The 5 Steps to Fanduel MLB Success 4/13

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This massive slate will feature 13 games tonight with some favorable stacks that favor GPP lineups. There is also a player that is a must roster for all cash lineups. The price indicated in the article reflects the pricing from Fanduel. 

5 -One off’s

  1. $2,600 Joey Wendle is hitting fifth today against RHP Velasquez. Velasquez has not been great this year as he struggled against the Braves during his first start. He gave up 9 hits and 4 earned runs.
  2. $2,400 Mitch Moreland is batting third for the Red Sox today against struggling RHP Chris Tillman. The Red Sox are my top stack for tonights stack and Moreland will benefit from all the scoring in the heart of the order.
  3. $4,500 Manny Machado faces LHP Eduardo Rodriguez. This game has the feeling of a 40 point night from Machado. I would roster him if I have the salary in 15-20% of lineups made. Biggest boom bust candidate for the slate.
  4. $2,600 Jordy Mercer has a solid matchup tonight against Dillon Fisters. Although Mercer isn’t a home run candidate I do believe Pittsburgh has a sneaky stack today.
  5. $3,500 Anthony Rendon  faces LHP Kyle Freeland. Rendon crushes left handed starters hitting .360 BA with 17 HR’s against southpaws.

Top 4 Stacks

Mookie Betts

  1. Red Sox – Mookie Betts is a must for the stack. Moreland’s low salary allows you the cap space to have the 1,2,3,4 hitters
  2. Yankees –  You can’t go wrong with a Stanton, Judge, Sanchez stack. They are in an excellent situation tonight and there are a few cheap pitching options that make this stack viable.
  3. Nationals –  With $2,500 Ryan Zimmerman is way underpriced although he hasn’t performed to his expected level yet this year. Bryce Harper should be less owned than normal going against a lefty but I trust Rendon to get on base in the first inning forcing the Rockies to pitch to Harper.
  4. Pirates –  have a sneaky stack tonight with their right handed hitters. The Pirates are facing LHP Dillon Peters. In his last start, Peters went 2.2 innings with 9 hits and 3 walks for 9 runs. The Pirates are in a prime position to have another breakout game.

3 Home run Challenge Hitter

  1. Judge
  2. Machado
  3. Trout

2 Pitchers to key on.

  1. $10,000 Garrit Cole has been dominant in his first two starts of the year (61, 58 PTS) and I expect him to miss a ton of bats tonight against the free swinging Rangers. There are enough cheap one off hitters to make a successful stack while using Cole.
  2. $5,500 Jacob Faria is facing the Phillies tonight in Tampa Bay. While Faria did get shelled for -19 points in his last starts, this caused his price to be significantly lower than it should be. Faria is certainly a gamble but combining two elite stacks makes this an enticing option.

1 MVP Mookie Betts. He is an elite hitter in the contact department and I expect him to excel against Chris Tillman. Betts is the reason a Red Sox stack will be so popular tonight. Betts is a must for all cash games.

MLB DraftKings Lineup June 15th

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For June 15th we go a little risky with Chris Sale and Patrick Corbin pitching.

Pitcher: Chris Sale $11,500 Patrick Corbin $5,800

Catcher: Stephen Zogt $3,o00

First Baseman: David Ortiz $5,500

Second Baseman: Jurickson Profar $3,100

Third Baseman: Danny Valencia $4,100

Shortstop: Manny Machado $4,100

Outfield: Jose Bautista $4,300, Ryan Braun $3,600, Nelson Cruz $5,000

FanDuel Lineup

Pitcher: Marco Estrada $8,600

Catcher: Stephen Vogt $3,100

First Baseman: David Ortiz $4,100

Second Baseman: Rougned Odor $3,000

Third Baseman: Hernan Perez $2,000

Shortstop: Trevor Story $3,400

Outfield: Jose Bautista $4,200, Adam Eaton $3,300, Matt Kemp $3,200


Spencer Montgomery



MLB DraftKings Lineup June 8th

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Yesterday’s lineup finished with 105.6 which was good enough to win in the 50/50 contest. The other lineup finished with 114.60 but was just shy of making money on the $15k Solo Shot contest.

June 8th Lineup 

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Pitcher: Yu Darvish $11,000, Kenta Maeda $7,500

Catcher: Brian McCann $3,600

First Baseman: Miguel Cabrera $4,100

Second Baseman: Jason Kipnis $3,700

Third Baseman: Josh Donaldson $4,200 

Shortstop: Eduardo Nunez $4,200

Outfield: Brett Gardner $4,000, Justin Upton $3,800, Jose Bautista $3,900


For alternative lineups and 2 daily lineups for DraftKings and 1 for FanDuel email smontgomery2012@gmail.com


DraftKings MLB Lineup June 6th

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June 5th lineup did not reach the 85% mark like the previous 4 days but it did reach 72.5% (1295/4705). This results in another win if placed on a Double-up contest. This brings me to the point of strategy when picking contests not lineups. I suggest always putting a lineup in a featured contest because these contests have the most reward while you only risk $3,$5,$9.   Furthermore, I expect to reach over 53% on every lineup so covering the amount you bet on a featured contest with a 50/50 (double-up) contest can cover any loses in case the lineup does not reach to top 85%.

June 6th Lineup’s

Pitcher: Chris Archer $7,900, John Lester $11,600

Catcher: Brain McCann $3,400

First Baseman: Miguel Cabrera $4,300

Second Baseman: Jurickson Profar $3,300

Third Baseman: Josh Donaldson $4,200 

Shortstop: Francisco Lindor $4,100

Outfield: Andrew McCutchen $3,600, Colby Rasmus $3,600, Steven Souza Jr $4,000

This lineup is subject to change once the starting lineups have been entered by the MLB teams. Changes will be made before 5.

Los Angeles Dodgers v Chicago Cubs
Lester looks to take home his 7th win against the Phillies.

Second Lineup

Pitcher: John Lester $11,600, Masahiro Tanaka $8,300

Catcher: James McCann $3,000

First Baseman: Miguel Cabrera $4,300

Second Baseman: Jurickson Profar $3,300

Third Baseman: Josh Donaldson $4,200

Shortstop: Francisco Lindor $4,100

Outfield: J.D. Martinez $4,100, Cameron Maybin $3,500, Andrew McCutchen $3,600

This lineup is also subject to change when the MLB lineups are posted. Changes will be made before 5.


Spencer Montgomery


DraftKings MLB Lineup June 2nd

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Yesterday’s lineup ended up with 138.15 points. This ranked as 247/2,700. Pitching was the key as Lester had 42 points and Scherzer had 36. While no home runs were hit by any hitters, they were able to manufacture enough points to turn the lineup into a winner. Normally I expect to get more points out of my hitters but investing in pitching can hide poor hitting. Here is the link to yesterday’s lineup Draft Kings MLB June 1st

Before looking at today’s lineup we will flashback to the top performers from June 1st.

Pitchers: John Lester 42.35, Max Scherzer 35.8, Michael Fulmer 34.85,

Michael Fulmer was the best pitcher because of his value. Fulmer only cost $7,500. Whena lineup has a pitcher this cheap score this highly then the owner should expect big winnings with an expensive lineup.

Catcher: Wilson Ramos 26, Curt Casali 21

First Baseman: Wil Myers 30, Brandon Belt 24, David Ortiz 19

Wil Myers exploded with a home run and a double in the night game. He will be a cheap option tomorrow that is seeing the ball well. Myers has a hit in 5 of his last 6 games.

Second Baseman:  Adam Rosales 23,  Robinson Cano 18, Yangervis Solarte 15 

Shortstop: Alexi Ramirez 39,  Carlos Correa 15

Alexi Ramirez crushed the ball twice Wednesday night. Ramirez only has 3 home runs and all 3 come in the last 3 days.

Third Baseman: Todd Frazier 18, Jake Lamb 16

Outfield: Chris Young 37, Mookie Betts 32, Billy Hamilton 29, George Springer 21

Lineup for June 2nd

Pitcher: Madison Bumgarner $12,900, Kyle Hendricks $8,900

World Series - San Francisco Giants v Kansas City Royals - Game Seven

Catcher: Wellington Castillo $3,200

First Baseman: Chris Davis $3,900

Second Baseman: Brian Dozier $3,700

Third Baseman: Yangervis Solarte $3,100

Shortstop: Carlos Correa $3,400

Outfield: Adam Jones $3,400, Andrew McCutchen $4,300, Hyun Soo Kim $3,200

The Kim selection makes sense here because he is cheap and hitting 2nd while Adam Jones is hitting 1st.


P Bumgerner, P Keuchel, C Norris, 1B Davis, 2B Dozier, 3B Perez, SS Correa, OF Starling Marte, OF McCutchen, OF Springer 

Draft Kings MLB June 1st

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Kcyoungguns will now present a daily fantasy sports lineup of the day using Draft Kings.


Today’s lineup selection consisted of high quality pitchers followed but inexpensive hitters that are placed high in their batting lineup.

Pitcher: Max Sherzer $13,200

Pitcher: “King” Felix Hernandez $11,000

Alternatives: John Lester $9,900 or Jacob DeGrom $9,900. (great valued alternatives for today)

Catcher: Josh Phegley $2,500

First Baseman: Justin Smoak $2,800 (Switch Hitter)

(More expensive option is Anthony Rizzo $4,400, Chris Davis $4,600 or Edwin Encarnacion $3,900)

Second Baseman:  Brian Dozier $3,500

Third Baseman: Hector Perez $2,700 (cheap and hitting second in lineup)

Short Stop: Carlos Correa $3,600

Outfield: Raja Davis $3,300, Franklin Gutierrez $3,000 and Andrew McCutchen $4,400

ALTERNATIVE LINEUP: DeGrom, Lester, Phegley, Rizzo, Dozier, Hector Perez, Correa, Starling Marte, Andrew McCutchen, George Springer.


Spencer Montgomery 

2012 Draft Review for Kansas City Chiefs

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In 2012 kcyoungguns had Michael Rose Ivey write a review on what he thought about the Chiefs 2012 NFL draft. He is back with kcyoungguns.com to give take on how the Chiefs 2012 picks panned out. Here is the link for what he wrote in 2o12. reference. https://kcyoungguns.com/2015/05/04/rating-the-2012-chiefs-draft/

Dontari Poe DT Memphis Round 1

  • Dontari Poe’s biggest negative coming out of college was that lack of production that did not match his incredible combine numbers. However, there has not been any knock on Poe since entering the NFL. Widely considered the best 3-4 Nose Tackle in the NFL, Poe has not only been dominant but consistently on the field. At 345-pounds, Poe led all defensive players in percentage of snaps played with 95% this past year. An incredible feat for a man his size who is double and sometimes triple teamed in the Chiefs 3-4 scheme. His production has definitely justified the Chiefs high selection of Poe, as he looks to be the anchor of this defense for years to come.

Jeff Allen OG Illinois Second round pick

  • Jeff Allen has been a consistent piece in the revolving offensive line of the Chiefs. Allen has displayed his versatility since becoming a member of the Chiefs. Originally drafted as a OT, the third-year offensive linemen has played in 31 games (27 starts) at the left guard position. He did miss a lot of the season last year with a a torn bicep tendon but looks to be healthy and start at guard.

Donald Stephenson OT Oklahoma Third round pick

  • The Kansas City native has given a surprise amount for production in his three years with the Chiefs. He has done well in his limited starting action, but looks to take on a full starting role at left tackle. The belief in Stephenson’s ability to be a solid starter is evident in the Chiefs allowing former LT Branden Albert to walk away in free agency in 2014. This will be a big year for Stephenson as the job seems to be his to lose.


Devon Wylie WR Fresno State Round 4

  • Devon Wylie never flourished with the Chiefs but was not really expected to make a big impact. With a lot of other needs at the time, many questioned this selection. However, Wylie did appear in six games his rookie year, catching 6 passes for 53 yards along with occasionally being used as a kickoff and punt returner. Wylie has been a league journey man and is currently a free agent.

De’Quan Menzie Alabama Round 5

  • Menzie unfortunately never played for the Chiefs and is currently retired. Menzie is just another Alabama defensive player who may have been a product of a quality system under Nick Saban.

Cyrus Gray Texas A&M Round 6

  • Gray was productive coming out of Texas A&M and was thought to be a quality addition to the roster as a sixth round pick. Unfortunately, Gray has been stuck at third string behind Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis. There has been little opportunity for Gray thus far, but he provides quality depth behind Charles and Davis

Jerome Long DT San Diego State Round 7

  • Like many other seventh round picks, Long has had a tough time sticking with a team. Long was cut by the Chiefs and then claimed off the practice squad by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is currently a free agent.

Junior Hemingway WR Michigan Round 7 Pick 31

  • Junior Hemingway is quite a surprise and even a paradox in the NFL. As a second to last pick int the draft, Hemingway has seen action and even provided a little production at the WR spot. Hemingway has two touchdown receptions to go along with 233 yards on 25 receptions. Hemingway will be a backup again but he has proven to be reliable when counted upon.

2012 NFL Draft - First Round

Standout: Dontari Poe NT

  • Poe could even be considered the biggest surprise in the draft. A lot of people who prefer film over combine stats had more negatives than positives to say about Poe’s game at Memphis. However since coming to Kansas City, Poe has been nothing but dominant and will continue to be a staple in the Chiefs defense.

Bust: Devon Wylie

  • For a 4th round pick, you would expect a little bit more production from Wylie but in his defense he was drafted higher than his value.

Biggest Surprise: Junior Hemingway

  • Not much expected from the seventh round pick, but Hemingway has been productive in his limited role with the Chiefs.

Michael Rose Ivey