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MLB Daily Games Strategy: How Much to Spend on Middle Infielders

Renee Miller

Renee Miller

Neuroscientist at the University of Rochester and author of Cognitive Bias in Fantasy Sports: Is your brain sabotaging your team?. I cover daily fantasy basketball for RotoWire and write for RotoViz about fantasy football.

Look, if you play DFS (Daily Fantasy Sports), you're going to get burned. You're going to occasionally lay out for that fly ball with runners on when the score is tied in the ninth...and you’ll miss it by inches.

You might not be risking your body, but spending big on a player feels a lot like laying out for that fly ball. When the player you choose hits two home runs, it's game over, and you go home a little richer. When he strikes out four times, you're doomed.

Monday night's bringers of doom included Miguel Cabrera, Troy Tulowitzki, Charlie Blackmon, Carlos Gomez, Brian Dozier, Lonnie Chisenhall, Paul Goldschmidt, David Ortiz, Chris Davis, Josh Willingham, Josh Hamilton, Nelson Cruz, and Albert Pujols. All of these fine ball players cost you more than 10 percent of your cap and yielded fewer than 10 FPts (Fantasy Points) in DraftDay’s scoring.

The story is the same every night, though the names change of course. Avoiding committing to much of your

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