In baseball, an “opener” has a simple job – help the team get off to a good start by limiting the opponent’s production in the first inning or two. He essentially paves the way for the rest of the bullpen and the offense to do their thing.

This fantasy baseball article is similar – since it’s released in the morning, it’s missing key information like finalized DFS rostership projections, confirmed lineups and any potential injury news. However, it can be a valuable foundation from which to approach the slate. This article is the Opener, Stacks on Deck is the offense, and the Sweet Spot is the dynamite bullpen poised for the win and save. 


Slate Context

This is a very interesting risk/reward tradeoff slate. On one hand,...

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