Rise and Grind Daily Fantasy: 7/22/19


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: 11 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.


  • Gerrit Cole $12,500

  • Mike Clevinger $12,100

  • Robbie Ray $11,400

  • Eduardo Rodriguez $10,900

  • Sonny Gray $9,700

  • Daniel Ponce de Leon $9,000


  • CC Sabathia $8,600

  • Martin Perez $8,400

  • Marco Gonzales $7,900

  • Jalen Beeks $7,700

  • Homer Bailey $7,400

  • Chase Anderson $7,200

  • Trevor Richards $7,000


  • Alec Mills $6,900

  • Trevor Williams $6,500

  • Ivan Nova $4,800

  • Peter Lambert $4,600

  • Erick Fedde $4,500

  • Shaun Anderson $4,300

  • Aaron Brooks $4,200

  • Adrian Sampson $4,100

The only pitcher with any value from the premium tier is Robbie Ray. I’ll be using him tonight. Clevinger, Rodriguez, and Ponce de Leon are particularly poor plays.

The middle tier is gross today. Richards is the only one I’d choose out of the group. Bailey, CC, Perez, and Beeks are big time stay aways.

The Bargain Bin is very fruitful tonight. I’ll be using Trevor Williams against STL tonight but Nova and Shaun Anderson are really good options.


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.


  • Trevor Story, SS $5,200

  • Nolan Arenado, 3B $4,400

  • Charlie Blackmon, OF $5,000

  • Anthony Rendon, 3B $5,200

  • Joey Gallo, OF $4,800


  • Yan Gomes, C $2,600

  • Nolan Arenado, 3B $4,400

  • Neil Walker, 1B/3B $3,500

  • Jose Rondon, 2B/SS $2,100

  • J.D. Martinez, OF $4,100

My Lineup

P- Ray $11,400 P- Willaims $6,500 C- Jansen $2,700 1B- Walker $3,500 2B- Altuve $4,500 3B- Seager $3,200 SS- Lindor $5,500 OF- Judge $4,900 OF- Puig $4,600 OF- Martinez $4,100

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