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