We have finally made it to the MLB postseason. Daily fantasy baseball comes along with it, and every day we’ll offer “The Change-Up,” a GPP-focused article for DFS on FanDuel and DraftKings. Now, with postseason, that brings smaller tournaments and smaller slates. More game theory will come into play. But with baseball being a very high-variance sport, most times you’ll find my plays to tend toward the contrarian.

Going with a contrarian lineup strategy is a high-risk endeavor in fantasy sports, but with the potential for a high reward attached to it at the same time. When it hits, it can be the way to big success, because (obviously) not many DFS players will be on those options, making it easier to differentiate yourself and your...

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