MLB Daily Fantasy Primer: Monday (6/14) PREMIUM
One week ago, I had to completely revamp my template for Monday’s DFS article because the schedule included just three games. Now, we’re right back to the original setup, where 26 teams will take the field in 13 games on the main slate.
Every large slate is different from the last. Sometimes, we have a bevy of pitching options, while others are clearly going to point to using our DFS budget on hitters. In this particular slate, we will quickly see that pitchers are going to make things quite difficult for us. It’s not just the overall state of the field. The risk-reward balance for so many names is a problem, and I even had to trim the list below compared to other large slates of the past.
Monday's Starting Pitcher Strategy
The pitching landscape for Monday is bleak. There's no other way to describe it and no way to feel comfortable with it. The real problem is that this will force our hands into taking big risks with the less expensive arms or paying a premium for the higher-priced ones. Even that has a caveat, as FanDuel lists Lance Lynn as the most expensive pitcher. I can't remember the last time he sat atop the list for any slate.