punishment. He needs to improve on some juking/spin moves and not bull rushing everyone to extend his longevity but good luck tackling him.

Oklahoma State RB Chuba Hubbard

Chuba Hubbard – Oklahoma State: Patient runner who understands the blocking schemes and when to hit the holes but shows good acceleration to hit the opening. Great vision as a result of this. He is very inconsistent in pass protection and not the most natural pass catcher but not a liability either.

Georgia RB Zamir White

Zamir White – Georgia: Another Georgia product at the RB position. Good speed and balance. Shows ability to pass block. Shows good hands as well. Though he has good speed he doesn’t have breakaway speed and can be limited some in space with Elusiveness. He is also as a ACL injury on his resume back in 2018 as well, but is built to be a 3 down back at the next level.

Ohio State RB Master Teague

Master Teague – Ohio State: Physical skills jump off right away. Explosive short area burst and an aggressive running style. Shows some nice twitch in his hips to become more elusive in his game. Reported out of Tuscaloose football camp in 2017 he was running in the 4.3 so he shows some speed with his size and power. He had an Achilles injury in spring practice that could set him back some in 2020. This is the 2nd lower body injury he’s had. (2017 senior year in high school) He had limited time playing behind JK Dobbins and most of his time came in blow outs last year, can he replicate as a full time starter!

Ohio State RB Trey Sermon

Trey Sermon – Ohio State: You did not read this wrong, Ohio State as another draft eligible back that you should be looking at as well besides Teague. He transferred in from Oklahoma. He is another physical runner who can pound the ball between the tackles. He’s a great pass blocker and show good body control when running. Sermon lacks long speed but isn’t the most dynamic runner. He also suffered a knee injury in 2019.
• Kylin Hill – Mississippi State: Strong runner who’s built and hard to bring down. Quick to make a decision as a runner. Lacks long speed and can have a bad habit of running into his blockers. He needs to learn to stiff arm and not try to plow over everyone to help keep his body fresh long term.

Penn State RB Journey Brown

Journey Brown – Penn State: Explosive athlete that we could be looking at the 4.2/4.3 range for his 40 time. Former track star who has put on good size to be more than just a speed player. He as so much potential that has yet to be tapped into which is exciting with him. He needs to learn and press the line of scrimmage more. He needs to prove his worth as a pass catcher, hardly used in this phase of the game. Is it because he can’t catch or just hasn’t had the opportunity. A big 2020 season could have him sky rocket up the boards with his potential.

Minnesota RB Mohamed Ibrahim

Mohamed Ibrahim – Minnesota: Shows good suddenness in short spaces with a strong cut and go ability. Good balance and power. Sets the line well and waits for his blocks. Can run angry and run over people. He will not win any foot races and has dealt with some lower body injuries in his career so far.

Memphis RB Kenneth Gainwell

Kenneth Gainwell – Memphis: Memphis last few year has continued to produce some impressive RB’s with Pollard and Antonio Gibson last 2 years. Gainwell is a decisive ball carrier that is quick and slippery. He can exploded through holes and packs some punch with his smaller size to push the pile. He has good hands and has lined up in the slot as a WR. Is biggest weakness is pass protection, but has the mentality to put his body out there to try and block.

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MLB Opening Day DFS Special Edition

MLB Opening Day DFS Special Edition
7/22/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Opening Day is here! Thursday starts the condensed and shortened MLB season. There are going to be a lot of twists and turns and I plan on being here every step of the way!

I foresee a lot of unorthodox lineups, prospects and strange starting pitching rotations. This is going to be a sprint folks! Buckle up!

I didn’t gather you here to discuss my personal opinions on the upcoming MLB season. I gathered you all here to discuss Thursdays DFS slate! It feels great to have the wheels turning and the DFS cylinders firing again! It’s a way of life, a different way of thinking. You either love it or you don’t.

Enough nonsense! Let’s dissect this outstanding two game slate!

NYY @ WSH 7:08p EST
SFG @ LAD 10:08p EST

What are your first thoughts? It’s not a trick question! Just part of my first step in a long line of breaking down slates. Heavy Yankees and a ton of Dodgers was my first thought but it’s not realistic. Both teams are loaded with talent and their prices reflect that.

Let’s talk starting pitchers on Thursday.

In Washington it’s heavyweight fight.
Gerrit Cole (FD-$11,400)(DK-$10,00) vs. Max Scherzer (FD-$10,700)(DK-$8,600).

The later game is Clayton Kershaw (FD-$10,300)(DK-$7,700) and Johnny Cueto (FD-$6,600)(DK-$5,000)

I’ve never been one to spend up on pitching. Thursday is a tad different given the fact you can only choose from four guys! I sure as hell won’t be owning Cueto willingly!

As I said earlier, my first thought was stack NYY and LAD but that’s not possible. After some time away from my computer I came up with another way. Fade NYY and LAD! Go heavy WSH and the heart of the SFG batting order. Mind you this is for a big GPP contest.

FD 7/23 WSH/SFG

In terms of a cash line we’re obviously going to want safe plays. Quick question, what is safe? These are the first games of the MLB season! Talent will always win out right? Cody Bellinger, Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and Soto to name a few. Again, it’s going to be an odd season and it’s going to start Thursday and push our limits of analysis. Whatever we thought we knew can be thrown right out the window. Personally, I know nothing. This is a daily game. We can only take so much with us from last season and the few spring games played so far this year.

I’m asking you to think wild. Get crazy! If it doesn’t make sense then that’s probably the key to a good DFS lineup in 2020.

I look forward to providing many more articles and sample lines for all of you this baseball season. Hang with me and I’ll do my best to make it a fun and enjoyable MLB DFS season!

Here are a few more sample lines I’ve been fooling around with! All these lines are for entertainment and fun!

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PGA Core Plays – 3M Open

PGA Core Plays
3M Open
By Derrek Hill

 

 

PGA Core Plays – 3M Open

 

What a wild week at the Memorial! It definitely was not short on entertainment. We saw DeChambeau take himself right out of contention and out of the weekend by recklessly blasting 3-wood after 3-wood from the rough, over the fence, and out of bounds. We saw Phil going completely rogue and putting from almost 80-yards out and just setting his tumbler down next to him on the green while putting. We got a microscopic view of Rahms ball in the rough which moved a fraction of a millimeter before being chipped in to lock down the victory, only to be penalized later. All of it produced some great golf.
I don’t know about you, but I love the style of golf we saw at Muirfield Village. Bad golf shots were severely penalized while good golf shots were generally still rewarded. The leaders were able to keep it under par, while guys who were off their game really struggled. I think that setup really helps weed out the week and allows the best golfer to come out on top. Rahm definitely was the best player this week. He really maintained his composure and remained patient, taking advantage of his opportunities while avoiding mistakes.
Most importantly, when evaluating the DFS opportunities, it was a bit of an unexpected result. Some big names completely tanked (DJ.) Some guys started too far back on day one which negated their great play the rest of the week (Schauffele, JT.) Let’s take a look at what all this means for this week.

We’re heading to the Midwest this week for the 3M Open. Just to refresh your memory, TPC Twin Cities has hosted Champions Tour events yearly for some time now, but just last year held its inaugural PGA Tour event. Matthew Wolff won his first tour event in just his third tour start.
The field is much weaker this week when compared to the other events since the restart. There are few big names in the field, and some of those big names are far from their best form.
There will be limited top-end and middle-tier guys to choose from this week. This means a few different things in regard to DFS. Choosing a top-end guy who has a lower ownership % will help you against the competition. I would pick a top-end player, load up on the mid-tier guys and sift through the value-plays to find those sure to make the cut. Hitting the right ones will probably predict if you get paid or not.

Before making those picks, let me give you a little overview of the course this week. TPC Twin Cities is a 7,431 par 71 course. It has some really long par 5s (all 3 of them are over 590 yards,) some long par 4s mixed in with some driveable par 4s for long hitters. The fairways are lined with trees and expected to have long primary rough. Those trees and rough were not enough to prevent some really low scores last year. I would expect a lot of birdies to be made again this year.

Driving distance will allow longer hitters the chance at birdie and eagle that other players may not get on certain holes this week. However, I think the 2 statistics to look at this week will be par-5 scoring, Proximity, SG:Putting due to the fact that these greens are huge and will likely be running around 13 on the Stimpmeter.

Top-End Love

Tony Finau: Finau came into the Memorial on a “quiet” hot streak. He had been playing better and then as was mentioned several times on the broadcast, he shot an incredible course record 59 at Victory Ranch in very windy conditions. He continued that hot streak into the Memorial where he had a 3-stroke lead halfway through the second round. His fall from the top was in the spotlight which made his stumble seem worse. In reality, almost everyone struggled at Muirfield. If he had started out poorly and finished strong, he would be the obvious pick. This may be your chance to get him at lower ownership.

Top-End Like

Dustin Johnson: Another instance where people might shy away due to his 80, 80 missed cut at The Memorial. The reality is that he has a short memory and could easily come back and win this week. He has the distance to shorten the course this week and can make birdies in bunches.

Top-End Maybe: Paul Casey, Brooks Koepka, Tommy Fleetwood

Mid-Tier Love

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 27: Harris English of the United States plays a shot from a bunker on the sixth hole during the first round of the Honda Classic at PGA National Resort and Spa Champion course on February 27, 2020 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Harris English: 9 top 20s this season including T13 at the Memorial. Really good all around game including 30th in SG:Putting. One of the big reasons I love him this week is his ownership percentage will likely be lower than guys in his price range like Wolff.

Matthew Wolff: Obviously Wolff is the defending champion of the 3M Open. He also is coming off of a T22 finish at the Memorial. The course sets up pretty well for him which means we could see repeated success here. 7th in driving distance and above average in every other relevant statistic this week (GIR, Proximity, Putting.)

Erik Van Rooyen: Not many players could claim Minnesota as “home field advantage.” Van Rooyen played collegiate golf at the University of Minnesota. Has family there which makes it an easy travel site. T22 last week.

Mid-Tier Like

Sam Burns: T7 last year. 10th in driving distance, 27th in SG:Putting, 23rd in par 5 scoring. His game projects well here. 3 consecutive top 30 finishes.

Patrick Rodgers: Top 20 finishes at the Charles Schwab and The Memorial which were both really strong fields. Large, fast Bentgrass greens at TPC Twin Cities will play to his advantage since he is one of the best putters on tour. Not a one-trick pony as he is 17th on tour in driving distance and 45th in par 5 scoring average.

Lucas Glover: T7 here last year. Shares course record 62 which he shot last year. 5-5 with 4 top 25s since the restart.

Mid-Tier Maybe: Luke List, Charley Hoffman, Carlos Ortiz, Alex Noren

Value Play Love

Keith Mitchell: Mitchell made his first cut last week since missing the previous three. Not only that, but he finished T22 in a loaded field on a brutal course. He gained strokes on the field in all 4 SG categories last week. He is one of the few value play guys who has a chance to win.

Value Play Like

Johnson Wagner: Here is a guy who, even as a value play, could slip under the radar. He finished 23rd last year. He has a smaller sample size, but ranks 1st in proximity to the hole on tour.

Wyndham Clark: T5 last year, T12 in par 5 scoring average. Good putter, ranking 24th in SG: Putting

Value Play Maybe: Hudson Swafford, Adam Schenk, Xinjung Zhang

MLB Bottom of the Barrel 7/24/20

Bottom of the Barrel
7/21/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

What a relief! How excited are you? To say I’m pumped for baseball would be an understatement. It’s mid-July and there hasn’t been an ounce of sports for several months! Unless you woke up at 4a to set your KBO lines.

Realistically we’d be coming up on three months of full time MLB action. So given the lack of baseball this summer this week is exciting.

For those of you who are new to my content I want to say hello. To those you have followed my content this far I want to say thank you!

Bottom of the Barrel is a DFS article highlighting those cheaply priced players to go along with the high priced studs. This article is where it all started for me and my writing career.

Fast forward to right now and we are all on the verge of shortened yet fascinating baseball season. I have this unwavering feeling that this season will be unlike any MLB season we’ve seen before. It’s going to be a sprint instead of a marathon. Teams may start some of their young prospects without hesitation. Mangers may toy with their lineups like never before. I’m fully expecting a wild anything goes type season.

In terms of DFS it’s going to keep us on our toes! Specifically Friday! Part of Opening Day weekend! Enough with the chatter! Lets get into the slate!

PITCHER

Chris Paddock ARZ @ SDP (FD-$8,900)(DK-$8,600)

SDP SP Chris Paddock

There’s a new sheriff in town! He won’t be this cheap again. Take advantage while you can! The kid gloves are off and Chris is the next big thing!

Frankie Montas LAA @ OAK (FD-$7,600)(DK-$8,800)

Frankie has all the makings of a stud but was cut down due to a suspension. Before the SUS he was on pace for career type numbers. Another guy who’s price is expected to skyrocket. Jump on board while you can!

Nathan Eovaldi BAL @ BOS (FD-$7,100)(DK-$7,100)

Relief pitcher who Boston wants to stretch out. Don’t care if it was the bat boy pitching vs. Baltimore. Eovaldi is a nice cheap SP who only needs 20-25 fantasy points to hit value. Go spend up elsewhere.

Sandy Alcantara MIA @ PHI (FD-$6,800)(DK-$6,800)

MIA SP Sandy Alcantara

Sandy finished just shy of 200 IP’s last season with 151 K’s. The shortened season should help him shy. For $6,800k on Fanduel I’m all in!

FIRST BASE

Christian Walker ARZ @ SDP (FD-$2,800)(DK-$4,000)

How many homeruns do you think Walker hit last season? Really? That’s it! You’re wrong! He smacked 29 HR’s! He’s dealing with a sore groin so pay attention but I’m confident he’s in the starting lineup Friday.

Evan White SEA @ HOU (FD-$2,700)(DK-$2,600)

SEA 1B Evan White

I love this kid! He had an outstanding season in Double-A last year. He’s an extra base hit machine!

SECOND BASE

David Fletcher LAA @ OAK (FD-$2,500)(DK-$3,500)

LAA 2B David Fletcher

If Fletch is leading off for the Angels then you roster him. It’s that simple.

Luis Arraez MIN @ CWS (FD-$2,500)(DK-$3,800)

Talk about average and extra base hits? Luis is a high average kid and he could make a run at a batting title in 2020 and the shortened season! For $2,500 and all the base hits that follow it’s a no-brainer!

THIRD BASE

Colin Moran PIT @ STL (FD-$2,300)(DK-$2,900)

PIT 3B Colin Moran

Moran will be the Pirates everyday 3rd baseman in 2020 but so what? We live day to day with DFS! Colin had 80 RBI in 2019 and for only $2,300 he’s a nice filler at 3B if you pass up Bregman or Nolan.

Rio Ruiz BAL @ BOS (FD-$2,200)(DK-$3,500)

Rio was absolutely on fire in spring training before they shut it all down. Kid has it in him. Again, long term prospects aren’t there but just for today!

SHORTSTOP

Chris Taylor SFG @ LAD (FD-$2,400)(DK-$3,600)

LAD 2B/SS Chris Taylor

The Dodgers sent Lux back to Triple-A meaning Taylor should see time at 2B. I want any and all pieces of this Dodger line-up and for only $2,400 you can own a piece of it with Taylor.

Orlando Arcia MIL @ CHC (FD-$2,400)(DK-$2,500)

Realistically you’re going to spend up at SS, I get that. On the off chance you want to punt the position give this guy a look. He’s feeling the heat behind him.

OUTFIELD

Jonathon Villar MIA @ PHI (FD-$2,900)(DK-$4,000)

MIA OF Jonathan Villar

I’m shocked Villar is so cheap! I’m going to roster hum every time MIA is playing at this price. The stolen bases alone make it worth it!

Max Kepler MIN @ CWS (FD-$2,800)(DK-$4,500)

MIN OF Max Kepler

The Belgian bruiser! Don’t know if anyone calls him that but, I do! Max hit 36 HR’s and batted in 90 last season. This Twins line is chalked full of power. $2,800 is just too cheap for me to pass up. Another kid I’m riding until the price changes! You’d be wise to do the same thing!

Mark Canha LAA @ OAK (FD-$2,600)(DK-$4,200)

A sneaky good play! Mark does a lot of things good. He’s the starting left fielder for the A’s with 25+ HR power. He’s your prototypical bottom of the barrel roster fill in.

Wil Myers ARZ @ SDP (FD-$2,500)(DK-$3,400)

SDP OF Wil Myers

I’ve always had a soft spot for Wil. He recently changed his swing around, something with the approach. I love this young and hungry roster the Padres have put together. I have a feeling Wil is a mainstay in my B&B’s this season.

Any questions or comments? Here’s an early look at my line for Friday. This line is for entertainment. Should be used for fun and with caution.

FD 7/24/20

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2021 QB Prospect Watch

2021 QB Prospect Watch
7/21/20
David Reed https://twitter.com/Nfldraft_dwr

2021 Early QB Prospect Watch

With all the crazy going on in the world the best escape is sports. While the college season is up in the air, we are praying it happens. Do you love the scouting and draft process as much as I do? Here are my early looks at prospects for the upcoming season. It will be fun to compare this now to the end of the year rankings and see who could be this years Joe Burrow and rise up the rankings!

Let’s start with the QB’s. The top-3 seem set in stone, but there are some interesting names to watch this season that should be good prospects that you are not thinking about outside of the big 3. After the top 3, a case for the top 2 or 3 can be debated at this time. Here are some names and brief description for you to watch them this season

Quarter Back top-3

Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence

1. Trevor Lawrence – Clemson
2. Justin Fields – Ohio State
3. Trey Lance – North Dakota State

North Dakota St. QB Trey Lance

The Other Guys:

University of Minnesota QB Tanner Morgan

Tanner Morgan – Minnesota: shows good work in the RPO game, slotting the ball where it needs to be. Throws with great confidence but lacks the strongest arm.

Cincinnati Bearcats QB Desmond Ridder

Desmond Ridder – Cincinnati: duel treat with a live arm. Keeps eyes down field and throws well on the run. Shoulder injury limited him last year. Needs to work on ball placement and taking what the defense gives him.

Iowa State QB Brock Purdy

Brock Purdy – Iowa State: quick release and ability to escape pressure and move the pocket. Lacks arm strength on the outside sideline throws and lacks ideal height (6’1)

Florida Gator’s QB Kyle Trask

Kyle Trask – Florida: ideal size and throwing motion. Works from under center and shotgun well and throws slants, quick pass and back shoulder vertical he excels at. Never started in high-school or college till 2019. Very raw with some bad techniques that need fixing.

Wake Forest transfer QB Jamie Newman

Jamie Newman – Georgia: tough player who stands tall in the pocket. He is a good athlete and runner with a good arm. Excellent with intermediate passing game. Strong leader. Not the most accurate passer but can be due to inconsistent mechanics.

Texas A&M QB Kellen Mond

Kellen Mond – Texas A & M: shows great poise and focus under pressure and excels at the short and intermediate passing game. Can lack the ability to escape the pocket and can make bad decisions. Struggled against stronger competition.

Mississippi St. QB K.J. Costello

K.J. Costello – Mississippi State: elite arm that can make all the throws. Shows good balance and mechanics as well. Not an elite athlete but can move in the pocket. Can make some bad choices when he is under pressure. He had an unorthodox throwing technique that works for him where he throws side arm to get more touch on his throws. It works for him but something to keep an eye on.

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