After the weirdest MLB season on record, we have finally made it to the World Series. Daily fantasy baseball comes along with it, and we’ll be breaking down the day’s DFS slate for each game of the Fall Classic. 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, hence the article’s name.

Going with a contrarian lineup strategy especially in showdown slates 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...

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