Andrea Lamont broke ahead of the crowd for the Tout DFS Cycle 4 behind five players who scored 20-plus points, off the bats of Francisco Lindor (29), Rougned Odor (24), Freddie Freeman (23) and Giancarlo Stanton (21), augmented by Zack Greinke's 30.75-point performance.
The usual suspects rounded out the top five for the first week of the penultimate cycle, with Howard Bender (167.7), Steve Gardner (165), Derek Carty (160.5) and Todd Zola (150.5) while the group, largely on the arm of James Paxton (30.15) pushed the cumulative point level back to totals comparable to the first months of the season.
Week II commences this Friday as the group jockeys for tickets to the final tourney. You can check the standings here. Log into the site every Friday and we each provide a couple of picks we like for the evening.
For the archivists, the Touts play a daily game against one another every Friday at DraftKings. Lord Zola is the curator of this fine mess, which breaks the season into five four-week cycles, with the two teams garnering the most points over each advancing to a final championship that includes the Tout collecting the most points over all 20 weeks.
Remember to go to the Tout Wars site for our Friday picks. And, tune into the Tout Wars Hour on the FNTSY network, hosted by me, with Justin Mason and featuring Lord Z every Thursday night at 9 PM ET.
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