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2014 Fantasy Baseball: The Daily Double Switch for August 9th

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Welcome back to the Daily Double Switch here at the Fantasy Fix. For those who aren’t yet Daily Fantasy baseball players at DraftKings, head over there via this link and join. DraftKings gives you $50,000 to draft eight hitters (one at each position) plus two pitchers. When you join they will double your initial deposit, up to $600, so it’s a great time to jump in.

I’m going to do things a little differently today. Most of the contests come available as early or late options, so I’m going to give you lineup options for both. As always, watch the starting lineups as they roll in about an hour prior to first pitch. You can find me on twitter @RyNoonan if you have player specific questions.

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 Game times and Weather

The early contests start at 1:05 pm est in New York, as the Yankees take on the Indians. We have four early games in which to build a lineup for, which sounds like a challenge but today it’s easy. The night games per usual, kick off at 7:05 pm est.  Scattered thunderstorms appear to be on the way in Cincinnati and Atlanta this evening. I’m staying away.

Stacking options

There are so many ways to skin this proverbial Daily Fantasy Sports cat, and a very popular way to construct your DraftKings team is by stacking your roster with multiple players from one or two teams. Today, I’d look to stack the Orioles in the early contests while the Pirates and Rockies are appealing in the evening. The Orioles face a familiar foe, as former Red Sox pitcher John Lackey takes the ball for the Cardinals today.

Early-Only Lineup

Salary FPPG Opposing SP
C Carlos Santana 3,700 7.7 Brandon McCarthy
1B Chris Davis 4,300 7.1 John Lackey
2B Jonathan Schoop 2,400 4.8 John Lackey
3B Manny Machado 3,900 7.0 John Lackey
SS Jhonny Peralta 3,500 6.6 Ubaldo Jimenez
OF Jose Bautista 5,000 9.2 Max Scherzer
OF Adam Jones 4,100 8.3 John Lackey
OF Nelson Cruz 3,900 8.4 John Lackey
SP Corey Kluber 10,000 22.2 New York Yankees
SP Jake Odorizzi 7,800 15.9 Chicago Cubs


Late-Only Lineup

Salary FPPG Opposing SP
C Russell Martin 4,000 7.3 Eric Stults
1B Ryan Howard 3,900 7.0 Dillon Gee
2B Josh Rutledge 3,400 4.9 Trevor Cahill
3B Matt Dominguez 3,100 5.7 Yu Darvish
SS Jimmy Rollins 3,900 7.9 Dillon Gee
OF Mike Trout 5,400 10.3 Clay Buchholz
OF Josh Harrison 4,600 7.5 Eric Stults
OF Charlie Blackmon 4,000 8.1 Trevor Cahill
SP Francisco Liriano  9,400 15.2 San Diego Padres
SP James Shields 8,200 16.9 San Francisco Giants


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