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Wednesday 29th Mar 2017

And second, and third...

If I don't really like Las Vegas all that much, why do I continue to try to have FanDuel pay my way there? I may not like Las Vegas very much but I can think of a couple of things to do with a $200K payday for taking home the Daily Fantasy Baseball Championship.

I'm going to try something a little different this time and go with a wild card at pitcher. There are several aces on the mound but I decided to eschew the top tier and look for a cheaper option. To that end, I visited a site where I contribute, DFSEdge where colleague Kyle Soppe authored MLB Strong Plays: June 21. He pimps Tyler Chatwood as a sleeper strong play and I concur so he's the guy for me tonight as I try for one of the few remaining seats in the DFBC. Here's the squad:

P Tyler Chatwood COL@WAS $5,600 - As Kyle points out, Chatwood has been outstanding on the road and Washington struggles versus right-handers

C Matt Wieters BAL@TOR $3,000 - If I'm going against the grain, I'm going all out. I'm breaking another cardinal rule by using a bunch of road hitters, specifically stacking against R.A. Dickey at home.

1B Chris Davis BAL@TOR $5,300 - At this point, I'll use Davis against any right-hander. The fact Dickey has a penchant for a allowing homers is a bonus.

2B Robinson Cano TAM@NYY $4,400 - Short porch plus Roberto Hernandez on the mound equals a good combo.

3B David Freese TEX@STL $3,300 - Holland's numbers are a little off in that his K/BB is excellent but he also allows a goodly number of hits. I'll hope for the latter.

SS Jimmy Rollins NYM@PHI $2,800 - Rollins fits my standard criteria and he's at a price that reflects his inconsistency. This is an example of embracing volatility - something necessary when going for the big ticket.

OF Matt Joyce TAM@NYY $4,300 - I like Joyce against righties almost as much as Davis -- almost.

OF Melky Cabrera BAL@TOR $3,000 - I don't love this pick but the money works and Melky is hitting at the top of the order and is beginning to click.

OF Nick Markakis BAL@TOR $3,300 - Markakis closes out the pig-pile on Dickey

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