MLB Opening Day DFS Special Edition
Chris Robin

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.


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!

Any questions or comments?

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