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 will be on those options, making it easier to differentiate yourself and your plays.

(All pricing refers to DraftKings.)

Captain options

Brandon Lowe ($12,900)

Lowe quietly has had a powerful series, with all the attention going to Randy Arozarena. Lowe moves into the cleanup spot Tuesday, in what should be a Tampa win to force game 7.

Ji-Man Choi ($11,100)

Great spot for Choi, leading off and cheap at the captain spot. He's yet to homer in this series, but I think he surprises everyone Tuesday and starts the game with a solo shot.

Justin Turner ($13,200)

The hottest bat on this Dodgers team, with six hits in his last 14 at bats and two homers. Blake Snell has given up a lot of power to right-handed bats, so I'll take the hot bat over the struggling pitcher.

Utility options

Randy Arozarena ($9,600, hitting 2nd)
Chris Taylor ($7,800, hitting 7th)
Austin Barnes ($4,600, hitting 9th — predicting a Tuesday homer)
Joey Wendle ($7,600, hitting 6th)