Rise and Grind Daily Fantay: 6/17/19


Each weekday morning I’m previewing the DFS slate for the day. I’ll give my picks to click each day so you can cash. There are many things to consider before lineups lock. You’ll want to make sure each player is actually in the lineup that day so it’s important to check a couple hours before game time. I’ll try and get the Rise and Grind post updated each day as lineups come out. The other thing to seriously consider is the weather. It’s imperative to follow Kevin Roth (@KevinRothWx) on Twitter or at Roto Grinders.  He gives great updates on the weather each and every day. Again, this blog will be updated throughout the day as lineups and weather forecasts come out. For simplicity, I’ll be using DraftKings prices when I reference a player’s cost.

Yesterday’s Results


Night Slate: 12 Games


Link to Kevin Roth’s Forecast


My DFS strategy involves picking at least one of the top 5 pitchers for each slate. Pitchers score more points and are more consistent on a day-to-day basis than hitters. Even the best hitters can go hitless on a given day. It’s also important to check the Vegas lines to see which team is favored to win. Wins and innings pitched are the most important parts of DFS.


  • Mike Soroka $10,500

  • Jose Berrios $10,300

  • Luis Castillo $10,000

  • Lance Lynn $9,500

  • Zack Wheeler $9,200

  • Kenta Maeda $9,000


  • Yonny Chirinos $8,800

  • Mike Clevinger $8,700

  • Joey Lucchesi $8,600

  • Wade Miley $8,400

  • Patrick Corbin $8,200

  • Masahiro Tanaka $8,000

  • Mike Fiers $7,700

  • Danny Duffy $7,500

  • Jake Arrieta $7,300

  • Rick Porcello $7,000


  • Jhoulys Chacin $6,900

  • Tommy Milone $6,900

  • Felix Pena $6,700

  • Miles Mikolas $6,400

  • Andrew Cashner $6,200

  • Elieser Hernandez $5,900

  • Tyler Beede $5,400

  • Edwin Jackson $4,200

The entire premium tier of pitchers can be ignored tonight. They’re simply priced too high.

Patrick Corbin is priced unusually low for a top end starter and he has some good value tonight. Fiers, Duffy, are big value guys for this slate. I’m going to use Duffy for sure.

Tommy Milone has decent value but Miles Mikolas is the big value guy from the Bargain Bin. He had a rough outing against the Marlins in his last start but I think he breaks out in a big way tonight.


Lineup placement. That’s the Holy Grail for me when it comes to hitters in DFS. You want hitters that are batting in the top half of the order so they get more chances to score points. The score projections used come from SabreSim’s free tool that can be found on Fangraphs.


  • Mike Trout, OF $5,600

  • Shohei Ohtani, OF $5,100

  • Austin Meadows, OF $5,200

  • Tommy La Stella, 2B/3B $4,700

  • Cody Bellinger, 1B/OF $5,700


  • Jason Kipnis, 2B $2,700

  • Justin Upton, OF $3,900

  • Danny Jansen, C $2,400

  • Mike Trout, OF $5,600

  • Jose Ramirez, 3B $3,700

My Lineup

P- Duffy $7,500 P- Mikolas $6,400 C- Molina $3,800 1B- Bour $3,800 2B- Merrifield $4,500 3B- Suarez $4,100 SS- Lindor $5,200 OF- Trout $5,600 OF- Ohtani $5,100 OF- Upton $3,900

Gambling Picks

YEST: None

YTD: (168-149-5) 53% +1.72U

These picks are all risking half units unless otherwise specified. You can follow my bets on the Action Network App using this link.


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