Major League Baseball began its long season on Sunday with three games, and there are 11 more today. As we guessed, the Yankees home opener is postponed. The featured MLB contest is the $300K Moonshot, with over 23,000 cash prizes ($20K to first.)
It closes at 2:10 Eastern and the $3 entry fee is waived for new signups. My picks were posted yesterday if you’re interested; the sample lineup surrounds high-salaried aces Max Scherzer and Madison Bumgarner with hitters from the Phillies-Reds game. Franklin Gutierrez $2800 is my best bargain bat.
Fantasy baseball has been my #1 hobby for more than 20 years, with basketball a close second. Championship events are exciting in any sport, even for casual fans. My interest in the PGA Tour peaks with the Grand Slam tournaments, and DraftKings presents a gigantic DFS contest to spice it up.
Win $1,000,000 On The Masters
On April 7, someone will become a millionaire for a $20 buy-in. The $4M Fantasy Golf Millionaire isn’t all-or-nothing; the remaining $3,000,000 will be paid out to more than 48,000 other winners. Choose six golfers for $50K or less, who earn points throughout the Masters for birdies, eagles, overall finish and more. Enter now and adjust your lineup until the deadline on Thursday morning at 6:00 a.m. Eastern.
Augusta National favors left-handers. Bubba Watson $11400 has won two green jackets; he’s an even-year “specialist” like the San Francisco Giants. “Lefty” Phil Mickelson $10500, another former champion, just finished 8-under at the Houston Open as a tuneup.
2015 winner Jordan Spieth $12300 hasn’t been as sharp lately as he was last spring, but “horses for courses” applies. Rory McIlroy $12500 has won the other three majors and would love to break through. Adam Scott $11900 and Jason Day $11600 are capable of winning any time they tee it up.
Assembling a six-man team is like a jigsaw puzzle. You can afford two of the big “pieces” if you find value elsewhere. The only ultra-cheap guy I’m considering is Vijay Singh $5700 — at that price, the 52-year-old will be profitable if he makes the cut.
In the midrange, there are dozens of possibilities. The choices depend on your cap room after committing to stars. My sample lineup keys on Watson and Day, leaving less than $7000 for the other four spots. In that price range, Kevin Na $6900 and Ryan Moore $6800 are solid investments, and I like the value on Charley Hoffman $6400.
After winning the U.S. Amateur and NCAA titles, Bryson DeChambeau $6500 will turn pro after the Masters. He’s interesting , but Chris Kirk $6700 seems like a safer play.
Do I expect to win the million? Not really. But $1,000 for 140th place isn’t bad, and it’s fun to have rooting interests. Check out the DK lobby for a variety of contests in every sport and for every bankroll.
Although the NBA is taking tonight off, Tuesday’s $175K Sharpshooter is open. Win up to $12,000 for $3 — or free with your first deposit.
The Fantasy Spin features DFS advice every day of the NBA season. Follow Kent Williams @SheridanFantasy for updates.