Here we are at the DFS challenge with our pals at RealTime Sports, where you can match up against my Mastersball mates and me, and prove to your friends that you are surely a better player than I!
Tune in here daily, as Patrick and I pick up the Mastersball gauntlet where you can play our daily 50/50 game ($5) or come right after me on Fridays in the free Beat the Experts contest. Beat me and you win $2, and believe me, this past week that was not hard to do!
It seems to almost make sense in today's political climate that the Nation's capital is the only MLB site anticipating water.
Jordan Zimmermann ($5900): Since I am playing Clayton Kershaw as my #1 starter, I had to look at bargains elsewhere, so Zimmermann and his low-end salary fit that bill. The Tigers starter is 3-1, but similarly he has a 6.21 ERA. And, in general his last pair of starts have been pretty good with 10.6 frames, seven runs allowed, and nine whiffs to go with a total of 16.66 points. He faces the Angels, and clearly is capable of some strong performances. Coming off last year's injuries, I am suspecting the righty is just getting into the groove that made him a successful starter in Washington for so many years.
Aaron Altherr ($3800): Talk about riding the hot hand, Altherr has a ten-game hitting streak and has hit four homers over his last three games, averaging 11.3 points a game, and is facing the hittable Tanner Roark. Those of us gambling on Altherr do need to monitor the weather, but that is the only drawback the Phillies outfielder carries at this point.
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