Rise and Grind Daily Fantasy: 6/25/19


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

The below lineup scored 109.5 points which was not good enough to cash. Rodriguez flopped but Pomeranz over achieved with 25.05 points. Realmuto, Baez, and Acuña Jr were the only hitters in double digits.

P- Rodriguez $8,700 P- Pomeranz $6,300 C- Realmuto $3,900 1B- Rizzo $4,600 2B- Albies $4,300 3B- Donaldson $4,300 SS- Baez $4,300 OF- Acuña Jr $4,800 OF- Bryant $4,500 OF- Schwarber $3,900

Night Slate: 15 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.


  • Max Scherzer $12,400

  • Gerrit Cole $11,500

  • Shane Bieber $10,800

  • Robby Ray $9,900

  • Chris Bassitt $9,300

  • Blake Snell $9,000


  • Andrew Heaney $8,800

  • David Price $8,600

  • Kyle Gibson $8,500

  • Madison Bumgarner $8,200

  • Logan Allen $8,100

  • Trevor Richards $8,000

  • Jack Flaherty $7,900

  • Trevor Williams $7,800

  • Ross Stripling $7,700

  • Jake Arrieta $7,600

  • Tyler Mahle $7,200

  • Marco Gonzales $7,000


  • Adbert Alzolay $6,800

  • Max Fried $6,700

  • Chi Chi Gonzalez $6,600

  • Zach Davies $6,500

  • Carson Fulmer $6,400

  • Jordan Zimmerman $6,200

  • Walker Lockett $6,000

  • Jesse Chavez $5,300

  • Clayton Richard $4,800

  • Glenn Sparkman $4,500

  • Josh Rogers $4,300

  • Nester Cortes $4,000

The premium tier only has one pitcher that I’m considering tonight: Max Scherzer. He’ll be in almost every lineup tonight so he’s not a great GPP play but I’m using him for my cash game. Chris Bassitt is the one to avoid the most from this tier.

I like Price, Bumgarner, and Flaherty in the middle tier. I’m concerned about the weather being a little to hitter friendly in STL though so I’m going with Bumgarner as my number 2.

The Bargain Bin is full of slop tonight. Don’t touch it.


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.


  • Ronald Acuña Jr, OF $5,000

  • Hunter Renfroe, OF $5,400

  • Javier Báez, SS $5,000

  • Freddie Freeman, 1B $5,500

  • Kris Bryant, 3B/OF $4,900


  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr, 3B $3,200

  • Randall Grichuk, OF $3,400

  • Danny Jansen, C $2,100

  • Robinson Canó, 2B $3,200

  • Kris Bryant, 3B/OF $4,900

My Lineup

P- Scherzer $12,400 P- Bumgarner $8,200 C- Jansen $2,100 1B- Goldschmidt $3,800 2B- Canó $3,200 3B- Guerrero Jr $3,200 SS- Báez $5,000 OF- Bryant $4,900 OF- Hernández $3,700 OF- Grichuk $3,400

Gambling Picks

YEST: (1-1-1) +0u

YTD: (191-175-6) 52.2% +0.85U

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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