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MLB Daily Games Strategy: Is He Worth The Money?

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.

Last week I wrote about ten value plays that given the right situation could really help your DFS lineups. Javier Baez is no longer a value, but boy did he deliver last week. Just last night a couple other value bats won some people big games. Travis Snider's double dong night, or Kevin Kiermaier's homerun (in one of my GPP lineups) helped make for some high scoring lineups because they allowed you to fit in Giancarlo Stanton and Felix Hernandez.

Value is a huge part of your lineup composition, but you have to spend somewhere, right? We've talked about starting pitching eating up a big chunk of your salary cap, but I've wondered how worth it it is to pay up for hitters. For example, I feel like every time I pay up for Miguel Cabrera or Jose Bautista they wind up hitless with a walk or something. For the record, I'm super guilty of the biases that cause us to remember the worst and most recent things most vividly. Even though I've literally written

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