It’s the first week of Tout Daily, the once-a-week DFS league with several of the Tout Warriors matching wits. Every Tuesday night, we’ll post the picks to click as everyone aims for a Golden Ticket and admission into the Tout Daily Championship Tourney.
Anthony Aniano (Rotoballer, @AAnianoFantasy)
Pitcher: Tyler Glasnow – Glasnow is a legitimate Cy Young candidate and could easily replicate the 6 IP 6K performance from opening day versus this Red Sox lineup
Hitter: Vlad Guerrero – The sample is small but Guerrero has started the season strong with plus .BA and plus .OBP and tonight faces Dane Dunning who’s innings should be somewhat limited
Steve Gardner (USAToday Fantasy Sports, @SteveAGardner)
Pitcher: Lucas Giolito – One of the best pitchers in the game going against a weak Mariners lineup? I’ll pay the freight.
Hitter: Randy Arozarena – He hit .400 against left-handers last season and will get Martin Perez at Fenway Park. I’m expecting a monstah game.
Zach Steinhorn (CreativeSports2, @zachsteinhorn)
Pitcher: Lucas Giolito – A true ace facing a Mariners offense that has so far posted a .627 OPS? Sign me up.
Hitter: Ketel Marte – Marte’s scorching hot bat is bound to cool off at some point, but it won’t happen in Coors Field.
Todd Zola (Mastersball, @toddzola)
Pitcher: Yu Darvish – Going back to what brought me success — pay up for pitching and find bats. I’m hoping Darvish’s 10K price limits his exposure to my competition.
Hitter: Vlad Guerrero Jr. – The Globe Life Field roof will reportedly be open, game time is listed at 80 degrees, giddyup!
Brad Johnson (Patreon/BaseballATeam, @BaseballATeam)
Pitcher: Lucas Giolito – Chalk! He’s the top-projected pitcher and the top-projected bargain (points per $1,000). It would probably be cleverer to fade him, but I’ll holster metagames until after the first week.
Hitter: Alec Bohm – One of my favorite pivots. Dude puts well-hit balls in play and doesn’t cost anything. It’s not a good matchup, but it’s always helpful to have punts with obvious multi-hit potential.
Justin Mason (Friends with Fantasy Benefits, Fangraphs, Fantasy Alarm, @JustinMasonFWFB)
Pitcher: Lucas Giolito – Giolito is the easiest call on the slate today. Gio looked great in his first start and gets a struggling Marines team that is striking out almost 30% of the time
Hitter: CJ Cron – Weather could be an issue in Coors but if they play, Cron is Playing at home versus a pitcher that struggled in 2020 and spring
Brian Entrekin (Benched with Bubba, @bdentrek)
Pitcher: Lucas Giolito – Giolito was outstanding in his first start. Mixing his pitches in on his way to a solid DFS evening. Facing the Mariners tonight at as the 3rd highest priced pitcher is a lock button for me. Mariners offense is off to a brutal start to the season, especially versus RHP striking out around 28% of the time.
Hitter: Nate Lowe – Talk about being locked in. Lowe has hit safely in all 4 games to start the season and should be slotted into the middle of the Rangers order. The Rangers & Jays are a great pivot off of Coors tonight.
Phil Hertz (BaseballHQ, @prhz50)
Pitcher: Freddy Peralta – The price is right.
Hitter: Yermin Mercedes – Ride the hot hand until it’s no longer hot.
Charlie Wiegert (CDM Sports, @GFFantasySports)
Pitcher: Glasnow and Peralta – Hoping for 10-15 K’s and 10-15 innings
Hitter: Corey Seager & Vlad Jr. – Playing the hot hands, Seager has been on fire
Shelly Verougstraete (Dynasty Guru, @ShellyV_643)
Pitcher: Freddy Peralta – The price is right and the Cubs to be a free-swinging team again
Hitter: Joey Gallo – Gallo vs Tanner Roark. What is not to love…unless you are Roark, I suppose
Ray Murphy (BaseballHQ, @RayHQ)
Pitcher: James Paxton – Veering away from the chalk Giolito, even though I am a believer.
Hitter: Trevor Story – Expensive for a reason.