It's very important to recap and learn from previous FanDuel GPP tournaments in order to understand what it takes to construct a winning LU.
I had 10 entries last night and lost $10 as I only won money on two entries.
27% ownership for Jacob deGrom and I was one of those suckers that had a lot of deGrom in my LUs.
deGrom ended up with negative points!
Some of the cheap salaried players that I told you guys I liked did very well. Players such as Trumbo, Suarez, Lagares, and Flores had great stat lines.
You wouldn't have won big money without Wilmer Flores in your LU.
Unfortunately I wasn't as good when selecting my pitchers. Besides deGrom, I selected Jorge de la Rosa of the Rockies and Felix Doubrant of the A's.
Iwakuma was the second most expensive pitcher and he only had 1.66 points and was 23% owned. It's not normal when the two aces of the night get clobbered.
I took Doubrant because he was only $5800 but he only got 6 points. De la Rosa gave me a measly 5 points against a bad Braves' offense.
Miggy Cabrera was expensive at $5400 and only had 4.75 points while Nelson Cruz at $5000 only had 1.25 points and was 18% owned.
I had a LU with a Reds stack but it didn't help me as I had deGrom as my pitcher.
The winner (ericjkle) had 97 points and had Happ as his pitcher and he was 4% owned. Happ had 16 points as the Pirates beat the Marlins 5-2.
The first-place winner had lots of hitters from the Mets and Tigers/Reds game and those were two of the highest scoring games of the night.
Another top finisher had a Mets and Reds stack along with Eovaldi at $7800 as his pitcher.
Happ was only $6600 and I should have selected Happ over de la Rosa as my pitcher in some LUs since Happ played for a winning team who had a better chance to win that night.
The Rockies never hit as well on the road but I liked de la Rosa's chances against a weak Braves' offense better for some reason. Teheran was pitching for the Braves and he can be solid.