The Flowers are blooming in May, although it seems on the coasts, there is a layover of April Showers in New York and Boston to the east and San Diego and San Francisco to the west. Since it is Friday, it is time for RealTime's weekly "Beat the Experts" contest, where you get a chance to outsmart 198 other DFS players and me (no entry fee with a $2 payout if you can beat my score).
Certainly, today is one of those marquee starter days, and I am banking a lot of my roll on Noah Syndergaard ($9300) going against the somewhat anemic Padres in a pitcher's park, backing Thor up with the uber-effective Jordan Zimmermann ($8100) twirling against the free-swinging Rangers in Detroit.
That meant meteing the remaining wealth out as evenly as permits, so I went cautious as such with two solid OBP guys--Joey Votto ($6300) and Michael Conforto ($4900) looking for some modest points to augment what I trust are strong pitching performances.
Remember that if you are struggling to make DFS baseball work for you, try Todd's fantastic new Daily Rankings which break down his best picks and can be tweaked to match the contest your are playing. Mastersball's new feature is free through May 7, so check it out.
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