RotoCole’s Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Advice: April 17th Edition
In the preseason, we brought you Daily League Strategy Part 1 and Part 2. Now, all season long, I will be giving you my advice on who to start in your daily fantasy lineups. Initially, this advice will cater to those who play on Fanduel. They offer some of the best gaming options for beginners, intermediate, and expert level players. Our job here at RotoBaller is to make your daily fantasy gaming experience a fun and successful one. Whether you are new to the daily fantasy scene or have been playing for years, our columns will be up-to-date and useful for all levels of experience. If you are new to the scene, tweet me at @RotoCole and I will personally show you the ropes. Let’s win together. Ladies (one or two reading this) and gentlemen, here is your late game Daily Fantasy Baseball lineup advice for the late games on April 17th, 2013:
How did we do Tuesday?
It was nice to have a bounce-back performance after a rough day on Monday. Our primary lineup finished 3rd out of 20 to double up in the Fanduel league we entered. Tonight, we will be entering a similar 20 team 50/50 league.
Wednesday's Must Sit: The entire San Diego Padres team, especially Evereth Cabrera - Nobody should be starting a Padre tonight against Kershaw. It is a waste of a roster spot. If you can make a lineup work, try to get Kershaw into your lineup.
RotoCole's Primary Fanduel Lineup:
P: Shelby Miller ($6,400) - Miller has been an absolute stud at the major league level. I am buying him on all daily fantasy sites tonight as my starter.
C: Joe Mauer ($3,800) - Mauer has been hotter than Susan Sarandon in SNL's "Motherlover," and he should stay hot against Tommy "Mr. Inconsistent" Hanson.
1B: Ryan Howard ($3,300) - The "Big Piece" is cold right now, but Mike Leake is entering the equation at the perfect time. He is just 4-17 with a home run in his career against Leake but tonight just feels like his bust-out night.
2B: Chase Utley ($4,300) - I featured Utley a couple days ago as my starting second baseman. Then he decided to take the day off. So I replaced him. He ended up with a pinch hit two-run home run that had me pretty upset. Tonight, I won't make that mistake. He will be employed against Leake in most of my lineups.
3B: Adrian Beltre ($3,700) - Went 2-4 with a home run yesterday and is 3-6 in his career against Cubs starter Carlos Villanueva. This also might be as low as Beltre is priced all season long.
SS: J.J. Hardy ($3,000) - Hardy is just 3-12 against Matt Moore in his career but one of those cleared the fence and I like him at home tonight.
OF: Dominic Brown ($3,100) - Hits Leake well and should compliment the rest of my Phillies players well.
OF: Ben Revere ($3,000) - Revere is a good candidate tonight for a couple hits, runs and maybe even a stolen base.
OF: Adam Jones ($4,400) - Even after cooling off a little bit, Jones is still batting .400. He is 4-10 in his career against Moore. He is my favorite play tonight among the "elite" outfielders.
PLEASE NOTE: I am featuring quite a few Phillies players in my lineup and their game may get postponed due to inclement weather. If you won't be able to make any late adjustments I would advise you to avoid players from Philly and Cincy. However, if the game is played this lineup should be phenomenal for you.