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2013 Fantasy Baseball, The Daily Fix: September 12th, 2013

On a long enough timeline, the survival rate drops to zero. At the beginning of the season, the Dodgers were everyone’s pick to win the NL West because the new ownership group had thrown over 200 million dollars at the team. Unfortunately, they didn’t get out of the gate well and Don Mattingly was very close to losing his job. Coming into Wednesday’s action, they were 85-59 and had a 13 game lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Thankfully for Mattingly, the brass was patient and allowed things to work themselves out. They may or may not win the NL pennant, but they’ve put themselves in position to get to the World Series.

Daily fantasy sports are about the here and now. Fantasy baseball is about the long haul. The two may not seem to mix on their face, but when you play the odds over the long haul you will tend to be more successful. Like the Dodgers, you might struggle in the early going, but when you make plays that make sense, they will pay off for you more often than not. The Dodgers have the best record in the National League over the last 30 games and if you play your cards right, you can finish strong at Draftkings. Players have built up a strong track record on the season, so pay attention to those track records and you’ll win.

Today, I’m playing in a Double Up! contest again. They range anywhere from a dollar to over 100 dollars, but each works the same way. If you finish in the top half you get almost twice as much as you put in. Naturally, DraftKings gets their cut because they have to pay their employees, the light bill, and make a little for their trouble. That being said, they are very generous to those that start playing as they will give you a deposit bonus you can access here.

My Lineup

   

Salary

FPPG

Notes
C

 

Buster Posey

3,800

7.40

Yes, he’s facing Zack Greinke, but he is also the reigning best offensive catcher in baseball
1B

 

Adrian Gonzalez

4,200

7.57

He quietly is poised to surpass 100 RBIs yet again.
2B

 

Ben Zobrist

3,500

7.69

How in the heck is this guy going for 3,500?
3B

 

Pedro Alvarez

3,800

7.49

He needs to hustle a little, but he is still on pace to get to 100 RBIs
SS

 

Hanley Ramirez

5,100

10.13

If you double his production he would be hitting .339/36/114/106. Those are possible MVP numbers.
OF

 

Alfonso Soriano

4,400

8.64

He has a .253/304/.541 line as a Yankee. Yet he also has 15 home runs and 47 RBIs in 43 games.
OF

 

Adam Jones

5,300

9.09

He and Chris Davis are the best one-two punch in the American League
OF

 

Wil Myers

3,100

8.07

He may have plateaued but most of the league would love to plateau at a 128 OPS+
P

 

Roy Halladay

8,100

8.54

Since coming off the DL he has hurled 17 innings with 8 strikeouts and 8 earned runs.
P

 

Matt Cain

7,800

15.17

In his last eight starts he has not surrendered more than three earned runs in any start.
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