What’s up everyone! We are super excited for the new format now available from our newest partners, OwnersBox Fantasy. This new format is called “Lightning Lineups” and I wrote an article detailing how to win at this format here. They call it the most electric way to play fantasy sports. Essentially, you are presented lineups with sets of three players, and you simply have to choose the lineup that ends up scoring the most points. You have the option to spin for new sets of players as many times as you want, and the more sets of lineups you go against the higher your payout will be. In this daily article, I will be detailing the teams and players I’m targeting. Let’s get to the plays…
The current set of players is for the early slate of games. A few of the teams popping — Cleveland and Detroit — are facing ace-level pitchers in Dylan Cease and Shohei Ohtani respectively. That will all but eliminate those guys from the set of players I’m targeting. No team in this first few games has a huge team total, but the one spot that sticks out is the Chicago White Sox against Aaron Civale. This White Sox lineup has been horrific this season, but Civale allows a ton of power to right-handed batters and there will be a lot of them in the lineup today. Furthermore, Civale has not been good against this team in his career with a near .350 expected wOBA allowed in almost 100 PA against their active roster. Eloy Jimenez, Jose Abreu and Seby Zavala have the best numbers on the team against right-handed pitching this season — and these are the main three White Sox players I’ll be targeting today.
Top Player Set
I wrote in my How to Play article that I prefer attacking four sets of lineups as opposed to three — because I prefer the 3x payout to the 2.25x. Overall, I was able to get two of my top-three players on the slate and I’m also not going against any other set with multiple players from my top offense.
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)