Kmarko's DraftKings Picks - September 17


Welcome back to the daily DraftKings picks where we try to get super rich playing daily fantasy baseball. As usual I’ll do a brief recap of my lineups from the night before then throw out some picks that I’m brainstorming for tonight, and hopefully get some good feedback/tips/picks from you guys either in the comment section or on Twitter @kmarkobarstool.

Last night’s lineups – not bad.

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Blog picks were horrible though so sorry if that burned anybody. Total duds from Correa and Reddick, and Ruggiano hit a leadoff triple but then did nothing else. If you’re keeping track at home my DK shit list is now:

Nelson Cruz
Evan Longoria
Carlos Correa
Brian Dozier

The guys I can NEVER pick on the right night. Watch, just watch Correa go deep tonight. I can almost guarantee that happens.

Short slate tonight, never that fun, lot of overlapping on players but if you can differentiate yourself there’s still money to be made.


-We Klubering tonight? I dunno. I think the GPP move is no right? He’ll be like 70% owned minimum and is far from a sure thing getting the Royals fresh off the DL. I mean he’s clearly the highest upside pitcher here, and there is barely 1 other good option let alone 2. So might be a tough fade here. Up to you.

-Who the hell else do we go with? No thank you on McCullers in Texas. I warned you to stay away from Keuchel there last night and promptly gave up a career high 9 earned…and McCullers is no Keuchel.

-Lackey is probably a good place to look. He pitches well against Milwaukee and has been solid this season.

-Santiago and Venture are total wild cards who could win you a GPP or instantly put you in the negatives.

-How about Colby Lewis as the ultra-tourney play? Dude stinks…then will randomly fire a 36 pointer like he did last week. You gotta have a lot of balls to take Lewis here, are you feeling lucky?

-Estrada is the only other guy that somewhat appeals to me, but the Braves pesky lack of strikeouts takes away a bunch of his already low upside.


OF Bryce Harper $5.9K

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Hey if you’re not spending up on Kluber, you’ll have plenty of extra cash to spend. Why not use it on the MVP who has 3 homers in his last 2 games and is absolutely en fuego right now? I mean I’d love to get crazy here but I honestly think the craziest thing to do would be to not recommend Bryce. I honestly think he’s pissed off Cespedes was getting so much MVP love and is out to prove a point right now.

1B Edwin Encarnacion $4.6K

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He’s the highest priced 1B on the board, but when that price is $4.6K, it ain’t bad at all. The Blue Jays are a great offense to target against my buddy Wisler, and even though he’s not a lefty, I still like the matchup for Edwin.

Prince Fielder is of course locked in and a great play again tonight, but I’m too proud to feature him and make it look like I’m chasing points like a n00b.

VALUE PLAY OF Adam Jones $3.9K

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Been getting my nerd on lately and reading up on what the experts have to say about wOBA – me, I’m usually more of a just go with your gut kind of guy, but I guess there’s a reason these guys make a living off this stuff. Last night’s top wOBA guy was Jose Abreu, and he hit a home run. Tonight’s? Adam Jones. I was already looking at the O’s offense tonight, and with this low price, the nerd stats just seal the deal for me.

Hit me up @kmarkobarstool with your picks of the night, and if you’re signing up to play use my referral code and we’ll both get a free ticket for entry.

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