Rise and Grind Daily Fantasy: 7/23/19


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 just 88.15 points and didn’t cash.

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

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.


  • Trevor Bauer $11,400

  • Chris Sale $11,000

  • Stephen Strasburg $10,700

  • Chris Paddack $10,300

  • Aaron Nola $10,100

  • Matt Boyd $9,900

  • Domingo German $9,700

  • Caleb Smith $9,400

  • Yu Darvish $9,200

  • Madison Bumgarner $9,000


  • Yonny Chirinos $8,400

  • Wade Miley $8,000

  • Kenya Maeda $7,800

  • Kyle Gibson $7,700

  • Tommy Milone $7,600

  • Chris Archer $7,500

  • Merrill Kelly $7,300

  • Dallas Keuchel $7,200

  • Tanner Roark $7,100

  • Mike Fiers $7,000


  • Felix Pena $6,700

  • Jason Vargas $6,600

  • Dakota Hudson $6,500

  • Danny Duffy $6,100

  • Dylan Bundy $6,000

  • Zach Davies $5,800

  • Pedro Payano $5,500

  • Aaron Sanchez $5,000

  • Peter Lambert $4,600

  • Dylan Covey $4,600

Chris Sale, Stephen Strasburg, and Madison Bumgarner are the biggest values on the premium tier today. I’ll take Bumgarner. I’m really avoiding German.

Archer is the play tonight as my second pitcher. I also like Kelly and Keuchel. I’m staying away from Fiers, Miley, and Chirinos.

Two Dylan’s: Bundy and Covey are the values in the Bargain Bin. Duffy and Sanchez can be used as well. I’m not gonna mess with the Bin today.


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.


  • Cody Bellinger, OF $5,600

  • Christian Yelich, OF $5,900

  • Mike Trout, OF $5,800

  • Alex Bregman, 3B/SS $5,000

  • Max Muncy, 1B/2B $4,900


  • Welington Castillo, C $2,800

  • Jose Abreu, 1B $3,900

  • Khris Davis, OF $3,600

  • Jean Segura, SS $3,600

  • Curtis Granderson, OF $3,500

My Lineup

P- Bumgarner $9,000 P- Archer $7,500 C- Castillo $2,800 1B- Abreu $3,900 2B- Canó $3,100 3B- Ramírez $4,500 SS- Renigfo $3,400 OF- Trout $5,800 OF- Bellinger $5,600 OF- Cruz $4,400

Rise and Grind Daily Fantasy: 7/22/19